Collin Ludlow-Mattson and the Folks – “Fare Thee”/”Seventeenth Aspect of My Soul”

Fare Thee by Collin Ludlow-Mattson and the Folks The freewheeling folk-rock of Collin Ludlow-Mattson and the Folks was recorded in a shack in West Oakland. According to Jessie from Seaweed Sway, whose Thursday night show at Amnesia (9pm, $7) serves as a celebration of seven years of SeaweedSway and Ludlow-Mattson's CD release party, that setting created a certain palpable intimacy: The isolation of the shack was ideal for making an intimate-sounding album—an album intimate with the aforementioned momentum. The fact that Collin recorded the lead vocal tracks all by himself late at night with a case of Pabst was, likewise, [...]

Winnie Byrd – “Erode”; playing 5/15/11 at the Make-Out Room

Winnie Byrd, featuring Davyd Nereo from Beatbeat Whisper and friends, are scheduled to play a Seaweed Sway showcase this Sunday, May 15th at the Make-Out Room (7:30 pm, $7). The evening's bill will also feature Lindsay Clark, Ed Masuga, and a new Chasing the Moon episode featuring Brass Menazeri. Erode by WinnieByrd Winnie Byrd's quirky bedroom folk can be heard on the band's Soundcloud page. Additionally, as prep for Sunday evening, check out a live video capture of a Winnie Byrd performance at Viracocha back in 2010:

Videos: See The Beehavers and FpodBpod before they play tonight at Amnesia

Tonight, April 29th, SeaweedSway presents an all-local folk/rock/pop show featuring The Beehavers, FpodBpod and Montra at Amnesia (9pm, $7). Above, sample FpodBpod's sweet pop, while below The Beehavers perform what has been described as "gypsy voodoo folk n' rock n' roll" in front of a hat shop in North Beach. Both live videos come from the Parlour to Parlour series of interviews with and live performances by a variety of local bands.

Sunday: Local artists celebrate Buffy Sainte-Marie

Sunday night, SeaweedSway and Songbird Festival present a night of music celebrating Native American songwriter Buffy Sainte-Marie. If you've heard "Up Where We Belong" then you've heard a Sainte-Maire-penned song, but she has had an artistically and musically diverse career. A number of terrific local musicians are celebrating Sainte-Marie's music on Sunday, April 18th at the Make-Out Room (7:30pm, $8). From SeaweedSway: Cree Indian folksinger Buffy Sainte-Marie first made a name for herself in the folk revival scene of the early 1960s, and released her successful debut “It’s My Way!” in 1964. Her intense vibrato and complete vocal fearlessness are [...]

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