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Tuesday, December 17, 2013

New Album So Much Love Is Out Tomorrow!

My new album "So Much Love" is going to be out tomorrow!


You can pre-order it at http://bit.ly/cj-newalbum

You can also get it for free by tweeting or sharing it on facebook/linked in! Just click this button:



or this one:


or visit this link: http://bit.ly/ShareSoMuchLove


Preview a few tracks at http://cellojoe.bandcamp.com/album/so-much-love

Happy holidaze!
- CelloJoe

Thursday, December 12, 2013

Cello Madness Congress Dec 13 2013 doors at 8 pm show at 8:30 pm Viracocha


Cello Madness Congress
Dec 13 2013 doors at 8 pm show at 8:30 pm
Viracocha


Cello Madness Congress is in 2 days!

FRIDAY DECEMBER 13, 2013

Viracocha
998 Valencia St
San Francisco CA 94110
http://bit.ly/dec13cmc
https://www.facebook.com/events/551807028205929/

(You may see something like what you see below! That's a cello two high from a previous Cello Madness Congress.)



~∞~Classical Revolution & CELLO JOE PRESENT~∞~
 
"The Cello MADNESS Congress: Holidazed!!"
 
$8-20 sliding scale
Advance tickets at 
cellomadness.eventbrite.com
***doors open at 8:00 pm***
 
*ADDRESS BELOW*
 
::::::::::::::::::::
:::FEATURING:::
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StringQuake
Mikael Khalikulov & Amelia Romano
Cello & Harp
 
Devon McClive
cello and electric guitar duo
 
Josh McClain 
cello and voice 
http://mcclainmusic.com/about/
 
Max MacLeod
Shredder cellist
 
Cello Joe~
http://www.cellojoe.com/
beatboxing + cello = classical hip hop
 
Expect mystical moments of musical mayhem. Cellists improvising in ways you've never heard cello before.
 
There's only 75 tickets available. Tickets are $8 to $20 sliding scale, so if you're doing alright, support the art. First come, first served. Doors at 8 pm show starts at 8:22. 
 
Viracocha says, "Viracocha info: We are a community run underground venue and so we ask folks to help protect the space from being shut down. Please; No outside alcohol, be mindful of noise and gathering outside, no drinks upstairs and also please be respectful of the items in the store. Thanks so much"
 
A bit of background:The Cello Madness Congress is a loose knit group of cellists from around the bay area (70 members strong and growing!) who get together to write a new constitution of what is possible with the violincello or 'cello for short.
 
We play the instrument said to be most like the human voice and we create spontaneous, improvised, magical musical moments of pure ecstasy (the aural/auditory kind) that astound and amaze the listener's ear. We can go from a stately, majestic promenade of elf gods to a wild, erratic, frantic frenzy of whirling space gnomes dancing in eternity whilst seducing seahorses and sea cucumbers.
 
Our jams can depict the ephemeral wisps of smoke rising from a funeral pyre to the prismatic rainbow colored fanfare of a three ring circus complete with elephants and clowns.
 
We also read music arranged for cello. We invite all cellists to come and explore with us. Other instruments are welcome too, especially violin, viola, and upright bass.
 
Come and experience the magic for yourself! We meet in the San Francisco Bay Area, the Cello Bazar is at the Bazaar Cafe in San Francisco and soon we'll be taking over the world.We can be hired for parties, corporate events, weddings, bar mitzvahs, in home concerts, festivals, churches, retirement homes, grand openings, circuses, etc.
 
 
:::VENUE INFO:::
998 Valencia St
(between Liberty St & 21st St)
San Francisco, CA 94110
Neighborhood: Mission
(415) 374-7048
www.viracochasf.com/

Thursday, October 17, 2013

CelloJoe at ULUV 2013 Festival for charity - Oct 26 2013

I'll be playin at ULUV 2013, A donation based, Bay Area music festival for charity celebrating everything ULUV. 
Date: October 26th 2013
Location: 111 Minna Street & the 100th block of Minna Street 
Cost: Free/ donation based, VIP tickets available for purchase (currently VIP tickets onlly available for purchase through Indiegogo campaign)
Website: uluvmusic.com

On October 26th ULUV will take place at 111 Minna Gallery and on Minna Streets 100th block. The event will feature 3 stages, cover all genres represented in the Bay Area, showcase over 40 local artists, as well as celebrate local art, food, and beer.  All donations collected at the event and proceeds from VIP tickets will go to support 3 music charities, Bread and Roses, Music in Schools Today and MusiCares. 
 
