Wednesday, May 7, 2014

May 8th, 2014, GOTT Radio with

Cici, founder and owner of soul seekers Paranormal Research in Vallejo. If you know someone who needs a investigation on their home or business, contact CiCi at []!
They don't charge a fee, and keep you confidentiality.

"Forever My Demon"
Featured debut from "The Ghost Next Door", based in Berkeley and blasting Bay Area metal with original lyrics and scores that bring to light the best sounds heard in the Bay Area metal scene, with Gary Wendt on guitar and vocals, Aaron Asgharion guitar, Seanan Gridley on bass, and Paula Sisson on drums, [] []

Slingshot newspaper #116! Current distribution points [link]

Poetry by the Bay
Thursday, May 8 at 7:30pm - 9:30pm
At the The Hub Vallejo [350 georgia st, Vallejo, California 94590]
Join Lyrical Profet, and The Hub for another wonderful evening of community, support, art, words, ideas, thoughts, feelings, dreams, wisdom & all flavors of POETRY
This is always an amazing evening. Don't miss it! :)
Sign ins start around 7:30, and we get rolling about 8.
FREE - as always!
Of course, Resistancecoffee will be open for refreshments & donations are always happily accepted.

an acoustic show with Kristen van dyke & trevor lyon
Thursday, May 8th, at 8:00pm
At La Condesa Napa Valley, 1320 Main Street, Saint Helena, California 94574
bottlerock preview show with kristen van dyke to start off the evening, ending the evening with music by trevor lyon

The Plowzone at Ozcat presents.....
Overland, Bullywest, California Riot Act at Cheers! NO COVER, FREE SHOW!
Thursday, May 8 at 9:00pm
Cheers (a Pub) [321 Merchant, Vacaville, California 95687]
* Overland []
* BullyWest []
* California riot act []
These three bands are going to be rocking the hell out of Cheer's in Vacaville on Thursday, May 8th. There is no cover charge for this event plus, the whole thing will be recorded live by the kind people at Access 27 Vacaville Community TV. If you wanna come be apart of an awesome night and possibly make it into the concert video, come out to Cheers a Pub! It's at 321 Merchant St Vacaville.....and did I mention it's free? Don't miss out!

Second Saturday Bands - Jesus & the Dinosaurs
Saturday, May 10 at 8:00pm - 10:00pm
The Hub Vallejo [350 georgia st, Vallejo, California 94590]
The Hub proudly presents the band that took Mocktoberfest by storm - JESUS & THE DINOSAURS!
Jesus & The Dinosaurs is a 3 piece Salvadorian punk band out of the Up Bay. They serve up straight forward, in your face, Garage/Punk music influenced by The Ramones, The Clash, Eskorbuto, The Who, Talking heads & The Kinks. With Music in Spanish and English dealing with both their U.S American & Central American Culture to create their own brand of Rock 'n' Roll.
Vallejo ROCKS this Second Saturday, May 10th at 8pm.
$5 at the door - thanks!

"METAL MAYHEM @ Chris Club"
Flesh Assembly | Mystic Rage | Forever Obscured | The Ghost Next Door | plus 1 more TBA

Saturday, May 10 at 8:00pm to May 11 at 1:00am
At Chris Club, 656 Benicia Road, Vallejo, California 94591
MAYHEM RETURNS TO CHRIS CLUB with some new bands for ya!!
MAY 10th I bring you.."METAL MAYHEM"

HOSTED BY Sean Paul Andersen of the Asylum!!
* FLESH ASSEMBLY (Hayward Metal)
* MYSTIC RAGE (Hayward Hard Rock/Alternative/Metal)
* FOREVER OBSCURED (Modesto/Tracy/Oakdale Blackened Death Metal) []
* THE GHOST NEXT DOOR (Berkeley Alter. Metal)
flyer by Duane Mullen

May 11th,
3:30-4pm Beginner Lesson: Intro to Hand Drumming/World Grooves
4-5pm All levels Facilitated Drummm Circle + Community Celebration.
At the IntegriTea 717 Marin St., Vallejo CA

Join us on Sunday, May 11th for a Mother's Day Drummm Circle! Moms get $5 off admission!
This fun, playfully challenging "Second Sundays" drum circle is facilitated by DRUMMM Rhythmic Events founder Jeni Swerdlow, MA-ATR. Open to all ages, levels, cultures, and styles of drumming. No prior musical experience is necessary to participate. Jeni will get your hands moving and grooving on the drum in no time!
Adults: $10; Kids 13 + under: $5; Seniors 65 + up $8; Babies under 2: Free. $5 off for Moms!!
Bring a drum or percussion if you have one, or play one of Jeni's drums for an additional $5 each (first come, first serve).
Questions? Contact Jeni Swerdlow at or 510.316.2850.
More info: []

