Orbit 17 is an indie-rock band based in San Jose, CA. Founded by Jamie Brite, Misha Guiffre and Cliff Nichols in 2022, Orbit 17 exploits the capabilities of modern technology while remaining emotionally grounded and accessible. The music explores the conflict between the digital and the analog, and forces the two into an uneasy momentary harmony. Inspired by the psychedelic funk-fusion scene that Jamie grew up with, Orbit 17 drenches these roots in soaring synthesizers, ethereal vocals and raw, expressive guitar work.
Join Excuse My French on Friday, May 5th @ 5PM to hear his recent talk with Greta Kline of NYC based band Frankie Cosmos ahead of their show at The Chapel in SF on Sunday, May 7th.
Photos by Nadine Ordaz, review by Walker Price.
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Singer, songwriter, musician and producer, Caroline Rose, took a moment to sit down with Excuse My French before Rose rolls through SF to play The Fillmore this Wednesday. Tune in on Wednesday, May 3rd @ 2PM to hear the conversation.
On the evening of March 26th, the Regency Ballroom in San Francisco was filled with a crowd adorned in vintage leather jackets, white flowy skirts, and flowers in hair, eagerly waiting for night two of Weyes Blood’s "In Holy Flux" Tour. Weyes Blood (pronounced “wize blood”) is the stage name of Natalie Mering, a California born artist whose musical style has been labeled as psychedelic folk, chamber pop, and soft rock.
KIM is an Oakland based trio exploring the sounds of doom and horror. In 2019, Love Lion released KIM's self-titled cassette, a six song EP on mythology, iconography and monsters like Nero and Freud. Their upcoming album, set to release this summer, is filled with increasingly wild, sprawling and pissed off sounds. From tales of being eaten alive to creatures that seduce, haunt and betray, the band weaves terrifying narratives into sound.
Control Issues recently spoke with vocalist/guitarist/songwriter, Natalie Carol, of Los Angeles band, Valley Queen. Tune in on Tuesday, May 2nd @ 11:30AM to hear their conversation.
On Friday, April 28th @ 10AM PDT, Little Citrus sits down with Luz Elena Mendoza Ramos, lead vocalist and producer of eclectic indie folk pop band, Y La Bamba.
To declare one thematic narrative from Lucha, Y La Bamba’s seventh album, would be to chisel away a story within a story within a story into the illusion of something singular.