Headliners include: David Harness, Gavin Hardkiss, Luce, Roem and the Revival, NAKED SOUL, Sila, Bayonics & Wil Blades OGD 
 
Charity Info: Bread and Roses - Brings music to those who need it most, providing free, live, quality entertainment to people who live in institutions or isolated care centers. 
Music In Schools Today - Music education for the next generation, advocating for, supporting and developing, integrated, sustainable and measurable music-in-education programs
MusiCares - A safety net for musicians, providing critical assistance such as financial support, medical and dental assistance. A free dental clinic will be held for participating ULUV musicians.


Videos from "You're Going to Die Poetry Night"

Performances from You're Going to Die Poetry night in the mission in San Francisco.

From August feature:


Cello Joe - GetAround from matbrady on Vimeo.
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Cello Joe - Travel from matbrady on Vimeo.

Cello Joe - Short Little While from matbrady on Vimeo.

Cello Joe - Life from matbrady on Vimeo.

Cello Joe - Coming To Kill You from matbrady on Vimeo.

From July with Toni Tone:
 
Cello Joe from Max Silverman on Vimeo.

Wednesday, September 18, 2013

CelloJoe will be performing Friday Sep 20 2013 at the Pantheon Stage from 11:30 am to 12:30 pm at Symbiosis Gathering! Roving performances on a pedal powered PA system as well! Keep an eye and an ear out.


Thursday, September 12, 2013

Cello Madness Congress is tomorrow!

Cello Madness Congress is tomorrow!

When was the last time you saw a two high of cellists?? Probably just now in that picture, but probably never before!

Cello Madness Congress is the wildest cello event in the universe. We get a bunch of cellists together and improvise in front of you, the live audience. It is epic. Just epic. That's all I can say.

It's at a secret location in SF. So you have to TEXT me at 65O-2O8-7149 to know where to go.
Or I suppose you could visit the event page:
https://www.facebook.com/events/368298693288181/

If you want advance tickets, go to cellomadness.eventbrite.com

See ya there!
- CelloJoe

Friday, August 23, 2013

BURNING MAN 2013!!!

See ya on the playa! 


Monday
Star Star Roadhouse 
Location: 9:29 & H
Time: 2100h - 2200h 

Tuesday
Solar/Nectar Village Main Entrance for the Mobile Hot Dog Cart
Location: 8 & E
Time: 2100h - ?? | meet up 2100h cruise at 2130h (best guess..)

Wednesday
Solar Beats Sunset Art Car Cruise
Location: 10 & G - Nexus
Time: 1630h - 2030h | meet up at 1630h cruise 1700h - 2030h.

Camp Soft Landing / Palenque Norte / Full Circle Tea House 
Location: 9:15 & B
Time: 2230h - 0000h 

Thursday 
Sacred Spaces
Location: 9:30 & Esplanade
Time: 0400h - 0500h

Grid City
Location: 2:00 @ E
Time: 0800h - 0900h 

Sacred Spaces
Location: 9:30 & Esplanade
Time: 1630h - 1700h

Friday 
Dust Fish
Location: 8 & Esplanade on the 7:30 block
Time: 2115h - 2215h

Sunday
Star Star Roadhouse 
Location: 9:29 & H
Time: 2300h - 0000h 

Tuesday, July 30, 2013

RAINDANCE CAMPOUT! Aug 2-5 2013

RAINDANCE CAMPOUT!
THIS WEEKEND!

I hope to see you this weekend at Raindance!
This is a really special festival. It's very small, but has all the biggest names in the west coast electronic music scene. It's a real gem.


http://www.raindancepresents.com

"Welcome to Raindance! We are super excited for this year's festivities to begin. The wild, whacked out, and wily minds of the Raindance crew bring you a whole new creation to a whole new location. We are all working together to make this 9th year of Raindance extremely special.

As always, Raindance comes with a jam-packed lineup of exquisite electronic music, performances, workshops and more. We will be bringing a new focus to art installations, chill zones, yoga and movement classes, film viewing, and an epic River Stage for daytime adventures.

Join us for 3 days and nights of dancing, swimming, playing, learning, camping, growing, and exploring with your loving Raindance Family."

