BMF 2008 San Francisco Line Up
June 21, 2008

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10am Alemany Farmer’s Market
10–10:30 Here’s Rusty
10:40–11:15 Cello Joe

12pm Alemany Farm Solstice Fest
12–12:30 Du Uy Ensemble
12:40–1:10 Obo Martin
1:20–2 The Sonya Cotton Band

3pm Precita Park

3 –3:40 Antioquia
3:45–4:20 SHAKE YOUR PEACE!

5pm Dolores Park
5– 5:30 Brass Liberaton Orchestra
5:30-6:15 StitchCraft
6:30 – 7:15 Manicato
7:25 -8:10 The Ginger Ninjas
8:20 – 8:50 La Malamana (sunset @ 8:35pm)
8:45 –9:15 BMX Freestyle feat. Pete Brandt

9PM Evening Cruiser Ride with on-bike performances

9:20 – 9:40 Janaysa (piano, vocals)
9:45 – 10:30 Fossil Fool, the Bike Rapper, with backup from Joel Elrod and Mafiosa Felice on 808 electronic drums and hand percussion.

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10am ALEMANY FARMER’S MARKET
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10–10:30 Here’s Rusty

Here’s Rusty’ is a duo of organ and drums that takes the funky expressions of jazz with middle eastern music and builds them in front of the audiences eyes into a sonic staircase. The performance then consists of leading the audience up the staircase by the hand of improv, and running and jumping off the top in cathartic death/flight into a pool of farmer’s market vegetables. Ezra Lipp On Drums, Ofir Uziel on Organ.
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10:40–11:15 Cello Joe

Recently returned from Chiapas, Mexico having biked 5000 miles WITH HIS CELLO strapped to the back of his Xtracycle, Cello Joe single-handedly (and two-footedly) defined the standard of what it means to be a bicycle-touring cellist. Hailed by critics as “the wildest beatboxing cellist in the west,” Cello Joe’s one-man funk house fuses improvised cello, socially-conscious lyrics, and beatboxing beatdown. www.myspace.com/CelloJoe

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12pm ALEMANY FARM
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12–12:30 Du Uy Ensemble

The wood-hauling, funk-splitting, horn-pulling draft horse of pioneer (un)settler Danny Cao, the Du Uy Ensemble opens up new territories and musical farmland for others to follow into. The draft horse works as easily with funk, as it does with boleros, jazz, electronica, drum and bass, samba, rock, cha cha, bossa nova, et al. The horse is arrestingly strong, humblingly beautiful. The Du Uy’s 4 legs are gonna knock you the F over. http://www.myspace.com/duuyquintet

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12:40–1:10 Obo Martin

Part feather capped-farmer, part homeless Irish tall-tale, part Peter Pan turned genius, and all legend, Obo has actually lived and tripped in the sea tunnels under the Cliff House, gotten taken hostage by pirates in Ireland, gave The Be Good Tanyas their name, punched U2′s Bono in the face, had drinks bought for him by Donovan, and has walked over 10,000 miles on his recent tour of the mind of God. http://www.myspace.com/obomartin

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1:20–2 The Sonya Cotton Band

With 2 bicycle/music tours under her belt, Sonya Cotton, the Frida Khalo of songwriting, writes music that still smells of the wind; feels of animal fur; appears like a stark forest rim; and moves like a blood hued river. Her music plods into your ears like a beautiful hooded bank robber on a Tennessee horse; fiddle, flutes, and nylon string guitars sparkling behind her like gold coins leaking out of a small hole in the getaway sack. It’s music so beautiful you’ll open the safe and give her all the gold. www.myspace.com/sonyacotton

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3pm PRECITA PARK
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3:00–3:40 Antioquia

With a new album and bicycle/music tour in the works, Antioquia is poised to make a funky addition to the bike/music scene. A socially conscious quartet of three men and a lady creating “churning cauldrons of groove…the driving pulse of the tamboras, the hard swish of the maracas, a screaming guitar and funky slap bass that would make Les Claypool perk his ear,” the band could be called an afro-drum psychedelic rock bicycle trip. http://www.myspace.com/antioquiaband

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3:45–4:20 SHAKE YOUR PEACE!

