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Skronkathon call for participation

From: Tom D.
Sent on: Thursday, May 29, 2008 10:41 AM
Every year in the middle of July, a bunch of us in the East Bay put on the
Transbay Skronkathon BBQ, an all-day experimental music event and picnic.
Nominally it's a benefit for the Transbay Creative Music Calendar, but
really it's a big party.

We try to get as many people as possible to play (usually there's about
20-25 short sets) and we set up a bunch of charcoal grills in the alleyway
next to the 21 Grand art gallery for folks to prepare BBQ snacks. It's
always a great event -- a fair number of people always show up to play and
to hang out & enjoy the day.

Anyway, it'd be great to have some BArCMuT participation.  Drop me an
email soon if you'd like to perform -- there's a chance we'll get more
proposals than we can accomodate.  Here's the official notice with more

                           A N N O U N C I N G
                 THE 8th ANNUAL TRANSBAY SKRONKATHON BBQ             

Summer's almost here, so it's time for another Skronkathon.  I talked
to Sarah about it last week and she and Darren have agreed to let us do
it again at 21 Grand on Sunday July 13, 2008.

The Skronkathon is an all-day marathon of creative music and BBQ:
continuous performances inside the gallery and hot grills & cold
drinks in the alleyway outside.  We don't charge admission, so we
have no budget to pay anybody, so it's more like a party than a gig.
(We do take donations for the benefit of the Transbay Creative Music
Calendar <http://transbayca...;­)

We're interested in new, challenging, unfamiliar, adventurous, engaging,
peculiar music of all sorts.  (This year I won't try to characterize what
we're looking for -- no one pays attention anyway and I feel like there's
a lot of bagpipe-bluegrass bands and prepared harmonium players and A
Capella John Philip Sousa cover bands that just write us off thinking
we're not interested in them: not so!)

If you are interested in performing please please send a proposal to
[address removed], including the following information:

  + group and performers names
  + contact email
  + a short (20-30 words?) description of what you do for our press packet
  + range of preferred start times

Although there is a PA, there will be minimal setup time, so please
keep in mind sound check will be "on the fly".  It is a small space --
"unplugged" is an option to seriously consider...

Once we get an idea of the submissions, we'll try to put together a
logical schedule...

   *     We also need volunteers to help out with minding    *
   *      the donation jar, running the PA, assist people    *
   *       loading in and out and generally coordinating     *
   *     things.  Please let us know if you can help!!!!!    *

                    Thanks for your interest,

                     Tom Duff <[address removed]>

                           speaking for
                      ACME Observatory Staff

Tom Duff.  You want fries with that?

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