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Mark Matos and Os Beaches

I know that part of my job here is to make fun of everything and crack lewd jokes, but at times, though rarely, I find myself at a loss for things to hate.  Either that, or I’m late for like 3 deadlines and don’t have time to make you fools laugh.  So here are a few events/shows happening this week you probably don’t know about because they’re kind of crunchy.  But if you read my posts then you should expect that by now.

Folky mania: Mark Matos and Os Beaches, Little Wings, Apache Thunderbolt, and Moomaw are all playing at the Hemlock Tavern on Wednesday.  I happen to be a folk musician so I like these kinds of shows, but if you think it’s 'œfairy music' like some of my douchey friends then don’t go.  But also you’re dumb and I dare you to go find Bob Dylan and tell him to his face.

Wednesday, February 17th, 9pm
Hemlock Tavern
1131 Polk St. btwn Post & Sutter
$7 (that’s a lot of bang for your buck)

Osborn/Woods poster

Osborn/Woods Poster

The lovely ladies at Gravel & Gold are presenting a collection of Osborn/Woods prints from the 60s.  'œFor over 50 years, Osborn and Woods have been an artistic force in Nevada City, CA. They landed in the old mining town in 1957 after meeting as graduate students at UC Berkeley and went on to run a design and print shop, found the American Victorian Museum, and begin broadcasting the community radio station KVMR. Gravel & Gold has assembled 19 original prints.'

Friday, February 19th, 6-9pm
Gravel & Gold
3266 21st St. @ Valencia St. [the Mission]

Later that night there is a FREE show in Oakland at The Uptown with a bunch of bands.  It’s an acoustic show so same rule as above applies here.  Davyd Nereo, Roberto Miguel, The Jen Weisberg Experience, Belly of the Whale, World’s Best Dad, Pine.  Check the Facebook invitation for more details.

Friday, February 19th, 9pm
The Uptown
1928 Telegraph Ave. @ 19th [Oakland]

Then get your craft on during the weekend at this month’s Church of Craft in Oakland.  It will be taking place at the RPS Collective, which I’ve posted about many times.  'œBring your new or continuing craft projects to work on with your fellow crafters. As always, come and go open house style, and potluck snacks are optional.'

Sunday, February 21st, 12-5pm
Rock Paper Scissors Collective
2278 Telegraph Ave @ 23rd [Oakland]

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