Earthwise logo comp based on something by Anish Kapoor


shows coming up and therefore on my mind:

Pablo Cruise at Mitchell Park bowl — this is a rock concert, although the rock is soft rock not hard rock, from the 1970s. “Love Will Find a Way” and “Find Your Place in the Sun”. Two post Meridien at the park which is about 15 minutes by car or bike from Stanford Stadium – the Cardinal – color not the bird — play Colgate at 5 or so. The first of three events Earthwise is doing that overlap with football tailgates; one;

Johnny A at Lytton Plaza Friday night following Pablo Cruise. Johnny A is about the same age as Cory Lerios and they are both Greek, but give Johnny credit for coming up with an act recently: he reworks classic rock songs of the 1960s and 1970s with solo guitar, looping and effects. He also had a touch of Top 40: his “Oh Yeah” might be the last instrumental to chart on AAA. On KFOG, whereas Pablo Cruise was on the best music KYA. two;

Tammy Hall at Johnson Park at 2 pm at Johnson Park downtown, near where Clay Carson and his wife Susan frequent the one-buck basketball court. I met Clay there and in between games of “H-A-L-L” we hatched a plan to bring a favorite musician to town. Clay and friends are also working on an Martin Luther King Day event perhaps at Memorial Church in January. Actually I plan on going to football games directly after Pablo Cruise, Johnny A and Tammy Hall. Gunn plays Paly for the first time in 11 years at Gunn at 7 pm on Friday September 3. three;

Steve Poltz at Lytton Plaza on a Wednesday. four;

Mads Tolling group the next night, same place. Someone named Chase Elodia and friends, from NYC, might be playing before or after Mads’ men. five;

Marley’s Ghost, is more like folk or Celtic. six;

On October 6 at Lytton Plaza I have a trio with drums, bass, sax; the bass is from Mexico and is a woman and might also sing. seven;

I just added something called Green Mitchell with reeds, drums and bass, featuring Lisa Mezzacappa who has something of a residency for Earthwise this year. eight;

I just added the duo of Ben Goldberg clarinet and Liberty Ellman guitar for Lytton Plaza on Friday October 14. This duo was part of a trio (with a drummer) slated for Stanford this summer but somehow never materialized. nine;

I want to mention Jenny Scheinman who did two secret pop up shows at Lytton Plaza on a Saturday as a quintet and Monday at a duo. She also had shows at Freight and Salvage in Berkeley, Bach Dancing in Half Moon Bay and Kuumbwa in Santa Cruz. Then Caroline Davis did a reprise of her January residency, popping up at Lytton with Hannah Marks and Paul Cornish during her lunch break at Stanford. I also created content for terrestrial radio 90.1 on the dial with Ernie Rideout for about an hour last month plus a spun songs by: Dayna Stephens. Total of 4.

Lastly I am excited for my friend DaShawn Hickman of Mt Airy, North Carolina who will play Sunday, October 2 at Golden Gate Park as part of the Hardly Strictly Bluesgrass event. He plays sacred steel; his band will feature himself, Charlie Hunter on bass, Wendy Hickman on vocals and percussion; Scott Amendola on drums and Vicky Randall on percussion and vocals. Its possible that I trek to Sf and only see that one act at HSB.

School of Rock is at Palo Alto Players and I sort of want to cross-market that with Cory Lerios Pablo Cruise (I hear, if you follow me, that Cory was a star sophomore running back at Paly).

Gretchen Menn of Palo Alto plays at the Menlo Guilded but not guilted — she plays guitar not guilt-tar. Friday I think with Zepperella. Also, Fox in RWC has a funny lady named Angelah Reyes who my friend Steve Cohen likes to mimic: something about a service worker inquiring about the sex life of her clients. The Anish Kapoor comes because I was reading in The New Yorker online a long article about the artist, who is part Jewish.

Pat LaFrieda dry aged beef, EMMY sauce, caramelized onion, Grafton cheddar, on a pretzel bun with cornichon & fries: thank you Melanie Charles for mentioning this


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, and blogger; he also sang in local choir, fronts an Allen Ginsberg tribute Beat Hotel Rm 32 Reads 'Howl' and owns a couple musical instruments he cannot play
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