An eclectic evening of Arts & Culture in downtown San Jose's SoFA district (and beyond) every First Friday of the month
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  • Street Mrkt

    September 6, 2013 from 7-11pm
    Free and Open to the Public
    South 1st St. in SoFA District, San Jose

    ON THE STAGE:
    7:45-8:25 PM Curious Quail
    8:45-9:30 PM Light Thieves
    10:00-10:45 PM Sunrunners

    with STREET MRKT’s Emcee David Knight

    • CURIOUS QUAIL (San Jose, CA)

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      Curious Quail is a five-piece alternative / indie / orchestral rock band from San Jose, California. Started as a solo project by singer / songwriter Mike Shirley-Donnelly in 2008, Quail has grown significantly since the self-release of the chiptune twinged indie rock release ‘The GLOW Ep’ in 2009.

      Shirley-Donnelly’s somber lyrics and haunting melodies cut through in a style that ranges from hints of Imogen Heap and Regina Spektor to Isaac Brock of Modest Mouse, while drummer Joey Guthrie enacts not only his hard rock roots but also his classical piano and orchestral percussion experience. Violinist Alan Chen and lead guitarist Abe Myers provide the core instrumentation as well as sharing additional keyboard duties, and Erin Keely of the late San Francisco darling Please Do Not Fight backs up Shirley-Donnelly’s vocals with fervor while also adding to the rhythm section on Bass guitar.

      Their most recent effort, 2012’s .:INSTANT GRATIFICATION:. is a concept record, telling a story through the songs with the assistance of the companion Polaroid photo album it was released with. The debut single, ‘Disappointed Smiles’ was placed in regular rotation on the bay area’s 92.3 S*ALT (KSJO), and the second single ‘The GLOW’ won the 2012 SVSX ‘Best Song’ award, as well as being selected by San Francisco’s LIVE 105 (105.3FM KITS) as one of the top 20 songs in the bay area in their annual ‘Not So Silent Night Local Band’ Contest. Their third single, ‘Survivor’s Guilt’ won Curious Quail a spot at LIVE 105’s BFD 2013 at Shoreline Amphitheatre, playing the Pepsi Stage during the festival with Finish Ticket and Tumbleweed Wanderers.

      The band is currently working on their newest record, AFTER THE LIGHTS FAILED, which they are recording at Dirt Room with Jon Devoto (The Matches, Bird By Bird, Finish Ticket) and Brad Dollar (The National, The Stone Foxes).

      www.curiousquail.com/

    • Light Thieves (Fresno, CA)

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      Light Thieves is a 4 piece outfit out of Fresno, California. With the combination of synths, guitar, bass and drums, the outcome is something cosmic. Touching on many influences, the sounds made by Light Thieves range from groovy pop, progressive, psychedelic with an aggressive and spacey twist.

      www.weseelightthieves.com

    • Sunrunners (San Francisco, CA)

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      The mixture of indie rock songwriting, dreamy lyrics, and heavy elements of rock and pop rhythms has long been a staple in the alt-rock world, and Sunrunners delivers on all counts. A California-based quintet led by singer and primary songwriter Stephen Loase (Low-C), Sunrunners have largely managed to avoid the usual rock clichés, injecting a uniquely rock-influenced sound and laid back San Francisco style.

      We are all SUNRUNNERS.

      sunrunners.me

    PARTICIPATING ARTISTS/CREATIVES:

    Al Preciado, Alan Hackler, André Hart, Anna and June Designs, Art Break, Bay Area Bike Share, Baysics Clothing, Beadworker, Becca’s Studio, Black Cat Collective, BOLO Vintage, Bugs and Monsters, Chivaz Wear, Cynthia Gonzalez, Crossroads Trading, Current Tattooing, David Canavese, EcoMonster, E L Helmet, Fernando Amaro, Frances Marin, Francisco Franco, Frank Aguilar, Galactic Romance, Gianfranco Paolozzi, Guy Brookshire, Higher Fire Clayspace & Gallery, J.Fein Designs, James Pollard, Jewels by Daisy, Jodi Mascarenas, Jumble Jibbles , Kathryn Hedges, Keith Bunnell, Knotty Boards , Lucy and Mabel Jewelry, Luna Park Chalk Arts Festival, Matthew Lopez, Mike Borja, Murphy Adams, The One Thousand Thousand Project, Poetry Center San Jose, Radio KKUP 91.5fm , Revolights, SEASONED, The Showroom by the Usuals, SLG /ArtBoutiki, Steamy Tech, Steven Reece, TechShop SJ, There There, Tiny Splendor, Tinkertart , Woody Miller, Works Gallery, and Zenning

    RIDE IN! Safe & secure bike parking provided by San Jose Bike Valet

    In addition to wonderful restaurants and cafés in the district, a wide assortment of gourmet food trucks will be on site in the parking lot next to ANNO DOMINI Gallery including: Banjara Bistro, Barefoot Coffee, Cheese Bandits, Eat On Monday, MoBowl Food Truck, O Mi Ninja, Quick Dog, ScoopsSJ, Soulnese and Twisted Chill

    STREET MRKT is produced by Two Fish Design.

