Beats Antique live at Lollapalooza 2011

Sequoia Emmanuelle Reader Find

By Sequoia Emmanuelle in New Music on Friday 18 November 2011

New trends of sound are travelling faster than the speed of light. So is the growing buzz on the band, Beats Antique. The Oakland-based trio combine heavy, sexy bass lines with hot tribal fusion belly dancing and performance art. Spectacular.

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Nobunny: Gone for Good

Matt Root Reader Find

By Matt Root in New Music on Thursday 17 November 2011

I saw Nobunny play in an art space/warehouse in Oakland a little while ago and there was a giant jumping castle in front of the stage with the audience leaping around inside (and occasionally the band while preforming). Their live shows have always been amazingly fun. Justin Champlin, the man under the bunny mask, fronts […]

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Amy Ahlstrom Reader Find

By Amy Ahlstrom in New Music on Wednesday 1 June 2011

I saw Wire a few weeks back in San Francisco, and arrived early enough to catch the Lumerians, Oakland’s answer to fuzzy, transcendental garage rock. I love their retro yet-somehow-modern style that is trippy and psychedelic, yet pleasantly droning and spacey. And who doesn’t like full-length Druid hoodies and rainbow-laced graphics?

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