With 4 bicycle/music tours under its belt, SHAKE YOUR PEACE! is one of the pioneers of the bicycle/music paradigm. Part of what could be called the “punk rock tradition of American folk music,” SYP! makes its own rules: anti-copyright/ pro-stewardship un-licensing their music, presenting their CD’s and merchandise without a price, and of course, touring on their bikes. www.ShakeYourPeace.com

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5pm DOLORES PARK
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5– 5:30 Brass Liberation Orchestra

The Brass Liberation Orchestra (founded in 2002) is a musical group of brass, reeds and percussion that plays music to support political causes with particular emphasis on peace, and racial and social justice. They work to build a multigender/multiracial/multigenerational group that enhances and strengthens the culture of the Left. http://www.myspace.com/brassliberationorchestra
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5:30 – 6:15 StitchCraft

To bake a StitchCraft, combine equal parts fiddle gypsy acid-folk, sunny latin guitar, jazz drums, tight female vocal harmonies that bend and slide like an electric butterfly trombone, a wheel full of bicycle spokes, and 20 sticks of dynamite, and strike a match.
BAM! > StitchCraft! www.myspace.com/stitchcraft

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6:30-7:15 Manicato

The word Manicato, derived from the language of the Native People of Puerto Rico known as The Taino, means “a bold and valiant person of a good heart.” The band Manicato lives up to this Taino ideal with it’s socially conscious lyrics backed by a mixture of Salsa, Timba, Reggae, Hip Hop, and Rock . You can find Manicato’s hard-hitting horn lines, and water-tight father/son harmony factory, rocking SF venues like Bruno’s, Cigar Bar, and The Independent. www.myspace.com/manicato

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7:25 -8:10 The Ginger Ninjas

The Ginger Ninjas are certifiably the craziest most hardcore bicycle touring band in the world. Having recently returned from their epic 5000-mile Pleasant Revolution rock & roll bicycle tour, from near Lake Tahoe, CA all the way down to Chiapas at the bottom of Mexico, The Ginger Ninjas have set the standard for how to do a totally off-grid bicycle music tour. No one got the crowd dancing as hard as The Ninjas at last year’s Bicycle Music Festival! www.GingerNinjas.com
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8:20-8:50 La Malamana (sunset @ 8:35pm)

In the tradition of the great street theaters of the Old World, La Malamana brings the baddest, most incendiary, fire-spitting, stilt-walking, interactive Latin rock show you’ve ever seen to the streets of The Mission. Featuring Mafiosa on percussion and vocals, the troupe also knows how to rock the bike! www.myspace.com/lamalamana
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8:50 –9:15 BMX Freestyle feat. Pete Brandt

www.petebrandt.com/
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9:15 Evening Ride with Live on-bike Performances

9:20 – 9:45 Janaysa

El Cerito-based singer / songwriter Janaysa’s voice has so much body and grit, we probably don’t even need to mic her. But we want her words to come across loud and clear as we cruise through SF at dusk. Her piano grooves are rolling, mesmerizing and simple, with hooks that leave you wishing you could hum in four part harmony. Welcome first time BMF performer Janaysa!

9:50 – 10:30 Fossil Fool, the Bike Rapper


Fossil Fool, the Bike Rapper, is like a regular rapper, but instead of showing up in a car and rapping about cars like a lame idiot, Fossil Fool shows up on a bike, and raps about bikes, like a superhero. Pioneering bicycle music culture since ’03, Fossil Fool invented the genre of bike-rapping: from the music to the aesthetic. He created a glowing ectoplasmic “soul-cycle” and rolls up to shows like no other rapper can: glowing like a zero-emissions casino, thumping techno, and freestyling like a maniac. Often people just burst into spontaneous applause before the man even opens his mouth! No one knows how to rock the party like the Fossil Fool. www.FossilFool.com