Check out who's playing:

RANDOM RAB * OM UNIT (UK) * BREACH (UK, Dirtybird)
BLUETECH * EPROM * RUSS LIQUID * VIBESQUAD * ANDRELIEN * FREQ NASTY

RENA JONES * THUGFUCKER * GLADKILL * DUB KIRTAN ALLSTARS * KAMINANDA * J.PHLIP (DIRTYBIRD) * LIBERATION MOVEMENT * LOVE & LIGHT * PUMPKIN * QUADE * MR. ROGERS * NOMINUS * INDASKYES * EL PAPA CHANGO

ANTACID * VNDMG * BALANCE * LE PORTAL * MIHKAL * JOBOT * EVAN MARC * KITTY-D * NANDA * DOV * DANNY CORN * SMASHELTOOTH * GENO COCHINO * THE BLACK 22's * MAJITOPE * SASHA ROSE * NICO LUMINOUS * POM (FIVE POINTS) * HYPNOTECH * NEPTUNE * CELLO JOE * TONY IN ORBIT * SPEKTRUM * BUCKNER * DABIS * SKULLTRANE * ALABASTER KANE * SATSI SONIC * IRIEYES * LEAFYGREEN * R-KIDZ * QUESTION ? * SMASH & GRAB * MITCHY MANITAU * JOCELYN * CHRISTAFARI * MERCEDES JAYA * DIVA DANIELLE * BOB V * EVERYMAN * AFRO Q BEN * G.A.M.M.A. * L.B. * SUBSONIC DROPS

RAINDANCE FAMILY DJs
BROTHER * DIGITAL HONEY * LITTLE JOHN * THE PIRATE * ROB MONROY
MOZAIC * DAX * STRIDAH

Friday, July 26, 2013

Digital Detox at Freespace

There's been some really rad stuff happening at freespace in SF the last two months!
This is one of the last parties. come be part of the magic.
Friday July 27 2013 at 7 pm 1131 Mission St San Francisco
CelloJoe plays at 8 pm. 

http://freespace.io/event/digital-detox/



July 26 @ 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm

 | Free
A Camp Grounded and [freespace] Off-The-Grid Celebration of Community.
It’s like summer camp for adults, in the city, for one epic night of pure unadulterated fun. Everyone is invited. And it’s FREE!
Join Digital Detox and our friends from Treehouse, [ freespace ], and Reboot for our largest Device-Free celebration to date. Leave your phone at home or check it at the door for a night of Digital Detox and Camp Grounded goodness. Live music with Con Brio and Cello Joe, campfire sing-a-long with Seltzy, analog zone with arts and crafts, board games, typewriters, delicious treats, face-painting, and so so much more.
Whether you came to camp, have spent time at [freespace], or enjoyed a Device-Free Drink with us in the past…. you don’t want to miss this! Together we’ll redefine what it means to truly be connected.
**We’ll also be announcing future dates for Camp Grounded and Digital Detox at this party… be the first to sign-up before it fills.
Space is Limited!
RSVP at 
*** Want to volunteer at this party? Email Camp@thedigitaldetox.org with the subject “volunteering” to get involved. Thanks!

Details

Start:
July 26, 2013 7:00 pm
End:
July 26, 2013 10:00 pm
Cost:
Free
Website:
http://thedigitaldetox.org/

Venue

[ f r e e s p a c e ]
1131 Mission Street, San Francisco, CA 94103United States

Organizer

Levi Felix





Monday, July 22, 2013

Pedalfest 2013




Check out this video from PedalFest last weekend at Jack London Square. It uses one of my songs as the background music. I performed at the Rock the Bike pedal powered stage.
http://youtu.be/eSRNV1cHSmA

Tuesday, July 16, 2013

THANK YOU Lightning in a Bottle!

THANK you Lighning in a Bottle!

I had an amazing time at this totally transformational festival.
You gotta go next year! So much large scale art, so much music, so many workshops, so much awesomeness. The Do Lab really does it up!

I want to thank the folks at the Grand Artique and Frontierville for having me play on their stage. Shout outs to Lucent Dossier, Super Tall Paul, Robbie Fitzsimmons, The Casino crew, and all the thousands of people that made it all happen.

-Joey

Monday, July 08, 2013

New collaboration with The Wednesday Experiment!

Check out this new collaboration created by The Wednesday Experiment! It's really beautiful! We met in Melbourne, Australia and we recorded some grooves in Peter's living room.

And here are my lyrics to the same groove:


Please share these track if you like them!

Thursday, July 04, 2013

Wednesday, June 26, 2013

CelloJoe is at Electric Forest!

