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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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“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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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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