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August 2015
LOUDS
"If More People Bought Art More People Would Buy Art
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With their debut EP If More People Bought Art More People Would Buy Art, LOUDS hits the nail on the head with its appealing out of the gates energy. Released via Color Theory Records, the Brett Boucher-produced EP instantly grabs a hold of the body’s desire to let loose. 
 
The group leads with its best foot forward with its debut single and album opener, “Ways.” The standout track has a warm, vamping synth and those dare-you-to-keep-your-hands-still claps, which are melded with the sugary, chiptune sonic blasts. That bubbly, dance-inspiring vibe is cut through and juxtaposed by lyrics that form the picture of a hot and cold relationship. “The love you’ve known sailed from you one evening, months have gone now you don’t feel the same.”
 
Wisps of light guitar, keys, and gentle percussion converge in the narrative of  “Lying in the Middle” with its upbeat Paul Simon-Graceland vibes. The rolling hills that are ready to break out with exasperations chronicling the fickle courtship. “It’s the wrong way to approach it, but I know that your heartaches after months of feeling kind of confused. One day I’ll be lying in the middle with you.” The song concludes whimsically with Beatles-esque harmonies:  “My arms are tired, I’m half awake, but finally there with you.”
 
From the alarm bell, to the to the approaching bass and organ tone leading into those sinister strings, anticipation rapidly builds in “Driving Us Together.”Once again, the band dives into the complexity of relationships. Amid that layered fluid instrumentation, which creeps and momentarily bursts, underlies a sincere thought: “I’ve been trying to forget you but I don’t know how. Driving us together don’t erase your doubt.” The song simplifies down to a strumming guitar as echoes of “goodbye” come through before meeting up with the heartbroken chorus.
 
Strumming sets off into the echo of menacing tumbling keys in the chest-thumping, never-tell tale “It Takes Two.” “We’re alone in your best friend’s basement. You’re the one who brought me down... As we talking my hearts raising, I hope you don’t figure out” leading into the smoothed chorus: “Cause everybody knows it takes two…” That weaving in and out creates a lively yet personal sense.
 
If More People Bought Art More People Would Buy Art threads a layered vibrant in-motion musicality with a relatable multifaceted tug and pull aspect of intimacy, zooming in on all sides while never sitting still. The EP is an impressive debut from the fledgling electropop outfit that ends way sooner than you’d like it to conclude. - Michael Colavita

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Gene Washington & The Ironsides and Los Hot Boxers Support The Suffers at Slim's - 8/4

The San Francisco based classic soul revivalist band, Gene Washington & The Ironsides will be performing at Slim's in support of the rapidly emerging soul/big band The Suffers. If you like insanely large music ensembles, energetic soul music and nostalgic experiences, check this show out. The San Jose based band, Los Hot Boxers will be rounding out the bill with a unique fusion of doo-wap, Jazz and Latin musical influences.

This would be the perfect show to take your S/O out for a night of dinner and dancing. It can't always be about you, of course there's no reason why you wouldn't have a BLAST getting down to The Suffers and all the amazing music you're going to experience on August 4th at Slim's??

You can order tickets strictly for the show, or you can invest in advanced tickets that includes a three course meal and reserved seating on the balcony. Do your best to make it out to this show!

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Kat Robichaud and The Darling Misfits Release New Music Video + Play Stork Club TONIGHT

The San Francisco based burlesque -heavy rock band, Kat Robichaud and The Darling Misfits have released a brand new music video. Apple Pie and The Knife is an anthem that fights the unfair epidemic of "slut -shaming" (accusing a woman of being over-sexualized for dressing or acting in a certain way, and sometimes, for no reason at all).

"The Apple Pie and The Knife" is based on my experiences as an aggressive female rocker on The Voice. I behaved the same as some of my male counterparts, but because I'm a woman, it was the double-standard and I got called out, mostly by women, for being boisterous. I was too aggressive on stage. My shorts were too short. "Who did I think I was?" I made the video because I want little girls growing up to know that they don't have to fit into this subservient box and that can be themselves without questioning themselves, regardless of their sex."  -Kat Robichaud

Robichaud made it into the top 10 on the popular televised singing competition, The Voice. She apparently didn't have an amazing experience on the show, but we still love you, Kat!

You can see Kat Robichaud and The Darling Misfits perform live at The Stork Club in Oakland TONIGHT with VOWWS, Survival Guide and Sister Grizzly. This is an amazing line up that will be performing at a grungy rock club in the Oakland. We can guess that the show is going to be raw, in your face and completely unpredictable. That's what rock and roll is all about!

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Kat Robichaud and The Darling Misfits Release New Music Video + Play Stork Club TONIGHT

The San Francisco based burlesque -heavy rock band, Kat Robichaud and The Darling Misfits have released a brand new music video. Apple Pie and The Knife is an anthem that fights the unfair epidemic of "slut -shaming" (accusing a woman of being over-sexualized for dressing or acting in a certain way, and sometimes, for no reason at all).

"The Apple Pie and The Knife" is based on my experiences as an aggressive female rocker on The Voice. I behaved the same as some of my male counterparts, but because I'm a woman, it was the double-standard and I got called out, mostly by women, for being boisterous. I was too aggressive on stage. My shorts were too short. "Who did I think I was?" I made the video because I want little girls growing up to know that they don't have to fit into this subservient box and that can be themselves without questioning themselves, regardless of their sex."  -Kat Robichaud

Robichaud made it into the top 10 on the popular televised singing competition, The Voice. She apparently didn't have an amazing experience on the show, but we still love you, Kat!

You can see Kat Robichaud and The Darling Misfits perform live at The Stork Club in Oakland TONIGHT with VOWWS, Survival Guide and Sister Grizzly. This is an amazing line up that will be performing at a grungy rock club in Oakland. We can guess that the show is going to be raw, in your face and completely unpredictable. That's what rock and roll is all about!

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Video Premiere: Travis Hayes and the Young Daze - Towns Like These

We're excited to premiere the live music video for Travis Hayes' song, Towns Like These! The video features Hayes' full band, Travis Hayes and the Young Daze and the vocals of Emily Whitehurst.

Anyone who knows about Travis Hayes' contributions to the local music community would find his "Ode to the Bay Area" folk ballad, Towns Like These very consistent with his actions and passion for local live music. If you don't know anything about his work, Hayes has been a booker and live music curator for the local music venue, Neck of the Woods. He's also been great at connecting solo singer/songwriters with opportunities through booking and staying active in songwriter social media groups.

The video was filmed by Jared Swanson at our Great American Music Hall show last month on Saturday, June 27th. The audio was recorded by Seth Lael. The song "Towns Like These" is about traveling around the U.S.A. and constantly hearing people compare San Francisco to places like Austin, TX or Brooklyn, NY. I don't believe that to be true. There's no place like San Francisco. There's no place like home. - Travis Hayes

You can catch an upcoming live performance from Travis Hayes, The Painted Horses and The Wild Reeds on Thursday, August 6th at Leo's in Oakland!

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