I would have had to have started with Sermon on The Mount to have produced as many shows to date, as Earthwise, as Live Nation does in one year

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Dave Grohl former drummer for Nirvana and Michael Rappino current CEO of Live Nation, worlds most active concert promoter Beverly Hills, Tuesday February 12, 2019 AD

 

Me: 300 concerts in 25 years

Them: 30,000 concerts each year

Earthwise Posters set and checklist (1993-2001)

(Earthwise Productions of Palo Alto is or was a concert and artist management company founded by Mark Weiss that produced more than 200 shows in Palo Alto most notably a run of 150 events at the Cubberley Community Center. Beyond the posters and flyers, the events were marketed with mailings, email, commercial radio, college radio, and ads in Palo Alto Weekly, Bay Guardian and San Jose Metro) 

  1. Durham /The Basics, March 18, 1995,, Cubberley Theatre (Tina Dussault)11 x 17
  2. Eskimo / Oxbow / David Brian / Rob Craig of Number Nine / Mono Pause / Curbside (benefit for Making Contact) September 16, 1995, Cubberley 4 1/2 x 11
  3. Zen Cowboys / Susan James Band / Sunshine Club / David Elias w/ Roger Powell June 21, 1996, Cubberley Auditorium 5 1/2 x 17
  4. Kristin Hersh, April 16, 1998, Cubberley(Donna Sharee) 10 x 16
  5. A Great Laugh /22 Brides / Number Nine /Alison Faith Levy, November 10, 1995, Cubberley 11 x 17
  6. Broun Fellinis, November 11, 1996, Cubberley Auditorium, 11 x 17
  7. Pele Juju /Pamela Martin Band / Rilke String Quartet, October 28, 1995, Cubberley Auditorium (Lane Wurster) 11 x 17
  8. SF Seals featuring Barbara Manning /Stephen Yerkey Trio, May 5, 1995, Cubberley, 11 x 17

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    Early Earthwise handbill for Sermom on the Mount, featuring Jesus Lizard, Matthew Nathanson and Negativland

  9. Tin Hat Trio, May 18, 2001, Museum of American Heritage, 11 x 17
  10. Dar Williams / David Brian / Charlie Hunter Quartet / Seven Day Diary / Huge /Two Lane Blacktop, November 25, 1995, December 14, 1995, January 13, 1996 Cubberley, (Lane Wurster) 11 x 17
  11. The New Morty Show featuring Connie Champagne & Vice Grip / Billy Nayer / Billie Eyeball October 6, 1995, Cubberley (Sally Lieber) 11 x 17
  12. Rainforest Awareness Project 1993 Bay Area Tour (including 10/28/93 Peninsula Peace Center Palo Alto)(Donna Sharee) 9 1/2 x 16
  13. Bimbetta, March 12, 1995, Cubberley (Tina Dussault) 10 x 17
  14. Pansy Division / J Church / The Peechees / The Electrocutes, January 31, 1997, Cubberley Auditorium 8 1/2 x 14

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    J CHURCH OF LANCE: THAT WHICH HE SCREAMS AT THE LEAST OF MY BROTHERS, SO HAS HE SCREAMED FOR ME

