Live Event Alert!! ‘Stop Making Sense’ with Andrew St. James

I've already told the story of how the first time I saw Stop Making Sense I leaned over to my dad in the theater halfway through and said "Dad, can we go? This is so boring." I've come to appreciate David Byrne and co. over time, and if you haven't yet you're really missing out on great live performances. As we slowly transition to live music, Fast Times is offering us the chance to at least view some from behind our windshields. Andrew St. James will open the night's proceedings with a live set, followed by music videos from local [...]

Meet Brijean, the beatmaker behind your favorite local bands

Brijean Murphy and Doug Stuart (all photos: Jon Bauer) “Should I smile?” she asks the photographer. Brijean is wearing a green and blue floral blouse with track pants, platform sneakers, rose-tinted glasses — a fittingly unique outfit. She leans over her congas and looks at Doug. The camera clicks again, again. “Is this your first interview?” I ask the Brijean Band, the musical duo of Oakland-based percussionist Brijean Murphy (Toro y Moi, Poolside, U.S. Girls) and her partner, producer and multi-instrumentalist Doug Stuart (Bells Atlas, Meernaa). They tell me that it is, and I tell them that I’m honored. Their [...]

By |June 26, 2019|Tags: |

Brijean releases single “Walkie Talkie” off new album

Earlier this week, Brijean released the single “Walkie Talkie” off their first album of the same name and lordy, it’s a tune that’s hard to get out of your head and your body. Brijean, the musical duo of Brijean Murphy (Toro y Moi, Poolside, U.S. Girls) and producer Doug Stuart (Perhapsy, Meernaa) creates jazzy warm disco beats with all around positive vibes, those famous congas and everything that shakes. Walkie Talkie by Brijean What’s the sexiest word to rhyme with talkie and walkie? Sake, baby. Give this tune a hard listen and we hope you’ll support Brijean’s upcoming album (out [...]

By |June 7, 2019|Tags: |
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