Saturday: Summer Solstice Blowout with Legs, Yea-Ming & the Rumours and Raphi Gottesman

Who loves the sun?  The Octopus Literary Salon, silly!  Join them this Saturday from 6-10pm at Chabot Space & Science Center in Oakland.  The event will take place in the MEGADOME!  Sit back and enjoy IMAX-style imagery of the sun while listening to the best live music Oakland has to offer, with sets from Raphi Gottesman, Yea-Ming & the Rumours, and Legs. M. Luke McDonell, a local writer and designer, will read her short piece, "See You Later." Her near-future fiction explores the effects of technology on individuals and society. Her debut novella, The Perfect Specimen, is available on Amazon and iTunes. There [...]

By |June 19, 2014|Tags: , , |

Review & Photos: A Thanksgiving bounty, with Comets on Fire, Yea-Ming, Week of Wonders

Last Tuesday, November 26, Santa Cruz noise rockers Comets on Fire played their first Oakland show in six years. The mighty Stranded Records managed to set it up at the fabulous White Horse Inn. Advance tickets sold out and there was a long line for tickets the evening of the show. The band formed in 1999 and disappeared in 2008. From Oakland they head to the UK for the All Tomorrows Parties festival. This was my first experience with the band. Holy Echoplex! I have never see a band use an Echoplex (tape delay effect) with such enthusiasm. With multiple [...]

Greg Ashley, Will Sprott, Yea-Ming play benefit for Oakland's Octopus Literary Salon on 7/12/13

The Octopus Literary Salon will be the next big thing in Oakland. Bookstore, cafe (yes, there will be good food, beer and wine), music space, sure, but The Octopus will be so much more. There will be storytelling, literary trivia, readings, book club, ping-pong, children's programming and an open mic as well. Mastermind Rebecca Grove will make it happen with your help! If you like books, music, and talking to live humans about books and music, please donate now on the IndieGoGo site. T'will be your home away from home. There are some great perks with donation! Help make this [...]

Go to Top