YASSOU, There’s Talk, and Lila Rose bring dark pop to Oakland’s Starline

Get ready for an evening of female-fronted pop this Friday night at the Starline Social Club. Actually, the term "pop" is a bit disingenuous standing on its own, because the kind of pop crafted by the evening's three acts is much more complex than what you hear on mainstream radio. The atmospheric musings of There's Talk invites a close listen and contemplation; YASSOU's sonic constructions are dense and mysterious, sometimes even imposing in their stark originality; and headliner Lila Rose's dark, intense, environment-inspired electro-rock seeks to both challenge and entice the listener with intrepid lyrics and hypnotic melodies. Rose also [...]

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