Bay Area duo Bang Data recently released their first full length album La Sopa (The Soup) symbolizing the melting pot of rhythms and beats of their diverse backgrounds. This Saturday, May 12 the two perform at The Fox Theater in Oakland along with Calle 13.
Chicago-based producer, DJ, and record collector Tim Zawada is known for incorporating everything from new wave to soul in his sets. He has also garnered fame from his prolific Tugboat Edits, a series of mixes which feature obscure tracks from his vast record collection.
SF’s Wallpaper. had an electrifying start to 2012 after being signed by Epic Records in early January while his song “#STUPiDFACEDD” continues to heat up radio airwaves. We caught up with him at Coachella to chat about his adventures in the desert and beyond.
The Bright Light Social Hour had six wins at this year’s Austin Music Awards. Could an independent band from central Texas be the beacon of hope we have been waiting for? Any live footage of the band will answer that. These guys are the beacon, the island and the ocean it sits within.
Chicago duo Flosstradamus has been well known in the DJ scene for more than eight years but through recent production efforts on labels such as Fools Gold and Mad Decent, their fan base is rapidly expanding. They debut a new live set in SF on Thursday, April 19 at Manor West.
If anything good can come out of the Sonic Youth hiatus announced last year after Thurston Moore and Kim Gordon’s marital split, it’s Lee Ranaldo’s new solo record. The guitarist and vocalist comes to San Francisco on April 11 at Brick & Mortar for only the second show since the release of Between the Times & Tides, his first song-based solo release.
“I’m kind of bored of London to be honest. I want to make the move to America soon,” says Robbie Furze, of electro-rock duo The Big Pink, the project created alongside Milo Cordell.
When one asks about underground S.F. parties, there’s no question that funk, soul, and groove party Sweater Funk comes to mind. Taking place in the basement of an otherwise quiet Li Po Lounge on Sunday nights, Sweater Funk has become one of best weekly parties in San Francisco, attracting returning crowds and out-of-town performers like Dam Funk.
Oakland’s very own Beats Antique has forged a name for themselves as one of the most unique and diverse live acts in electronic music with a blend of traditional world sounds, electronic elements, and live dancing. The group will bring a special production to its hometown Fox Theater show on March 30, which will be filmed for a live DVD.
K. Flay, also known as Kristine Flaherty, is arguably the coolest new female hip hop artist to emerge from the Bay Area. While she currently rests her head in Brooklyn, she put in work and started her career in San Francisco. We caught with her to find out some of her favorite spots when she’s back in the Bay Area.
Swedish dream pop duo Korallreven is fearless as they approach their United States debut appearance. “I’m not worried about anything any longer, not even death,” says Marcus Joons, one half of the Scandanavian duo who admits to having only performed eight live shows ever.