News Archive

Wallice at the Rickshaw.
Posted on 12/14/2022

Review by Mia Call, photos by Sophia Risin.

Posted on 12/14/2022

Album Review by Mia Call, photos by Addie Briggs.

If this Bay Area winter has taught us anything, it's that when it rains, it pours. Luckily, on December 8th, Berkeley-based indie artist Chammeili released the perfect soundtrack for an overcast East Bay Sunday. Icy Blue distills the hushed, cool quality of singer Kaamya Sharma’s voice with reserved acoustics and unsettling lyrics. Released on El-Cerrito based label Lavasocks, Chammeili’s debut takes a quieter, more haunting approach to youth than any of the band’s previous songs.

Sara of Tegan and Sara at the Fillmore.
Posted on 12/12/2022

Review by Shae Lake, Photos by Jaida Berkheimer

Snail Mail at the Fox.
Posted on 12/7/2022

On March 26, 2022 singer, songwriter, guitarist, and frontwoman behind the Baltimore-based band Snail Mail sat down with KALX’s own Exhibit A, a couple days before her concert at the Fox in Oakland. Photos by Addie Briggs.

Posted on 11/16/2022

Photos & Review by Olivia Tai.

Tenenbaum in a flower hat.
Posted on 11/12/2022

Photos and Review by Jane LaBash.

Metal band Knocked Loose.
Posted on 11/9/2022

Review by Sophia Risin, photos by Brian B. Vargas.

Josette Maskin of MUNA playing guitar.
Posted on 11/3/2022

On October 23 and 24, Indie pop trio MUNA performed at the Fillmore as part of their 2022 North American tour. Consisting of singer Katie Gavin, guitarist Josette Maskin, and instrumentalist Naomi McPherson, MUNA has gained widespread attention for their energetic tracks and high quality production, a standard of quality which carried over in their live performances.

Review by Ava Bordeau, photos by Joann Moon

Photo of Jason Becker
Posted on 6/13/2021

A note from the interviewer, John The Reptilian: As a teenager in the 1980s Jason Becker was one of the most promising up & coming players & one of the most talented guitarists of all time.  In 1988 he recorded his groundbreaking solo album Perpetual Burn. Prior to that he had recorded albums with  Marty Friedman under the name Cacophony. He landed the role of lead guitar in the David Lee Roth band & recorded the album A Little Ain't Enough.

Picture of CUP
Posted on 4/14/2020

On February 9th, 2020 DJ Velvet Einstein interviewed the duo CUP, composed of Nels Cline and Yuka Honda. Check out the conversation they had below.