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Comment Archives: Locations: Arts & Entertainment

Re: “Fire Arts Arena

They've just announced the performers!!!!!

Poor Man’s Whiskey appears July 15th .... as well as ....

• Amanda Palmer • Titanium Sporkestra • El Circo • Aziz Abbatiello • Loco Bloco • Fire Arts Collective • Nocturnal Sunshine
• Poor Man’s Whiskey • Black Mahal • Flo-Ology • Axis Dance Company • Fire Arts Collective • Flamenco Fury
• Frank Olivier • Copper Lantern Fire Theater • Capacitor • Vulcan Crew • Bumpitythump • Simon Chabon • The Embodiment Project

And we're all looking forward to Dan Cantrell’s The Rootabaga Opera - the original world premier performance :)

And, as always, with Crucible events, Fire, Fire, Fire - in sculptures, performances - and in the hearts of all who attend!

I can't wait - will probably go several nights and take all my friends!

Posted by Yolanda Mihic on 06/05/2009 at 9:35 AM

Re: “Pro Arts Gallery

I have been following Rebecca Garcia-Gonzalez's work for many years. I am particularly fond of her landscapes and still-life's, she also has done a remarkable series on undocumented immigrants. Definitely check her out!

Posted by Tomas Enguidanos on 06/04/2009 at 9:35 PM

Re: “Starry Plough



PAPAMALO: The Revenge of the B-Town Mob. 4-time Bammie Award Winner Plays the Starry Plough Friday May 1st.
4-time Bammie award winner, Piero Amadeo Infante, vocalist, and founder of the Freaky Executives, Los Angelitos, and Los Mocosos, plays the Starry Plough Friday, May 1st with his new band PAPAMALO.
Bringing it all back home to the the building where he lived in as a child, directly over the stage of the Starry Plough, and La Peña in Berkeley,
Piero Amadeo Infante plays songs from his rock opera about Oakland and Berkeley Titled: "Sadtown: Hour of the Rabbit"

Twelve stories of life, death, love and survival for street kids in the strange and sometimes dangerous world of Oakland and Berkeley in the 1970's, amid drugs, sex, COINTELPRO, political upheaval and the ultimate musical revenge of the B-Town Mob, all the neighborhood kids who later went on to play music and affect the entire world with their sound. Ska, Funk, Latin, Electronica, Classic rock, Afro-Cuban, and ambient music are all represented seamlessly, in a show that brings together old friends who created the B-Town sound. This concert will deliver new songs and endless optimism, which flies in the face of an increasingly negative, fashionably depressed, and commercially-controlled local musical scene.

It's a family affair, as Amygdala Hijack, featuring Tobias Hawkins (from Laundry, Counting Crows, the Girlfriend Experience, and who also hails from the same block as Piero) with Charles Stella, (The Uptones), and Mooska (Musashi Lethridge from Uptones)

Members of SF's politically hard-hitting Latin rock band, Los Mocosos will be playing with Papamalo, and the entire night promises to be an unpredictable musical journey, from some locals who know how to throw down in clubs.

Please accept our open invitation, list it, come down and check it out, review it, or interview someone from one of the bands before the show.

Thanks for your time.



The full story is below

THE REVENGE OF B-TOWN Berkeley's best music all in one place! (Starry Plough Friday May 1st!!!)

MY FIRST REAL CLUB GIG: Returning home to my origins.

This coming May 1st I will be doing my first real club gig with my band PAPAMALO.
It will be at the Starry Plough in Berkeley, and there is good reason to have it there.

When I was 11, I lived directly above club there, at 2104 prince, and would listen to the sounds of "little Andre and the funky sunset trio" and Sly stone, and other bay area luminaries, as they played into the night.
My bed was directly above the stage, and I remember hearing thumping bass and falsetto vocals as I would fall off to sleep. Back then the club was called the Topper Club so when I was told that the date was open, I thought, "Perfect!"

In that apartment I saw my baby brother come come from the hospital, attended school across the street at the Black Panther school, and watched the son of the Los Angeles free press commit suicide by cop, after I surprised him on the roof, as he casually shot into to the structure across the street. turned around glanced at me, ignored me and went on shooting. Strange, but this is also a part of the story......

This is the block where I kissed my first girl, fought my first fight, stole my first ice cream sandwich, bit my first person, lived on Flint's BBQ, rocked out to Undisputed truth, Jackson 5, and Badfinger, and grew to have a love of music that has lasted a lifetime. And I'd like to share it with you.

The first thing that came to mind, was to get another kid right of that same block, Tobias Hawkins, (Counting Crows, the Girlfriend Experience) to play the show with me with his bad ass new band AMYGDALA HIJACK, and then when MUSASHI LETHRIDGE, (lead vocalist for the UPTONES) agreed to do the gig, it all took off from there. I also have a few other surprises for everyone there.

If you want to catch a show the likes of which you don't see around here anymore, a show where different music, people, and energy is rampant, a show with first-class people and great music, where a kaleidoscope of colors and sound swirl before your eyes in a great neighborhood venue, then drop by the STARRY PLOUGH on Friday May 1st and say hi. This will be a different kind of gig altogether.

Friday May first!

3 bands, 3 styles, one story.....

REVENGE against the Machine.
A gig with no boundaries! check it out:
Members of Los Mocosos
AND SPECIAL GUESTS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Friday, May 1st at the Starry Plough, 3101 Shattuck Ave Berkeley, CA 94705 (510) 841-0188

SEE YOU THERE!!!!!!!!!

