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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    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

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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|0 Comments

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|0 Comments
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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|0 Comments
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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

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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 [...]

By |November 1, 2019|Comments Off on Blanket the Homeless releases new record at the Independent

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
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