Photo Courtesy of Little Sister
For this installment, contributor R.J. Lozada hosts the band Little Sister.
Erica Nalani y Nada Diaz came together in the summer of 2011 somewhere in the time space continuum otherwise known as THE BAY. Their worlds collided at the intersection of Folk, SOUL, Jazz and (f)Punk which can occasionally be found in radical community spaces, but is most often lingering within record crates and tape decks. Christening their sound in a Union City garage that very winter, Little Sister began playing shows in February 2012 and his since departed on a mission to rid the world of all things not cute.
(Source: Little Sister facebook page)
Erica and Adan (Nada) will be playing a full set, and breaking down the messages in their music, and the motivations that will keep them going.
- On Saturday, July 21, from 3PM to 6PM, the Manilatown Heritage Foundation at the International Hotel (868 Kearny Street) will be having a panel as part of the I-Hotel: We Won’t Move exhibit. The panel features photographer Ira Nowinski, and the Bob Herman, architect of the International Hotel. Roy Recio, Manilatown board president adds, “Come learn about land-use issues of yesterday and today, the affordable housing movement and stories behind TODCO that sprouted up the Mendohsn House, The Knox Hotel, the Wolf House and Hotel Isabelle and the activism work of the Sorro brothers who fought to save the Filipino community enclaves on Kearny St. and in Yerba Buena.” http://www.facebook.com/events/361316920606272/
- On Sunday, July 22, from 1PM to 3:30PM, join author Gayle Romasanta, illustrator Ramon Abad, and the Little Bits for the book launch of Beautiful Eyes at the Latino Room in the San Francisco Main Public Library in downtown San Francisco. http://www.facebook.com/events/126883207452380/
- On Monday, July 23, starting at 5:30 at Union Square in downtown San Francisco, Bayan USA will be holding the People’s State of the Nation Address in response to Philippine President Benigno Aquino’s (otherwise known as “Noy Noy”) State of the Nation Address. Bayan USA will be protesting continuing human rights violations, as well as the Trans-Pacific Partnership Agreement, which if you aren’t in the know is an expanded or steroidal version of the North American Free Trade Agreement, or NAFTA. http://www.facebook.com/notes/bayanusa-nationalalliance/peoples-state-of-the-nation-address/459848914033713
- Next Thursday on July 26, from 5PM to 9PM the Asian Art Museum is opening SpaceBi, a project by Imin Yeh. SpaceBi invites 28 local artists to participate in a friendly take-over of the Asian Art Museum, with a carnivalesque evening of performances, Museum Store mini-solo shows, pop up karaoke lounges, Asian fruit costumes, alternative docent tours, printed tortillas served with kimchee, and participatory projects, and everybody’s favorite triple D’s (Drinks, DJ, and Dancing). In addition, check out Phantoms of Asia — an exhibition of bold new contemporary art exploring spirituality and the afterlife. DJ-in-residence Vin Sol will spin music all night. All this and more, for just $10. http://www.facebook.com/events/135072123297034/
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