Made in Oakland: Upcycled Bike Clocks by

13 May

Oakland Do-It-Yourselfer Liz Dickey creates Up-cycled clocks from recycled bicycle parts and reclaimed textiles! Visit her Etsy shop 1byLiz now to check them out!

” I love the process of combining metal with texture and color found in reclaimed textiles. The possibilities are endless! Every clock is made from upcycled materials and rarely are two exactly alike. With every product I hope to inspire others to discover the potential for creative reuse and shift the way we all look at ordinary objects.”

Camo Plaid Recycled Bike Clock - Click Image for Etsy Shop!

Yellow Recycled Bike Clock - Click Image for Etsy Shop!

To Check out Liz’s Clocks in person you can find her at these upcoming Bay Area Events!

Oakland Indie Awards
Friday, May 14. 5:30pm-9pm
Jack London Pavilion. 98 Broadway. Oakland, CA

Appel+Frank Chic Summer Soiree
Thursday, May 20. 5pm-9pm
The Regency Center, Sutter Rm, 1270 Sutter St, San Francisco, CA

The Capsule SF Design Festival
Sunday, May 23. 11am-6pm
Hayes St. at Octavia. Hayes Valley, San Francisco, CA

Temescal Street Fair
Sunday, June 6. 12pm-6pm
Telegraph Ave. b/w 45th and 51st. North Oakland, CA

Indie Mart
Sunday, July 18. 12pm-6pm
Thee Parkside. 1600 17th Street. San Francisco, CA

Renegade Craft Fair
Saturday July 31 + Sunday August 1
Fort Mason Center’s Festival Pavilion. San Francisco, CA


TONIGHT: Wed, May 12 – Show Listing

12 May

21 Grand – Fred Frith/Mark Miller,  Moe! Staiano w/ Amy X Neuburg, Hey Exit (Experimental) – all-ages

Fred Frith

Beckett’s Irish Pub – Fun with Finnoula (irish, scottish, old times tunes) – 10:00pm – no cover

Beer Revolution – Meet the Brewer Nite w/Steve Altimari of Valley Brewing  – 6:00pm-10:00pm – no cover – 21+

Eli’s Mile High Club – Wednesdays with the Wizard w/ DJ Erick Pressman (Metal, Stoner Rock, 70’s Jams, Punk Rock, Hardcore) – no cover – 21+

Freight & Salvage – Fishtank Ensemble -8:00pm /doors 7:00 pm $18.50 advance / $19.50 at door

Jupiter – Taarka – 8:00pm

Mama Buzz Cafe – Canon Canyon (Indie-Pop) – 7:00pm – all-ages

New Parish – Wunmi (Afro-Beat) w/ DJ’s Cecil, B Brown and Cali – doors 9:00pm – $10 advance/$15 at door – 18+


Shattuck Downlow – Live Salsa! – doors 8:00pm – Dance Lessons from 8:30-9:30 – $10 – 21+

Starry Plough – Berkeley Poetry Slam – Hosted by Charles Ellik & Betsy Roll – Music by 3 Blind Mice – doors 9:00pm – $8 – all-ages

Stork Club – Stay Away Joes (Rockabilly) & Radio Daddy – 21+

Uptown Nightclub – Pirate Cat Radio Presents: Dig This! – Featuring: Neighbors, Organ Trail, Psychic Handbook – 9:00pm – no cover – 21+

Yoshi’s – Stanley Clarke Band w/ Hiromi – 8:00pm & 10:00 showtimes – $30 – all-ages

Stanley Clarke

East Bay Venues: The Basics

12 May

East Bay Venues

The venues listed here run the gamut from independent “hole in the wall” warehouse spaces to big corporate arenas to coffee shops and bars. I’ve tried to list every east bay venue here and I feel that I’ve covered Oakland and Berkeley pretty well. If you have additions to make please post them in the replies and I will investigate and add them to the list!

Not all the venues listed here have websites – many of the smaller indie spots would rather advertise through fliers and word of mouth. I plan to list the shows for these spaces along with the other venues but researching where they are and such is up to you! That’s just how it is folks.

Check it!

21 Grand – Oakland – Indie/Experimental

924 Gilman Street – Berkeley – Punk/Hardcore/Indie/Metal/Garage

1510 8th St. Performance Space – Oakland

Abco – Oakland

Amoeba Music – Berkeley – Monthly in-store performances by everyone from MIA to Flipper.

Ashkenaz – Berkeley – World/Americana/Jazz

The Bakery – Oakland

Beckett’s of Berkeley – Berkeley

Blake’s on Telegraph – Berkeley –  – Rock/Punk/Dance

Book Zoo – Berkeley

Bughouse – Oakland

Burnt Ramen – Richmond – Punk/Hardcore/Metal

The Bus – Mobile – Punk/Indie/Folk/Dance

Club X – Oakland

Dan’s Bar – Walnut Creek

Dreamland Community Center – Hayward

Eli’s Mile High Club – Oakland

Era Art Bar & Lounge – Oakland – World/Latin/Reggae

First Church of the Buzzard – Oakland

Flux53 Theater – Oakland – Reggae/Rock/Jazz/HipHo

Fox Theater – Oakland

Freight & Salvage Coffeehouse – Berkeley – Jazz/Folk/World/Americana

Ghost Town Gallery – Oakland – Indie/Punk/Rock/Dance

Greek Theater – Berkeley

Hazmat/Your Hauz/Yer Casa – Oakland – Punk/Hardcore/Metal

Heco’s Palace – Oakland

House of Nostromo – Oakland

Huffin House – Oakland

Jupiter – Berkeley – Americana/Jazz

La Pena – Berkeley – HipHop/World/Jazz/Spoken Word

LoBot – Oakland

Mama Buzz Cafe – Oakland – Indie/Folk/Electro-pop/Rock

McGrath’s Irish Pub – Alameda

Mindgaze Hut – Oakland – Experimental/Indie/Dance/and more

Mosswood Park Ampitheater – Oakland

New Parish – Oakland – Rock/Folk/HipHop/Soul/Comedy

Oakland Metro Operahouse – Oakland – Metal/Punk/Rock

Oracle Arena – Oakland – Pop

Paramount Theater – Oakland

Pine Street Bar & Grill – Livermore – Rock/World/Singer-Songwriter

Red Hat Sports Bar – Concord – Punk/Pyrate Punk/Rock

Rooster’s Roadhouse – Alameda – Rock

Rooz Cafe – Oakland

Shattuck Downlow – Berkeley – HipHop/Soul/Comedy/Reggae

Starry Plough – Berkeley – Americana/Folk/Country/Poetry

Stork Club – Oakland  – Rock/Punk/Metal/Indie

Sunshine Artisan Factory – Oakland

Terminal – Oakland – Experimental/Metal

Uptown Nightclub – Oakland

Victory Warehouse – Oakland – 24th/San Pablo Ave. – Punk/Metal/Hardcore/Rock/Indie

Yoshi’s – Oakland – Jazz/Rock/World/HipHop

Zellerbach Theater – Berkeley