Posted by Paiero Amadeo INfante on 04/30/2009 at 9:59 AM

Re: “Front Gallery

Rocky Angel's art is thought-provoking and even unnerving. As an artist his definitive approach to art whether performance or material amazes and inspires. I only wish I could be there in person to enjoy Rocky and the other artists works on display. Kudos Rocky and kudos to the gallery for recognizing Rocky's talents.

Posted by jfaro on 03/23/2009 at 2:33 PM

Re: “Forthrite Gallery

Forthrite is open again this year for first Friday's. This summer we're opening a new show every Friday night. This month we have Paul Solis showing large ink drawings
Mosses Saarni opening April 3rd. Check out the site


Posted by conor on 03/20/2009 at 9:18 AM

Re: “Temescal Art Center

More info about the group:

or join our Facebook group:

Posted by Stone Soup Improv on 03/06/2009 at 7:12 PM

Re: “Temescal Art Center

Actually the ticket price has gone up to $7 - $10 and you can buy advanced tickets here:

Note: As of 3/6/09 there are only 10 tickets left and we sold out last month. Don't be left out!

Posted by Stone Soup Improv on 03/06/2009 at 7:11 PM

Re: “Frank Bette Center

Lisa Glicksman is the artist.

Posted by Lisa Glicksman on 03/01/2009 at 6:55 PM

Re: “Alphonse Berber Gallery

It's been a long time since I walked into a gallery and had a phrase from a Batman TV episode be the first to burst into my mind..."Holy Amazing Works of Art!"
Last night's Grand Opening of the Alphonse Berber Gallery was an affair to remember for those of us longing for Berkeley to recapture its past investment and promotion of high-end innovative Art.

Margolin's kinetic sculptures on the main floor drew us in and awakened our curiosity about the principles of motion. Once able to pull away, up the stairs one found a feast of creativity.. from painted sneakers, nervous system's latex and silver jewelry, felt zippered totes, oil on wood collages, and charred wood sculptures, to incredibly beautiful pig gut, wood and yarn creations.

Further back a room flaunting amazing graphite landscapes and a separate light sculpture presentation which spilled on three walls.

The owners were gracious and attentive, impassioned with their love of art and elated by the turnout, confirming their hunch that Berkeley was indeed thirsting for a Gallery to call their own.

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Posted by Hoda C on 03/01/2009 at 12:12 PM

Re: “Epic Arts Studio

Still singing, but the location has changed. Call 510-910-2574 for location.

Posted by Vicki Solomon on 02/17/2009 at 8:09 PM

Re: “Pro Arts Gallery

Her piece was thought provoking and imaginitive. I really think she is on to something. And she recycles! Keep an eye out for Bianca Kolunusz-Partee.

Posted by Ivan on 02/12/2009 at 7:19 PM

Re: “Ashby Stage

Presented by Berkeley Playhouse: Theater for All Ages!

Posted by Hanahzi on 02/12/2009 at 3:58 PM

Re: “Starry Plough

The Tony Mayfield Experience delivered the most inspirational performance with the help of many talented musicians of all ages styles. It was off the hook...

Posted by Robert Hemmi on 02/06/2009 at 5:29 PM

Re: “Yoshi's Oakland

Benevento's for sure not from Seattle. But he recorded his last two albums there. He's an east coast dude.

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Posted by skronked on 02/02/2009 at 4:25 PM

Re: “San Francisco Conservatory of Music

This event is at the Herbst Theater. Not the Conservatory.

Posted by Emily Ann Paulson on 02/01/2009 at 1:17 PM

Re: “La Peña Cultural Center

CD Release Concert with the Bay Area's own AWARD WINNING Abby and the Pipsqueaks! Music for kids and parents. Free giveaways. Sign language interpreter. Listen for free at
$12 whole family pass

Posted by michele on 01/13/2009 at 8:31 AM

Re: “The Bistro

these are groove-tastic, check 'em out!

Posted by Fenton hardy on 01/08/2009 at 12:31 AM

Re: “Fingado Art Gallery

If you want to see beauty and something different, go see this Mosaics Exhibit! It was well worth venturing up the hill a few blocks from San Pablo to visit this Gallery and see these mosaics in glass and they are there until after Christmas.

Posted by Sally Stewart on 12/03/2008 at 10:06 PM

Re: “Fingado Art Gallery

Gorgeous, sensual work! The glass mosaics have a luminous quality that creates a wonderful mood. There are large wall art pieces as well as smaller art mirrors. And the prices are so reasonable for such fabulous work! B. Rockhold

Posted by Barbara Rockhold on 12/03/2008 at 5:55 PM

Re: “Red Devil Lounge

yes yes its true, The AE is back strong with a long awaited return to The Red Devil Lounge on Wednesday, December 3rd + It is our second time (and thanks so much to those that came and supported last year's show!) at this great music venue that SF Weekly readers voted "best place to see live rock" and we could use your support! It is also coincidentally lead singer Justin's birthday (and no free beer offers will be sneezed at) so your presence would only be the best present! teaming up this time with world music flavored jambanders Antioquia + Alt-Rockers Frobeck. dont miss it, last year's 3 dollar bill party was the talk of the town. 3 bands, 3 bucks and it all starts at 8:30PM!

Wednesday, December 3rd
The American Economy (10-11:15), Antioquia (11:30-12:30) + Frobeck (8:30-9:45)
Red Devil Lounge
1695 Polk @ Clay
San Francisco, CA 94109
21+, $3

** Watch exclusive video footage of last years 3 dollar bill birthday bash! @

Posted by John Rybak on 11/27/2008 at 7:12 AM

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