CelloJoe is at Electric Forest in Rothbury, MI! 
Holy smokes this festival is going to be awesome. Fungineers, Pretty Lights, String Cheese Incident, Super Tall Paul, Lynx, Dehli 2 Dublin, EOTO, Russ Liquid, plus about a hundred more. 
CelloJoe will be playing at The Observatory and the schedule is like this: 
Thursday June 27: 1:15 am - 2:00 am (technically Friday...)
Friday June 28: 10:45 pm - 11:30 pm
Saturday June 29: 8:45 - 9:15 pm
Sunday June 30: 6:30 - 7:00 pm 

If you're at Electric Forest and you took a photo or video of the show and share it on Facebook, twitter, instagram, etc and tag it with @CelloJoe / #CelloJoe #EF13 and #ElectricForest. You're the best! 

- CelloJoe 


Thursday, June 20, 2013

Cello & Beatbox: Cello Joe at TEDxConstitutionDrive 2013



I gave a talk at TEDxConstitutionDrive in Menlo Park about time in the context of bicycle music adventures. 
This is not an official TED Talk. 
It's an independently organized TEDx event. 
It sure looks impressive though doesn't it! 
Please share with your bicycle & music people!
http://youtu.be/2vv7r4H3zrE

SF Bicycle Music Festival!

I'll be playing a short set at the SF BMF!! 

Also: I got this message from the organizers to pass on..
Please donate to Bicycle Music Festival; deadline for online campaign is this Friday.

Our nonprofit festival needs your help. 
Please watch this video and donate to our Kickstarter campaign, which will cover increased permitting fees for our most ambitious fest to date. Perks for donating include delicious Pedal Powered treats you can enjoy on the day of, clothing, and bikes!

 Kickstarter campaign for BMF  
Two more updates: Food and Maps

Food at BMF:
 
We'll have hot food at Golden Gate Park thanks to local chef Hot Bike. We'll also have delicious Bike Blended Smoothies and Pedal-cranked sorbets and Ice Cream. Be one of the cool people who bring a picnic blanket! 
  
Food at the Night Venue is also plentiful. There are nine restaurants on 22nd St. within our closed off area, and dozens more within the surrounding blocks. 
  
Make a day of it!

Map Links for the venues:
DAY VENUE: http://goo.gl/maps/svUKS

PARADE ROUTE: http://goo.gl/maps/27Q3G

NIGHT VENUE: http://goo.gl/maps/8UKxx
Thanks again,
Paul and Gabe


Sunday, June 09, 2013

CelloJoe will be at WOBO's Oaklavia today from 12-3 pm.
on the grass across from 395 Merritt Ave Oakland, CA
Pedal Powered Sound System! Come power it up!
Oaklavia.org
 

Monday, June 03, 2013

Caffe Trieste Berkeley on June 6 2013 7-9 pm

CelloJoe will be performing at Caffe Trieste Berkeley on June 6 2013 from 7-9 pm.
With John Rybak on Harmonica! 
FREE SHOW!


2500 San Pablo Ave.
Berkeley, CA
510.548.5198
 caffetriesteberkeley.net

Tuesday, May 14, 2013

May 17 2013 50 Mason Social House

Classical Revolution presents The Musical Art Quintet and CelloJoe
Friday May 17 2013 
10 pm
50 Mason Social House
50 Mason St
San Francisco, CA
$5 advance / $8-20 sliding scale at the door
advance tickets: 
https://www.wepay.com/events/musical-art-quintet--cello-joe--50-mason-social-house



The Musical Art Quintet is a string ensemble which performs music from all over the world - South America, Africa, Eastern Europe, Cuba, the US...
The band is comprised of some of the Bay Area's most exciting string players and is led by bassist and composer Sascha Jacobsen.
Sascha's works include elements of improvisation, in a style they call world chamber music.

Anthony Blea, violin
Jory Fankuchen, violin
Charith Premawardhana, viola
Lewis Patzner, cello
Sascha Jacobsen, bass
www.musicalartquintet.com

Cello Joe has been warming the hearts of Bay Area audiences for several years.
As the creator of the "Cello Madness Congress", Joey has introduced local creative cellists to lovers of the cello for memorable performances.
Cello Joe's music uses looping techniques along with beat-boxing and environmentally conscious lyrics, bringing the cello into our modern cultural landscape in San Francisco.
www.cellojoe.com

Admission $5 in advance
$8-20 sliding scale at the door

Advance tickets here
https://www.wepay.com/events/musical-art-quintet--cello-joe--50-mason-social-house

Classical Revolution is more than an ensemble.
Classical Revolution is more than a presenting organization.
Classical Revolution is a global phenomenon, revolutionizing the way live classical music is programmed and heard.
Founded in 2006 at Revolution Cafe in SF's Mission District, Classical Revolution has presented close to 1000 performances in the Bay Area in more than 100 different venues.
www.facebook.com/classicalrev
www.classicalrevolution.org

Friday, May 03, 2013

CelloJoe is speaking at TEDx in Menlo Park tomorrow!

