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In today's tips for creatives, Jeff Straw provides three tips for finding motivation for your creative work in the face of slow growth. In the attached video he begins by looking at the myth of overnight success and what that means in reality.
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Join Music City SF for the San Francisco Hall of Fame, the largest gallery dedicated to Bay Area musicians. Experience the grand history of Bay Area music by taking an audio tour by local DJ Mike Watermann, check out music from amazing artists, or just enjoy the photographs. The gallery is open indefinitely, every day from 11...
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There was a time some years ago where I thought it was flat-out embarrassing or shameful to promote your own band on social media. Not exactly sure why, but those days have gone out the window.
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Consisting of three sections, Long Form Live 1 moves from, mellow and exploratory chord structures to more energetic and complex themes. The first track “Searching/Chant/Rise” is impressive in its movement and curiousness as it moves from an introduction, into a complex motif. I personally enjoyed the middle section of the record ”Possibilities Lost/Possibilities Gained” and...
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LA-based inspiration, Rivita, has such a gripping, dreamy control of her voice, she’ll pull you into the moment the first note graces your ears. In her track, “Someone Else’s Arms”, she describes the story of a lover whom “[they] always finds a way to make it end”. Their romantic yet heart-breaking embrace grows bolder as...
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San Francisco’s Bourbon Therapy has released a three song EP that has emerged from the pandemic like many things; broken down and simplified from last year. As I have noticed in my own life, this isn’t such a bad thing.
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The Grand Opening of URL PianoFight, a new digital venue in the heart of Downtown, The Internet, benefits PianoFight’s brick and mortar establishments and connects our raucous community of Bay Area creatives while our physical spaces are closed.
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From the minute I hit play on “Dream On” by Nashville based Jon Pattie, I knew I was in for a treat. The heartfelt lyrics led me into the chorus and as I listened,  my entire body got covered in goosebumps. 
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Following in the footsteps of folk music activist traditions of Woody Guthrie, Pete Seeger and John Prine, San Francisco-based singer/songwriter and activist Pete Kronowitt released the timely album Do Something Now. The album’s tracks are political and playful, embracing a variety of styles - acoustic folk, country, Cajun, rock and Latin.
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Live Nation announced several initiatives to encourage civic engagement and support access to voting in the 2020 elections. These initiatives include using Live Nation-owned concert venues as polling places, providing employees with paid time off to vote, incentivizing employees to serve as poll workers, and partnering with organizations on voter access and educational efforts.
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Nick Bray, known for his work with Bay Area bands EagleWolfSnake, Music for Animals, and Nova Albion, has an alter-ego known as Jesse Judies. With Nick’s recent move to Sydney, Australia, Jesse Judies has come out to play.
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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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