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
Join Arts In Review host, Gregory Scharpen on Thursday, April 20th @ 12pm to hear an interview with Bay Area author, Jenny Odell.
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.
Join DJs Velvet Einstein and Zabardast on Thursday, April 20th @ 10:30am when they host NYC percussion quartet, Sō Percussion, for a live in-studio interview and short performance ahead of their appearance at Zellerbach Hall for Cal Performances
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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.
Review by David Kim, Photos by Olivia Tai.
I had dreamed of going to Edwardian Ball for years. Yearned for the golden ball gowns and the little toupées. For months before the ball this year, I read Brokeassstuart’s updates of the corset making class in preparation, interviews with performers and conversations with the artists who were going.
The ball was the talk of the town — two evenings of magic using the Regency Ballroom as it was originally intended, a conglomeration of all of the Hoop dresses and Cinderella wigs in a 50 mile radius.
On Wednesday, April 12th at 2 PM Just Like Other Girls speaks with London-based musician Will Joseph Cook. In the interview, which was conducted ahead of Cook’s performance at the Rickshaw Stop on Friday, April 21st, Cook discusses his creative process, how TIkTok has changed the music industry and more, and more.