Archive for January, 2011

The Human Experience

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San Francisco is the hub for everything and anything Burning Man in todays generation. You will see art cars parked in peoples front lawns, you will hear the bass heavy ambient music streaming through windows and you will see dancers and flame throwers at street fairs and festivals. The burner culture is very special and unique and we are excited to bring you a piece of it this Thursday night at 8:00 PM PST. We will welcome The Human Experience into the studio and look forward to an experience of our own.

“The Human Experience” is David Block’s debut project as a live electronic composer, multi-instrumentalist, producer.  Listeners experience a delicious symphonic blend of prismatic soundscapes and sultry beats. David is constantly pushing the boundaries of live electronic music.  Playing, composing, and conducting his own electronic symphony live on stage, his performances are brimming and layered with human emotion, world exploration, and sacred sounds. Whether performing by himself, or with a live band, “The Human Experience” always delivers an emotionally charged show.

Collaborating with many artists around the world, “The Human Experience” aims to cross cultural barriers through music.  His first album “Inaudible Sounds” is a 14 track sonic journey, interweaving psychedelic layers of melody and harmony with organic grooves and international vibes.  Also composing and performing live with the Audio/Visual/Dance project “Phadroid,” David is expanding his sounds into the mixed media world. David is consistently redefining himself as an artist, performer, and human being.  Moving and traveling around the world, meeting people from all walks of life and realms of consciousness, David is continually learning, growing, and sharing inspiration with those around him.

“We don’t play music, music plays us” – David Block

Tune into this Thursday 1.27.11 at 8pm PST for a truly unique experience.

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Il Gato live on Tonight!

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Il Gato is an indie-baroque-folk band from San Francisco, California. Band members include guitarist / harmonica / vocalist Daimian Holiday Scott, pianist / trumpeter / vocalist Matthew Souther, upright bassist / vocalist Andrew Thomas, drummer / vocalist Johnny Major and violinist / trumpeter Annabel Ibanez.

“With a pop sensibility, their sound incorporates folk with a reggae down beat, harmonious rap, lavish modern-classical instrumentation, and emotionally charged vocals with a floating delivery.  Common associations include Modest Mouse, Beirut, Neutral Milk Hotel, and Arcade Fire.” -il gato

Their first independent release, “All these Slippery Things” debuted in July 2010, and was recorded and mixed at Tiny Telephone and mastered by Roger Seibel at SAE Mastering ( Broken Social Scene, Death Cab for Cutie, Bon Iver, The Dodos, Cat Power, The Decemberists, Modest Mouse, etc.).

Their musical style is embellished by full horn and string sections, piano, upright bass, drums, banjo, accordion, harmonica and melodica, hence putting the “baroque” in indie-folk. They have performed with numerous bands such as the Castanets, Tom Brosseau, The Felice Brothers, Frank Black of the Pixies (almost), The Ferocious Few, {{{sunset}}}, The Shants, Annie Bacon, Wolf & Crow. Read more about the band band at

Our crew  has been working overtime this weekend to set up one of the most outstanding stage designs of all time. We are very excited to have Il Gato in out studio tonight and to be able to share it with you! Tune in tonight to to check out Il Gato Live at 8pm PST!

JJ Schultz

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The JJ Schultz BandTonight’s showcase features singer/songwriter JJ Schultz.

Originally from Wisconsin, he now resides in San Francisco and is the host of the legendary Hotel Utah’s open mic night. He is also recognized as a staple in the San Francisco music scene. JJ’s music can be described in many ways, but to really understand you just have to listen. His music is said to capture what life is like living in rural America, the hardships, the struggle and overcoming the elements.

Our man demonstrates what Americana should sound like… By showing he is capable of [writing from the point of view of the father who is leaving his family behind... or of the man takes his own life after witnessing the death of his girlfriend], Schultz proves he should be ranked among today’s greatest songwriters.”- MazzMuzikaS.

We have worked with JJ in the past, but this will be JJ’s first performance at so don’t miss out! To get a preview check out JJ’s Discography on Last Stop Records. Tune into this Thursday 1.6.11 at 8pm PST

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