What’s Happening This Week? A Guide To Shows Around The Bay, Oct 16 – 19

Monday, October 16 Zola Jesus @ Starline Social Club From our friends at Noise Pop comes the first of two shows — we have tickets to give away to this one. Nick Murphy @ The Fox Theater Meet the new incarnation of the former Chet Faker at the Fox. Violence Creeps, Turquoiz Noiz, Outercourse, Dancing Plague of 1518 @ Hemlock Tavern Fact of the Day: The Dancing Plague of 1518 was a real thing. Nothing But Thieves @ Great American Music Hall For tastes that lean a little more radio-friendly (nothing wrong with that!), this rising Brit quartet should do [...]

Friendzone produces tracks for Mykki Blanco and Yung Lean

I've been all up in my Friendzone lately, with the Bay Area "internet rap" production duo serving up a pair of heavy slaps for left-field hip-hop performers Mykki Blanco and Yung Lean to rap over. Although Friendzone (James Laurence and Dylan Reznick) has been up on the local beatmaker scene since 2011, the duo has definitely turned it up for 2013 by producing beats for the likes of A$AP Rocky ("Fashion Killa"), Main Attrakionz, Antwon, and Nature Boys. Fun fact: Laurence and Reznickhas played together in a band called Destroy Tokyo, which eventually evolved into Religious Girls. "Who Wanna Rumble" [...]

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