The One About Stone Warriors And A Melancholy Fate
Cy Musiker and David Wiegand scout the Bay Area for things to do this coming weekend and turn up terracotta warriors, Noise Pop, and much more!
February 27, 2013
You don't always equate violinists with being hip, but Kishi Bashi, who is classically trained in the instrument, proves that the two go hand in hand. Having toured as a member of Regina Spektor's band and of Montreal, Bashi has honed his live performance, which includes vocal looping and beat boxing. Check out what's all about at Moe's Alley in Santa Cruz on February 27, 2013. For tickets and more information, visit moesalley.com.
China's Terracotta Warriors
February 22 - May 27, 2013
Asian Art Museum
Qin Shihuang, China's first emperor, ascended the throne at the tender age of 13. What he lacked in age, he made up for in brutality. Historians say he achieved the unification of China through devastating bloodshed that included burying scholars alive. His most sought-after conquest, however, was that of death. In order to achieve immortality, he constructed a tomb that housed a terracotta army of 7,000 life-sized figures and over 10,000 weapons. And now you can see a sample of these relics at the Asian Art Museum through May 27, 2013. For tickets and more information, visit asianart.org.
February 28, 2013
Sometimes it feels good to revel in your emo side and sing the blues. And that's what Ana Moura does best in the style of Fado, a Portuguese type of music that is characterized by songs about betrayal, melancholy, and loss that dates back as far back as the early 1800s. Ana Moura performs at SFJazz on February 28, 2013. For tickets and more information, visit sfjazz.org.
John Handy 80th Birthday Celebration
February 24, 2013
Oakland's John Handy, one of the greatest jazz saxophonists, is celebrating his 80th birthday with a show at Yoshi's on February 24, 2013. He hasn't worked much in the past few years so this is a good opportunity to check in! For tickets and more information, visit yoshis.com.
The Residents' Wonder of Weird 40th Anniversary Tour
February 24, 2013
After four decades of mystery, the members of The Residents have revealed their identities and are embarking on a 40th anniversary tour to celebrate the history of their strange hybrid of music and performance art. For tickets and more information, visit residents.com.
Noise Pop 2013
February 26 - March 3, 2013
Various Bay Area locations
If that isn't enough music for you, you're in luck 'cause this year's Noise Pop festival is upon us! Great bands like YACHT, Toro y Moi, the Fresh & Onlys, !!!, and Psychic Ills will perform from February 26 - March 3, 2013. For tickets and more information, visit noisepop.com.
Also on KQED.org this week ...
We Need You!
Volunteer during our current on-air radio fundraising drive. It's a great way to support KQED Radio with your time. You can really make a difference!
Enter the New "ImageMakers" Screening Room
Enjoy films from present and past seasons of KQED's short independent film series, divided into Animation, Comedy, Drama, and Suspense.