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11/07 O-Scene Weekend

Posted by novoscene on November 7, 2008

Friday, Nov. 7

FEMI

Oakland funk meets Minneapolis soul whenever Femi Andradres steps onto a stage. If you haven’t heard the new EP “Sweetwater Soul” or missed her recent performances at the San Jose Jazz Festival then you owe it to yourself to end your Art Murmor meandering tonight with a stroll over to Maxwell’s Lounge, where she’ll be holding it down with a full band.

Femi’s music is blend of Afro-Latin/Carribean rhythms, jazz, hip-hop, salsa and rock but refuses to fit neatly into any box. The Oakland raised singe and producer honed her sensual chops on the open mic and spoken word scene and has shared stages with the likes of Ledisi, Goapele and Martin Luther while also mixing it up with local electronic and metal outfits. She’s been shining bright in the background for years, and now says she’s ready to take center stage.

The cuts on “Sweetwater Soul” are on the mellow side, made for late night chill sessions-but onstage expect anything from vamped out electro cover songs to punk rock ballads. Look for the full feature on Oakland’s next great soul diva in the next edition of The Oakbook and lose yourself in some sweet water’s tonight.

FEMI
$15
7:30 doors, 9pm Show
Maxwell’s Lounge
341 13th Street
Oakland, CA 94612
www.maxwellslounge.com

First Friday Follies

Jumping into the 1st Friday fray with , the Stork Club kicks off Art Murmur with a full on musical raunch fest, a little bit of style and a whole lot of leg-all for free, like a good peep show should be. The ladies of Belle Du Jour (which, according to the group’s myspace, is “American-white-trash-revolution-speak for ‘More junk in the trunk than a McDonald’s Chicken Mcnugget Happy Meal'”) are joined by a lineup guaranteed to get you all hot and bothered. Check out Burlesque-esque undulations from Frederique, Marie Lafaux, Hoopsie Daisy, Charlie Starr, Eeyore The Clown, Little Eyeful, Dirty Dot with backing tunes from The Gomorran Social Aid and Pleasure Club.

First Friday Follies
Free
9 p.m.
Stork Club
2330 Telegraph Ave. Oakland
510.444.6174
www.StorkClubOakland.com

Dance At Large

More than any industry outside of fashion, the dance world is famous and notoriously body conscious. You’ve got to be both swan graceful and pencil thin. It’s not often you see a Rubenesque ballerina and to make it to be the big time, you can’t be too big in the behind. But being f* that!  We like our dancers big, small, short, tall and all the colors of the Skittles package and the crew from Big Moves Bay Area is here to give you that bit of body diversity you probably won’t get from the usual Swan Lake. The girls are getting together with other size positive dancers for Dance at Large a program that celebrates movement in all it’s forms. Participants include including Rubenesque Burlesque, NaachDuniya, and hip-hop crew Culture Shock Oakland.

Dance At Large
10/7 and 10/8
$12/$10 students
8pm.
Laney College Theater
900 Fallon St., Oakland
http://www.bigmoves.org

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