Speaking at TEDx in Menlo Park tomorrow:

http://tedxconstitutiondrive.com/speakers/

I'm in session two: 

session 2 | 11:35pm-12:30pm

Kelly McVicker
Mort Grosser
Chuck Darrah
Cello Joe


Next show in SF: 

Friday, April 19, 2013



The Cello Madness Congress: Buddies! is tomorrow night! 8 pm Viracocha SF $10-20.
TODAY ONLY! $7 advance tickets at http://bpt.me/358015
Get em while they last.


Buy tickets for The Cello MADNESS Congress: Buddies

Tuesday, April 16, 2013

Write up on the Vino Vaquera Blog


from The Vino Vaquera Blog: 

Saturday evening the CDW crew & visitors were serenaded by a true Troubadour!s The talented Mr. Cello Joe, the craziest beatboxing cellist in the West, had a jam packed tasting room full of vibrant visitors singing along to many of his original creations throughout the evening. What an extraordinary talent, thank you Cello Joe....your spirit is contagious!!!!

Can you beatbox to a Sebastian Bach classic? This is how we roll in Little L.A. folks.....:)




        Last but certainly not least, I would of course like to give a big shout out and thank you to all of our new CDW club members and travelers who came to visit Sonja and I this weekend. We had a blast spoiling you with Sonja's delicious new 2012 vintages. Thank you all for helping to create yet again another magical Little L.A. weekend, we hope to see all of you again soon in our favorite little western town.

Thursday, April 11, 2013

Lucidity Festival



CelloJoe plays at 5 pm at the Family Garden on Friday April 12.
All the info is at http://lucidityfestival.com

Formidable Vegetable Sound System - YIELD (Official Music Video - HD)

Simply stunning and amazing! Yes. this is the best thing i've seen and heard in a long while! Charlie Mgee is truly a genius. I met him at Eclipse 2012 in Australia and we played some shows together in Sydney and Melbourne.


Friday, April 05, 2013

CelloJoe playing at Langton Lab this saturday april 6 2013

CelloJoe playing at Langton Lab

Saturday April 6 2013

Langton Labs presents Hacked Organic
6p-12a
9 Langton St, SF
$10-15 donation

Facebook event page: https://www.facebook.com/events/168702999948030/
CelloJoe set is at 6 pm.
"Join us for an investigation of art and music dedicated to the melding of traditional instruments and materials and new means of utilizing them. We've gathered musicians, makers and artists who've built their tools to best suit their needs, developed their own unique processes, and/or pushed their mediums to the greatest extent and we'd like to present them to you!
Langton Labs will be transformed into a fantastic art gallery, tea house, and musical venue for just one night. Prints and original works available for purchase. Come by and see what we've stirred up!"


Thursday, April 04, 2013

CelloJoe playin at Tourettes without Regrets with Syzygy and Frisco Thursday April 4 2013!

CelloJoe playin at Tourettes without Regrets with Syzygy and Frisco Thursday April 4 2013!

Info and tickets: http://holdmyticket.com/event/134867

Every first thursday for the last ten yearsTourettes without Regrets (http://touretteswithoutregrets.com) has been entertaining throngs of people with what they call "The Fight Club of performance art!"
 

WINNER! BEST OF THE BAY multiple times including 2012!!

Because what Tourettes brings is the deepest concentration of raw talent you're likely to see in the Bay Area." -KQED

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STAND UP COMEDY *BURLESQUE * BEAT-BOXING * SLAM POETRY * FREESTYLE BATTLE * DIRTY HAIKU BOUT * CRAZY CONTESTS! * MIRTHFUL MAYHEM
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FEATURING:

FOU FOU HA

Fou Fou Ha! is an animated performance ensemble of interative characters and dancers with spectacular costumes, described as “wildly unique” by NBC. With a myriad of color-filled costumes- resembling a cross between Dr. Seuss, Antique Court Jesters and fantastic Anime characters, Fou Fou Ha! adds a fantastical element to any event with their unique performances that mix a “Fosse precision with a Jim Henson sensibility.” (SF Weekly)

