Raphi Gottesman: New album + video premiere

Oakland's Raphi Gottesman had all the usual 2020 challenges, but also a beautiful, young son, Misha, undergoing treatment for leukemia. The musical result is a brand new instrumental album called The Clarity of Dawn that deserves your attention. The Clarity of Dawn by Raphi Gottesman It is available on cassette via German label AOsmosis and also on Raphi's Bandcamp page in digital format. The record includes many special guests including locals Yea-Ming Chen (Rumours, Dreamdate), Michael James Tapscott (China) and John Bernson (Ray's Vast Basement). All the amazing guitar and drum work is Raphi. He played drums for Sonny and [...]

By |June 16, 2021|Tags: |

Saturday: Summer Solstice Blowout with Legs, Yea-Ming & the Rumours and Raphi Gottesman

Who loves the sun?  The Octopus Literary Salon, silly!  Join them this Saturday from 6-10pm at Chabot Space & Science Center in Oakland.  The event will take place in the MEGADOME!  Sit back and enjoy IMAX-style imagery of the sun while listening to the best live music Oakland has to offer, with sets from Raphi Gottesman, Yea-Ming & the Rumours, and Legs. M. Luke McDonell, a local writer and designer, will read her short piece, "See You Later." Her near-future fiction explores the effects of technology on individuals and society. Her debut novella, The Perfect Specimen, is available on Amazon and iTunes. There [...]

By |June 19, 2014|Tags: , , |

Raphi Gottesman offers ‘Virtual Access’

You may not know the name Raphi Gottesman, but chances are you have seen him in action.  He has played drums with Sonny & the Sunsets, The Fresh & Onlys, The Black Swans, Fishermen Three, A Carnival of Hours, Jack Lewis' Awkward Energy and he currently drums with Odawas.  Odawas has a new record, Reflections of a Pink Laser, coming out on June 2nd. See Russell's great interview with them for more info. Raphi is also a very talented guitar player.  His solo debut Ballad of the Sad Cafe came out in 2011 and his latest work, Virtual Access (embedded below) is hot off the [...]

By |June 5, 2014|Tags: , |
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