Monster Rally, Steezy Ray Vibes play ProFans showcase at Brick & Mortar
This Sunday, June 23, our friends at Professional Fans will bring their fifth and, in my opinion, finest showcase (so far) to Brick & Mortar Music Hall. LA-via-Columbus sample champion Monster Rally will headline the evening in what will be his San Francisco debut, which will also feature the live debut of Dan Casey's acoustic solo project formerly known as Steezy Ray Vibes, plus sets from local acts Shortcircles and duckyousucker. Berkeley-via-Jersey musician Dan Casey has already carved out a name for himself with his experimental electronic pop beats as Yalls, and is now taking a more acoustic approach to [...]
Steezy Ray Vibes – "Endless Calm"
While many people know Dan Casey best for his funky electronic dream pop produced under his moniker Yalls, folks should be aware that he is a man of many masks. Casey’s new solo project, Steezy Ray Vibes, has already caught a fair share of buzz, including an interview right here on The Bay Bridged done last July. Steezy Ray Vibes' latest release, the appropriately named “Endless Calm”, is rooted in summery acoustic guitar, complete with layers of drums, shakers, electric guitar and watery vocals - much like the layers of Yalls. Similarities and mastermind aside, the songwriting of Steezy Ray [...]
Interview: Dan Casey discusses the differences between Yalls and his latest alter ego, Steezy Ray Vibes
Although Berkeley-via-Philly musician Dan Casey is best known for his funky electronic performances as Yalls, he has been making music under various monikers since 2003. From Lemons are Louder Than Rocks, to Yalls, to Steezy Ray Vibes and other secret underground projects, Dan is never afraid to explore new styles. You may have become familiar with Steezy Ray Vibes after a demo for the single "Empty City" was quietly released on Soundcloud a month ago. Buzz began to build around the blogs, and the project deservedly caught the attention of The Fader and other major tastemakers. Dan recently released the [...]