    THANK YOU! to our STREET MRKT partners and sponsors:
    San Jose Downtown Association, Ex’pression College for Digital Arts, TechShop SJ, ZipCar and Metro Newspapers. Supported in part by a Cultural Affairs Grant from the City of San Jose

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    CityESDlogo_2c_90hStreet Mrkt is a Bright Green San José event! The food scraps, compostable plates, cups and utensils are made into a rich natural fertilizer to reduce the amount of space taken up at landfills and to keep our soil healthy. Please check the sticker on the waste bins to make sure you’re putting items in the right bin. Thank you for contributing to a Bright Green San José.


    August 2, 2013 from 7-11pm
    Free and Open to the Public
    South 1st St. in SoFA District, San Jose

    ON THE STAGE:
    7:30-8:15 PM Shovelman
    8:45-9:30 PM French Cassettes
    10:00-10:45 PM The Trims

    with STREET MRKT’s Emcee Emcee, Avery Burke (of Corpus Callosum)

    • Shovelman(San Francisco, CA)
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      Shovelman is a junkyard beatnik, a shovel guitar wielding surrealist folk superhero. Armed with a collection of pawnshop effects pedals and an old barn-shovel turned slide-guitar, Shovelman plays ol’ fashioned folktronica-grooves looped straight out of the ground. The sounds of Mississippi delta blues from the electro-psychedelic future, collide with the antiquated rubble of lyrical one-man-band hoboetry. Shovelman has become infamous in San Francisco where he currently resides as well as on the west coast festival circuit, opening for bands that include Primus, Beats Antique, Sean Hayes and Reggie Watts.

      “Shovelman has forged a perfect merger of the past and the present with his bluesy ‘folktronic’ sound.” – LA Weekly

      “Shovelman’s music would be playing on the radio if Tom Waits and Les Claypool ever went on a road trip together ……and were lost.” – Chip, ‘So Wat TV

      www.shovelman.com

    • French Cassettes (Ripon, CA)

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      Infectious melodies with booty-shaking rhythm, in the style of big slappin’ beats.

      frenchcassettes.bandcamp.com

    • The Trims (San Jose, CA)

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      “In the Bay Area, there is a lot of great new music coming out each week. Bands break up, new ones begin and the buzz ensues…That brings us to The Trims, a local San Jose outfit that has the loyal fanbase and buzz to take them beyond their locality and into a national “spotlight”. The Trims have a strong sound reminiscent of early Strokes and the brit pop of the 90′s, while also conjuring the swagger of artists like Joy Division. Blend that style with over-sexed lyrics about all things scandalous, and you have the identity that defines The Trims.” -Save Alternative

      www.TheTrims.net

    PARTICIPATING ARTISTS/CREATIVES:

    Al Preciado , Alan Hackler/Bay Landscape, André Hart, Anna Nguyen Studios, Baysics Clothing, Beadworker, Becca’s Studio, Black Cat Collective, BOLO Vintage, BoomBotix, Bugs and Monsters, Chivaz Wear, Crossroads Trading, Current Tattooing, Cynthia Gonzalez, David Canavese, Death Before Dishonor , EcoMonster, Fernando Amaro, Francisco Franco, Frank Aguilar, Galactic Romance, Gianfranco Paolozzi, Higher Fire Clayspace & Gallery, Jumble Jimbles, Kathryn Hedges, Keith Bunnell, Knotty Boards, James Pollard, Jewels by Daisy, Jodi Mascarenas, Lucy and Mabel Jewelry, Luna Park Chalk Arts Festival, Matthew Lopez, Mejia Arts , Mike Borja, Oak Creek Vintage, The One Thousand Thousand Project by Jason McHenry, Original Grounds, Poetry Center San Jose, Radio KKUP 91.5fm , Revolights, SEASONED, The Showroom by the Usuals, SLG /ArtBoutiki , Steven Reece, Steamy Tech, There There, Tinkertart, WomenRisingSJ, Woody Miller, Zenning

    RIDE IN! Safe & secure bike parking provided by San Jose Bike Valet

    In addition to wonderful restaurants and cafés in the district, a wide assortment of gourmet food trucks will be on site in the parking lot next to ANNO DOMINI Gallery including: Banjara Bistro, Barefoot Coffee, Cheese Bandits, Eat On Monday, MoBowl Food Truck, MoGo BBQ, O Mi Ninja, Quick Dog, ScoopsSJ, Soulnese and Twisted Chill

    STREET MRKT is produced by Two Fish Design.

    THANK YOU! to our STREET MRKT partners and sponsors:
    San Jose Downtown Association, TechShop SJ, ZipCar and Metro Newspapers. Supported in part by a Cultural Affairs Grant from the City of San Jose

    San Jose Downtown Association Metro techshop_logo_main_150w ZipCar_logo Two Fish Design

    CityESDlogo_2c_90hStreet Mrkt is a Bright Green San José event! The food scraps, compostable plates, cups and utensils are made into a rich natural fertilizer to reduce the amount of space taken up at landfills and to keep our soil healthy. Please check the sticker on the waste bins to make sure you’re putting items in the right bin. Thank you for contributing to a Bright Green San José.