What’s Happening This Weekend? A Guide To Shows Around The Bay, Nov 11 – Nov 13

Norway's Jenny Hval uses her music to stretch open the fabric of societal structures, explore, and finally, dismantle. Friday, November 11 Jay Arner @ The Night Light Find wry and apathetic humor in the synth-pop trappings of Canadian Jay Arner. Peter Silberman @ Swedish American Music Hall Frontman of The Antlers Peter Silberman will be playing a solo show of his recently released EP Transcendless Summer, 20 minutes of conceptual instrumentals about a terminally ill young woman. The James Brown Dance Party @ The Mezzanine Get down with your bad self (sorry, had to) and dance your politically weary self [...]

Jay Arner shows wit through synths on ‘Jay II,’ plays Oakland Friday

You don’t expect to hear curse words in the lyrics of a Canadian singer-songwriter, especially when they're sung in soft, whispery vocals and accompanied by sweet synth pop melodies. After all, our neighbors to the north have a reputation of being polite. But Vancouver’s Jay Arner gets away with it, reputation intact. His understated swearing and wry commentary that abut wispy harmonies and mellow grooves are a fitting way to tell his not-so-serious story of wanting to be accepted and lamenting suffering in the world. The seemingly tongue-in-cheek style, as well as the tug-of-war between pleasant, catchy tunes and deadpan, [...]

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