The undeclared Jeremy Lyon

(photo: L. Herrada-Rios)

Jeremy Lyon is 26 years old.

This isn’t particularly remarkable information — lots of people are 26 — until he talks about his band’s breakup. He does so [...]

By |May 29, 2018|Comments Off on The undeclared Jeremy Lyon

Thievery Corporation’s Rob Garza pumps the brakes

L-R: Eric Hilton, Rob Garza of Thievery Corporation (photo: Jen Maler)

Words by Lily Moayeri

Two weeks past the release of Thievery Corporation’s latest full-length, Treasures from the Temple, and the [...]

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Music and Mortality: Morgan Bolender, “Free To Roam”

For most, if not all, of us, there comes a day when we confront our own looming death. For Morgan Bolender, that came during a fairly inopportune time: during [...]

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Planet Booty and TWRP unite for a “Tactile Sensation”

Planet Booty and TWRP
Planet Booty of Oakland and TWRP of Toronto are musical compadres.

The East Bay trio and the Canadian foursome first met in June 2017 when Planet Booty [...]

By |May 21, 2018|1 Comment
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    Introducing Francesca Simone, Beyonce’s Bay Area-born guitarist

Introducing Francesca Simone, Beyonce’s Bay Area-born guitarist

In 2005, Carlos Santana made a 10-year-old girl cry.

Francesca Simone didn't know what was happening. She had been taken to his concert at the the HP Pavilion (now known [...]

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Bands In Portrait: Lalin

“I discovered that I'm not as weak as I thought I was,” says Lalin St. Juste. We’re discussing what she has learned, about herself, through making music. “Music has [...]

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    Talking heritage and honesty with Lyrics Born and Ruby Ibarra

Talking heritage and honesty with Lyrics Born and Ruby Ibarra

Celebrating heritage is the combatant of such turbulent times — when the authorities are called on an ordinary, everyday barbecue, the community comes together. The world today, in this [...]

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Bands In Portrait: Miachalah

“Too many things have been holding me hostage,” sings Miachalah on her single “Breathe Again.” The 24-year-old R&B musician wrote “Breathe Again” when she was facing a moment of [...]

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    Southside Festival adds Jay Stone, Ellah to next weekend’s lineup

Southside Festival adds Jay Stone, Ellah to next weekend’s lineup

Adding to an already pretty stacked lineup (if we do say so ourselves), next weekend's Southside Festival recently added even more great local acts: Jay Stone and Ellah.

Jay Stone [...]

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High Sunn is trying to balance rock stardom and senior year

High Sunn (left) with his guitarist, Freddy (right)

At the age of 14, most kids pass the time by hanging out with friends, watching TV, or egging houses. At age [...]

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Behind The Scenes: Con Brio

Con Brio (photo: Estefany Gonzalez)

If you've ever listened to Con Brio, you know the band's mission is to bring its audience to a world full of musical bliss.

The official invitation [...]

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Music and Mortality: King Willow, “Settled”

It's not a coincidence that King Willow's "Settled" sounds like a drinking song. The central theme of the song is not having your shit together. Everyone feels like they're [...]

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