Nite Jewel, Geneva Jacuzzi, Harriet Brown retro-fit Rickshaw Stop on July 7

On July 7, Rickshaw Stop turns back the clock a couple decades with a bill featuring the minimal, cool electro-pop of Nite Jewel, synth-driven compositions and visual performances of Geneva Jacuzzi and the Prince-reincarnate romantic funk of Harriet Brown. As part of San Francisco's Popscene series, this trio of Los Angeles artists each bring their own innovative takes on electronic, R&B, disco and funk, often melding the lines between genres. Nite Jewel, who is singer-songwriter Ramona Gonzalez, recorded her first record "Good Enough" on a portable eight-track recorder in 2009. Since then, her ambient, yet glittery music, especially her latest [...]

Mixtape: Stellar Musicians with Bay Area Roots Download: Mixtape: Stellar Musicians with Bay Area Roots (Podcast #403) This episode first appeared on We showcase a ton of new and emerging Bay Area bands on these mixtapes every month, but have far fewer opportunities to revisit artists after they move away from the region. In this mixtape, we catch up with eleven acts with Bay Area roots, including Harriet Brown, who grew up in the Bay Area before heading to LA, where he's now poised to have a breakout year. Others, including Cotillon, spent fewer, but no less impactful years in the local music scene; for [...]

Wood Shoppe founder talks Astronauts, etc., staging free shows, and their third anniversary party

These days, San Francisco isn't really known for its free events. Ticket prices have swelled, festival costs are up, and you can't buy a pint at a show for less than $5. The music industry in the city is stressed, and a night out will set you back more than it ever has before. Free concerts—let alone ones that feature professionally curated local acts—are almost mythical. And yet, Wood Shoppe, a nonprofit production collective and free monthly music series, has been able to stage a free monthly show for the last three years. Formed by local industry vets from High [...]

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