Children do it, they grab any sort of utensil-like object and bang it, succumbing to the primal urge to make noise, to lay claim to a rhythm that exists within them somewhere. We have the same response when we satisfy the instinctual need to groove as we find ourselves nodding our heads or tapping our feet to a song. Musicians will tell you that nothing feels better than finding that beat or groove that is just right… Continue reading →
If you have a yearning to see a local three piece that rocks the North Cal surf punk sound–think The Dead Kennedy’s or perhaps the offspring of Devo/Fugazi, check out this live video of The Blind Shake taken at Hymie’s Vintage Records. Continue reading →
There is no mistake, you are in the right place. Pachyderm beckons. The studio once still and silent is awash with people inside and out. The drive up to the 1963 built Frank Lloyd Wright inspired house is ringed with gates festooned with majestic elephants, and in the planted bed in front of the prairie style rambler there lives a trio of Pachyderms, trunks joyously raised in greeting.
When David Huckfelt of The Pines commented on the fact that in this day and age, a music venue is largely seen as “irrelevant”, and mostly viewed as a “piece of real estate”, I could only nod in agreement. The arts, and the venues that give them a home, aren’t often given the credit that they deserve, not acknowledged for the community that they not only serve, but create. Continue reading →