Garden Sessions & Seaweed Sway Present
FROM SF WITH LOVE : A NORTH BAY RELIEF CONCERT SERIES w/ The Wyatt Act, Papa Bear and the Easy Love, more
Josiah Johnson (of the Head and the Heart), Mayya & the Revolutionary Hell Yeah, John Vanderslice (DJ set)
155 Fell St
San Francisco, CA, 94102
This event is all ages
FROM SF WITH LOVE : A NORTH BAY RELIEF CONCERT SERIES
The native San Francisco artist collective, Garden Sessions Presents is coming together with local Bay Area music promoters Seaweed Sway to put on a series of three benefit shows throughout the month of November to provide financial and emotional support to those affected by the North Bay fires.
“From SF with Love” is bringing together 12 bands for three nights of incredible music. In addition to donating all proceeds from ticket sales directly to the victims of this disaster and their families via the Redwood Credit Union Community Fund (https://rcu-community-fund.squarespace.com/donate/), each show will also involve a raffle where people can enter to win prizes from over 20 different San Francisco businesses, restaurants, theaters, and concert venues.
The Wyatt Act
High-energy, experimental, psychedelic, transgressive, SlamRock!
“Energetic, irreverent, and completely unpredictable!” –The Bandcamp Diaries
Papa Bear and the Easy Love
Constantly striving to explore the boundaries and edges of human emotion, Papa Bear captures a deep perspective into the human experience. Lyrical content covers the gamut of mystery, beauty, and the comedy and tragedy of life. The musical lineage stems from the folk heritage, but ranges broadly.. from Americana and bluegrass, to blues, jazz, and good old rock’n’roll. PB and the Easy Love’s shows typically end in a massive singalong, blurring the boundaries between performer and audience, and inviting all to express themselves.
Josiah Johnson (of the Head and the Heart)
Southern California native, current resident of the Bay Area, former Seattleite, one-time Torontonian, and long-time tour busy resident. JOSIAH JOHNSON'S immersion in the musical culture of so many locales, as well as his dedication to constant touring, have given him the means to share his music far and wide. But the strength of his songwriting has carried his music far beyond his physical reach. Best known as a member of American indie-folkers THE HEAD AND THE HEART, Josiahs solo performances highlight a stripped down, emotive, lyrics-first kind of song craft, inimitable in its sincerity and beauty.
Mayya & the Revolutionary Hell Yeah
Mayya moved with her family from St.Petersburg, Russia to San Francisco around the age of 2, and has been livin in the same apartment in the Tenderloin since. Growing up in this environment has shaped her world view and influenced her songwriting. But she is not always cooped up in the TL... Goin' on adventures with friends into nature n whatnot, has also been of help in many ways.. such as in the formation of "Lands End" (last song off debut album Tea & Chocolate), written from the perspective of being a homeless person who lives in Lands End. Though there are many things one can be saddened by, Mayya generally maintains a positive outlook on life and tries to be as understanding of others' situations as possible.
John Vanderslice (DJ set)
"After White Wilderness—a beautiful and surreal collaboration with Magik*Magik Orchestra from 2011, JV has returned to his signature sound of employing mysterious electronic buzzes, blips and whirs to fill the space between his distinct voice and the use of a vast array of guitars, drums, pianos and countless other instruments. Elaborate arrangements aren’t anything new for JV, and Dagger Beach may be the most ambitious to date, but rarely—if ever—does it hinder the atmosphere.
Most tracks will find a choir of JV’s singing and brilliant harmonies. And while the full cast of performers is upwards of 15, a clear staple to the vibe of this record is the deliberate, precision drumming of Jason Slota, especially on “Damage Control.” The elegant woodwind and horn arrangements of Minna Choi and Magik*Magik Orchestra also find a home on “Harlequin Press,” “Song For David Berman,” and “Gaslight”—still working perfectly alongside Vanderslice’s melodies." --Paste