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May 13th, 2013 - "we have not yet begun to fight!"
About: Jonny Mac - Singer/songwriter and musician. Based in Oakland, CA. Fringe Folk: modern Folk, Rock, Roots and artful Pop music. Lyrically rooted in the here and now.
BUY TWO NEW SINGLES - You can also search "Jonny Mac Music Sucks" on iTunes, Amazon and many more online distribution outlets.
I have two new songs available: Music Sucks and Doomsday. Both songs were recorded at Stout Studios (which was an awesome experience, by the way). Randy Burke engineered, I produced and the tunes were mastered by Nick Testa. The songs were made in October 2012. I also put the 2007 EP Machine Comedian online as well... You can find all this at the link above.
If you would like to book a show ... Jon.firstname.lastname@example.org
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May 13th, 2013
I've begun recording a "full length" recording. Not sure what "making a record" means these days, but I'll call it about ten songs and a sound project. I'm currently several sessions in… a good start and a long way to go. My chief collaborator is the guitar ace and genuinely nice guy Scotty “Rock-n-Roll” Robertson. He’s adding guitar and working dials… I think it’s going to be a good one when all said and done. Target release date is October 1st… Like I said, long way to go…
May 5th, 2013
I had a great time at the Copus event last Friday. Folk music – check. Jazz Fusion with poetry – check. Magician – check. Fistfight – check. We damn near had it all last Friday! Check out the Westside Arthouse in SF - every 1st Friday - top local talent in a variety of disciplines. Thanks Copus Multimedia for having me!
April 20th, 2013
Hey there - on Friday, May 3rd, I'll be taking part in a showcase set up by Copus Music at the Westside Arthouse in SF (Richmond District). I'll be playing tunes along with a few others. Should be a good night - please come out if you're in the neighborhood!
April 7th, 2013
Just two words on the last MAPP show - great times! The shows just keep getting better and better. I am grateful to all the performers... The SF Bay Area songwriter scene is alive and well and I am glad to be a part of it.
March 25th, 2013
The next MAPP show will rock!!! It all happens on Saturday, April 6th, at Cafe La Boheme in SF, CA. Check out this lineup and email for more details! Jon.email@example.com
6:00 - Jonny Mac & Alex Jimenez (co-hosts)
6:40 - Michael Hamilton
7:20 - She the Wolf
8:00 - Liz O
8:40 - Ellisa Hammersla
9:20 - Nikki Borodi
Aside from doing our Songwriters in the Hadron Collider set, Alex & I will also be supplying witty banter between sets. Really looking forward to this show - a one of a kind deal. April 6th's MAPP is dedicated to PachaMama: Pachamama is a goddess revered by the indigenous people of the Andes. PachaMama is often translated as "Mother Earth" but to be more accurate in Aymara and Quechua, Mama translates to mother and Pacha translates to world, land, universe or cosmos.
March 1st, 2013
It's been way too long since I've updated. The back log on my desk is working to sink me. I will keep it short and sweet: SLP had a great February - from getting plays on various radio, to actually selling music via CD Baby - iTunes - Amazon and like (people actually still buy music!!); to putting on fun shows for the MAPP and also at Farley's East in downtown Oakland! Extra special thanks to www.endofradio.com and http://pcrcollective.org/ for the extra special support.
Jan 25th, 2013
So far, the push of the two new singles has been interesting. The interview on Mutiny Radio was surreal... One of these days I'll write a story about all the crazy things that happen within my world as a independent musician... It's been encouraging to see folks accessing the music on the different distribution outlets. By the way, so far, the longest free play listens are on on iTunes (search Jonny Mac Music Sucks and so on and so forth...). As for supporting the cause, I get a better deal from CD Baby, but whatever you are comfortable with - no big deal. I think it's cool to be able to download a tune in a matter of seconds on the phone... Anyway, BIG thank you for buying the tunes, talking up S.L.P. and coming out to the shows!
Jan 19th, 2013
The next MAPP show is set. I'm very excited about this one. We've added more performers to keep this singer/ songwriter night at optimum energy. These performers were hand picked between myself and co-curator Alex Jimenez. I will host and play a short set to get the night rolling. Alex will cap the night with a closing set. In between we have bill that is high on talent, creativity, and perhaps drugs and alcohol.
