All posts by putmybluesaway

June 27th: Dulce Vita | Evelyn Renee, Siren Syndicate, Joanna Marie, Amber Burke

Woooowee, June is flying by! The first month of summer may be nearly behind us, but your pals at Underground Nomads ain’t goin’ nowhere! You can always count on us to bring the fun and the music on Tuesday nights at F8 in our beautiful city of San Francisco!

This coming Tuesday, we’ll be graced with the presence of the lovely Dulce Vita in the DJ booth! Come cool off from with her fresh beats!

We’ve got a bomb dot come dancer line-up too! Come out and enjoy performances by the talented Evelyn Renee, Siren Syndicate, Joanna Marie, and Amber Burke! These gals are sure to woo you!

Grab your friends and join us for yet another round of fun this coming Tuesday night at 1192 Folsom!

June 20th: Lady Ra | Lindsay Kendall, Rose Harden Performance Workshop Showcase, Salimpour School, Amy Szu

Hello friends! Summer solstice approacheth! That’s right – the longest day of the year’s coming fast and what better way to praise that delicious extra daylight than hanging with your Underground Nomads family? Join us, this coming Tuesday, June 20th, at our home in SOMA – F8!

Lady Ra will be our musical guide this week. She’ll be sure to give you the right soundtrack to put you in the mood for your Solstice celebrations!

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Lady Ra emerged in 1996 via CFRU 93.3 fm in Guelph, Ontario, Canada . Freshly trained on antiquated community radio equipment and given free reign of the extensive music library, each show she was able to program was a revelation. Ethnic flavours quickly emerged as her primary passion. Her flair for selecting wicked tracks and mixing them with ambient global sounds brought her many requests for djing local parties.

After a year in Asia absorbing the local flavours, from Indonesian Dangdut, Sri Lankan Baila, Punjabi Bhangra, and everything in between, she relocated to Vancouver on Canada’s West Coast. She is inspired to continue her travels both overland and underground, seeking out and weaving old and new world sounds into rich musical tapestries hailing from the Four Corners of Earth.

And we’ve got a fantastic line-up of dancers who will be sharing their own inner sunshine with us! On the bill, we’re excited to have Lindsay Kendall, Salimpour School, Amy Szu, and a special treat – Rose Harden’s Performance Workshop Showcase!

So come on out to 1192 Folsom and party with us! We’ll keep the light on for ya (courtesy of Mother Nature, of course! heh heh).

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Normal weekly schedule:

8PM: Music starts
Performance sets at 9:30 and 10.
DJ sets all night following performances, til midnight-ish (sometimes we end a little earlier, sometimes a little later. We’ll stay and play as long as you are there).

We have transitioned to earlier hours, and are now offering 2 sets of performances most weeks (occasionally, we will do just 1 set). $5 entry most weeks* – Free before 9 if you ask. *On certain weeks with larger Special Guest lineups or Special Event nights, we have sliding scale entry fee – usually $5-10 – and may not offer free early entry – but we will honor it if you ask.

June 13th: Amar | Ariellah’s Darker Still Ensemble, Wendy Marlatt, Ayre Briar

We hope you’re starting to soak up that lazy summertime feeling as we move through June! Why don’t you come relax with us at Underground Nomads? You know you can always find us Tuesday nights at F8 in San Francisco!

This coming Tuesday, we’ve got our own trusty Amar on the decks, spinning the tunes that will get you into that summer groove!
As always, we have a fabulous line-up of talented dancers for your spectating pleasure! This week we’ve got our lovely resident dancers, Wendy Marlatt and Ayre Briar, ready to share their enticing performances with us. We’ve also got a special treat as we’re joined by Ariellah’s Darker Still Ensemble – our dancer spotlight on the blog this week!

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From Miss A. herself: “Ariellah and the Darker Still Ensemble are very excited to perform a sweet little fusion medley for you at Underground Nomads! Under the direction and choreography of Ariellah, this piece combines the sounds of the oldies, mixed with goth/industrial sounds, with a little arab trap twist!  We have had such a great time practicing and working together and are we are now so happy to be performing together and for YOU!  We hope you enjoy our little medley!”

And we KNOW you will! So grab your friends and head on over to 1192 Folsom for your weekly slice of music and dance goodness with us here at Underground Nomads!

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Normal weekly schedule:

8PM: Music starts
Performance sets at 9:30 and 10.
DJ sets all night following performances, til midnight-ish (sometimes we end a little earlier, sometimes a little later. We’ll stay and play as long as you are there).

