Category Archives: Events

We’ve Moved to El Cerrito!

After 7 years in Berkeley we were forced to move to a new location. The new digs are located in a very scenic area of El Cerrito, California, the hometown of Creedence Clearwater Revival.  Nice views of the Golden Gate … Continue reading

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Live Music on 4th Street

Paul Mehling and some members of his Hot Club of San Francisco performed in a casual setting outside of Peet’s Coffee on 4th Street in Berkeley Wednesday Dec 21st.  Mehling performs exceptional gypsy jazz guitar in the style of  the French … Continue reading

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Hardly Strictly Bluegrass 2011

Bright Eyes closed the evening Friday night Sept 30th at the Rooster stage of the Hardly Strictly Bluegrass festival in San Francisco’s Golden Gate park.  Music all day long on 6 different stages with a mix of folk, old-time, rock-n-roll … Continue reading

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Oakland Art Murmur 1st Fridays of Every Month

Every 1st Friday of the month the local art scene comes alive at the Oakland Art Murmur.  From 6 pm to 9 pm the art galleries are free and open to the public.  Musicians abound on the street and in … Continue reading

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The End of iTunes Music Copy Protection, Sort of…

A few years ago Apple made a big announcement at Macworld in San Francisco.  It wasn’t a new dazzling hi-tech computer, iPhone or iPod but the announcement that the iTunes Music store will sell all music download without any digital … Continue reading

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Jerry Garcia Day, San Francisco

Every August 1st Jerry Garcia day is celebrated at the Jerry Garcia amphitheater in McLaren Park, San Francisco.  Friends and fans of the San Franciscan native gathered for a free festival with music in the transcendent spirit of Garcia.  This … Continue reading

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Khi Darag! at Berkeley World Music Festival

Khi Darag performed at People’s Park in Berkeley on Saturday June 5th as part of the Berkeley World Music Festival.  The music blended elements of many different styles of music including surf, klezmer, pop, trance and more.  A difficult band … Continue reading

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Musical Night in Africa at Ashkenaz

Saturday night Dec 5th was Musical Night in Africa at Ashkenaz in Berkeley with Kotoja, the West African Highlife Band, Afrobeat Connexion, the  Nigerian Brothers and DJ Mike Onas. Musical Night in Africa is a decade-old  Ashkenaz tradition produced each year by … Continue reading

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Hardly Strictly Bluegrass

The Hardly Strictly Bluegrass festival kicked off the weekend with 3 days of free musical acts at Speedway Meadows in Golden Gate Park in San Francisco.  Lyle Lovett headlined the event on Friday evening with John Prine warming up.  Gillian … Continue reading

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35th Annual Solano Stroll Street Festival

The 35th annual Solano Stroll in Berkeley served up plenty of local musicians, artists, food vendors and shops this Sunday Sept 13th.  The event covered 26 blocks and was heavily attended.  Surf bands, mexican dancers, caribbean steel drums, orchestras, one … Continue reading

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Acoustic Music with Sandy Rothman and Stu Allen at Ashkenaz

Sandy Rothman and Stu Allen performed at Ashkenaz in Berkeley, California August 6th with Brian Godchaux on fiddle and Justin Purtill on stand-up bass.   The band performed a mix of old-time and bluegrass classics.  Stu Allen performed lead vocals and … Continue reading

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Andy Warhol Factory Party by Amoeba Music

Amoeba Music held an Andy Warhol Factory party at a warehouse space in Emeryville on Friday March 6th. Velvet Underground cover bands performed and local artists displayed works in 9 different rooms.  The warehouse space was set up similar to … Continue reading

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Outside Lands Festival in Golden Gate Park

The three day Outside Lands Music and Arts Festival held on August 23rd, 24th and 25th in San Francisco’s Golden Gate park was the first festival to have musical artists perform in the park at night (past the typical 6 … Continue reading

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Love Doll Screening at Dolby Labs

Jennifer Juelich & D. Sputnick Juelich of Neon Sky Films present their first feature length film ‘Love Doll’ at Dolby Laboratories in San Francisco Thursday January 31st, 2008 at 6:30 PM.  Cosmic Circuit Studio assisted with some video editing and … Continue reading

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Macworld Expo & the Geek Squad

Macworld is a week long event where hi-tech enthusiasts converge in San Francisco at the Moscone Center to see the latest and greatest gadgets released from Apple.   People wait in long lines over night to see the hi-tech guru Steve … Continue reading

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Spice of Life Festival

Berkeley’s 5th Annual Spice of Life festival was held this Sunday on Shattuck Avenue between Cedar and Rose.  Local musicians, including the Burning Embers, performed.  Funky Bus and the U-Turns, which consisted of members of the Berkeley High School Jazz band, opened … Continue reading

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Bluegrass in Golden Gate Park

Caught a few good performances at the Hardly Strictly Bluegrass festival in Golden Gate park.  Legendary finger picker Doc Watson performed to a packed audience. Also memorable was David Grisman, Earl Scruggs, the Hacienda Brothers,  the Hot Buttered Rum band and Bill … Continue reading

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Down Home Music Opening at Fourth St. Berkeley

Down Home Music held a free outdoor concert near Peet’s coffee on Fourth Street in Berkeley Sunday to celebrate the opening of their new music store.  New Orleans R&B guitarist Johnny Harper, folk-bluesvocalist Barbara Dane, Tri Tip Trio Zydeco Band, … Continue reading

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Del-Rickie Carter, musician, passes away – Memorial

Del-Rickie Carter, guitarist and musician, passed away July 10th, 2007 at the age of 53.  He was found in his room in Berkeley – the exact cause of his death is unknown.  A memorial was held at Ashkenaz in Berkeley on Sunday … Continue reading

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Mystic Tribe performs live in Second Life

Mystic Tribe performed in Second Life streamed live from Cosmic Circuit Studio.  Each band member wore headphones (similar to a studio recording), logged into separate computers and performed for the live set while chatting with the audience between songs. 

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