Fezant performing at the East Nile, Oakland

Damian Levingston Reader Find

By Damian Levingston in New Music on Tuesday 17 January 2012

With two self- released EPs, and an official release soon to come, Fezant, an electronic duo based in Oakland, sounds like mainstream dance pop filtered through the dark lens of a Vangelis film score. A restricted palette of analog synths, unadorned vocals, and drum machine beats serves to create songs that are at once immediate […]

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Brynn Metheney

Lost At E Minor Contributor

By Lost At E Minor in New Illustration on Saturday 30 July 2011

Brynn Metheney is a freelance illustrator and concept artist based in Oakland, California. She specializes in creature and animal illustration for the game and entertainment industry, as well as fantasy and sci-fi illustration for books and magazines.

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Gerry Mak Reader Find

By Gerry Mak in New Music on Thursday 10 June 2010

Named for the narcotic opium tincture used medicinally, Oakland-based doom outfit Laudanum pound out some seriously mood-destroying sludge, with Becky Hawk’s massive drumming powering the lumbering wrecking ball and ex-Graves at Sea vocalist Nathan Misterek streaking some corrosive rust over everything with his tortured screaming.

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Fred Noland

Gerry Mak Reader Find

By Gerry Mak in New Illustration on Tuesday 2 March 2010

Oakland-based illustrator Fred Noland has a rather playful, indie style that would have fit right in at Fantagraphics Books back in the 90s. Good stuff.

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