Live This Month: January 2018 — an audio guide to upcoming Bay Area concerts Download: Live This Month: January 2018 (Podcast #420) In Live This Month, we sample some of the great local and out-of-town bands performing in the coming month in the San Francisco Bay Area. With the start of the new year come new releases by local musicians, and this mix features new songs from Santa Rosa punks Brown Bags and the old school country-influenced sounds of Laura Benitez and the Heartache, as well as Sacramento post-punk band Screature. We've also included great new-to-the-podcast songs from records Madeline Tasquin and GLO released last year. January also provides opportunities to check out [...]

Circuit de Yeux supporting Julia Holter at The Chapel for sold out show

Photo by Julia Dratel With show season back in full swing, this weekend holds several intriguing live music options. If you're around The Mission on Sunday, a good bet would be to catch Haley Fohr of Circuit des Yeux opening for Julia Holter at The Chapel (that is, if you managed to snag tickets before they sold out). The two experimental songwriters are touring the U.S. together. Fohr's latest album as Circuit des Yeux, In Plain Speech, has been out since May 2015. According to her Bandcamp page, it is her first recording with a full band. The [...]

Circuit Des Yeux performing in Oakland with REDREDRED, Replicant DJs

Circuit Des Yeux, the experimental recording project of Chicago-via-Indiana musician/vocalist Haley Fohr, is performing live on Friday, March 28 at White Horse Bar in Oakland with REDREDRED and Replicant DJs Kerri LeBon and Sky Madden. The show is presented by Stranded Music. Fohr's fourth LP released as Circuit Des Yeux, titled Overdue, was unveiled in October 2013. Recorded in Chicago using a one-inch Otari MX-70 tape deck, the Indiana native bends her emotionally rich, deep voice over cinematic orchestral compositions, acoustic guitar loops, and distorted noise. If her live shows are as dramatic as her studio recordings, spectators are in [...]

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