Talented musicians are generally well-rounded artists express their creativity in a number of ways. Lately many performers have begun spinning DJ sets, showcasing their talents in superb song selection and energizing the crowd. The latest to join in this trend, RnB crooner Erykah Badu, performs Wednesday night at Ruby Skye.
Donnis is no newcomer to the hip hop game, spending the last few years compiling a number of mixtapes, joining various indie-flavored tours, and last June releasing his first EP, Fashionably Late. He returns to San Francisco this Saturday immediately following the release of his mixtape Southern Lights with an instore meet-and-greet listening session and afterparty at SOM.
It seemed a bit extreme, driving east on the Bay Bridge en route to Oakland during the final minutes of Wednesday night. But when Dave Chappelle and Lauryn Hill are performing after-hours at a grossly undersized venue, you don’t stop and think it over. You just go.
Still looking for a good reason to convince yourself that it’s better to be in SF than Coachella this weekend? Before Trentemøller heads to Indo for the festival, you can catch him at his first live set in the Bay Area since 2007 at Mezzanine this Saturday.
Francis and the Lights first performed in college, singing the entire The Immortal Otis Redding while backed by a young band. He has since gone on to gather new bandmates, release an emotion-filled album, and write music for rapper Drake. He performs tomorrow at a sold-out SF show before heading to Coachella.