Prolific Baltimore rapper Spank Rock discusses the long awaited release of his 2011 sophomore album Everything Is Boring and Everyone Is a Fucking Liar, traveling to Berlin to work with the album’s producer Boys Noize, and being a part of Alexander Wang’s T ad campaign with close friend Santigold.
Since its beginnings, witch house has been a genre that has either been vehemently dismissed or met with enthusiastic praise. However, Bay Area record label Tundra Dubs, a boutique label that specializes in the subgenre founded by Ben Tundra, has been going strong since it’s inception exactly one year ago.
Fort Knox Five is one of the biggest movers and shakers in the modern funk music scene and member Jon H regularly excites dancefloors with his infectious beats and fun loving nature. He comes through the Bay Area this Friday to rock the Bikes & Beats benefit party at Public Works along with J Boogie and many others.
When he was barely 19, Steve Aoki started Dim Mak Records out of his college dorm room. After recently celebrating the label’s 15 year anniversary, Aoki discusses his love of San Francisco, the evolution of Dim Mak, and the label’s new weekly Obey the Kitty party Wednesdays at Vessel.
A young newcomer to the Electro scene, DallasK is making huge moves to the top of the charts with his popular mainstream-style productions while also DJing dancefloors across the country. He hits the Bay Area for the first time at Noble on September 30 in what will surely be the start of something big.
Los Angeles surf rock band The Californian prides itself on being one of the hardest working indie bands in in the South Land. After releasing an EP last year, the five piece band led by singer John Graney has put together a modern-day surf tribute with its debut self-titled album.
Charlie Wilder, aka Captain Planet, has a new full-length album out this year, Cookin’ Gumbo, which encompasses every aspect of his musical personality. Getting his musical start with punk rock and rap and evolving his career to his now distinctive soul-funk and jazz sounds, Captain Planet’s world travels serve as the source of inspiration.