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Apr. 27th, 2011

emchy antlers


Roots of the Rising Sun Benefit Show on MAY 1!


Roots of the Rising Sun: An all-star benefit for working jugband, folk, early jazz, blues, and country musicians in Japan.

Sunday, May 1st, All-Ages 2-6pm Matinee Benefit

Starry Plough
3101 Shattuck Avenue
Berkeley, CA 94705

$10-20 Sliding Scale (ALL PROCEEDS GO TO THE CAUSE!)


This special event will feature short sets by some of the premier roots and Americana groups in the Bay Area to raise money for the Yanoo! Records Fund. The proceeds will be distributed among Japanese musicians who play jugband, string band, folk, early jazz, blues, and country music professionally and are facing their own unique set of challenges brought on my the earthquake and tsunami.

Performers include:
5 Cent Coffee - fivecentcoffee.com
Mikie Lee Prasad - mikieleeprasad.com
Brass Farthing - brass-farthing.com
Liquor Cake - liquorcakemusic.com
Kelly McCubbin - myspace.com/ukeapocalypse
Just Henry - justhenry.net
Uni & her Ukelele - unimusic.us
Vagabondage - vagabondageband.com
and many more!

We will be adding a headliner and more acts to the event as it approaches, stay tuned!!

There will be giveaways, CD specials and more with all proceeds going to help working musicians in Japan survive and help their families in this time of need.

Yano Tadasee is the founder of Yanoo! Records and has ties with many Bay Area musicians who were on his Shout Baby Shout compilation CD's. These were four discs released to showcase artists from the United States and Japan who share a love of American Roots Music and are united in sound even though divided by an ocean.

You can donate money to this cause ahead of time through this link:

Jan. 15th, 2011

folsom 2005


TOMORROW: Accordion Babes Live!

Tomorrow, join Vagabondage, "Daddy Squeeze" Dan Newton, Ron Reich, and no fewer than 8 of the Babes from the 2011 Accordion Babes calendar for an afternoon of music at the Oyster Point Yacht Club.

Date: Sunday, January 16, 2011
Time: 2 p.m.
Cost: $6 members/$8 guests
Location: 911 Marina Blvd, South San Francisco

Stick around after dark for the amazing documentary film Behind The Bellows, a riveting story of the rich history and making of the accordion by the Bay Area's own Steve Mobia.

For directions or more information visit: http://www.sfaccordionclub.com/

The current Accordion Babes calendar & CD be available at the show for a mere $15! Just speak with October's Babe, Emchy (when she's not fondling her squeezebox, that is). Calendars can also be purchased online here.

Apr. 25th, 2010

emchy antlers


now on emusic!


You can get the ep now on EMUSIC!!! Wahoo!!!

Mar. 5th, 2010

emchy antlers


SFWeekly lists our St. Pat's show!

 St. Steampunk's Day

The more European version of U.S. brodown party-hearty holiday behavior is brass-band "gypsy" culture. Encouraged binge drinking, shouting men dancing, and loud music is what St. Patrick's Day is all about, right? So Vagabondage brings all this together. Singing to us from inside an inebriated accordion, the duo slurs sea chanties, murder ballads, and, well, to be honest, drinking songs. Grand plonking waltzes, jaunty reels, and scorching torch complaints have everyone swaying along and madly toasting to whatever. T&A and the Sweet Trade join them. At the Beale Street Bar in SF.


Feb. 15th, 2010

emchy antlers


Album Review from OaklandLocal


Music Monday: The sweet drinking songs of Vagabondage
Published on Monday, February 08, 2010
Last updated on 01:57PM, Monday, February 8, 2010

Vagabondage photo shoot in the Marin Headlands by 3rdEye Pro

With a name like Vagabondage, the duo of John Flaw and Emchy warrant at the very least a cursory listen. And if you're a fan of Americana roots and bluesy, whiskey soaked vocals then their self described catalog of "pirate shanties, murder ballads and carnivale vaudevillia" are just what the bartender ordered.

On their 2009 debut album "Songs from the Bottom of an Empty Glass" the combination of vocals, accordion, guitar and kazoo weaves together a tapestry of moody drinking songs, midnight ruminations and lovelorn revelry. As a whole, the album is the perfect soundtrack for a night of Jack Daniels inspired contemplation.