Saturday, Feb 2nd 2013 - at Cafe La Boheme (Mission, SF)
6:00 - Jonny Mac
6:40 - Lizzie Karr
7:20 - Aaron Ford
8:00 - Donovan Plant
8:40 - Hannah Werdmuller
9:20 - Alex Jimenez
Jan 3rd, 2013
I'm kind of just coming out of a digital cleanse... Took two months off from social networking, didn't store my thoughts and doings online, etc. Basically, I tried to appreciate the physical world without too many distractions otherwise. I don't know... no revelations. There is some irony in coming back to digital life to find an expired browser, a phone entering its planned obsolescence - basically no way to conveniently reconnect. I guess that's the way it goes. The bottom line, it's going to be a good deal of work just to get back into the swing of things.
Nov 19th, 2012
The next MAPP bill is set: Performing Saturday Dec 1st @ Cafe La Boheme
6pm Jeff Desira
7pm Johnny Nash
8pm Michael Hamilton
9pm Chloe Little
*Special thanks to Alex Jimenez for co-hosting this event with me!
Nov 7th, 2012
The next MAPP show is coming up on Saturday, December 1st! We have a nice show shaping up: Johnny Nash, Jeff Desira, Michael Hamilton (doing a Leonard Cohen set)... We will be adding one more act to the night at Cafe La Boheme... Stay tuned!
Oct 30th, 2012
The Battle Stache shows went very well. This is a creative, dedicated, and deeply talented group - not to mention funny as hell! Thanks to all who contributed to the Mad Stache: Phenomena! I take away inspiration and otherwise warm thoughts from the camaraderie. Thank you to everyone who came to the shows and supported us.
Oct 15th, 2012
Very busy these days... writing new songs for the Battle Stache shows coming up at the end of the month - just in time for Halloween! The show is called Mad Stache: Phenomena... Think horror, think comedy, think blood and gut laughs... This will be live sketch comedy, accompanied by live music and local artwork to create full length multi-media engagement like no other in the Bay Area.
The shows will take place at the Firehouse Art Hangar, 3192 Adeline Street, on the Berkeley/Oakland border. The Thursday, Friday, and Saturday shows begin at 8pm. The Sunday show starts at 5pm. Bike parking is available on site, car parking may be found on street or in Ashby BART lot.
Again, these shows are:
Thurs 10/25 - 8PM
Fri 10/26 - 8PM
Sat 10/27 - 8PM
Sun 10/28 - 5PM
Ticket prices are $15 at the door and doors open 30 minutes before each performance. If you’re among the savvy folk then you can purchase your tickets online for a mere $12 by visiting this link for Brown Paper Tickets: http://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/274582
From Battle Stache: Expect the usual absurdity both onscreen and onstage as the inane story-lines and characters leave an indelible impression on the audience’s cultural values and sense of decency, if any are present to begin with. The Mad Stash: Phenomena is a festive evening of unctuous, hysterical and ridiculous sketches performed at a rate only appropriate for the age of the attention deficit.
Oct 3rd, 2012
The recording session at Stout Studios was a blast. Look for two digital singles to be released by the end of the year!
Sept 25th, 2012
The next MAPP show is Oct 6th at Cafe La Boheme:
6PM Jonny Mac "Fringe Folk" - Curator, Host
7PM JJ Schultz "Western Roots"
8PM Oakshott "Mysterious, intimate, avant-guard"
9PM No Lovely Thing "Psychedelic Soul"
Sept 1st, 2012
More on the collaboration with the Battle Stache Comedy Troupe... We are doing five shows in late October (the 25th through the 29th), at the Firehouse Art Collective in Berkeley. I will be putting together a new set of new songs around themes of catastrophe, phenomena and other things that pique our sensations with their uniqueness. I am very excited to be working with Battle Stache, and also about doing an extended string of performances in my neighborhood. There will likely be an EP of the new material by the end of the year. More details as we get closer to the date.
August 20th, 2012
The Far Corners and myself were discussing a joint tour in 2013. We're in the early planning stages and the three principals currently all prefer different directions. It will be worked out... This is down the road a little bit...
August 9th, 2012
I'll be recording two Fringe Folk songs in Stout Studios with Randy Burke behind the board in early September. Getting ready for an online release, plus new SLP tee-shirts and buttons will be available! The next MAPP show is coming up in October. Also, I'll be doing a residency with the creative comedy team at Battle Stache Studios at the end of October. I'm bummed to miss both the WCS and Far West seminars this year, but I'll be working... More info as we get closer to the action.
