Mike Coykendall and Carlos Forster take over Lost Church 7/31

Photo of Mike Coykendall by Michael Bordelon A pair of longtime music veterans (and pals), Portland's Mike Coykendall and SF's Carlos Forster, each released outstanding records this year, and they're celebrating with a tour up and down the coast that includes a stop at The Lost Church July 31. Coykendall and Forster's Bay Area connection goes way back: after Coykendall, (who was living in SF at the time), heard some of Forster's work at The Wally Sound, where both were recording, he went to a Forster show at a Brainwash Cafe. They met at the show and became fast friends. [...]

Interview: Carlos Forster on Disasters

I love the music Bay Area kids are making these days, but lately, I'm finding more and more of my favorites are from artists on the "second wave" of their music careers: artists such as Bill Baird, John Murry, and Odawas only seem to get better as they continue to make music as they move onto new stages of life. Such is the case with Carlos Forster. After a successful run with For Stars in the late 90's and early 00's, he released Family Trees in 2011. His follow-up to Family Trees is the newly released Disasters, which is available [...]

Noise Pop 2012: Laura Veirs, Foxtails Brigade, Carlos Forster, Tyler Lyle @ Swedish American Hall, 2/25/12

The Saturday Noise Pop evening show at the Swedish American Hall featuring Laura Veirs & the Hall of Flames made me wish I'd also seen the kids' matinee earlier in the day. As Laura described during the band's evening set, many classic "children's songs" have some inherently darker and more mature themes, making them accessible by all ages. Thankfully, Laura & the Hall of Flames chose to perform a couple of the kids' tunes from earlier in the day among the Laura Veirs originals, inspiring a healthy dose of nostalgia among the evening audience and demonstrating her unique fortitude as [...]

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