About Walker Spence

I like music, and I like to write about music.
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    Wizard Apprentice drops “Betrayal Internalized” video, announces album

Wizard Apprentice drops “Betrayal Internalized” video, announces album

Wizard Apprentice is a genre-bending artist, writing personal electronic music that still keeps the audience at an arm’s length. Tieraney Carter, the woman behind the project, self-describes her music [...]

By |March 18, 2019|0 Comments

Sink into Versâam’s ‘Pisces Tape II’

In celebration of his birthday and the fact that we’re chest-deep in pisces szn, Berkeley-based beatmaker Ellis Newton, aka Versâam, released a concise, heavily sample-based beat tape last week [...]

Half Waif rejoices in emotion at Rickshaw Stop

Nandi Rose Plunkett, the woman behind Half Waif, emerges onstage clad in a dark dress and a white mesh coat, which lends her an almost medical aura as she [...]

By |February 25, 2019|0 Comments
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    Field Medic releases new single, show at Swedish American Hall

Field Medic releases new single, show at Swedish American Hall

Kevin Patrick, better known by his stage name Field Medic, is a sentimental folk punk artist with deep roots in the Bay Area. Patrick leans heavily on personal lyrics [...]

By |February 19, 2019|0 Comments

Dinner with Wander

(photo: Christian Dao)

Christian Francisco, the guitarist and de-facto manager for Wander, and I arranged to meet at the Shooting Star Cafe in downtown Oakland. In our emails, Christian had [...]

By |February 12, 2019|Comments Off on Dinner with Wander

Review: Efrim Manuel Menuck at the Rickshaw Stop

As I walk into the Rickshaw Stop on a rainy sunday night, I'm a little bit surprised to find that it's almost empty, save 10 or 15 folks milling [...]

By |February 8, 2019|Comments Off on Review: Efrim Manuel Menuck at the Rickshaw Stop

Preview: Efrim Menuck at Rickshaw Stop

(photo: Louise Michel Jackson)

Efrim Menuck, known for founding Godspeed You! Black Emperor and Thee Silver Mt. Zion Memorial Orchestra, plays meandering and eerie music for the end of the [...]

By |February 1, 2019|Comments Off on Preview: Efrim Menuck at Rickshaw Stop

Exposé Deux at Pro Arts featuring Kahj

Pro Arts Gallery in Oakland is a nonprofit art space dedicated to providing a safe space for marginalized local artists to perform and find exposure. On February 9, they [...]

By |January 28, 2019|Comments Off on Exposé Deux at Pro Arts featuring Kahj

A wholesome turn-up with More Fatter’s “Yeah You”

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In a world full of heavy, electronic dance tracks, it can be refreshing to turn to something that sounds more organic but doesn't compromise any of the [...]

By |January 25, 2019|Comments Off on A wholesome turn-up with More Fatter’s “Yeah You”

Preview: LoFi Satellites at the Ivy Room and Cafe Du Nord

LoFi Satellites are a San Francisco band putting their on twist on classic indie rock and psychedelic sounds. Their summer release “Feet to the Fire” starts with a simple, [...]

By |January 15, 2019|Comments Off on Preview: LoFi Satellites at the Ivy Room and Cafe Du Nord

Preview: LILACS. at the Crepe Place and Hotel Utah

There’s no more joyous moment in the life of a young indie fan than telling your friends that you’ve been listening to an artist since before they were famous, [...]

By |January 11, 2019|Comments Off on Preview: LILACS. at the Crepe Place and Hotel Utah

Giveaway: More Fatter at Rickshaw Stop

More Fatter self-describes their sound as “Choir Boy Funk,” bringing layered vocal harmonies and a ton of upbeat energy to their recorded songs and live performances alike. Their music [...]

By |December 18, 2018|Comments Off on Giveaway: More Fatter at Rickshaw Stop