Sister Crayon EP release show, 4/21/2013

Since forming in 2009, Oakland-based outfit Sister Crayon has captured an electronic soul sound colored with experimental, shoegazey vibrations. After starting out as a duo, the band evolved into a four-piece project, though founders Terra Lopez and Dani Fernandez remain at the helm of the their group's creative direction, particularly for its latest offering, the Cynic EP. Released on April 16 of this year, the record casts aside any shy, pop sensibilities and instead offers five tracks of ethereal but powerful folk-tinged soul driven by loaded electronic beats, heavy melodies and  Lopez's poignant vocals. Sister Crayon is celebrating its new EP [...]

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Beyond the Bay Area: A Sacramento Mixtape (Podcast #297)

Beyond the Bay Area: A Sacramento Mixtape (Podcast #297) It's not technically part of the Bay Area -- and by "technically," of course, we mean "at all" -- but we've been known to cheat a little bit and claim a good number of Sacramento bands as adopted locals over the years. Can you really blame us? Plenty of acts from the state's capital have made an big impact on independent music, including Death Grips, Chelsea Wolfe, and Trash Talk. All three of those groups eventually migrated to Los Angeles, with Death Grips leaking their latest album during a two-month stay [...]

Memoryhouse and Sister Crayon: free show Wednesday at SF State

If you don't catch Memoryhouse and Sister Crayon tonight at the Rickshaw Stop, you can see them for free in an early evening show on Wednesday at San Francisco State University's The Depot (6pm, Free, All Ages). Sister Crayon - "Futile Devices (Sufjan Stevens Cover)" By the way, an advance tip: Keep Shelley in Athens will be performing at The Depot on April 12th. In fact, it's that band's only SF show.

Review/Photos: Lazer Sword, Rainbow Arabia, Religious Girls, Sister Crayon @ The Rickshaw Stop 8/26

Sacramento quartet Sister Crayon, opened the show, led by singer Terra Lopez, who used vocal effects so well they functioned as another instrument. Sister Crayon play well crafted songs that are passionately textural. Lopez is backed by a keyboardist who also knocks outs out very impressive beats live on an MPC, another keyboardist who also plays guitar, and a drummer.  Sometimes the bass coming from the keys was so deep my vision literally was vibrating. Sister Crayon is raising money to buy a van to tour in, so if you feel like opening your pockets to help a very talented [...]

Review: Birds & Batteries, Judgement Day, Sister Crayon @ Rickshaw 5/28

Photos by: Irja Elisa In a city with heavy feet, three bands expertly got the kids dancing at the Rickshaw Stop last Friday. Spinning Platters presented a lineup that was a young folks' response to the confines of classical music - making technically excellent music with fierce rawness and energy. "Sister Crayon blew my mind," was the refrain from both Birds & Batteries and Judgement Day, which was an apt description for this up-and-coming Sacramento band. Singer Terra Lopez's wild and vulnerable singing is the ghost of a soul singer. The band uses a combination of live and electric drumming [...]

Birds & Batteries + Judgement Day, a co-headlining bonanza 5/28/10

In the midst of SF Popfest 2010, the Rickshaw Stop will host yet another noteworthy bill on Friday, May 28th (10:00 pm, $10/adv, $12/door, all ages) - a show that will trade indie pop for reverberating synths and strings. Birds & Batteries will co-headline with Judgement Day, preceded by Sacramento's Sister Crayon, in a show presented by Spinning Platters. Cobra Strike by Judgement Day Birds & Batteries have returned from a U.S. tour just in time for Friday's show, and with a new remix in tow. Odawas took a stab at re-creating B&B's "The Villain," and the result is the [...]

Thursday, 5/20: Terrorbird turns four at Milk

The Splinters - "Mysterious" Baths - "Hall" For the past several years, the good people at Terrorbird Media have been promoting awareness of some of the Bay Area's best bands. This Thursday, May 20th, they're teaming up with Epicsauce for a four year anniversary party at Milk (8pm, $5). On the bill: Man/Miracle, Baths (LA), The Splinters, and Sister Crayon (Sacramento), with a DJ set from Sugar & Gold as well. Congrats, Terrorbird!

Sister Crayon Releases Loneliness is my Mother’s Gun

Sister Crayon is the product of Terra Lopez's creativity and genius and the end result of a young creative mind making songs in her bedroom. She elaborated in an email interview: Sister Crayon started out originally as just me. I did my solo thing for two years and met Dani (from the band The Wishing Well) last year. She started playing drum machine for me. Genaro (keyboardist) just recently joined us. I like that Sister Crayon has developed into something bigger. I still am the only one who plays in the small recordings I make in my bedroom, but live [...]

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