  15. Greyboy Allstars, September 11, 1996, Cubberley Auditorium 8 1/2 x 14
  16. The Palo Alto Soundcheck (various artists — calling for entries, 1995 fall/winter series,  (Pierre-Paul Pariseau) 13 x 19
  17. Archers of Loaf / Frightwig, March 10, 1995, Cubberley, (Lane Wurster) 11 x 17
  18. Calobo / Sweet Virginia / Laura Kemp Band / Shelley Doty, May 16, 1997 Cubberley Auditorium (“The Big Room”) (Michele Nelson) 11 x 17
  19. Pinetop Perkins / Bob Margolin / Rusty Zinn / Wendy Waller Duo, February 11, 2000 Cubberley (Mark Weiss) 11 x 17
  20. Jimmy Dale Gilmore, May 11, 2000, Spangenberg Auditorium (Andrew Hardy?), 11 x 17
  21. Engine 88 / Spoon / Van Gogh’s Daughter / I.B.O.P.A / Van Gogh’s Daughter / The Keeners / Peel / The Babysitters Club March 1, 1997 & March 7, 1997, Cubberley 11 x 17
  22. Archers of Loaf, November 8, 1998, Cubberley Auditorium 11 x 17
  23. Mest / Luckie Strike / Wunder Years July 13, 2000, Cubberley (Mark Weiss) 11 x 17
  24. Alvin Youngblood Hart Band / Slaid Cleaves June 9, 2000 Cubberley Auditorium 8 1/2 x 14
  25. Femi Kuti August 2, 2000 Cubberley (Mark Weiss) 11 x 17
  26. Superchunk / Creeper Lagoon / Dr. Frank / Ralph Carney’s Partial Parrot September 11, 1999 Cubberley Auditorium 11 x 17
  27. Frank Black / Victor Krummenacher December 8, 2000 Cubberley Auditorium 11 x 17
  28. Danilo Perez Motherland Project / Kitty Margolis / Beth Custer’s Dona Luz 30 Besos / Austin Willacy / Rachel Z / The KGB / Big City Rock / Eleventeen / Box Set Duo / Richard Shindell / Jerry Hannan / Taylor Eigsti / Mermen / Stanley Jordan (“Situation Fall ’00” series /The Cubberley Sessions) October 16, 2000 thru January 12, 2001 11 x17
  29. Mother Hips, City Hall Plaza August 12, 2001 11 x 17
  30. Stroke 9 / Mumblin’ Jim / Bozac / Imperial Teen / Anna Waronker, July 24, 1998 & July 31, 1998, Cubberley, 11 x 17
  31. Stanley Jordan, January 12, 2001, Cubberley (Adrienne Drayton) 11 x 17
  32. Mother Hips / Etienne De Rocher / Oliver Lake / Broun Fellinis / Train / Far Too Jones / The Billy Nayer Show / Beth Lisick January 16, 1999 thru February 5, 1999 Cubberley 11 x 17
  33. Stone Fox / Lyme / Groovie Ghoulies / Blink-182 / Soda / 98 Mute April 13, 1997 & April 20, 1009, Cubberley Auditorium (Bruce Meyers) 8 1/2 x 14
  34. Bill Frisell, November 7, 1999 Cubberley, 8 1/2 x 11
  35. Warm Weather Series / The Toasters / Spring Heeled Jack / Monkey / MU330 / Janitors Against Apartheid / Slapstick / The Queers / The Hi-Fives / The Mr. T Experience / The Groovie Ghoulies / Zen Cowboys / Susan James Band / Sunshine Club / David Elias w/ Roger Powell / The Clarke Nova / Marginal Prophets / Groovie Ghoulies / Martin Sexton / Stephanie Mechura / Rebecca Riots / Idiot Flesh / Oxbow / Indestructible Beat of Palo Alto / Medeski Martin & Wood / The Basics May 24, 1996 thru August 1, 1996 (9 dates) Cubberley & Cubberley Auditorium (Michele Nelson) 11 x 17
  36. Box Set / Stroke 9 March 20, 1999 Cubbeley 6 x 11 1/2
  37. Jello Biafra May 8, 1999 Cubberley 6 x 11 1/2
  38. The Olivia Tremor Control / The Music Tapes April 24, 1999 6 x 11 1/2
  39. New Orleans Klezmer Allstars / Stephen Yerkey / Royal Fingerbowl March 26, 1997, Cubberley (Michelle Nelson) 8 1/2 x 14
  40. Vinyl / Steve & Eric Cohen, “Thursday” (circa September, 1998), Cubberley, 8 1/2 x 14
  41. Bill Frisell, October 4, 1998 Cubberley 8 1/2 x 14
  42. Cake / New EZ Devils / The Negro Problem September 2, 1995, Cubberley Auditorium (Lane Wurster / Mac MacCaughan), 11 x 17
  43. Tarnation / Virginia Dare / The Buckets / Stonefox / Spit Muffins / Slip April 1, 1995 & April 22, 1995 Cubberley, 11 x 17
  44. Slow Gherkin / IBOPA / Marginal Prophets May 2, 1997, Cubberley (Keith Knight) 11 x 17
  45. M.I.R.V. / Bimbo Toolshed / Ripple / Amanda Krugliak / KZSU’s Glenn Smith, September 1, 1995, Cubberley, (Lane Wurster) 11 x 17
  46. Pansy Division / Crumb / Odd Numbers / Trunk Federation September 4, 1998, Cubberley (Jon Hess) 11 x 17
  47. Broun Fellinis / New Orleans Klezmer Allstars March 29, 1996, Cubberley 11 x 17
  48. Charlie Hunter Quartet / Will Bernard Quartet / Broun Fellinis / Anibade / Galactic / Stephen Kent, Eda Maxym & Friends / Toledo / Action Plus / Mingus Amungus / Dave Ellis Quartet, March 28, 1998 thru April 25, 1998 (five dates jazz series) (Michele Nelson/Mark Weiss) 11 x 17
  49. The John Doe Thing / onelinedrawing / Matt Nathanson, September 10, 2000, Cubberley, 11 x 17
  50. Penelope Houston / Bonfire Madigan / Umami / Billie Eyeball / Noelle Hampton / Allette Brooks, December 4, 1999, Cubberley 11 x 17
  51. The Basics / Squeeze The Dog,  August 10, 1996, Cubberley, 8 1/2 x 14
  52. Freedy Johnston / Matt Nathanson / Sparkler / the girl and I / Stefanie Gleit / Nick Thompson/ The Birdwatchers April 7, 1998 thru May 12, 1997 (six shows) Stanford Coffee House “CoHo” 8 1/2 x 14
  53. The Mermen / Pothole, March 20, 1998, Cubberley, (Lynn Grant) 11 x 17
  54. Cheryl Wheeler / Rebecca Riots / Allettte Brooks June 26, 1998 Cubberley (Callie Withers) 11 x 17
  55. Box Set / Vivendo De Pao / Shelley Doty, October 2, 1999, Cubberley 8 1/2 x 14
  56. Richard Shindell July 11 (circa 1998) Johnson Park (Charles Goldman) 8 1/2 x 14
  57. Three Day Stubble / Heavy Into Jeff / Susan James / Huge / Cottonhead / Sally Ann / KZSU’s Glenn Smith / Rufus the Bobcat /( “the Palo Palooza”) July 3, 1995 11 x 17
  58. “The Palo Alto Soundcheck” “series starts September 20, 1996”, Cubberley (John Yates / Harvey Bennett Stafford) 18 x 24
  59. Asylum Street Spankers June 2, 1999, Cubberley, (Colby Printing) 14 x 22 

