Oh you like Chopin, do you? What else do you like? Pizza? Oxygen? Because to classical people that’s like saying, “Boy, do I love movies. Have you seen the Godfather?” Anyways, Tuesday March 1st is Frederic Chopin’s 201st birthday and there will be a great show in the city celebrating his music.
Classical Revolution started as a site-reading jam session at Revolution Cafe consisting of top-notch chamber music musicians and has since evolved into a world–wide collective. For every major composer’s birthday they do these these commemorative shows, usually free at Revolution Cafe on Mondays.
This one, however, is at an Ethiopian restaurant in the Fillmore district called Sheba’s (across from Yoshi’s), and from the bitching I’ve heard from pianists at Rev, it’s probably got a much nicer piano. Don’t worry, there aren’t that many steep hills getting there.
Here’s the scoop from facebook:
Join us as we celebrate the 201st birthday of Polish composer Frederic Chopin.
8pm Christine McLeavy
845 William Kirkpatrick
Etude in Ab major, Opus 25/1
Berceuse, Opus 57
Etude in C minor Opus 25/12
Waltz in Ab major Opus 69/1
915pm Mayumi Urgino
Nocturne in E minor, Opus 72/1
930pm Kristina Soriano
Waltz in C# minor, Opus 64/2
Nocturne in C# minor, Opus Post
Nocturne in Eb major, Opus 9/2
Fantasie Impromptu, Opus Post 66
1030pm Allison Lovejoy
Nocturne in F# major
Nocturne in Bb minor
Etude in E major, op 10/3
1130pm Michael Tan / Samsun van Loon
Sheba’s is a piano lounge / Ethiopian restaurant in the Fillmore District, across the street from Yoshi’s.
The piano is a nice baby grand and the food is awesome (spicy!!)
$5-20 donation supports tonight’s musicians.
And here’s a taste to get you in the mood:
This amazing cover was created by Chuck Whelon for an upcoming book called “the Comic Book Guide to the Mission”. There’s a release party for the book this Friday, March 11 · 7:00pm – 10:00pm at Mission Comics and Art. I’m disappointed that Rob Liefeld didn’t make a submission, though. Maybe next year! Nonetheless, it will be a great time, here are the details:
Come celebrate the BRAND NEW “Comic Book Guide to the Mission”! Gather and meet many of the creators of this fabulous and entertaining neighborhood resource. Food! Drinks! Fun!
Featuring the talents of: Sean Chiki (Wunderkammer), Jamaica Dyer (Weird Fishes), Andrew Farago (The Cartoon Art Museum, William Bazillion), Shaenon K. Garrity (Narbonic, Skin Horse), Justin Hall (All Thumbs Press, True Travel Tales, Glamazonia), Mario Hernandez (Love and Rockets, Citizen Rex), Greg Hinkle, Nomi Kane (Chutzpah!), Jonas Madden-Connor (Ochre Ellipse), Paul Madonna (All Over Coffee), Omar Mamoon (The Mission: Taco), Amy Martin(Bachelor Girl, The Single Girls), John Mathis, Aindrila Mukhopadhyay, Roman Muradov (Sad Comics), Jen Oaks, Ariel Schrag (Potential,Likewise, Ariel and Kevin Invade Everything), Matt Stewart (The French Revolution), Alfred Twu (First Cultural Industries), Dan V. (American Objects), Geoff Vasile (Trackrabbit), Jeff Walker, Mike White (Amity Blamity), Clint Woods (Fernetiquette), and Rick Worley (A Waste of Time). Plus, behold this amazing cover by Chuck Whelon (Pewfell).
[via Mission Comics and Art]
You guys need to start reading Summer Is Rad if you aren’t already. Its author (a longtime Missionite so far as I know) calls it a “picture blog,” and that’s what it is. It’s a bunch of pictures, not necessarily related to one another, often not credited. But what a collection! The curation here is superb. Good stuff (like the above for instance omg) all through the day, day in and day out.
I know there are a lot of blogs like this out there, but this one is just a little special for some reason.
This was one of the few Noise Pop 2011 shows we missed. Luckily The Bay Bridged had our back, and it seems the Ferocious Few, that band you love running into on street corners, is possibly even more badass onstage with real amps and shit:
Seeing them indoors, playing out of full size amps, in a room with natural reverb, had an interesting effect on their music. The increased size and scope makes everything sound infinitely more serious then it does on a street corner. Their songs are transformed from playful rave-ups to something bordering on the biblical. In this setting, songs are based more on their almost Gothic atmosphere than they are on the band’s blistering live energy. A lot of that comes from the drums. When the Few busk, their drummer plays with brushes but at this show he used sticks. Brushes, when played hard and fast on a snare (which is the FF’s drummer’s busking M.O) fills the sonic space around the kit with a dirty, skittering energy. In the setting of the Independent, the drumming was much more spacious—letting a near-constant four-on-the-floor kick drum do most of the percussive work.
Dang. Can’t wait to see it. Read on.
[Photo by Agata Kamler]