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Behind The Mynd of Amplified & Brandon Scott

amplified open mic

I ran into these two gentlemen first at my open Mic at the Riptide. Affable, funny, energetic, they caught my eye immediately. Once they got up to the mic, that’s when they exploded. These guys are younger in age, but wiser in brain. I’m excited to see their progression. True artists. Give a listen!   About […]

Spotlight on: Cave Clove, performing 4/8/15 at the Rickshaw Stop

Cave Clove

The vocal harmonies between lead singer Katie Colver and drummer Melissa Kilkuskie are just one of the many interesting musical combinations within Cave Clove, an excellent local Bay Area quartet performing at the Rickshaw Stop this Wednesday, April 8th. Watch a live version of their newest single “Kyrie” below: One of the most refreshing things about Cave Clove is the way this […]

Stream Future Bones – the New Single by Bells Atlas

Bells Atlas Future Bones

For fans of: Dirty Projectors, tUnE-yArDs, DRMS.   Take a listen to the windy and inventive new single by the Bay Area’s Bells Atlas, who make an arty yet playful blend of afro-beat, soul, and (for lack of a better term) indie-rock. “Future Bones” creeps into view and builds slowly for the first 90 seconds, before taking an explosive […]

Just Hold Me Tight – Stream the new Astronauts, Etc. Single “I Know”

Group picture of the band

For fans of: Vacationer, Miike Snow, The Bee Gees 1st, The Weeknd. On his new release as Astronauts, etc., Anthony Ferraro (perhaps temporarily but oh-so delightfully) trades in his play-all-the-instruments-yourself/bedroom-pop producer’s hat for the organic feel of musicians playing live together in a room. The results make a significantly smoother sound – blending influences to create a mellow mid-70’s AM radio record […]

Salt & Sage, Now We Are, & Karla Mi Lugo at the Stork Club!


EXTRA! EXTRA! READ ALL ABOUT IT! Street Performing, wandering minstrel Karla Mi Lugo is presenting a mutant show “Lady Day Communique” a vaudeville news report, from a Billie Holiday Impersonator at the Stork Club! This show honors jazz legend Billie Holiday with biographical stories, comedy, jazz history and musical tribute. Current world and local news […]

Behind The Mynd of Seth Lael!


Seth Lael was one of those men that I wanted to get on the broadcast for some time, but the stars had yet to align. So when he came to my open mic in the outer Sunset, I told myself that I would ask him if he would hop on. Luckily, he had the same […]

Håwt Linkzz – Talk of Shamans


What first caught my eye about Talk of Shamans was that they were playing at the Great American Music Hall with a fantastic songwriter/performer, Ezra Furman. So, amongst the requests that fly in through, this one stood out. It was also an opportunity to try out another Håwt Linkzz music podcast/drinking game, so I threw it […]

PPL MVR show preview


It’s been 4 months since I’ve had anything to say about anything and there are a myriad of reasons for this, but for now I’ll stick to the facts. The facts are this post ISN’T about a local band, however it is about a band that for all intents and purposes know about theatrics and […]

Noise Pop 2015 Has Started


The Noise Pop pre-party kick off event was last night at the Academy of Science. Were you there?

This year I am covering Noise Pop with a press pass. (LEGIT) The Pre-Party was my first event, and they had a special entrance for the press. (TOO COOL) There was no line and we got to cross a fancy, softly lit people bridge behind The Academy of Science … this was pretty cool!

Emily Afton Single Release Show at Leo’s in Oakland – Thursday, 2/19

It gives me great pleasure to announce Emily Afton’s new single ‘Severing The Knot.’ Emily is a person of truly rare talent, with a voice that would stop traffic going 75 across the Bay Bridge. And without hyperbole I can safely say her music traverses a wider range of genres than almost any other local Bay Area musician I can think […]



My favorite part of Noise Pop are the Happy Hour Events. They’re free, open to everybody, and a great place to discover new bands. Not to be biased … but I am … and I must erge you not to miss Thursday’s happy hour, hosted by my project Balanced Breakfast and featuring some of my amazing friends band’s: The Damn Fanatics, Friends w/o Benefits & Bear Lincoln. The Happy Hours are hosted by such groups as San Franpsycho, Do415, Different Fur and The Bay Bridged, and you will see me at all of them. So before you head out to an official Noise Pop show, come join us at Bender’s.

