Evan Jewett: busy as a bee with new releases from Worker Bee and Family Room

Evan Jewett of San Jose's Worker Bee has been keeping himself busy lately. Worker Bee has a new, self-titled EP out that you can download for whatever price you want to pay via the widget below. It's a five-song set of indie rock with experimental/noise leanings, but above all you can hear the band's commitment to solid songwriting on each track. They take the simplest elements—guitar, voice, drums, occasional electronic flourishes, and, most importantly, the spaces between these elements—and weave them into songs that are hypnotic in their understated beauty. Worker Bee by Worker Bee Jewett also recently released an [...]

Recommended, 1/17-1/23: Young Prisms, Jake Mann, Worker Bee, and Retribution Gospel Choir

Every Monday, we'll be offering you early picks for some of the week's best concerts. Do you think we omitted something worthwhile? Let us know in the comments! Be sure to visit our Local Concert Calendar for an expanded set of daily listings. Young Prisms - "Feel Fine" Melted Toys - "Lost Connection" Sunbeam Rd. - "Circular Breathing" Jake Mann & The Upper Hand - "Days Are Long" Grand Lake - "Spark" Retribution Gospel Choir - "Workin' Hard" Cannons and Clouds - "Chameleons Migrate South" Young Prisms launch tour, new album at Bottom of the Hill With Friends for Now, [...]

Worker Bee, Boomsnake, Silian Rail @ the Hemlock Tuesday

Tonight's bill at the Hemlock Tavern (9 pm, $5) will include two Bay Area standbys, plus some San Diego music thrown in for good measure. Worker Bee will be joined by Silian Rail, and that sunny city down south will be represented by Boomsnake (currently on a West Coast tour). Silian Rail - "'I' is Sombody Else" Worker Bee have been playing on and off in the Bay Area since 2006, culling music into EP form and strengthening their craft along the way. Their haunting lo-fi has echoes of post-rock on songs from Tangler, the band's 2009 full-length [...]

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