format is: Performer/Date/Venue/Artist designer or art directer where appropriate/size. compiled 2016 by Mark Weiss, earwopa@yahoo.com

also:

Oxbow silkscreen by Frank Kozik, 1995 available thru Frank Kozik

Idiot Flesh / Oxbow silkscreen by Christine Shields, 1996 — few remain

Third Eye Blind – Heavy Into Jeff 1995 flyer few remain

Fifteen handbill ca. 1996 few remain

Ragady Anne handbills, redeemed for dollar-off, few remain

Earthwise 2009 at Bottom of the Hill by Robert Syrett

1993 Earth day mini Pow Wow at Addison School by Jeannell Steiner

1993 Rainforest Awareness Project by Donna Sharee

#35 is scarce — Warm Weather Series (otherwise all of above numbers is available in 40 sets of 58 or so?? I am researching making this available as sets only to collectors and collections, up to 40 sets — the remaining overruns were destroyed by MBW in 2016. There are 59 lots of 40, destined to be 40 sets of 59.

There are bands and artists that appear on this list but did not appear at the concert; there are bands that appeared at these concerts that are not listed above. (There are also concerts that had no poster)

Should I reformat this list by date? by size? Alphabetical by first headliner? 

There are also ticket designs and some scarce handbills (Femi Kuti – Steve Lacy)*

Private collection of signed posters (signed by the performers)

Collection of correspondence, contracts, publicity still provided by record labels, et cetera— nine boxes ie. 30 yards or so. There’s about 40 hours of audio tapes, of varying production value, mostly on analog tape not digital. 

Part 2, prologue to “Pollstar Round-up; Or “Sermon on the Mount”
To be clearer, these bands played Earthwise Productions at Cubberley Theatre or auditorium, at the former high school, and went on to earn Gold Reocrd (500,000 sold), Platinum (1,000,000 sold) or multiplatinum certified:
Third Eye Blind 6x Platinum, 2 Platinum, 2 gold 5 million combined worldwide (“Semi-charmed Life”, “Jumper”)
Cake, 2 Platinum, 3 Gold (“The Distance”, “Never There”)
AFI1996

I don’t think this is Cubberley, 1996, but same set, clothing and book, plus shot from above.

