If you are looking for a beginner guitar teacher, then I may be just the teacher for you! My name is Nik, and I have been playing guitar for 15 years. I have been playing live and in professional settings for 10 years, and have been teaching for coming on 3 years now. I have [...]
This Friday our good friends Finish Ticket are releasing a brand new album! Nik has been asked to open the show with a special solo set! Also featured will be the amazing Ghost and The City and Holychild. Nik plays at 8:30 sharp, so be sure to get there early. Due to the line up [...]
Music Produced at Trinity Gold Media Studios. I had the honor and pleasure of communicating with Holly Stell. A Vacaville artist who at a young age started singing and continues to follow her dreams in the music industry. Q&A with Holly Stell: Maggie Guevara [MG]: When did you start singing? Holly Stell [HS]: Age 3. [...]
Artist Red Dove releases his single ‘One More Time’ AND is working on his EP release! By: Maggie Guevara Photo by: Al Gonzalez Here’s his single! Red Dove-’One More Time’: https://itunes.apple.com/us/album/one-more-time-clean-single/id567199764 Website: http://www.reddovelife.com/ Here’s a little background about the [...]
Keri Bailey, from the band Anadel, speaks about her experience in learning music and the importance of music education for children. Submitted by: Maggie Guevara “Music has always been a very important part of my family’s connection as a family. As far back as I can remember, my Dad was always playing his acoustic guitar. [...]
Article by: Stefan – SF Intercom The boys have been jeering each other to “DO SOMETHING CRAZY, DO SOMETHING CRAZY!” This is just 1 of many silly things we’ve been doing. After sitting in a van for 10 hours… the creative juices have had hours to brew… thus when we enter your restraunt… boys will be [...]
By: Maggie Guevara [MAGGIE_ GUEVARA]: “Tell me the story of how OVER THE FALLS came to be! Were you guys all friends before you formed the band? Did you all grow up together?”] [Bret Fontaine _ Guitar, Vocals]: “Actually, we’re all from different parts of Nor Cal. I moved up to Santa Rosa in 2001 and [...]
From Indie to Majors & Back Again: Two Local musicians go from Major Deals to Self Release & Keep the Fire Alive
It’s every young aspiring musicians dream to get signed to a major label and make records for the rest of their life–at least it used to be. However most will never get there. People give up hope, they get beaten down by the music business, their songs or haircut don’t fit the times, no one [...]
By: Maggie Guevara Earth Snake prepares to release its newest album, The Knowing Experiment, on January 13th, 2012. The sounds of Earth Snake are progressive and in your face. The mastermind behind all of the music is one person named Ed Stanley. All of the instruments in his music are written and performed by him. Some of his songs [...]
Article by: Stefan – SF Intercom Writing these notes has been a great way to keep me accountable. The other day I actually had somebody ask me if I accomplished all my goals. (luckily I had!) Today I didn’t feel like getting out of bed, considered not showering, and probably would have worn soccer shorts all [...]
Article by: Stefan – SF Intercom I’ve decided I need to start a to-do list every day. It is a good survival habit and it helps me accomplish my chores. You should do the same! Because my to-do list touches on some design I’m doing for some epic musicians imma share it with you.
Last Wednesday night, Live 105 in conjunction with the SAE held the annual music workshop at 330 Ritch St in SOMA. Live 105’s Music Director, Aaron Axelsen opened the floor up to a two-hour Q&A with a panel of local music industry panelists to discuss crucial topics pertaining to artist and career development. PANELIST INCLUDED: [...]
by: NIKOLAUS BARTUNEK New Video Diary! What have we been up to you ask? Here is a little video put together by our drummer Daniel to give a glimpse of the craziness that has ensued. Enjoy!
by Sierra Frost When I met Adam Dishart, I was 19 years old and he looked a lot like Robert Smith. At the time, Adam was playing in Bay Area band, The Chatholic Comb, living in Concord, and more specifically, freaking out on the balcony while a hand-full of young adults danced emphatically to the [...]
These five young gentlemen from San Francisco sure aim to please. They represent a bona fide artistic collective: hustlers, schemers, programmers, songwriters, and showmen. A nerdy supergroup? A group of supernerds? As you like, but these deep thinking DORKS strike with sharpened pencils like Paul McCartney ninjas — scotch-taping pages from everyone’s favorite coloring books together [...]
Here are some kick ass Bay Area albums that came out in 2010: Sean Hayes - Run Wolves Run (LP) Bird by Bird – The Albatross EP Picture Atlantic – When Everything is Numbers (EP), Dulce et Decorum Est (EP) Finish Ticket – Shake a Symphony (EP) Camaron Ochs – Heart Forward (LP) Buckeye Knoll – [...]
This Holiday season there’s a lot to be disgruntled about: an economy in the tank, Dizzy Balloon taking their final bow and worst of all, sweaters. On the flip side however there is plenty to be thankful for: friends, family and well sweaters. Wherever you stand on the Holiday cheer/scrooge spectrum I wanted to give [...]
Bird Call, formally known as Chiara Angelicola is the project of well, Chiara Angelicola the Italian bombshell and Bay Area native who’s been wowing audiences with her powerful voice and stage presence around the Bay for almost a decade. Her latest release is her new EP “The Animals Know” and it’s an incredible chapter in [...]
Audrye Sessions have been playing music together for about 7 years in the greater Bay Area and so it is with a heavy heart that they pack up their instruments and play one last show before calling it quits. I have seen and played with Audrye Sessions many times since 2004 with my previous band [...]
Zen is a big bear. He is well over 6 foot and has a sturdy frame that brings an unmistakable presence to whatever space he’s inhabiting. He sings, writes and plays guitar for the Bay Area Power Pop Rock band Please Do Not Fight out of Redwood City.
I recently met a man named Shimmy Boyle. He’s a man of his words, a poet some might call him. I like “language magician” better, at least it suits him better. He has a way of wrapping up images in words even the best imaginations seldom can. It’s inspiring to say the least. I won’t [...]
So I spent over two years making an album I’m releasing this coming week with my band Buckeye Knoll. It’s called People and Place. I just wanted to take a moment and recap some of the elements that make this album different, significant and special in ways that may or may not make it to [...]
photo & article by: Stefan Aronsen I HEART SHOES! I heart shoes as much as I heart bands. Ok… maybe I heart shoes more. Maybe! I heart shoes, jackets and indie music. I do a pretty good job of hiding my addiction. I don’t have boxes of un-opened shoes in my closet, I don’t search [...]