Preview: Quintessence–Combining the Arts

When music hits us, it affects virtually every part of our brain-- stimulating the frontal lobe all the way back to the cerebellum and everything in between. Our brains [...]

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    Great American Spirit Ball comes to Great American Music Hall

Great American Spirit Ball comes to Great American Music Hall

Wildly described as "a pageant of bizarre and the occasion to channel the spirit animal inside of us all" by Be Calm Honcho band member Shannon Harney, this Saturday [...]

By |July 24, 2015|Comments Off on Great American Spirit Ball comes to Great American Music Hall

Bows – “Everywhere”

Berkeley's Bows is the brainchild of Big Tree members Kaila McIntyre-Bader and Luke Bace. Bows started when Kaila broke both her elbows (hence the name) and started experimenting with [...]

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Oakland’s Bells Atlas headlines Rickshaw Stop

Afro-beat and hip-hop explorers Bells Atlas cannot stop moving up. Joyfully rhythmic and harmoniously diverse, the textured strangeness brings to mind Sylvan Esso or Dirty Projectors, but is still undeniably, [...]

By |August 27, 2014|Comments Off on Oakland’s Bells Atlas headlines Rickshaw Stop

Brass Magic – "Peacebone" (Animal Collective cover)

Brass Magic, as the name suggests, is a band of brass (and woodwind) instruments. However, they aren't what you'd typically expect from a brass band - this isn't New [...]

By |October 15, 2013|1 Comment