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, [...]

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.

Mark David Ashworth: Free show Saturday

Mark David Ashworth - "Clean Slate" In January, we blogged about San Francisco-by-way-of-Austin musician Mark David Ashworth, whose recently released second album, Bright is the Ring of Words, is full of richly orchestrated yet intimate songs. Ashworth's CD release party is a free show happening this Saturday, April 3rd (8:30pm, free) at Kaleidoscope (24th St. and Folsom), with Mira Cook and The Beehavers . In addition to the previously blogged "Clean Slate," you can stream the whole album via Bandcamp: Disappearing Ink by mark david ashworth Saturday's show is part of the latest Mission Arts & Performance Project [...]

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