Radiohead’s Kid A at The Independent – An UnderCover Tribute

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If you haven’t been to an UnderCover presents show … I challenge you to attend their Radiohead tribute this weekend. With 75+ artist from 10 Bay Area bands gathered to honor Radiohead’s Kid A album, how can you say no?

Witness interpretations that range between Latin Hip-Hop, Beat-Boxing, Flamenco, and 7 other genres. This is an encore to their 3 night sold-out SF run in 2013.

Three Nights (Same show each night)
Friday-Sunday, June 3-5
Times: Doors 7:30 PM, Show 8 PM

10 Bands (one song per band)
1) Everything In Its Right Place – Disappear Incompletely + Brass Magic [ElectroJazz]
2) Kid A – Gamelan X [Gamelan / Bali / World Fusion]
3) The National Anthem – Meernaa [Neo Soul Prog Rock]
4) How to Disappear Completely – Elizabeth Setzer & La Tania Baile Flamenco [Flamenco]
5) Treefingers – Gojogo [Indian Classical / World Ambient]
6) Optimistic – Bang Data [Hip Hop / Cumbia / Rock / Urban Latino]
7) In Limbo – BATTLEHOOCH [Shape-shifting Orchestral Rock]
8) Idioteque – Kid Beyond / Classical Revolution / L.L. Aspect [Strings & Beats]
9) Morning Bell – The Hurd Ensemble [Electronic / Classical]
10) Motion Picture Soundtrack – Guavalove feat. Mooncandy [Experimental Pop]

Guest Music Director, Elizabeth Setzer

Readings by audience members and Quiet Lightning

KALX’s Citizen Zain will be spinning between sets and for the after party.

Stage Design: Rachel Znerold
Sound Power House: Ryan O. John, Brendan Dreaper, David Claudio, Arielle De Leon

More Information: www.undercoverpresents.com/shows

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Serf and James, Unlikely Heroes & The Unauthorized Rolling Stones at Great American Music Hall


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The lead singer of The Unauthorized Rolling Stones, Rudy Colombini, is my boss. When he asked, “who should open for my next show at Great American Music Hall.” In my mind, the answer was easy, “the last two winners of Music City SF’s Battle of the Bands, Serf and James & Unlikely Heroes.”

Our city is filled with amazing talent. Some bands fold, others leave, but new talent is constantly popping up and will continue to. It’s hard to afford San Francisco, but bands are going to continue to try. That being said, it’s super helpful when established bands, and leaders like Rudy Colombini step up and throw these new bands a bone. If you haven’t heard of Serf and James or Unlikely Heroes, you’re in for an ear full of treats.

Serf and James:
facebook.com/serfandjames

Unlikely Heroes:
facebook.com/realUnlikelyHeroes

The Unauthorized Rolling Stones:
facebook.com/unauthorizedrollingstones

Lila Rose – This Could Be Ha (Official Video)

Seeing a new video by Lila Rose is ALMOST as cool as seeing her live … but not quite.

However I think you’re going to love this new video recently released. Let’s consider this a tease … a primer to get you motivated to see her next local show. You’re bound to fall in love with Lila Rose, she knows how to entertain a crowd.

 

I've donated some of my music to this wonderful organization called Cadence and Cause to help provide music education to youth at risk.Check it outtttt!!!

Posted by ANML on Tuesday, July 21, 2015

Photos: Goodnight, Texas Great American Music Hall

I had the distinct pleasure of catching Goodnight, Texas at their Great American Music Hall show on February 19, 2015 opening for Wild Child. The room was packed and throughout the crowd I spotted vetted San Francisco songwriters like Jeff Campbell, Lia Rose, and Kelly McFarling singing along. The stand out song “The Railroad” got everyone stomping and hollering. Check out the photos I snapped below for the full “I wish I was there” experience and make sure to like them on Facebook to stay up to date on their upcoming shows and shenanigans.

NOISE POP HAPPY HOURS AT BENDER’S

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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.

