Tune in to The Graduates next Tuesday, April 25th at 9 AM for an immersive interview with Joel Ferguson from the Department of Agricultural & Resource Economics at UC Berkeley. Joelis a PhD Student who utilizes diverse computational techniques to track the impact of different agricultural practices on the most vulnerable communities in developing nations. We discuss the results of his most recent studies on the impact of Mexican agricultural burns on local public health. Be sure to tune in!
On Monday, April 24th @ 4PM, Velvet Einstein speaks with Ruslana Khazipova and Anna Nikitina of Ukrainian music and theatre project, Dakh Daughters, ahead of their Freight & Salvage performance later that same evening.
Tune in to hear about the origins of the project, the political messages of their music, and how they are maintaining the Ukraine Fire in the midst of war.
By Jeremy Becker. Photos by Emily Evans.
We showed up at The New Parish early and loitered around the courtyard, waiting for the show to start. Karega Bailey took the stage and we walked into the bar which was slowly filling up with patrons. Emily positioned herself near the stage and Karega started performing.
Vague Lanes is a darkwave duo from the East Bay. The band consists of music scene veterans Mike Cadoo (Gridlock, Bitcrush) and Badger McInnes (Here We Burn, After the Apex). With already an album “Foundation & Divergence” on the Swiss Dark Nights label and a sell released EP “Cassette”, the duo favors driving drum machines and sparse synth ornamentation as a backbone for their dual bass guitar amalgam. Their music carries the classic post-punk ideology while adding modern detail.
Review and photos by Emily Evans
Every night out in the BayArea poses the same question: where are the hot queer people going to be? The answer to this last Tuesday, November 21st, was at The Regency Ballroom seeing London-based artist Blaine Muse, known on stage as Shygirl. Despite the 88 mph winds and sleeting rain, the venue was packed wall to wall with gays bedecked in black leather and futuristic shades that would not have been out of place in a Berlin club.
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San Francisco-based artist Namor released his first album, Mile High Club, on February 24th. With influences including Giorgio Moroder, Mike Dean, and Daft Punk, Namor has developed a versatile, Pop/R&B style of alternative production with electronic elements, gathering various vocalists to collaborate and shine on the silky-smooth tracks. This first album has a little bit of everything for everyone, as some songs follow the classic “four-on-the-floor” drum patterns and others dip into smooth hyperpop breakbeats.