July 15th, 2012
Good things happening... Album planning is in full effect. Check out the You Tube channel -- to the right of this page -- for a little filler in the down time. I have had a good summer re-connecting with old musical friends, receiving perspective and gaining inspiration. Big financial questions are in the air right now... The SLP enterprise is hungry to move... I want to make sure I can guide this to a better place, and not get stuck in one of the artless desserts, before putting real money down... More on that to come.
I send a special thanks to Alex Jimenez for guest hosting the next MAPP event at Cafe La Boheme. He has brought back Jeff Desira and Celeste Ignacio for an encore performance. I also was able to get my friends Amalgamation on the bill. The event is in good hands while I do a private show in Nevada County. I will be back at MAPP in October.
June 5th, 2012
The event at Cafe La Boheme was a blast! Thanks to all the performers for giving such good spirit to the occasion!
May 22nd, 2012
The lineup is set for the next MAPP event. On Saturday, June 2nd, I will play host to an excellent group of songwriters at Cafe La Boheme. Come out! Lots of great music, art, dance and poetry will be featured all over the deep Mission - for free! This really is an incredible opportunity to tap into the creative life force of one of San Francisco's more dynamic neighborhoods...
6PM Celeste Ignacio
7PM Alex Jimenez
8PM Jeff Desira
9PM Jon e. Money (Jon Moldover)
Again, this event happens Saturday, June 2nd at Cafe La Boheme - 3318 24th St., SF, CA 94110
May 11th, 2012
Things are progressing well. Looking forward to hosting another event for the MAPP on June 2nd. The lineup is almost set. More details to come...
April 23rd, 2012
Sooooo.... I'm closing up for a little spring cleaning (ie - recording). I'll be back with updates soon. Expect videos, films... and newly recorded music!
April 15th, 2012
Check out the interview on Unbound Sound. My interview is throughout the second half of the show - about an hour in.
April 11th, 2012
Tune into Unbound Sound on FCC Free Radio on this night! I'm doing an interview and playing a few tunes from 9-10PM PST.
April 7th, 2012
I am hosting another show at Cafe La Boheme on 24th St in the Mission district of San Francisco as part of the MAPP (Mission Arts Performance Project). Check out this great event on Saturday, April 7th!
6PM - Michael Hamilton
7PM - Jonny Mac
8PM - Melissa Lyn
9PM - Casi Pajaros (Folklorico Latino con Chris Mayorga y Heidi Andrea)
I am very encouraged by the MAAP experience. One of my goals with music is to be involved with a creatively concerned community. While we live in a time when the words "creative" and "community" are becoming more suspect, it's seems right and natural to emphasize concern in this regard.
March 17th, 2012
I am very excited to be playing at the Hemlock Tavern in San Francisco on St. Patrick's Day. Also on this bill are my friends from Portland, OR - Toy Boat Toy Boat Toy Boat! Headlining will be the Get Dead who will be leaving on a two month tour of Europe the following week. This is a very eclectic and special bill, the kind of thing that doesn't happen every day in the city or anywhere else. Check out the flier on the Shows page!
I hope to see friends out in force at this one. Note that the show starts at 4PM, which is the perfect time for a live music diversion on the otherwise all day amateur hour that is St. Pats in the SF!
Live at the Hemlock Tavern - 4PM - (Saturday) March 17th - 1131 Polk St. SF, CA
Toy Boat Toy Boat Toy Boat
March 10th, 2012
I have a big show coming up on March 10th at the legendary Exit Theater in downtown San Francisco. I'll be sharing a bill with Lauren Oakshott as part of Songwriter Saturdays. This is an excellent venue for songwriters to perform original material and we expect a great turnout. Come down into the city on Saturday, March 10th. The show starts at 8:30PM!
Feb 4th, 2012
Sane Lunatic Productions is hosting a show as part of the MAPP (Mission Arts Performance Project) and Cafe La Boheme in the Mission District San Francisco.
6:30PM - Anastasia (Folk, Latin & Blues)
7:30PM - Peter Vincent - 1982 Punk Noir
8:00PM - Jonny Mac (Fringe Folk)
9:00PM - Rachel Toups (Folk, Pop)
Also, the Plasma Art Gallery (India) will be exhibiting their art throughout the night in awareness towards children with Blood Disorders.
Write for details: Jon.firstname.lastname@example.org
I'm writing music for the Foreplayers Theater Company production of William Shakespeare's As You Like It. I will also be acting in a small roll as well. The play will be staged at a warehouse in West Oakland on Friday and Saturday, January 27th & 28th. Normally this warehouse hosts punk shows. Our production will be their first play. I'm looking forward to this show!