On the single "Second Heart," Flaw's vocals channel a slightly less smoky Tom Waits as his guitar drags behind Emchy's accordion with a melancholy stumble, like a lovelorn, punch drunk Django Reinhardt.

Team Vagabondage keeps a full dancecard of Bay Area shows, having just wrapped up gigs at Witches Brew at the Stud and the Wonderland at the DNA Lounge. On February 11, they'll be providing the soundtrack for the Hubba Hubba Review's Beerlesque at the Paradise Lounge and playing with Alan Black and Harmon Leon at the KnockOut on February 26.

To keep tabs on the busy bondage duo, check out the Vagabondage website and Facebook page. And you can download Songs From the Bottom of an Empty Glass from Reverb Nation.

Jan. 12th, 2010

throw the goat


Vagabondage mentioned on SFGate.com


Vagabondage - Bottom of an Empty Glass

Vagabondage, currently the greatest acoustic duo in San Francisco, finally went and got properly recorded.

I had them live on my radio show about a year ago and they brought tears to my eyes as John Flaw belted out his wonderful vocals. Emchy sings backup and plays accordion.

After that show, I was literally mad at them, because nothing they recorded sounded like them live.

Leave it to Jim Fourniadis to do them justice. He recorded and produced their release, Bottom of an Empty Glass at The Dark Room.

Listen to the full release at Last.fm.

Enjoy them live at The Knockout on February 26th @ 7 p.m. They'll perform a few numbers as a part of my live music and literary talk show, Drinks with Tony.

Read more: http://www.sfgate.com/cgi-bin/blogs/offtherecord/detail?entry_id=55169#ixzz0cTQDPsza

Jan. 7th, 2010

emchy antlers


Songs from the Bottom of an Empty Glass

is now on last.fm

that's right folks - the Vagabondage album you've been hearing about is finally able to be heard. a bigger announcement when you can buy downloads and cd versions and all that good stuff is coming but PLEASE if you like the band and/or you like me, help spread the word and add the songs to your last.fm radio stations and all that good stuff so that folks the world over can discover our music. we've been working on this for a while - hope you like it




Dec. 14th, 2009

emchy antlers


Holiday Debauchery!

Shadow Circus Creature Theatre, San Francisco 's most belligerent
puppetry troupe is returning once more to the Climate Theater,
bringing you a cornucopia of Holiday mayhem. Shadow Circus uses
life-sized latex puppets to create a seething underworld of
drugged-up dinosaurs, giant cockroaches and bizarre mythological
beasts and engages them in scripts full of pop-culture parody and
social satire.

Accompanying them are musical group Vagabondage, stand-up
comedienne Lady Satan and escape artist Miss Bella Trixx.

The entire evening is hosted by Shadow Circus Creature Theatre; the
most foul-mouthed, blasphemous, belligerent puppets to ever slither
across a stage!

Wednesday, December 16th at 8:00 pm
The Climate Theater
285 9th Street
San Francisco , CA

Advanced tickets $10, $13 at the door

Advanced tickets are highly recommended, as pre-tickets have sold
out at prior shows
Tickets can be purchased

Oct. 16th, 2009

emchy antlers


Beans, Beer and foot stompin music!

...food for your belly, music for your ears and beer for your buzz!


Join us as Bay Area theater companies battle it out for championship titles and bragging rights!

October 17, 2009

2-5 pm

SF LGBT Center Rooftop Terrace


Chili "tasters" sell for as little as $1 at the door.

Purchase your All You Can Eat for $20 in advance ($30 at the door)

and receive one free drink coupon!

This year's smokin hot judges:

Karen McKevitt, Theater Bay Area Magazine
Jean Schiffman, SF Gate
Roberta D'Alois, Late Bloomer Productions

This year's competitors:
Asian American Theatre Company
Boxcar Theatre
Diablo Actors Ensemble
Crowded Fire
Impact Theatre

This year's foot stompin' entertainment:

R H U B A R B W H I S K E Y (left) and VAGABONDAGE (right)


Oct. 6th, 2009

folsom 2005


TONIGHT: Vagabondage @ Cafe Royale

Vagabondage will be playing an early show tonight @ Cafe Royale.

Cafe Royale (800 Post St. @ Leavenworth)
All Ages

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