We have transitioned to earlier hours, and are now offering 2 sets of performances most weeks (occasionally, we will do just 1 set). $5 entry most weeks* – Free before 9 if you ask. *On certain weeks with larger Special Guest lineups or Special Event nights, we have sliding scale entry fee – usually $5-10 – and may not offer free early entry – but we will honor it if you ask.

June 6th: Suresh | Isabel Perdomo, Millie Rose

We are moving right on into June (where has the time gone?!) and things are warming up over here at Underground Nomads! Tuesday night we’re keeping the good times rolling into the summer with our unique flavor of music and dance that you can always find weekly at our SOMA home of F8!

This week, our trusty Suresh will be holding it down behind the decks bringing you the best in world grooves!

And our beautiful, dynamic resident dancers, Isabel Perdomo and Millie Rose will be performing this week. You won’t want to miss these ladies’ saucy showcases!

So, grab your friends and come out to 1192 Folsom this Tuesday night to celebrate long days and summer fun with your buds at Underground Nomads!

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Normal weekly schedule:

8PM: Music starts
Performance sets at 9:30 and 10.
DJ sets all night following performances, til midnight-ish (sometimes we end a little earlier, sometimes a little later. We’ll stay and play as long as you are there).

We have transitioned to earlier hours, and are now offering 2 sets of performances most weeks (occasionally, we will do just 1 set). $5 entry most weeks* – Free before 9 if you ask. *On certain weeks with larger Special Guest lineups or Special Event nights, we have sliding scale entry fee – usually $5-10 – and may not offer free early entry – but we will honor it if you ask.

May 30th: 5th Tuesday Benefit for Planned Parenthood – Belly Dance & Drag Show!

Another 5th Tuesday is upon us, and that means Underground Nomads is hosting another benefit at our home in San Francisco, F8! Here at UN, an important part of our mission is to continue to engage our diverse community and to support nonprofits, both local and worldwide! This time around, we are thrilled to raise funds for Planned Parenthood. And we’ve got a very special Belly Dance & Drag Show for you! We’re so happy to have a gaggle of new-to-UN performers joining us from Peepshow SF!

This coming Tuesday, we’ve got not one, not two, but THREE of our fantastic resident DJs holding down the decks for you! Amar, Suresh and Rafael will all be keeping the club bumping all night!

And boy, oh boy, do we have a line-up for you! A bevy of beautiful resident dancers will be gracing our stage again for a good cause! Shondell, Tatyana, Kamille, Millie Rose, Nicole Maria, Amber Burke, Laura Elisabeth, Amina, Surreyya, and Jesse Stanbridge will all be sharing their performing prowess for Planned Parenthood!

On top of that, we’re so so excited to present some new members of the Underground Nomads family! Sophilya Leggz, Joie de Vivre, Bobby Ashton, Barbie Bloodgloss, and Kitty Kapow from PeepShow will all be joining us for a Drag show spectacular! Come out and support their fantastic talents!

Performer Spotlight on Sophilya Leggz!

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Known as the Only Gothic Queen in Captivity, Sophilya Leggz has been doing drag shows for fifteen years. Among drag performers her style is fairly unique and always tended towards dark and strange themes. She became involved with burlesque shows five years ago when she debuted at Hubba Hubba Revue at the Uptown Club in Oakland.  Over the course of the last few years she has become more involved with burlesque shows including Bad Influences Burlesque and City of Sin in San Jose. She also appears on a regular basis at Monday Night Hubba. Last Summer she started her own Drag, Burlesque and Variety show called PeepShow at the DNA’s sister site Codeword in SF  PeepShow has her dark and weird style.  Sophilya loves working in the Burlesque and Variety community and is a former Grand Duchess of SF. She has served on the Board of Directors of The Ducal Council of Grand Dukes and Duchesses of S.F. since 2006.  She has served in many positions within the organization including being President of the Board for four years. Sophilya is looking forward to supporting Nomads in raising money for Planned Parenthood!!

Gather your loved ones and join us for another star-studded benefit night at 1192 Folsom this coming Tuesday night!

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Benefit night schedule:

8PM: Music starts
Performance sets at 9:15pm, 9:45pm, and 10:15pm.
DJ sets all night following performances, til midnight or later.

We ask $5-20 sliding scale donation for our super special benefit night (though you’re always welcome to give more if you are able/inclined!)

May 16th: Suresh | Amberetta, Millie Rose, Al-Hambra Tribal Dance, Noemi Loranca (Spain)

Ahhhh spring time in San Francisco! Love is in the air…or clouds…clouds are in the air. It’s all good over in the Underground Nomads’ hood though! We’ve got that sunshiney feeling keeping us going with our unique flavor of music and dance every Tuesday night at F8 in SOMA!

