Giveaway: You’re Going To Die’s 10-year anniversary with Rainbow Girls + Whiskerman

A couple local favorites are playing the Independent on January 18 and we're pleased to offer you a set of freebies. Special shout-out to those harmonizing hunnies, Rainbow Girls, who are bringing their good vibes, lovely voices, and killer horns and keys. They're sharing the bill with Whiskerman, the Feelings Parade, Chelsea Coleman for You're Going to Die's 10-year anniversary. YG2D has been a fixture on the local music scene for the last 10 years, presenting programs of local performers (and, at their open mics, everyday people) confronting mortality through art. Check out Chelsea Coleman's installment of our 2017 series [...]

Mixtape: New Folk Music from the Bay Area

This episode first ran on KQED.org. Download: Mixtape: New Folk Music from the Bay Area (Podcast #423) In venues around the Bay Area, like The Lost Church, Neck of the Woods, and the Octopus Literary Salon, Bay Area musicians are sharing new and exciting folk songs, emotive compositions full of lyrical storytelling and thoughtful instrumentation. The stories shared by local folk artists are often personal, like Diana Gameros' new album interpreting Mexican songs from her youth, or Joseph Childress's LP drawing from his travels around the western United States. Marissa Kay was inspired to write the first song and title [...]

Chelsea Coleman would like to remind you…you’re going to die.

I'm going to die. You're going to die. Your parents and your siblings and your plants and your pets are all going to die. It can be scary and it can be sad, but it's a fact of life. We love our parents and siblings and plants and pets, but if we outlast them, we're probably gonna miss them, and the idea of leaving the only life we know can be scary as hell. But it's coming for all of us. So why aren't we talking about it? Grief and loss is complex and uncomfortable and, at the very least, [...]

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