What’s Happening This Weekend? A Guide To Shows Around The Bay, Aug 24 -26

Come meet King Dream tonight at the Independent. Friday, August 24 King Dream, Kendra McKinley @ The Independent Jeremy Lyon's new project, King Dream, makes its official recorded debut at the Independent tonight, with a little help from singer-songwriter Kendra McKinley. Jerry's Timeshare, King Willow, Silhouette Era @ Amnesia For Amnesia's late show, local indie with off-kilter quirk take Amnesia's stage. With only a $5 cover, you can afford this one. Life Size Models, Unlikely Heroes @ Art Boutiki San Jose pop-art-punk band Life Size Models are hosting a one-night-only live recording session at Art Boutiki. Come take part in [...]

Bands In Portrait: Enon Gaines

Enon Gaines, frontman of Bay Area indie-punk-hip-hop band Unlikely Heroes, is an enigma. At one moment he is exuberant, then the next shy and vulnerable. At another point he is overflowing with confidence, then a few minutes later full of humble praise for those around him. Unlikely Heroes was formed in 2015, following Gaines' winning the music category of the Los Angeles Times’ Inspire Us competition with his song, “Gold Rings.” Winning the competition led to Gaines being invited to perform in LA. “I didn't want to go down there and just do a DJ set,” he recalls. “I actually [...]

New music video for “Sun” sets tone for Unlikely Heroes’ upcoming EP

Oakland-based Unlikely Heroes just released the music video for "Sun," setting the tone for the band’s upcoming self-titled EP. According to lead vocalist Enon Gaines, the EP, which was originally set to be released on March, should arrive in late April or early May. Unlikely Heroes mixes a punk sound with hip hop vocals while steering both towards a psychedelic style. The group compares themselves to a blend of Kid Cudi and Rage Against the Machine. The video for "Sun" was directed by Josh Fields of Hatch 86 Films and features ballerina Leilani Neal-Ramos. According to the band, as the [...]

Step into the neon jungle with Unlikely Heroes

(photo: Robert Alleyne) Unlikley Heroes go hard. They create immersive musical experiences with hip-hop, punk, rock and roll beats, and fever-high energy. This time they're doing it in collaboration with Airbnb, on Saturday February 3 at the legendary Hyde Street Studios. Dubbed "Neon Jungle" for the blacklight-activated body paint the band sports for some shows, this show will straddle the line between concert and performance art. Special guests from various genres are promised. The event is BYOB, but blacklight body paint is provided. Airbnb started their "Music Experiences" initiative last year, offering curated events to their guests (and the public) [...]

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Photos: The Y Axes, Loco Tranquilo, Unlikely Heroes at PianoFight

Unlikely Heroes (photo: Robert Alleyne) It's hard to describe the music on display at PianoFight last Friday night, December 8, 2017, so we're gonna let the photos speak for themselves. Unlikely Heroes, the Y Axes, and Loco Tranquilo performed that night and each gave a ton of energy and immersed themselves in plenty of color. Check out the gallery by Robert Alleyne.

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Photos: Bay Area’s Unlikely Heroes tear up Bottom of the Hill

Unlikely Heroes (photo: Robert Alleyne) San Francisco punk/hip-hop outfit Unlikely Heroes gave a hell of a ton of energy at Bottom the Hill last Friday night, May 12, 2017. From the first notes of the night it was energy at 11 throughout the whole show. Along with them was San Jose band Life Size Models and First in Flight. Check out the excellent gallery below of all three bands from the night by our own Robert Alleyne.

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