MUTEK.SF spotlight: Russell E.L. Butler & Ian Colon

(photo: Mariah Tiffany) Oakland musician Russell E.L. Butler and video artist Ian Colon debuted a collaborative “exploration” piece last Saturday at MUTEK.SF’s "Nocturne 3" in the basement of the San Francisco Mint building. I sat down with Russell and Ian earlier that day at Heron Arts to discuss their current projects, as well as MUTEK’s potential impact on the current state of the Bay Area music and arts scene. Read excerpts from our 30 minute discussion below. The Bay Bridged: What’s the inspiration behind the new A/V performance you’re debuting at MUTEK.SF? Russell E.L. Butler: Ian and I have been [...]

Live This Month: January 2017 — an audio guide to upcoming SF concerts Download: Live This Month: January 2017 (Podcast #399) 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. When it comes to concerts, January is starting 2017 off strong, with a whole bunch of great shows happening locally over the coming month. Oakland prog-inspired band Once & Future Band is celebrating a new album, as is SF singer-songwriter Mark Eitzel. We've also included songs from locals The Sunset Shipwrecks, Russell E. L. Butler, Sarah Bethe Nelson, and Richie Cunning. Worth noting: Nelson and Cunning [...]

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