Friday, November 9, 2018
Fri: A Show! // Sat: Another Show! // Sun: Prisoner Letter Writing // Mon: Yet Another Show // & More!!! (Sun: Black Mesa weavers at MAH)
-Friday, November 9th, 7pm: Dylan Mattioda Jeez, Mom, Don't Cry Release Show!
*dylan mattioda -playing their cool new album! https://dylanmattioda.bandcamp.com/releases**bug bud - sentimental acoustic post pop punk new emo
***misssingmusic - is in so many bands but also makes her own rad acoustic solo music too!
****moorea lippert - acoustic cry tunes
$5 suggested donation! // https://www.facebook.com/events/272004470323459/
-Saturday, November 10th, 7pm: Look Vibrant//Brown Eyes//Spicy Water//a UCSC Jazz Combo
*LOOk ViBRANT lookvibrant.bandcamp.com / http://www.firstdatetouring.com/artists/look-vibrant/
Montreal's experimental-pop quartet Look Vibrant, are a wonderpot of musical inventiveness and immediacy, boiling over with energy and steaming into bliss. After releasing two singles of pure noise music (Plateau and Sweater in the Lake), and an EP of polished indie pop (Only Qualms) their debut album, The Up Here Place, perfectly combines these two elements into a product that is equally refined and unhinged. The songs teeter on the brink, threatening to fall apart at your feet, while somehow remaining intact by a logic that is uniquely Look Vibrant. Thematically, the album is an exploration of naive ambition, the constant need to reach ever growing heights, and the inevitable sharp drop that comes in its wake. Recently Look Vibrant has performed alongside notable acts, including Anderson. Paak, Wild Nothing, PALM, Micachu and the Shapes, Alvvays, and Will Butler (Arcade Fire).
**Brown Eyes, Madeline Maria
***Spicy Water, Nick Larson and Jasmine Stade - Two geetars, two spicy bois
****A Jazz Combo from UCSC! More info soon
5$ No one turned away for lack of funds // All Ages // No drugs, No alcohol // Saf(er) space, you'll get kicked out if your mean // https://www.facebook.com/events/325590221328325/
-Sunday, November 11th, 1 - 4pm: Prisoner Letter Writing (Virgin Island 3)
Each week we will highlight a specific prisoner, have info on their story and struggle, and have a list of political prisoners to write. Use this time to find a new prisoner penpal, to continue a correspondence or write to someone you know inside. We have materials and stamps but please bring paper, pens and stamps if you like. Some snacks provided.
This Sunday we will be learning about the Virgin Island 3 and drafting letters in support of their application for a commuted sentence. They have been incarcerated since 1973 and are suffering various health problems.
They were convicted using torture-extracted confessions and an absurdly biased court. All were known members of the Virgin Islands independence movement.
Since 2000-2001 they have been incarcerated illegally, when the U.S. terminated its penal jurisdiction for all V.I.-based cases. Since 2015, several petitions have been filed and ignored. Come write a letter and let's ramp-up the campaign to get these three free. https://www.facebook.com/events/255614278458661/
-Monday, November 12th, 6pm: SCHC - Drain // Gulch // Jawstruck // World Tension // Infirmary
***Jawstruck (EP Release Show) https://jawstruck.bandcamp.com
****World Tension https://worldtension.bandcamp.com
******Head 2 Wall
Doors 6PM // Show 6:30PM // https://www.facebook.com/events/241945926678890/
Happening Sunday, Nov. 11th, 4-7pm
Black Mesa Weavers in Santa Cruz:
Rug Sale & Speakers
at the Santa Cruz Museum of Art & History705 Front St, Santa Cruz!
(Not at SubRosa)
A special event with Diné (Navajo) weavers and elder matriarchs from Black Mesa/Big Mountain, Arizona who are in their fifth decade of resistance to forced relocation policies and coal mining on their ancestral homelands.
Santa Cruz is Awaswas Ohlone Territory // https://www.facebook.com/events/186668262219346/
* SPEAKERS *
- Rena Babbitt Lane (Naakaii Dine'é clan born for Tódích'íi'nii, Sovereign Diné Nation)
- Glenna Begay (Táchii'nii clan, born for Tł'ízí Łání, Sovereign Diné Nation)
- Eleanor Castro (Awaswas/Mutsun Ohlone, Amah Mutsun Tribal Band)
* RUG & CRAFT SALE *
A rare opportunity to purchase rugs directly from six visiting Diné artisans who practice an ancient weaving tradition intricately tied to their sacred lands and way of life. Each step of the process is conducted in accordance with cultural protocols, from the herding of churro sheep in the wildlands of Black Mesa to hand shearing, carding, spinning, and dyeing with local plants and minerals.
A large selection of hand made pottery and jewelry by Diné and Amah Mutsun artisans will also be for sale.
* WEAVING DEMONSTRATIONS *
* FOOD & MUSIC *
4pm-7pm: Rug sale and weaving demonstrations
5pm-6pm: Special program (speakers and film)
"We are just children of this earth. As little babies we are staggering around, just learning how to walk. We have not lived here for millions of years. We are just babies. And already we are causing problems, destroying our environment. The heart of our earth is being torn out."
—Rena Babbitt Lane, 96 years old
$10-20 suggested donation, no one turned away // A benefit for Black Mesa families resisting relocation
Additional Bay Area rug sales will take place on Monday, November 12 in Berkeley and Tuesday, November 13 in San Francisco and Santa Rosa. Learn more at: https://www.facebook.com/events/2040360456025820/
AND REMINDER ABOUT REGULAR OPEN HOURS
(Come on by and have some coffee, check-out a book or strike up a conversation)
Wednesdays, 10:30am - 2pm // Fridays, 9am - 12pm //
& open for events & meetings
(and open on some Thursday afternoons)