Grindtime Freestyle Battle Rappers: Dirt Bag Dan and Cadillac Ron

MAURA MURPHY; Aerial Dance

Hellraiser Burlesque by LOLA MARTINENT

Beat-Box and Cello Collab by Syzgy, Cello Joe and Frisco

Defending Haiku Champion: CLARE O'KANE

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Hosted by JAMIE and SISSY DEWOLF
and The Maniac of Mouth, Wildman SIDESHOW SYZYGY!
Battle Beats by DJ MIGGY STARDUST!
Onstage Freaking by MISS ECCENTRIC and MR. MASCOT!
Slammaster-KRYSTAL ASHE
- = - = - = - = - = - = - = - =
THE OAKLAND METRO
630 3rd St
ALL AGES * FULL BAR * $10
Sign up's 8pm * Show 8:30pm

SEE YOU AT THE FREAKFEST!

Check out the recap from the March show:

March 2010 – Saint Patty’s Day
Despite massive technical difficulties before the show, this was a raucous, crazy show which got people screaming from right at the start and didn’t let up until it was over.
The show started with a round of pants-off musical chairs by the very reluctant judges who nearly got boo’d off stage.
The dirty haiku battle was a HUGE upset, with reining champ Tatyana finally being deposed by Rachel Warner!
The slam had a strong showing, but real-life military sniper Steve Zook brought the house down and took home the money.
Stand up comedy by a 15-year-old and some crazy contests ensued, ending with one man taking a shot of new mother Hezzie’s breast milk.
Syzygy rocked the mic with Asher and a guitarist.
The New Eccentrics presented the magical story of Splenda the (goth) Unicorn.
Rocky Roulette pogo’d his clothes off for all the ladies in the house.
Battle heavyweight Madness stole the spotlight for his feature set, pounding out his lyrics and getting the crowd pumped.
Tantrum and Madness had a freestyle insult round, tearing down 5 unlucky suckers from the audience.
First-timer L-Mo beat out Sosh at the last minute in the battle. It was a great round, and Sosh is shaping up to be a serious competitor, making it to the finals his first two times at Tourettes.
The shows just keep getting better, so come check it out in April!

Monday, March 25, 2013

El Rio Tomorrow! Tue Mar 26


Tuesday March 26 2013

8 pm

El Rio
3158 Mission St. San Francisco, CA
21+
Tickets: $5
Nikki Borodi - reverbnation.com/nikkiborodi
Ziva Hadar - zivamusic.com
CelloJoe - cellojoe.com
I'll be backing up Nikki Borodi and doing a solo set! Double dose of CelloJoe!



Apotheosis Kickstarter Funding Success!

We did it! Thank you to everyone that pledged money, shared the link, told a friend and helped out!

Thursday, March 14, 2013

Apotheosis Video is 60% funded! Jump in on it!

CelloJoe will be doing the musical score for a short film featuring aerialist and hooper Bobbi Dulaney and the cinematography of Adam Behrman with your help! Please make a donation!
We're 60% funded and we only have 8 days to go!
Here's the link to the Kickstarter: http://kck.st/11XPWeP


Thursday, February 28, 2013

Tomorrow: Unplug SF at Broadway Studios


I'll be playing tomorrow at this awesome free event where you check your cell phone at the door for the night. Presented by Digital Detox.


Musical Lineup for the Night
* Cello Joe 7:30-8:15
* Mana Maddy 8:35-9:05
* Billy Mickelson 9:25 - 10:05
* The Handsome Men 10:25 - 12:30 (we can go longer if you want)

https://www.facebook.com/events/489103291137001/?fref=ts

http://unplugsf.eventbrite.com/


Also:
CelloJoe will be doing the musical score for a short film featuring aerialist and hooper Bobbi Dulaney and the cinematography of Adam Behrman with your help! Please make a donation!
Here's the link to the Kickstarter: http://kck.st/11XPWeP



Wednesday, February 27, 2013

Show Tonight and Apotheosis Video Kickstarter fundraiser

CelloJoe will be performing at Wormhole Wednesdays at La Estrellita 446 E 12th St Oakland CA from 8:30-9:30 and teaming up with Narayan from Zion as well. Free show from 5-10:30 pm. 
Set times:
Beautronic Jazz Experience 5 - 6pm
GT Unitas 6 - 7pm
Elefant Fam (live!) 7 - 8:30pm
Cello Joe 8:30 - 9:30pm
Narayan from Zion 9:30 - 10:30pm

Also:
CelloJoe will be doing the musical score for a short film featuring aerialist and hooper Bobbi Dulaney and the cinematography of Adam Behrman with your help! Please make a donation!
Here's the link to the Kickstarter: http://kck.st/11XPWeP



Monday, February 18, 2013

Back in the USA!