AFI 2x Platinum 2x Platinum 2 platinum (“Miss Murder”, “Girls Gone Grey”)
The Donnas Shipped Gold* (“Fall Behind Me” “Take It Off”)
Train 2x Platinum 2x Platinum 4 Platinum 5 Gold (“Meet Virginia” “Hey Soul Sister” “Drops of Jupiter (Tell Me)”)
Matt Nathanson (“Come On Get Higher” certified platinum as a single)
blink 182 5xPlatinum, 2x Platinum 4 Platinum 6 Gold (“All The Small Things” “What’s My Age Again?”) (estimated 13 million total sales US, 50 million worldwide)
Stroke 9 1 Gold (“Little Black Backpack”)
*The Donnas, — Allison Robertson, Maya Ford, Tory Castellanos and Brett Anderson — all Palo Altans, who formed at a Jordan Middle School talent show — were reported by major label Atlantic Records to have “shipped Gold” meaning 500,000 units were sent to retail, but 20,000 came back unsold, according to Ford –my neighbor, Jon and Marjorie’s daughter. I suggested that the band’s former manager press the label to buy the remaining units and send the ladies their gold!!
In July, 1996, AFI, Medeski Martin and Wood (jazz) and Cake appeared on consecutive nights, all sold out, total of 1,000 plus ticket sold, including standing room. Charlie Hunter jazz guitarist appeared 5 different times, with 5 different lineups and sold out most shows.
Gunn graduate and Blue Note recording artist and Stanley Jordan also appeared, well after receiving his gold record.
Oakland based recording artist Ledisi appeard at Cubberley under the name Anibade in 1997 and later signed to Verve Records, was nominated for Best New Artist, has released five albums, 8-time Grammy nominee and topped the U.S. R&B charts with “Pieces of Me” in 2011.
Joan Baez appeared with Dar Williams in 1995, as a surprise guest on one song (and has 6 gold records, 1960 to 1975)
Jazz musician Steve Lacy appeared at Cubberley in 1996 after winning the MacArthur Genius Grant.
Mark “Stew” Stewart, appearing as The Negro Problem in 1996, later won a TONY award for “Passing Strange” on Broadway.
Past performance do not indicate future results, but if you don’t build it they won’t come.
Mark Weiss, dba Earthwise
Part III:
Beyond posting two lists, of 59 and 13 items, about me, as prolog to my discussion and processing of Pollstar, it is a funny place to start by saying that I met two diferent people who claimed a connection to Average White Band; they both may have been the drummer.
pickuppie
Part IV: Or, AUFL
1. Julia Lofstrand Photography, (301) DC area;
2. Dead Nation, Haytham Abdulhadi (310) but I think maybe Portland
3. Chris Porter, Porter Productions (206) Seattle and SF and Lowell, MA
4. SR 51 Motorsports Complex of Lake Station, IN in the (443) Ryk Lee Waddell
but I wrote “Atlanta” “drummer” “45m Chicago ” $150M”
5. Nelly Neben, Axis Mgmt (818) I forget how we met although it may be that she is friends with Wayne Forte who manages Joe Satriani and I embarrased myself twice in 30 seconds or three times in that I mistook his friend for Madina Salaty (who did work for Wayne and also sold me the above showcased AFI) and then I said that Joe was jazz whereas I meant instrumental rock (and I do have relations with two x-JS students Charlie Hunter and Kevin Cadogan – or history rather) and I mentioned that his building connected to that of Michael Woolf the jazz pianist and movie star — I had been to both offices and thought they connected but from different street addresses like in the breakthru maguffin in “JFK”, who manages Rita Coolidge, among others. I think.
6. Georg Leitner, in the +43 which is or was Austria
7. torrantial dj Caleb Crump
8. Bryan Meckelborg Brockcom in the (310);
I have to stop here for now to go have lunch with my wife Terry Acebo Davis, at Stanford Barn but I have been saying that i met 50 people I’m going to do busy with, but also my goal is 10 shows this year, including one that should have gone on-sale a month ago, my bad.

About markweiss86

Mark Weiss, founder of Plastic Alto blog, is a concert promoter and artist manager in Palo Alto, as Earthwise Productions, with background as journalist, advertising copywriter, book store returns desk, college radio producer, city council and commissions candidate, high school basketball player; he also sang in local choir, and fronts an Allen Ginsberg tribute Beat Hotel Rm 32
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