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.
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.
Tune in to The Graduates next Tuesday, April 25th at 9 AM for an immersive interview with Joel Ferguson from the Department of Agricultural & Resource Economics at UC Berkeley. Joelis a PhD Student who utilizes diverse computational techniques to track the impact of different agricultural practices on the most vulnerable communities in developing nations. We discuss the results of his most recent studies on the impact of Mexican agricultural burns on local public health. Be sure to tune in!
On Monday, April 24th @ 4PM, Velvet Einstein speaks with Ruslana Khazipova and Anna Nikitina of Ukrainian music and theatre project, Dakh Daughters, ahead of their Freight & Salvage performance later that same evening.
Tune in to hear about the origins of the project, the political messages of their music, and how they are maintaining the Ukraine Fire in the midst of war.
By Jeremy Becker. Photos by Emily Evans.
We showed up at The New Parish early and loitered around the courtyard, waiting for the show to start. Karega Bailey took the stage and we walked into the bar which was slowly filling up with patrons. Emily positioned herself near the stage and Karega started performing.
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.