Hey hey hey! I'm back in the USA. I've actually been back for a couple weeks or so. I've just been really lax about updating my website. I was on the BART the other day and someone said, "How's your back?" (referring to my most recent blog post about hurting my back in Australia.) I said, "Uh..It's much better now thanks." I was a little caught off guard, but this gentleman said he had looked up my website on his smart phone. OH! OK. I get it.

Quick Australia recap: I played Eclipse 2012 Festival in Far North Queensland, Peats Ridge Festival in Glenworth Valley near Sydney, & Rainbow Serpent Festival in Lexton outside Melbourne, a bunch of shows in Newcastle, Sydney, & Melbourne and busked in Byron Bay. I played at the famous Queen Victoria Market in Melbourne and had my most successful busking session ever there.

I played a few shows the last couple weeks. We had the first Cello Madness Congress of 2013 at Viracocha on Feb 3 2013. It was a good show and featured Sam Bass, Max McCloud, Abe Finkelstein, and Jesse Alm. I also played with Gina Rene & The Temple Show at ClouD 9 on Feb 9 2013. That one went pretty well too.

I have a bunch of shows coming up to finish off February 2013 and a few coming up in March I would like to tell you about.

Feb 21 2013 | 9 pm doors | CelloJoe and the Show at 10:30 pm
Boom Boom Room
1601 Fillmore, San Francisco, California CA
Jesús and the Rabbis, CelloJoe and the Show, & Beggers Who Give
Facebook event page: https://www.facebook.com/events/122091414635550/
short link: http://bit.ly/jatrcellojoe


Another great line up. There's a reason why Les, the door guy at the Boom Boom Room, says at every show, "WHERE do you find these bands?!" and that reason is they are fantastic. 
We are welcoming back the WORLD FAMOUS Cellojoe, known for his cello playing and beat boxing. He plays all around the world and he just got back from Australia. It's always amazing when we are able to book him and we continue to be excited anytime he actually says "Yes!" to us. Check out his facebook page facebook.com/cellojoe
The Beggars Who Give are one of JATR's favorite performing bands in the city. When we discussed booking them all of our audible responses were "SO DOWN". They just released their new EP which you can listen to and buy on their website at www.http://thebeggarswhogive.com/
Please do that immediately so you can give yourself an idea of how much you want to see them on February 21st at the Boom Boom Room.
We really hope to see so many of you there. It really is amazing to get the love and support we have over the past two years. We constantly strive to make good music for you all.
Oh yeah, we'll have a brand new original and a new cover for you. It's like making babies. You never know what you're going to get, but you know you'll love it anyway.
Feb 22 2013 | 7 pm doors | 8 pm show
Awaken Cafe (w/ Heather Normandale)
1429 Broadway, Oakland, California 94612Feather Bright, Heather Normandale, & Paige
Facebook event page: https://www.facebook.com/events/127040867469183/
short link: http://bit.ly/awakenfeb22

Oaktown Indie Mayhem presents…http://www.facebook.com/oaktownindiemayhem
Feather Bright=========Every now and then a musician is born that demands a genre all their own, and Feather-Bright just so happens to be one of them. Self proclaimed as Moon Rock, these songs don’t just spark the imagination, they manifest a reality of other worlds near and far. So do yourself a favor and get a front row seat to be engulfed in a sea of lyrical magic.http://www.facebook.com/FeatherBright
Heather Normandale=============Repping her most recent album, Trembling Water, Heather Normandale & her trio aim to awaken people to a time where water wasn’t just bottled for money, but collected as a precious life source. No bland lecture here though, as all the knowledge is dropped through finger pickin’ tunes & topped off with unrivaled poetic melody & lyricism. http://www.facebook.com/HeatherNormandale
Paige====A long time Bay Area musician, Paige commands her guitar and sings with the same passion as any of the great Femmes of our generation. Playing on both the joys and sorrows of life, she has the emotional honesty of a broken hearted lass and the polished sincerity of one that has known their calling all along. Not a set to be missed. http://www.myspace.com/whatshewrote
Doors: 7pmShow: 8pm
Feb 23 2013 | 9 pm doors | Durian Sex Cult at 10 pm
Supper Club (w/ Durian Sex Cult)
657 Harrison St, San Francisco, CaliforniaStephen Jacobs, ChrisB, Mihkal, Durian Sex Cult, Jocelyn, Dulce Vita, Alia, Melty Whomps, Dj Diagnosis
Facebook event page: https://www.facebook.com/events/478221185568324/
short link: http://bit.ly/supperclubfeb23

