Don’t call it a satchel of sticky wickets. Santa Barbara’s Gardens & Villa came armed with a quiver of wooden flutes to show us northern Californians how to blow (literally!).
Neo-soul phenomenon Mayer Hawthorne wowed us a few years back with his debut album, A Strange Arrangement, a colorful collection of tracks that expressed the spirit of the 60s and paid tribute to Detroit’s golden years. Today, Hawthorne is back with his second album, How Do You Do, which offers us more feel-good beats that blend the retro sound from Motown’s studio A with his modern swagger.
Creatively spinning music for over twenty years, DJ Shadow is well known for his bending of genres and deep use of samples. His recent fourth studio album The Less You Know, the Better was released this week after a five year hiatus and has been raved about by rock, hip hop, and electronic fans alike.
The final showcase I chose to cover for Decibel took place at the Nordstrom Recital Hall. Needless to say, this was a different sort of event than any of the other ones I attended.
Rising star Chaz Bundick, and leader of Toro y Moi, brought his band and electrifying sound to the Great American Music Hall for two nights this past weekend.
It’s only been two short months since the last time Odd Future was in town to bring their riotous show to a local San Francisco concert hall. Since then, the group has enjoyed performing at more than a few domestic and international music festivals including HARD festival in Los Angeles, Summer Sonic in Japan, Lowlands in the Netherlands and more.
Friday night, Resident Advisor presented Blurring the Lines, a showcase devoted to merging techno and dubstep, at Neumos. With the recent trend in DJs/producers experimenting in these gray areas of electronic dance music