Check out the full schedule HERE»

do415 TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 24, 2015
SAN FRANPSYCHO & DO415 HAPPY HOUR
THE LOVE DIMENSION, JET TRASH,
EAGLE WOLF SNAKE

5:00PM–8:00PM / Free / 21+
differentfur WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 25, 2015
DIFFERENT FUR STUDIOS HAPPY HOUR, HOSTED BY REC-LEAGUE
SPECIAL GUEST (TBA), B. HAMILTON, TIARAS
5:00PM–8:00PM / Free / 21+
balancedbreakfast THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 26, 2015
BALANCED BREAKFAST HAPPY HOUR
BEAR LINCOLN, FRIENDS W/O BENEFITS,
THE DAMN FANATICS

5:00PM–8:00PM / Free / 21+
thebaybridged FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 27, 2015
THE BAY BRIDGED HAPPY HOUR
COUCHES, STALLS, NEVER YOUNG
5:00PM–8:00PM / Free / 21+
benders SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 28, 2015
BENDER’S HAPPY HOUR
WILD EYES SF, THE TRAVELLING ILL’S
5:00PM–8:00PM / Free / 21+

 

When There’s A Will, There’s A 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 JoséWay José is the solo recording project of the producer/multi-instrumentalist Daniel DeMento (also of Feather-Bright), who describes the project as a collective affair. “This was an exercise in mass collaboration.” Around 40 musicians, poets and photographers have contributed so far to make Way José. They hail from the US to Australia, with plenty of Bay Area locals, including DeMento. He recorded and mixed their debut EP, Stay In The Light, himself, having studied sound engineering in Los Angeles and going on to work with many bands from coast to coast, including stints in Miami. DeMento has lived in SF for 3 years, but recently fell in love with Petaluma, where he finds the vibe and lower rent more suitable for a life of making music.

The process of writing songs involved extensive experimentation and jamming with the musicians that were available that day. DeMento recorded almost everything, and Way José is in part what was included and what was cut- the things that resonated with him, and what did not.

Way José has excellent music videos. DeMento, while open to playing live, recognized how difficult it would be to get so many performers together from all over the world, including the East Coast, and a finalist on Australia’s X Factor. There are varied instrumentation and many different vocalists, so Way José is primarily a recording project. He knew he had to focus on making the videos and music top notch, and it really shows. Recruiting Japhy Riddle and other talented videographers paid off.

“The Wind Came Up”

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“The Wind Came Up” has some sounds from Gregorian chant, Simon and Garfunkel, and shamanistic ritual music. The vocals reverberate and shakers and percussion surround you. The video does a great job of accompanying this song.

“The Humbling Hum” 

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“The Humbling Hum” starts with fingerpicked strings on an affected ukelele, and eventually greets us with a grooving, laid-back beat. Electric guitar comes in. “The Humbling Hum” is slated to appear on a Bravo Channel docudrama.

Check out the whole EP, but do not miss the videos.

Way José

http://wayjose.com

NNMF 2014 – Go To a Festival

article and photo by: Stefan – SF Intercom

The best part about overnight festivals is that you don’t have to go home for 3 days … and everybody wants their photo taken.

OH YEAH! And there is music … here are some of the DJ’s with music I heard & liked at NNMFestival.

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If you heard something you liked, you can look up the bands using one of these social networks:

NNMF_2014Festevo: Ana SiaBeats Antique, Christian MartinDimond SaintsEpromFort Knox FiveJobotJustin MartinLindsay LowendMorilloOdeszaPumpkinSaboThe FlooziesTwo FreshZion I

Last.fmBeats AntiqueZion ILittle PeopleODESZAGiraffageFort Knox FiveJustin MartinKingdomEpromKodoEgyptrixxViceroyMade In HeightsDromeTwo FreshNastyNastyPlastic PlatesLindsay LowendDOVSaboChristian MartinPaul DevroAna SiaThe FlooziesShawnaPumpkinSteeleJ. BoogieWooly MammothHyphaGuidanceDj DialsMyKill

I highly recommend you check out NNMF next year. Also … the festival season is still in full swing. There are plenty more festivals to check out. I have a few in mind … the biggest of which isn’t until October … SADLY. (TBD in Sacremento)

A Tea Party at NNMF 2014

article and photo by: Stefan – SF Intercom

If you thought festivals were just about the music … you’re wrong!!!

Sunday afternoon I decided I would go on a photo scavenger hunt to see what NNMF had to offer in addition to music. Never in my wildest dreams did I expect to find a Mad Hatter Tea Party … once I found it … I had no idea how to get invited. However I feel like these types of things have a way of just working out. Because while I was sneaking photos of the set-up a cute girl pop’d her head out of the Mad Hatter van and said, “the party starts in an hour, you’re invited if you wear something interesting.”

