So. Cal. a cappella newsletter
SIXTH WAVES Happy Madness RELEASE PARTY
Monday November 3, 2008
M Bar & Restaurant
1253 N Vine St. (at Fountain), Hollywood, CA 90028
323-856-0036 for reservations
Games, giveaways and a special election eve discount on the CD itself.
Dinner starts at 7:00pm.
We'll be performing at 8:30pm.
Cover: $10, and $10 food minimum (never a drink minimum!)
Valet or street parking available
REVERSE OSMOSIS and SOCAL VOCALS HALLOWEEN CONCERT
Thursday 10/30/08 Time TBA but probably 10:00pm
USC VKC Arches Come in costume!
USC Spectacular: Trojan Men, Troy Tones, Sirens concert
Monday 11/03/08, 8:00pm
At the VKC Arches:
Friday 11/07/08, 7:30pm
SCAMfest (Southern California A cappella Music Festival)
Claremont Bridges auditorium (450 N College Way, Claremont, CA 91711) $8
Final Participant list to be announced
THURSDAY 11/13/06 THE BOBS @ Lestats, 3343 Adams Ave. (Normal
Heights), San Diego, 8:45pm http://www.lestats.com/main.htm
FRIDAY 11/14/08 THE BOBS @ McCabes, 3101 Pico Blvd., Santa Monica, 8pm
http://mccabes.com/ This show will sell out get your tickets soon.
IF YOU CAN TRAVEL TO CAL: 8th Annual West Coast A Cappella Showcase
A weekend of fantastic collegiate a cappella.
Saturday November 15, 8 pm --- Sunday, November 16, 8 pm
Hosted by UC Berkeleys Golden Overtones and Mens Octet
Wheeler Auditorium, UC Berkeley campus
UCB students: $7, Non-UCB students: $9, General: $10 Buy tickets
UC Men's Octet. California Golden Overtones, Cal Jazz Choir, Cal
Cal DeCadence, Cal Artists in ResonanceUniversity of Oregon On the Rocks
University of Oregon Divisi,UCLA Awaken A Cappella, USC SoCal VoCals
UCSC Acquire,UCSC Cloud 9,Stanford Fleet Street Singers
Stanford Harmonics, Stanford Mendicants, UC Davis Spokes
For more information, please contact octet@... or
THE PERFECT GENTLEMEN
The Old Town Music Hall - El Segundo, CA
140 El Segundo Street, El Segundo, CA 90245
Show Time: 7:00pm - Tickets: $20
For tickets call: (310) 322-2592 www.otmh.org
The Alley Cats are always looking for new singers. If interested
contact us at (866) 770-CATS(2287)
The Alley Cats "Beyond the Sea" Cruise
February 6 through 9th, 3 day cruise to Baja Mexico on the Carnival
Cruise ship "Paradise". Reserve your cabin now for best rates.
Deposits are refundable. Note: at this time, you don't need to apply
for a passport; you can still use your birth certificate & photo I.D.
for cruise ships. Along with the regular ship amenities, non stop
food, casino, spa, & entertainment, the Cats' guests will participate
in exclusive activities and concerts! For more information, to
register, and to find out about a special offer for your vocal group,
call Gabriella (714)996-1960, or email cruise@....
COLLEGIATE A CAPPELLA ARRANGERS
Ben Folds has just launched a contest. In his words: "I'm making an
album of a cappella versions of my music to be performed by the best
university groups we can find. This idea was motivated by a number of
amazing university a cappella versions of my songs I came across on
YouTube. Some of these brought to light unique nuances and perspective
that is necessarily absent from the original recordings as the
songwriter and singer happen to be the same guy. I was moved and
inspired. Some of these versions were an improvement in my humble
opinion and it would be a great opportunity to capture some of this."
Ben Folds wants 12 or so tracks from collegiate groups, submitted via
YouTube. And if you make the cut, he's going to send one of his
producers to help you record a Ben Folds tune. WOW!
Note: The deadline is November 14th. More info:
PLAN AHEAD for 2009 Workshops and Concerts:
The East Coast Collegiate A Cappella Invasion is on its way!
WHIM n RHYTHM (Yales best all-women's group) will be in California
from January 3rd to January 11th. To arrange a concert at your work,
school, or other venue, contact Winter Tour Manager Jenny Baik, Whim
n' Rhythm, PO 202804, New Haven, Ct 06520 jenny.baik@... 714-757-1507
Whim will do a public concert with the Yale Alleycats on Saturday,
January 3rd: details here soon.
MIXED COMPANY of Yale will be touring California from January 3rd to
10th, 2009, with plans to be in the Southern California area from the
3rd to the 7th. For most schools and venues, we ask for $650 for a 40
Contact tour director Sabrina Karim (519) 668-2761 sabrina.karim@...
MIXED COMPANY will do a public concert at Windward School in West Los
Angeles on Tuesday January 6, 2009. Ticket information (310) 391-7127
ext 228, ask for Betsy
UCLAs Bruin Harmony will host an all-day a cappella festival on
January 31. Details: at the festival website: www.LA-AF.com
Save your pennies! The following groups' websites list their next (or
in some cases, first) albums as being available soon (in 2008):
CSUN Acasola, USC Reverse Osmosis. USC SoCal VoCals, USC Troy Tones
START PRACTICING EVERYONE:
Los Angeles Regional HARMONY SWEEPSTAKES
April 4, 2009 (Saturday night)
Pier Avenue at Pacific Coast Highway
170 Pier Avenue
Hermosa Beach, California 90254
More info to come: Mark your calendars... and start vocalizing!!!
VENICE-BASED MIXED GROUP
Vocal percussionists and singers sought for a Contemporary A cappella
League (CAL) group; we'll do arrangements from old-school funk to
modern alt-rock, anything with a big sound, as we grow up to 20
members. Arrangements offer a variety of voice parts as well as
multiple vocal percussion parts. More info:
Auditions by arranged meeting time prior to rehearsals, questions: Email
Also, looking for an assistant to help in recruiting and development.
The next newsletter will go out on Wednesday, November 12, 2008.
Please send your news, updates, gigs, rants, and raves to
Your Southern California CASA ambassadors
Dane Hutchins: dlhutchins@...
April Lacaba: ajlacaba@...
Betsy Hanger: socalcasa@...
SoCalCASA website: http://welcome.to/SoCalCASA
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Southern California CASA Ambassador