Even though more and more places are opening up, with even more types of businesses on the way (hello, haircuts!), our beloved live venues — with good reason — remain shuttered.
A few months ago, Inside Lands stepped in to fill the void left by performance venues. Featuring a varied program that changes daily, Inside Lands has brought everything from live DJ sets to capoeira classes to real estate advice seminars to the sheltered-in-place public.
On Saturday night, The Bay Bridged is taking over with talks, demos, and a performance all related to our local music scene.
How to tune in? Log in to Zoom (download if you don’t have it yet) and enter the Meeting ID 873 915 918. Inside Lands also has a link in their Instagram bio for fast access.
The schedule is subject to change, but here’s what you can expect on Saturday night. See you there. #weinhere.
7:05pm: Live set from Ricky Lake
Ricky Lake is an Oakland-based artist blending his teenage influences of dreamy pop music and SoundCloud rap. The Text Me Records signee’s debut album, “Last Summer Sucked” was full of dark, but delicate trap and his follow-up EP, “Wobbles” further explores his unique sound.
7:25pm: Beejus in conversation with Timothy B.
Local rapper and host of Awkward Convos with Beejus chats with Oakland muralist Timothy B.
8:05pm: Panel Discussion: Race and Independent Music
Independent music exists to make room for artists from all walks of life — but it isn’t always exempt from the prejudices that exist in the arts. In a quick conversation with three major players from local music (Victor Valle, Lyz Luke, Drew Banga), we’ll discuss the way race plays into indie scenes, and what can be done to make music accessible to all.
8:40pm: Bacon-wrapped hot dog cooking demo
The loss of live music has really driven home how much scarfing a bacon-wrapped hot dog after the show is intertwined with the live music experience. Our managing editor Nina teaches us how to make a Bay Area-style street dog at home.