Club Exotica presents "Adore Me" Sat. Feb 23 @ SupperClub--- A Second Base Party
Tickets: http://adoreme.eventbrite.com/
Get FREE tickets (Volunteer or help with Promo!). . . Volunteer: Signup here http://goo.gl/mwMnE. . . Promote: By inviting your FB friends (Contact Us)
Imagine yourself walking into a party, but not any party. This one is different. As you walk in the door, you notice how good, how open, how sexy everyone looks and feels. As you step deeper, the atmosphere gets warmer. The decor and lighting are rich and vibrant. Here a woman is feeding a grape to another woman. Here a group of old and new friends are smiling and hugging each other. The music is pumping with a deep sub bass that causes your whole body to follow. And then you find the dance floor, and a whole world of amazing people appear, calling you to join them...
This is your world, the world of Club Exotica. 
Feb 27 2013 | 5 pm doors | CelloJoe at 7 pm
La Estrellita Cafe: Wormhole Wednesdays
446 E 12th St, Oakland, California 94606
Facebook event page: https://www.facebook.com/events/151954208291674/
short link: http://bit.ly/wormholefeb27

In honor of STS9 gracing the Fox on Friday March 1st WormHole brings you an extra special night showcasing live bands with an electronic bass edge. We will be rocking out hard with some next level sounds.ᕔᕔᕔ Featuring ᕔᕔᕔᕔ Elefant Fam (live) ᕔ(Synthetic Pulse, San Mateo)https://soundcloud.com/elefant-doᕔ Cello Joe ᕔ(Cello+Beatboxing, Berkley)https://soundcloud.com/cellojoehttp://www.cellojoe.com/ᕔ Narayan From Zion ᕔhttp://narayanfromzion.bandcamp.comᕔ GT Unitas ᕔ(Spreading the Love, San Jose)https://soundcloud.com/geetunitaᕔ BeauTronic Jazz Experience ᕔ(Wormhole, Oakland)ᕔᕔᕔᕔᕔᕔᕔᕔVJ Artistry by Electric Jack and Matthew Childers ᕔᕔᕔᕔᕔᕔᕔᕔVisionary Canvasses by Bryan BoutwellᕔᕔᕔᕔᕔᕔᕔᕔᕔᕔᕔᕔᕔᕔᕔᕔᕔᕔᕔᕔᕔᕔᕔOrder delicious Mexican food and get ready for the ultimate bass fiesta. Take in the musical vibrations and enjoy the video mapping kaleidoscope in the banquet room!Happy Hour specials from 5-7pm on Margaritas, Beer, and Appetizers
March 1 2013 | 7 pm doors | CelloJoe at 7:30 pm
Inner Mission SF2050 Bryant St, San Francisco, California
An off-the-grid party to celebrate the National Day of Unplugging! UNPLUG! Please RSVP at http://unplugsf.eventbrite.com/ 
Check your phone at the door and together we’ll redefine what it means to truly be connected.
Join us and our friends from Reboot, Inner Mission SF, Treehouse and yerdle for our largest Device-Free Drinks celebration to date. Leave your phone at home or check it at the door for a night of Digital Detox goodness - massage lounge, live music, typewriters, arts and crafts, hand-drawn portraits, board games, dancing... you name it! Unplug after a busy week and take time off the grid to feel awesome. 

March 1 2013 | 7 pm doors | CelloJoe set time TBA
Public Works SF
161 Erie Street (Off Mission between duboce and 14th), San Francisco, California 94103
Burning Man Flambé Lounge Art Salon
short link: http://bit.ly/burnalequinoxmar2
Burning Man presents…BURNAL EQUINOX 2013 Flambe Lounge art salon & mixer! 
Art • Music • Performance * Theme Camps * Video Artistry * Technology * You!
21+ over venue$20; just $15 with donation of art supplies for Hospitality House art program (*see needed supplies below)Dress: Anything from Abacus to Cyber-Absurd! Come @ 7pm for special ROBOT Happy Hour mixer + drink specials!
Burnal Equinox is our first community salon and mixer of the year and we look forward to YOUR participation! Ramp up your Radical Self-Expression and join a wide variety of performers, artists, theme camps and friends at this creative salon to encourage arts collaboration in the Bay Area.
OK That's all for now!
Peace!
-Joey