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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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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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Oakland-based band Thao & The Get Down Stay Down, fronted by singer-songwriter Thao Nguyen, just released the new music video for “Pure Cinema” from their recent album Temple. The video is very DIY and features Thao and her bandmates performing from their own homes.
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Fantastic Negrito wrote "How Long?" to confront those behind school shootings, police brutality, and other acts of senseless violence. Negrito's official music video, directed by Isaiah Frazier, featuring closeups of his face, it shows the agony of a man who has seen it, lived it, and now sings about it.
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Sasha Reynolds of the band Fieldress (Oakland, California) just released her new single "Limbo." You can listen to it on all streaming platforms now. It was amazing having her on the show to talk about the release, her dad, family, inspiration, and then play some live music. Listen to our banter or skip to her...
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Fieldress played Balanced Breakfast's Online Music Fest 2020. If you like the sound of her music please like her page and consider sending a tip via Venmo or PayPal.
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Balanced Breakfast is hosting our first Online Music Fest on the next 4 Sundays. In total, we will feature 192 bands on Facebook.
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Cigarettes After Sex will release their much-anticipated sophomore album - Cry - on October 25th via Partisan Records. The album was recorded during night time sessions in a mansion on the Spanish island of Mallorca. It has been described as a lush, cinematic meditation on the many complex facets of love - meeting, wanting, needing, losing...
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 We make our way down Martin Luther King Jr Way, passing the corner of West Grand Ave where the Social Starline Club sits in hip-downtown Oakland. It’s 30 minutes to showtime and it’s 30 minutes past sundown. With resounding approval, we agree that vocalist Cammie Lund’s old Toyota would be a great place for...
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In the Bay Area, the music scene is incredibly supportive... I’m privileged to know many brilliant artists here in the Bay who have influenced my performance, my writing, and my work ethic. They’re smart, talented, driven, and headed for big things. I’m in the midst of giants.
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There are a lot of things happening this Friday and you will definitely need some bright shining light to guide through the dark times heralded ahead and that bright shining sonic light is Van Goat’s EP release this Friday, January 20th, at the Uptown in Oakland.  They are teaming up with other local legends BATTLEHOOCH,...
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Last Friday was a packed night at the backroom at Starline Social Club in Oakland,CA. Van Goat really knows how to throw a party and who to invite. The backroom behind the bar had a great house show vibe with no designated performance area with the exception of a carpet. This really worked well with...
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