On Thursday, February 23rd, Portland-based band Reptalienscaptivated concert-goers at the UC Theatre in Berkeley. Reptaliens created a surreal atmosphere that made everyone in the theatre feel the music throughout their bodies. They opened for STRFKR and came second in the lineup behind one-man band Das Kope at one of this year’s Noise Pop Festival concerts.
Join DJ Danger Venture this Saturday Night, March 4th in hosting Oakland-based band Body Double live in the station.
Their debut album Milk Fed (2020) s a piece which hopes to transcend genre: “I wanted the album to make me feel grand like glam does, juiced like punk does and uncomfortable like noisier stuff does,” frontwoman Candace Lazarou said of the record.
Body Double is playing at KALX ahead of their March 23rd show at Great American Music Hall, and an April 5th show at Thee Stork Club.
Review by Ryen Smith, photos by Maya Cooper.
The night of the 21st was exquisite as Thee Sacred Souls’ music acted as a mirror into the hearts of all persons in the crowd.
Ever hear a show on KALX that you wish you could hear again? Or perhaps you want to shift your listening to a favorite DJ to another time? Now you can! Thanks to the KALX Archive player, aka the Ark player, you can now hear any program on KALX for up to two weeks after it airs!
Last Wednesday, the 22nd of February, I arrived at August Hall for the White Reaper show, with Taipei Houston and Narrow Head opening. This was my first time attending a show as a member of KALX and I wanted to do my due diligence, so I showed up almost an hour early which in retrospect was probably overkill. I had just recently signed up to cover this show, so I prepared myself by listening to a couple of the top songs from each band that was going to perform. I was not disappointed.
On February 24th, Christian Kuria, an up and coming R&B artist hailing from Vallejo, California, took the stage at the New Parish in Oakland as part of the annual Noise Pop Festival. This sold out show was opened by Malia, an R&B/soul artist and Dash George, a hip hop artist. I remember hearing fans recalling how much they enjoyed the openers.