This Quarter


ere are our weekly listings for the summer months. Watch this list for further details to be filled in and other possible updates.

7/2 Preview of the San Francisco Free Folk Festival: This annual event will take place on-line on July 16th, showcasing some of the Bay Area’s fine local musicians.
7/9 Midsummer Music: Songs for the season from Birch Book, the Chieftains, the Bothy Band, Damh the Bard, Nessi Gomes, and Ayla Nereo.
7/16 Remembering Kelly Joe Phelps: A tribute to this wonderfully talented blues slide guitarist, hardcore troubadour, avant-garde improviser. Kelly Joe passed away last month at 62, after a long hiatus from music and performing. Highlights include excerpts from an in-studio performance in 2000.
7/23 Emerging Voices: Xavier Rudd, Paul Izak, Gone Gone Beyond, Wookiefoot, Zoë Pollock, Nattali Rize, Amber Lily, Liron Meyuhas, more.
7/30 New & Recent Releases: The latest by Le Vent du Nord from Quebec, Talisk and Lyre Lyre from Scotland, Taj Mahal & Ry Cooder.
8/6 I Come and Stand at Every Door: Reflecting on the bombing of Hiroshima and our present time.
8/13 Flowers in Bloom: June Tabor, Joni Mitchell (For the Roses), Sandy Denny, Bruce Molsky.
8/20 I Am the Earth: Biocentric meditations from Glyn Lehmann, Ayla Schafer, Alonso del Río, Luna Santa.
8/27 Coming Home to You: Music by Iris de Ment, Claudia Schmidt, Richard & Linda Thompson, The Pogues, Cheryl Wheeler, Dave Carter & Tracy Grammer.
9/3 Labor Day: Songs in celebration of workers.
9/10 Potpourri
9/17 (Pledge Drive)
9/24 TBA

It is more important now to be in love than to be in power. It is more important to bring E. O. Wilson’s biophilia into our daily conversations than it is to remain compliant in a time of extinction, ethnic cleansing, and rising seas. It is more important to live for the possibilities that lie ahead than to die in despair over what has been lost.

Only an ignoramus can imagine now that pollinating insects, migratory birds, and pelagic fish can depart our company and that we will survive because we know how to make tools. Only the misled can insist that heaven awaits the righteous while they watch the fires on Earth consume the only heaven we have ever known.

—Barry Lopez