Thus my advice to you … be sure to pack your finest digs when attending your next music festival. You never know when … you might get invited to a tea party!!!

I ran back to my car, spiked my hair, put on a pink tie, white glasses, brushed off my shoulders and returned to the party.

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There were a lot of DJ’s at NNMF .. that night after the tea party I saw ODESZA Giraffage. Over the course of 3 days these DJ’s also had sets: Beats AntiqueZion ILittle PeopleNastyNastyPlastic PlatesLindsay LowendDOVSaboChristian MartinPaul DevroAna SiaThe FlooziesShawnaPumpkinSteeleJ. BoogieWooly MammothHyphaGuidanceDj DialsMyKillJustin MartinKingdomEpromKodoEgyptrixxViceroyMade In HeightsDromeTwo FreshFort Knox Five

I highly recommend you check out NNMF next year. Also …check out some of the upcoming festivals in the area, like TBD in Sacremento.

My First Overnight festival – NNMF 2014

article and photo by: Stefan – SF Intercom

I’ve done concerts & I’ve done camping … but on the way to Northern Nights Music Festival 2014 I realized I’ve never done an overnight festival.

Concerts are fun … you find your friends … you lose your friends … you find your friends again … and then you go home. All of this applies to overnight festivals … except sometimes when you lose your friend for the 3rd time you simple accept that you’ll see them in the tent or at breakfast the next morning.

At NNMF 2014 I’m pretty sure there was music from Friday till I left on Monday! Unlike most events where you go home at 12 … NNMF started Silent Frisco and went till the sun came up. I missed Friday and most of Saturday … but when I arrived in the Evening the party was in full effect.

I saw, Beats Antique, The Floozies, Aaron Axelsen, 8th Grader, and a whole bunch of DJ’s I don’t know in the Silent Frisco tent. I drank rockstar, ate a weird vegan “cheese” “burger” and realized I LOVE FESTIVALS!!!

stefan_nnmf_2014On my first night I almost saw the sun! I stayed up listening to music in my headphones until 5am. Then I ran out of juice. At 5am when I was beat and ready for bed … I realized then that I hadn’t set my tent up!  NBD … I climbed into the back seat of the rental car and PASSED OUT. It worked … and it seemed super ROCK ‘n’ ROLL!!!

When I woke up … 4 hours later … it was HOT … I set out to explore NNMF 2014. The pictures above are a highlight of the things I discovered. I saw a river with a DJ, a hippy bus, thousands of tents, a tea party, DJ’s on the main stage that went all day, porta-poties, recycling, food vendors of all kinds. IT WAS AMAZING!

I highly recommend you check out NNMF next year. Also … the festival season is still in full swing. There are plenty more festivals to check out. I have a few in mind … the biggest of which isn’t until October … SADLY. (TBD in Sacremento)

Northern Nights Music Festival 2014

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article and photo by: Stefan – SF Intercom

I almost didn’t make it to NNMF 2014 … but as I was giving up Tucker Gumber messaged me and said “You’re coming with me!”

I had invited co-workers … I invited friends … I tried to catch a ride on Zimride …. and then at my darkest moment Tucker messaged me. Do you know Tucker Gumber? He’s “The Festival Guy!” Best described as the guy you see at EVERY festival and definitely as a promoter he’s the guy you want at your festival.

Tucker and I met at SxSW … I didn’t meet him first … I met his buddy. We struck up a conversation in the VIP booth at Pandora. When I was done ranting about music, SF Intercom, DeliRadio … the guy was like “You need to meet my buddy Tucker!” To which I responded, “oh yeah? Is he here?!” He was like “no … but he’ll definitely come over.”

And he did! He told me about Music, Festivals and his project Festevo! Tucker is an amazing guy … I knew we were going to be friends … but I had no idea he would be the reason I made it to a festival that I had pretty much given up on.

Tucker knew everybody at Northern Nights Music Festival. He’s the guy you want to show up when you realize you know nobody. So my advice to you … download his app … go to a festival … maybe NNMF 2015 … look for Tucker! Maybe you’ll be as lucky as me and he’ll spruce up your ok outfit with a green leopard print alligator jacket.

Download FestEvo on IOS:

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or Android

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