About Victor Valle

VICTOR VALLE is the founder of Counter Culture Group, the Executive Director at The Bay Bridged and works at Live Nation Entertainment. Be sure to catch him on Twitter at @VictorCValle.

Down and Outlaws release live video for “All Is Well”

Down and Outlaws have redefined what it means to play rock n' roll in 2016.

And it's awesome.

Their newest track, "All Is Well," was recorded as part of the Converse Rubber [...]

By |January 29, 2016|Comments Off on Down and Outlaws release live video for “All Is Well”

The Y Axes release their new single “Meteorite”

The Y Axes are the poster space-babes, with a cosmic sound that is dancey and fun.

The first of their four singles to be released this year, "Meteorite", was recorded by Aaron Hellam [...]

By |January 28, 2016|Comments Off on The Y Axes release their new single “Meteorite”
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    The Greening bring collage rock to fruition with “All Of A Sudden Tomorrow’s Here”

The Greening bring collage rock to fruition with “All Of A Sudden Tomorrow’s Here”

The first time I met Karl Meischen of The Greening was at a cafe in the Mission, and the first thing I noticed was that he was dressed in [...]

By |January 27, 2016|Comments Off on The Greening bring collage rock to fruition with “All Of A Sudden Tomorrow’s Here”
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    Astronauts, etc. moves from bedroom project to full band with ‘Mind Out Wandering’

Astronauts, etc. moves from bedroom project to full band with ‘Mind Out Wandering’

I can remember the exact first time I heard Anthony Ferraro's voice under the moniker Astronauts, etc. Bandcamp put together this great city guide for local music in Oakland, and [...]

By |January 6, 2016|1 Comment

Chronicling transitions with Mike Blankenship

If you pay attention well enough, you'll see his name in different places. From touring and recording with the likes of Lauryn Hill, Sheila E and Michael Franti, Mike Blankenship [...]

By |December 23, 2015|Comments Off on Chronicling transitions with Mike Blankenship
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    Fundraiser compilation track highlight: Future Twin — “Hope”

Fundraiser compilation track highlight: Future Twin — “Hope”

San Francisco's synth-centric, vocal-driven group Future Twin joins the list, with 44 other bands, of music that comes along with our fundraiser compilation.

Their to-be-released track "Hope" is inspired by David Lynch's [...]

By |December 17, 2015|1 Comment

Citabria premieres live video of “In Your Eyes”

San Jose-based Citabria has come a long way since the release of their last album Exit Reality - from opening for bands like P.O.D. to getting consistent play on Live [...]

By |December 14, 2015|1 Comment
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    The Tambo Rays bring the “Soft Fire” to our 10th Anniversary Compilation

The Tambo Rays bring the “Soft Fire” to our 10th Anniversary Compilation

Continuing with our spotlight on some of the 40+ unreleased or rare songs that will be featured on our new 10th anniversary compilation -- only one of many gifts you can [...]

By |November 25, 2015|Comments Off on The Tambo Rays bring the “Soft Fire” to our 10th Anniversary Compilation
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    Willow Steps releases debut EP, ‘The Secret You Can’t Bear to Keep’

Willow Steps releases debut EP, ‘The Secret You Can’t Bear to Keep’

Willow Steps is a look into that which is romantic and beautiful about the "steps" we encounter in life. A concoction of Jesse Strickman (vocals, guitar) and Leiya Mahoney (vocals), the [...]

By |October 22, 2015|Comments Off on Willow Steps releases debut EP, ‘The Secret You Can’t Bear to Keep’

Get to Know: Abbot Kinney (+ win free tickets!)

Abbot Kinney is both San Francisco and Los Angeles. It is the story and culmination of living in two great cities in one big state. The sound of fog as [...]

By |October 20, 2015|3 Comments
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    Wave Dweller & The Bay Bridged present ‘Night of the Living Shreds’

Wave Dweller & The Bay Bridged present ‘Night of the Living Shreds’

October is for ghouls and ghosts — especially in a place as weird as the San Francisco Bay Area.

But in the midst of all that, there's a plethora of [...]

By |October 16, 2015|Comments Off on Wave Dweller & The Bay Bridged present ‘Night of the Living Shreds’

Get to Know: The Damn Fanatics

The Damn Fanatics are fun. It's as easy as that.

To expand a bit more, though, I wrote that after the first time I got to sit down with the band [...]

By |September 15, 2015|Comments Off on Get to Know: The Damn Fanatics
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