Birdcloud (Nashville TN). Birdlegg (Austin TX). Bit Funk (Brooklyn NY). Bitter Birds (Austin TX). Bituaya (Caracas VENEZUELA). The Bizarros (Austin TX). Bizzle (Houston TX). BJ The Chicago Kid (Chicago IL). Black Alley (Washington DC). The Black Angels (Austin TX). Black Books (Austin TX). Black Butter DJs (London UK-ENGLAND). The Black Cadillacs (Knoxville TN). The Blackfoot Gypsies (Nashville TN). Black Joe Lewis (Austin TX). Black Linen (Atlanta GA). Blacklist Royals (Nashville TN). Black Milk (Detroit MI).
This is How We Begin: 8 p.m, March 1-2, The Flight Deck, 1540 Broadway, Oakland, Deborah Karp Dance Projects presents this contemporary experimental work, $10-$20, https://deborahkarpdanceprojects.com/, California Bach Society, “Rachmaninoff — The All-Night Vigil”: 8 p.m, March 1, St, Mark’s Lutheran Church, 1111 O’Farrell, San Francisco; 8 p.m, March 2, All Saints’ Episcopal Church, 555 Waverley, Palo Alto; 4 p.m March 3, St, Mark’s Episcopal Church, 2300 Bancroft, Berkeley, Paul Flight leads a chorus of 35 ballet pointe shoes monogram machine embroidery font set, machine embroidery designs, embroidery font, dance embroidery // joyfu singers with soloists Gabriela Estefanie Solis and Mark Bonney, $10-$35, https://bit.ly/2t9HrOP..
Regina Carter. “Southern Comfort” (Sony Music Masterworks). 3 1/2 stars. Regina Carter’s impossibly varied career has spanned her time playing jazz with Straight Ahead to recording and gigging with Joe Jackson in 2012 — and she’s still finding new musical territory to explore. The Detroit-born violinist and Oakland University graduate’s latest album is aptly titled, taking her into a Library of Congress world of Appalachian traditional songs, spirituals, country, folk and even something that will be familiar to rock ‘n’ roll fans — a take on “See See Rider” modeled more on its rural roots than Mitch Ryder & the Detroit Wheels’ roaring reinvention. The gospel piece “I Moaned and I Moaned” also gets something of a rocking makeover as Carter’s violin jousts with electric guitars for “Southern Comfort”’s most fleshed-out track. Carter and company lend a New Orleans flavor to her gradually building, aggressive treatment of Hank Williams’ “Honky Tonkin’,” and to the Cajun dance tune “Blues De Basile,” while “Cornbread Crumbled in Gravy” is treated to a pretty violin-and-guitar arrangement and the Appalachian standard “Miner’s Child” is driven by an urgent polyrhythm. Carter also tucks effectively into a Tex-Mex styled version of Gram Parson’s “Hickory Wind,” and her take on the children’s song “Shoo-Rye” is both playful and provocative. It’s a sweeping, down-home collection treated with otherworldly vision that expands Carter’s already broad artistic résumé.
This year will mark the second for the public celebration and the third for awarding scholarships, This year three seniors will be recipients and Eric Negrete is one of the three, “Our Cinco de Mayo Celebration is in tribute to the victory of the battle of Puebla, in which the Mexican forces fought and won against the French during the Mexican revolution,” Negrete said, “It is ballet pointe shoes monogram machine embroidery font set, machine embroidery designs, embroidery font, dance embroidery // joyfu also one of our biggest fundraisers for scholarships we grant to hardworking club members who need help paying for college, We hope to see many people there because that will be a huge help.”..
Mother’s Day Brunch: Reservations are being taken for the Mother’s Day Champagne Brunch benefiting programs at the Montalvo Arts Center. May 11; seatings at 11:30 a.m., noon, and 1 p.m. Montalvo Arts Center, 15400 Montalvo Road, Saratoga. $30-$60; free for children ages 4 and younger. For reservations, call 408-961-5857 visit montalvoarts.org. Friends Paperback Sale: The Friends of Saratoga Library offer more than 10,000 soft-cover books of all genres, plus a smaller selection of DVDs, CDs and video tapes. On Saturday, items are 25 cents each. On Sunday, you can fill a tall grocery bag for $3. May 17, 10 a.m.-6 p.m., May 18, 1-5 p.m. Saratoga Library Community Room, 13650 Saratoga Ave., Saratoga. 408-867-5552, BookGo Round.com.
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