About Ben Einstein

Ben plays keyboards and pineapples in Oakland Swing Punk band Van Goat, makes music with guitars and fishing rods as singer/songwriter Neeto, and is a big fan of polka dots. http://neeto.net
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    King Dream pushes the big red reset button on “Return to Zero”

King Dream pushes the big red reset button on “Return to Zero”

photo: Giant Eye Photography

Like the rest of us, musicians had to make the great pivot in 2020. For Jeremy Lyon of King Dream, whose average week stacked multiple shows [...]

By |February 12, 2021|0 Comments

Lil Flower Nasti comes up roses on ‘The Blooming’

Sarah Arnold was usually one to find herself behind the lens, not in front of it. A professional photographer in the live music and event spaces, Arnold steps out [...]

By |January 5, 2021|1 Comment
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    Brijean signs to Ghostly International, releases “Moody”

Brijean signs to Ghostly International, releases “Moody”

Brijean, the duo of percussionist/singer Brijean Murphy and multi-instrumentalist Doug Stuart, returns with a new single and some pretty big news. They've signed to Ghostly International, current home of [...]

By |August 10, 2020|Comments Off on Brijean signs to Ghostly International, releases “Moody”
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    Bobbing’s hyperactive ‘Mixtape’ will surprise and delight you

Bobbing’s hyperactive ‘Mixtape’ will surprise and delight you

Oakland’s Bobbing returns with Mixtape — a stuttering, unhinged triumph. The 17-track, sitcom-length album weaves seamlessly between snippets of ideas with the precision of a paring knife.

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By |July 21, 2020|Comments Off on Bobbing’s hyperactive ‘Mixtape’ will surprise and delight you
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    “Our Children Are Sacred,” a bilingual affirmation of love for the next generation

“Our Children Are Sacred,” a bilingual affirmation of love for the next generation

In protest of the intolerable and infuriating treatment of children separated from their families at the US/Mexico border, an all-star team of musicians and artists have come together with [...]

By |June 22, 2020|2 Comments
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    The Show Must Go On: Livestreaming concerts when going out isn’t an option

The Show Must Go On: Livestreaming concerts when going out isn’t an option

One of the many industries hit particularly hard by the realities of COVID-19 is the gigging music economy. With effectively every public event in the Bay Area cancelled, musicians [...]

By |March 18, 2020|1 Comment
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    Girl Swallows Nightingale host debut album release party in Oakland

Girl Swallows Nightingale host debut album release party in Oakland

(photo: Mogli Maureal)

Girl Swallows Nightingale's iridescent and multifaceted debut album Shapeshifter is out now — and the band will host a release party on Saturday 3/21 at Starline Social [...]

By |March 10, 2020|Comments Off on Girl Swallows Nightingale host debut album release party in Oakland

Whiskerman lift the veil on ‘Kingdom Illusion’

Whiskerman have returned with Kingdom Illusion, their most visceral, jarring, incensed, and immediate set of music to date. For the last several years, Whiskerman has been one of the [...]

By |March 6, 2020|Comments Off on Whiskerman lift the veil on ‘Kingdom Illusion’
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    Women’s Audio Mission announces benefit concert featuring Tune-Yards

Women’s Audio Mission announces benefit concert featuring Tune-Yards

Women's Audio Mission, the Bay Area-based organization that advances women, girls, and gender non-conforming individuals in music production and the recording arts, hosts its third annual benefit concert on [...]

By |March 5, 2020|Comments Off on Women’s Audio Mission announces benefit concert featuring Tune-Yards
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    What’s on the menu? Balanced Breakfast brings music industry roundtable to the Bay this weekend

What’s on the menu? Balanced Breakfast brings music industry roundtable to the Bay this weekend

The Balanced Breakfast Summit returns to PianoFight in San Francisco on Saturday, February 22 for a full day of music industry discussion and technical know-how.

With panels including "Leveraging Technology [...]

By |February 20, 2020|2 Comments
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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

(photo: Gina Barbara Photography)

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”