The Business of Freelance Writing: Getting Published and Getting Paid
Wednesday, May 14, at 7:00pm
Koham Press [628 Marin St., Vallejo, California 94590]
This workshop is donation based. We appreciate any help in keeping this space available for community events.
A workshop for those who wish to make a living as a writer but don't know where to start.
Hosted by Paul Armentano, who has worked professionally with words in various capacities for over 20-years. He has written for think-tanks and non-profit organizations, and his work has been featured in numerous anthologies and textbooks. His commentaries have appeared in print in hundreds of newspapers, including The Los Angeles Times, The Washington Post, and The Chicago Sun Times, among others, as well as in numerous magazines and alt-weeklies, such as The Washington DC City Paper, Penthouse, SF Weekly, and Creative Screenwriting. In 2009, he co-authored the book Marijuana Is Safer: So Why Are We Driving People to Drink (Chelsea Green Press), which reached #13 on's best-sellers list and has been translated internationally. He presently writes for High Times Magazine,, and Shock Cinema, among other outlets.

VCT Access 27 Night Of Music Friday, May 16 at 7:00pm - 12:00am
Opera House in Vacaville, California 95688
All Ages Welcome. Come enjoy some live music.
This is a benefit show for Vacaville Community Television Access 27/99.
If you can not make it and still would like to help , please Goto our Pay-Pal Donation Page. Thanks for your Support. []

16th annual Stomp the Stumps benefits activism and wild nature
Join us for a Night of Music & Activism
Friday May 16, open at 8pm, music at 8:30pm
At the Ashkenaz, 1317 San Pablo Ave. at Gilman, Berkeley 94702
For the "Bay Area Coalition for Headwaters" []
The 16th annual Stomp the Stumps! brings together some of the Bay Area’s most dedicated political rock and dance bands for fundraising concerts to help save what’s left of natural Northern California. Longtime Stumpers the Funky Nixons and the Gary Gates Band perform before fellow returnees Curly cap the night.

A rockin’ benefit for Bay Area Coalition for Headwaters at Ashkenaz Club -
3 dance beat bands:
* Funky Nixons, house band of Peoples’ Park and proponents of all good causes in the Bay brings satire, politics and color to the stage.  The rocking group with honking sax uses pointedly political and satirical lyrics to rally listeners to the causes of the day. Past hits include “Screw the Rich,” and “Smoke a Joint with Jesus.”
* Gary Gates Band also supports community causes, playing original  energetic jam band music that inspired the SF Bay Guardian to compare it to Bob Marley and the Grateful Dead. Claiming to be La Honda’s second-best-known rocker (the first being Neil Young), Gary Gates has been leading jam bands for a few decades, including.  Along with rocking versions of everything from Grateful Dead to Bob Marley songs, Gates sings his own compositions including “What Would Jesus Do” and “Pescadero Daze.”
* Curly, born and raised at Burning Man, and is  Black Rock City’s original playa dust-fueled novelty rock band.  Curly is the hardest-working band in BRC and has been quoted as being “the best band on the playa.”.
Video clips and lots of info & updates from forest campaigns plus video related to planning for Judi Bari Day, coming up a week after Stomp!

Malcolm X Jazz Festival: In Honor of Amiri Baraka
Saturday, May 17, 11:00am - 7:00pm
At San Antonio Park in Oakland, California
This year's Malcolm X Jazz Arts Festival will pay special tribute to the great Afro-American revolutionary poet and activist, AMIRI BARAKA, who recently transitioned to join the ancestors. Amiri was a great friend and key advisor to the ESAA who over the past two decades performed, led forums, taught workshops, collaborated with musicians and other artists, and even produced and directed a jazz opera at EastSide Cultural Center.

*The Last Poets
*Ms. Faye Carol (in a tribute to Abbey Lincoln)
*Howard Wiley & Excerpts from Amiri Baraka's The Sisyphus Syndrome
*Unity Grooves: EastSide Youth Jazz Workshop
*Marvin X and the Black Arts Movement
*Starchild Dance Lindy Hop Project
*Kendra Kimbrough Dance Ensemble
*Sister Linda Johnson
Also featuring:
local crafts vendors & community organizations, The Javad Jahi Soapbox stage, The Mike Dream Courts, Kid's Court for family fun, Dance Battles, Cyphers and our Food Court featuring international flavors!
*For more information and ANY inquiries regarding the festival, please contact EastSide Cultural Center directly.*

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