Drainer is an indie punk band from San Francisco, CA comprised of siblings Jon David, Nina and Vincent Flores along with friend, Joe Putnam. They are guided by a wide range of alternative rock bands but primarily draw from 90's post hardcore, grunge and shoegaze influences. Their second full length album, Under the Sun, was recorded by Jack Shirley at The Atomic Garden in Oakland, CA and released on vinyl April 30th 2023.
Tune in on Tuesday, July 4th at 11:59 pm when the KALX DJ The Berkestir will feature music of the artist Tony (T.S.) McPhee, who recently passed away, on Midnight Express. In honoring Tony (T.S.) McPhee, The Berkestir will feature music of The Groundhogs, Tony's solo works,Tony's work backing up John Lee Hooker and additional pieces with artists such as Earthless, The Bevis Frond, Andrew Lilies and Lucinda Williams doing covers of Tony's songs.
Tune in to The Graduates next Tuesday for an immersive interview with Livia Alfonsi, from the Department of Agricultural and Resource Economics at UC Berkeley. Livia is a PhD Student who for years has been working to help young people jumpstart their careers in Uganda. In our conversation, she talks about a model she has developed that holds high potential for improving the work lives of young people around the world. Be sure to tune in!