Looking like another good year for our little music festival in the park, a really impressive and diverse lineup (read as OLD GUY ROCK.) Stay tuned for night show announcements!
Local Oakland dream pop / surf rockers Day Wave did a pretty cool set for Flood Magazine’s Penguin series… if you haven’t check them out, you should.
Really wonderful noises made by a great group of guys collectively called Fort Frances. Check them out when they come to your town, their album came out in April, and it’s available wherever good music is sold or streamed.
Big ups to The Music Playground for bringing them in to play for us.
-video by Oyuki Lopez!
Very good and diverse line up, get there early and catch Hinds, Deaf Heaven, and Christine and the Queens!
The always magical and innovative Icelandic composer Olafur Arnalds has launched a new project, a “Living Film” shot around Iceland, check it out:
Welcome to Island Songs.
Over the next 7 weeks, I will be traveling to 7 different locations in Iceland – one per week – to record a series of new compositions.
In each location I will be collaborating with local artists to create and perform a new song and each week I will release the audio track and video performance, shot by director Baldvin Z. Each artist has their own unique story to tell and way of contributing, making this a diverse and evolving project.
Island Songs is a living musical film and therefore everything will be documented in real-time. You can join me by keeping an eye on Facebook, Twitter, Snapchat, Instagram and IslandSongs.is for regular media and commentary.
New locations will be added to the map as we go and songs will be released every Monday.
Had the pleasure of catching them at SXSW this year, they still have that “kiss or kill” vibe, and they are still rock starts of the highest order.
Oh man, what an amazing night, Aurora closed the show with this rendition of David Bowie’s “Life on Mars?” and the earth stood still for just a moment.
So excited for the new songs from Michael Kiwanuka, it’s been too long since the last album, he’s an incredible talent.