About Ben Einstein

Ben plays keyboards and pineapples in Oakland Swing Punk band Van Goat, makes music as singer/songwriter Neeto with guitars and fishing rods, and is a big fan of polka dots. http://neeto.net
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    Kat Robichaud scares the night away, throws a circus of a party this weekend

Kat Robichaud scares the night away, throws a circus of a party this weekend

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Kat Robichaud returns with a startling piano ballad, "Scare The Night Away", just in time for Circus, the latest iteration of the Misfit Cabaret at San [...]

By |February 7, 2020|1 Comment

The Seshen make the call on “Don’t Answer”

Bay Area six-piece the Seshen step out of their comfort zone with "Don't Answer," a beautiful and serene new track from their album CYAN, out February 28. Featuring string [...]

By |January 15, 2020|Comments Off on The Seshen make the call on “Don’t Answer”
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    Premiere: Sound Minerz ponder the many meanings of success on “F.A.M.E.”

Premiere: Sound Minerz ponder the many meanings of success on “F.A.M.E.”

Bay Area hip-hop duo Sound Minerz return with "F.A.M.E.," the second single off their new album Between Time, out January 25.

Proph and Dirac, the group's emcee and producer respectively, [...]

By |January 15, 2020|Comments Off on Premiere: Sound Minerz ponder the many meanings of success on “F.A.M.E.”

The TBB NYE Roundup: 11 live shows to ring in the new year

If you're looking for a music-fueled New Year’s Eve party in the Bay Area, call off the search because we've got you covered. From legendary funk artists in large [...]

By |December 19, 2019|Comments Off on The TBB NYE Roundup: 11 live shows to ring in the new year

Premiere: Seth Lael’s “Everybody’s (got somebody)”

Take a dive into the strange and delightful world of Seth Lael. Equal parts Talking Heads, Beck, and Mac DeMarco — Seth Lael's "Everybody's (got somebody)" is a peculiar [...]

By |November 12, 2019|5 Comments

Blanket the Homeless releases new record at the Independent

In these turbulent times of friction and fire, it’s nice to see truly good work being done on a large scale in the Bay Area. Blanket The Homeless, a [...]

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Great Highway, Panic Is Perfect to host cancer benefit show

Great music, a great cause, and a Great Highway. What could be better? How about a great venue, a great lineup, great food and drinks? That's seven greats folks [...]

By |October 23, 2019|Comments Off on Great Highway, Panic Is Perfect to host cancer benefit show

Speakeasē serve up a smoky snack on “Nourish Me”

Released just under a year after their debut album Deer Lion, Bay Area neo-soul collective Speakeasē return with "Nourish Me." Both a new single and a live video, this [...]

By |October 14, 2019|Comments Off on Speakeasē serve up a smoky snack on “Nourish Me”

Premiere: Tino Drima, “Do The Damn Thing”

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We're excited to premiere "Do The Damn Thing," the third single off of Tino Drima's new EP Suitin' Up. Opening with an arpeggiated synthesizer and a [...]

By |October 7, 2019|Comments Off on Premiere: Tino Drima, “Do The Damn Thing”

Review: Bon Iver is lost in the woods no more

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“Imagine talking to this many people. It just feels ridiculous...or stupid," Justin Vernon said to applause and laughter, just after his band had gotten through a forceful [...]

By |October 3, 2019|Comments Off on Review: Bon Iver is lost in the woods no more

Balanced BreakFEST grand slams into Amnesia

Calling all early birds — this weekend only at Amnesia in San Francisco, breakfast will be served all day. But don't expect a slice of cantaloupe and toast; instead, [...]

By |September 17, 2019|3 Comments
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    Pop-Up Magazine makes a great ‘Escape’ to the Bay Area and beyond

Pop-Up Magazine makes a great ‘Escape’ to the Bay Area and beyond

What is Pop-Up Magazine? Well...for starters, it's not a magazine, not really anyway. But if you took the contents of a good magazine — narrative explorations on art, music, [...]

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