This week, Suresh is back on the decks doing what he does best – spinning the grooves to make you move!

We’ve also got the fantastic dance stylings of lovely residents, Amberetta, Millie Rose, and Al-Hambra Tribal Dance to mesmerize and enchant! You’ll be so thrilled you came out when you see what these dancers got up their sleeves!

Also just added, Special Guest Noemi Loranca from Madrid, Spain.

So join us again, as always, at 1192 Folsom this coming Tuesday night so the Underground Nomads fam can bring you the love and light!

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Normal weekly schedule:

8PM: Music starts
Performance sets at 9:30 and 10.
DJ sets all night following performances, til midnight or later.

We have transitioned to earlier hours, and are now offering 2 sets of performances most weeks (occasionally, we will do just 1 set). $5 entry most weeks* – Free before 9 if you ask. *On certain weeks with larger Special Guest lineups or Special Event nights, we have sliding scale entry fee – usually $5-10 – and may not offer free early entry – but we will honor it if you ask.

May 9th: Underground Nomads’ Special “ALL the Dancers!” Edition

Sometimes less is more. Sometimes, MORE is more! This coming Tuesday at Underground Nomads is definitely one of those times. This week at our home at F8 in San Francisco, we’re joined by a big old bunch of dancing beauties to give you the most bang for your spectatin’ buck!

Amar is back on the decks this week and he’ll be graciously providing the groovy global soundtrack for the night – in between herding dancers, of course!

Our jam-packed line-up of dancers this week includes the illustrious talents of Shanti Bardot, Rashani, Lindsay Kendall, Amina, Yvonne Michelle & Anji, Kara Gwyn, Nicole Maria, Anastasia AND Debapriya. Phew! Is that enough fantastic dancing talent for ya?

So come take advantage of a stellar opportunity to see a truckload of the amazing belly dancing talents our Bay Area scene has to offer – an utter bargain you won’t regret! Grab your friends and help us pack the house this coming Tuesday night at 1192 Folsom!

SPECIAL GUEST + NEW RESIDENT HIGHLIGHT:

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Debapriya – Special Guest from India
Debapriya was introduced to dance at an age of 8 and due to early training years in Bharatanatyam, she realised that dance was going to be an essential part of life. She has spend her formative years training in Bharatanatyam from Nalanda Dance Research Institute, Mumbai, India under Guru Dr. Uma Rele.
She was introduced to belly dance in 2013 and since then there has been no looking back for her. She realised that the only way to grow her knowledge in this art form was to travel and meet the master teachers all over the world and learn from them. Hence this is her second time in the US for the purpose of learning and educating herself.
She is also trained in kathak, basic ballet, jazz and contemporary dance forms. In India she is a freelance dancer and likes to use dance as a medium to express and narrate stories with a social message.
Anastasia
Anastasia – Long time supporter, please welcome our newest resident performer

Anastasia has felt a deep attraction to music and dances of the Middle East since she was a kid. Many travels, dance styles and adventures later, she has finally found her true dance home here in the bay area tribal fusion belly dance community. Anastasia’s wish, when she dances, is to reflect back as best she can all the gifts she has been given, all of the joy she has been swimming in since she has arrived!

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Kara Gwyn – Special Guest

Kara Gwyn discovered her long awaited passion for belly dance four years ago on the beautiful island of Maui. While dancing with Maui Belly Groove, she began her journey experimenting with various styles of fusion, inspired by her love of swing dance, tribal fusion, and contemporary influences. Kara relocated to the Bay Area last year to continue her training with the countless incredible teachers the area has to offer. She’s currently working on personal projects, dancing with Little Egypt, and is thrilled to be joining the dance community here.

 

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Anji – Resident dancer from Germany, joining us whenever she visits SF

Anji is a bellydancer from Germany, currently travelling all over the westcoast to study and share the art of bellydance. She became obsessed with fusion bellydance in 2007, when Bay Area artists like Ariellah, Kami Liddle, Rachel Brice and Sharon Kihara brought this style to Germany. With this current journey, she is fulfilling her dream. She is very excited and grateful for the opportunity to share at this legendary venue!
www.anji-fusion.de

Anji will be performing a duet with Yvonne Michelle.

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Normal weekly schedule:

8PM: Music starts
Performance sets at 9:30 and 10.
DJ sets all night following performances, til midnight or later.

We have transitioned to earlier hours, and are now offering 2 sets of performances most weeks (occasionally, we will do just 1 set). $5 entry most weeks* – Free before 9 if you ask. *On certain weeks with larger Special Guest lineups or Special Event nights, we have sliding scale entry fee – usually $5-10 – and may not offer free early entry – but we will honor it if you ask.