2010 Songbird Festival, happening now in the Mission

The 2010 Songbird Festival is in full swing, bringing together a variety of local artists to perform in various Mission venues (such as Amnesia, the Make-Out Room and the Blue Macaw; prices of individual shows range from $7-$15): The Second Summer Songbird Festival takes flight from many branches of the local music scene with performances by Bay Area vocal, visual and performance artists Saturday, July 17, 2010 through Sunday, August 22, 2010. The Festival is a collaboration of diverse local presenters and talent celebrating their original unique expressions in music, performance art and film. There are currently two weeks left [...]

Seaweed Sway & Songbird Festival present Salt Minds, Il Gato, Lucky Cloud 7/18/10

Seaweed Sway and Songbird Festival have teamed up to promote some new projects with a show on Sunday, July 18th at the Make-Out Room (7:30 pm, $7, 21+). Salt Minds is the new musical brainchild of Mariee Sioux and Sean Kae from Dearest, a folksy project that weaves in elements of synth and electric guitar for a slightly scratchier result. il gato, while not particularly new to the San Francisco scene, will be playing on the heels of their recently-released album. All These Slippery Things is an ongoing lesson in lush folk compositions, and the band's first album since 2007. il [...]

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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