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I'm a sucker for a glorious shoegaze hook. The first measure of Cilience's song, "Promises" doesn't disappoint, kicking immediately into high gear with the title line sung in glorious acapella arrangement that demands attention. The track stays salient and creative throughout the verse and back to the chorus, with ineffable nods to the best alt-rock...
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Santa Rosa’s sixth annual Railroad Square Music Festival has moved online, and is presenting this year as RSMFtv, taking the magic of this free festival and making it last all summer! Our mission is to showcase Santa Rosa and imagine what it can be, through the eyes of its artists. 
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“C’est Magnifique” has a great end-of-summer vibe with its blend of New Order style production and Ward’s smooth, Bono-esque vocals. Energetic yet melancholy, polished yet raw, the track captures the contradictory Zeitgeist that has been 2020 for me. 
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Kev Choice is featured in San Francisco Symphony’s web series “CURRENTS: FROM SCRATCH” episode on Hip-Hop. The episode features a new Kev Choice song “Movements”, written and composed specifically for this collaboration. Oakland Symphony conductor Michael Morgan narrates the story of Oakland, Hip-Hop, activism, and inclusion with Kev Choice and AIMA that DRMR.
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Independent Psych Rock princess Rose Haze has been making waves in the San Francisco Bay Area music scene with exciting releases of experimental dream-pop psychedelia, and Disco Vampire is another fun song, perfect for musing as you dance along. Stoned in a Zoom Quarantine party? Ask the DJ to give this one a spin. 
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Metallica, Dave Matthews and Friends, The White Stripes, James Brown and My Morning Jacket are among the 13 headline acts topping the bill with live archival performances as part of the Bonaroo’s Virtual Roo-Ality event on YouTube Sept. 24-26
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In Mission:Music's 16th episode, Stefan and Jason talk to Containher about her upcoming show with Jason's band Great Highway. The three get into the inevitable closure of music venues and if time sharing a venue could work now more than ever. We also get to hear a few singles from Containher and if Stefan will...
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Bouncing beats give way to a steady cadence as if heralding the urgency of the lyrical intention - and the continuous crescendo of Manos Lindas’ Gas Station Panic inevitably shifts you. Transitioning from a Mission Impossible-ish refrain to a cautious wail paired with a somber narrative, you start to feel infused with emotion. Accompanied by...
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Oracle recently confirmed it had won a bid to become the "trusted technology partner" to TikTok. Oracle is known for selling database solutions to behemoth corporations, while TikTok is an app used by Generation Z for learning the latest viral dances, boycotting Trump rallies, and everything in between.
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The Shift Summit & Music Festival is a 4-day online conference of inspiring visionaries and uplifting musical artists. The “live from home” event begins Friday, September 18 at 8:00am Pacific Time and runs through the weekend, culminating on Monday, September 21 for the International Day of Peace.
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In Mission:Music's 14th episode, the guys talk to McKay who, among many other projects, has helped produce for Great Highway. The four get into what it's like for McKay to produce and help musicians record remotely, how the iPad is revolutionizing sound design, and finding visual artists for music videos. In between, we get to...
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Audio Terrorist's remix of "The City" was released on September 2nd, 2020 on all streaming services. The new single “The City” is a gothic industrial jam with a broadway musical flair. It struts down the runway at a post-apocalyptic fashion show, with an attitude that says “step aside Manson, step aside Reznor.” It's evocative phrases...
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