Tumbleweed Wanderers – Bad Blood & The Independent SF

Combining elements of bluegrass, soul, folk, and gospel – Tumbleweed Wanderers travel from genre to genre like the twists and turns of Highway 1. These days though, they’re all about the rock, as their new live video for ‘Bad Blood’ illustrates.     Complete with a rotating cast of background singers and rotating musicians, this […]

Con Brio releases ‘Kiss The Sun’ and single-handedly increases the number of babies born nine months from now


In fact, preliminary research shows that this week’s surge in love-making, its boost in bonking, its escalation in copulation, may increase the population nationwide as much as 2% come November 2015. Con Brio’s Kiss The Sun is a vibrant, absurdly over-the-top, genuinely fun six-track whirlwind. Highlights include the sexy slo-jam R&B of “Never Be The Same” and “Sex […]

Behind The Mynd of Cloudship!


Never Have We Laughed More… What can one say about Cloudship? These two guys are supremely energetic, affable, easy-to-chuckle, and amazing musicians to boot! They joined me in preparation for their upcoming album Mayday. Releasing tomorrow February 3rd,  Mayday is bound to be as wonderful as their first release Sail To Heaven, if not more. I first ran into […]

Episode 57: St. Luke’s Troop


What A Beautiful Broadcast! Jules Mayhem, Alan Monasch, Gentry Bronson, and Jeff Dodge cram their way into the studio to bring us good news for musicians and attentive audience members alike.  They announce the re-opening of the music program at St. Luke’s Episcopal Church, including a monthly open mic! As musicians, we need more venues […]

Ghost Tiger is Coming! Ghost Tiger is Coming!

Ghost Tiger, Photo by: Arna Bajraktarevic

Ghost Tiger is as hip as their hometown, beautiful and relaxed Santa Barbara, where the surf is up and the sun is out. It’s the sort of music that alternates between moving you and getting you moving within the first 10 seconds. Accessible & repetitive bass and drum mixes with top-brained treble that comes at […]

Pulse Music SF Rawks the House


To simply say, “I had a really great time,” doesn’t quite cut it. It was more than that. The air was electric, the music was ridiculously on point, and the vibe gave the sense of nostalgia for a place I wished I’d been. The kind of atmosphere that Pulse Music SF creates makes you want […]

Behind The Mynd of Peter Feliciano!


    Peter Feliciano is a force to be reckoned with… Peter joined me on a rainy rainy day in the San Francisco Bay. He is  a local singer/songwriter that has an ability to create that hair raising/tingle up your spine. He is a hilarious and honest human individual and I had an amazing time […]

When There’s A Will, There’s A Way José

Way José

Way José sounds equally familiar and strange. An eclectic mix of the past, it melds motifs from 60s folk, R&B, funk, and shamanistic world music. Each song is different. One’s subdued, yet still intense and introspective, another more funky and grooving. Way José is the solo recording project of the producer/multi-instrumentalist Daniel DeMento (also of Feather-Bright), who describes the […]

Behind The Mynd ft. Avi Vinocur & John Elliott


Episode 53: Oh. My. Word.   We kick off strongly, John Elliot ( ) hops on the mic with the great Avi Vinocur ( as we explore more current topics including the Eric Garner case (, police power abuse, William Cosby ( We recieved calls from all over the United States and had just a grand old time! […]

Battlehooch – Carry Me Upstream and WINK Release Show

Battlehooch wink EP

SF musical machinists Battlehooch are back with three new singles and a spankin’ EP.       WINK is weird, wonderful, and positively out there. Get lost on their Soundcloud page – and join them tonight as they celebrate the release of Wink with Down Dirty Shake (who are ALSO releasing an album tonight) and new stupergroup Kokomo […]

Behind The Mynd of Eamon Armstrong


Episode 52 was like spelunking the caverns of someone’s soul… On this broadcast, we dive into one of my greatest friends here in the Bay Area.  Eamon  is an amazing human, a world traveler, an author, poet, musician, a minister of Purpleganda, a psychonaut, and a festival guru.  Follow Eamon and I as we flow […]

Behind The Mynd of Beth Marlin!


  Today’s broadcast is a doozey! Beth Marlin has lived many lives in her time on this planet, and it was my pleasure to delve into those lives. From model, to punk goddess, to child music making machine, to solo artist, and everything in between, Beth brings such a beauty to the microphone. It is […]

Turn down your lights and turn up your headphones…


The new single from PC Munoz, “Big Winner” is all the stimulation you are going to need for the next 2:14. Artsy industrial techno pop that will make any Prince fan groove. Deep bass and groovy quirk lays the bed for this inventive track that leaves you hungry for more. Luckily, it’s easy enough to […]