About Ben Einstein

Ben plays keyboards in Oakland Swing Punk band Van Goat, makes music as singer/songwriter Neeto, and is a big fan of polka dots. http://neeto.net
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    Bobbing charts frenetic, delightful waters on ‘Thank You For Singing To Me’

Bobbing charts frenetic, delightful waters on ‘Thank You For Singing To Me’

(photo: Maddie Deutsch)

Bobbing's Robert Luisi Ross sits on the Thank You For Singing To Me album cover in cartoon form, surrounded by both lush greenery and guitar pedals. This [...]

By |July 2, 2019|Comments Off on Bobbing charts frenetic, delightful waters on ‘Thank You For Singing To Me’

Photos: The Felice Brothers + Johnathan Rice at the Chapel

(photos: Ben Einstein)

Johnathan Rice and the Felice Brothers charmed fans both new and old at the Chapel last Wednesday night.

The evening began with hushed set by Johnathan Rice, [...]

By |June 24, 2019|Comments Off on Photos: The Felice Brothers + Johnathan Rice at the Chapel
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    Makeunder come roaring back with “In Between My Dead-End Jobs”

Makeunder come roaring back with “In Between My Dead-End Jobs”

(photo: Ginger Fierstein)

Dear reader, I'm sorry to be the one to tell you this, but you could really use a makeunder. Not a makeover — you look great, smell [...]

By |June 12, 2019|Comments Off on Makeunder come roaring back with “In Between My Dead-End Jobs”
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    Listen to Lisa Azzolino’s rousing new single “Hey You”

Listen to Lisa Azzolino’s rousing new single “Hey You”

(photo: Jorge Moreno)

If you needed some good news this week, here it is: Bay Area-based singer/songwriter Lisa Azzolino's new song "Hey You" is an honest-to-goodness love song. Not a [...]

By |June 8, 2019|Comments Off on Listen to Lisa Azzolino’s rousing new single “Hey You”
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    Vandella’s Night of 1,001 Stevies slides into San Francisco

Vandella’s Night of 1,001 Stevies slides into San Francisco

(Artwork by Sara Gerstel)

They say thunder only happens when it’s raining, and if this week's inclement weather has been any indication, it’s going to be a thunderous weekend.

Thankfully, Vandella's [...]

By |May 22, 2019|Comments Off on Vandella’s Night of 1,001 Stevies slides into San Francisco
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    Laura + Anton’s shared solitude comes through in ‘Live Recordings’

Laura + Anton’s shared solitude comes through in ‘Live Recordings’

Laura Weinbach and Anton Patzner have been playing music together for a number of years, but 2019 marks their first release as a duo. They have chosen to expand [...]

By |May 10, 2019|Comments Off on Laura + Anton’s shared solitude comes through in ‘Live Recordings’

Cave Clove and Agouti’s upcoming double-release party

Agouti and Cave Clove, two contemporary Bay Area bands with shared roots in psychedelic rock, release their respective records at Cafe Du Nord in San Francisco this Friday night. [...]

By |May 2, 2019|Comments Off on Cave Clove and Agouti’s upcoming double-release party
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