Artist you should know

24 Apr 2020

Bay Area Artists: Sources for Emergency Grants

Most grant giving organizations are overwhelmed right now.  Many have already given away all their money and are looking for more donors to second or third rounds of grants & loans.  So, artists, realize that some of these organizations may be maxed out, and all will have different timelines, guidelines

Alex Mak - Managing Editor 0
04 May 2022

Bay Area band The Seshen releases a series of singles grappling with 2 years of upheaval

The Seshen has been a Bay Area fixture since the release of its self-titled album in 2012, a rapturous fusion of R&B, synth pop, soul and electronica. Inspired by the likes of Little Dragon and Erykah Badu, the six-piece band owes its origin story to vocalist Lalin St. Juste and producer-bassist Akiyoshi

Lydia Sviatoslavsky 0
20 Apr 2022

Spiritualized at The Fillmore: Everything was beautiful

Spiritualized played two nights this week at the Fillmore and yes, Everything was beautiful like their most recent album title. I can’t imagine a better venue for them in SF than The Fillmore with those cool chandeliers and disco balls. My favorite sound system in the city, grand and powerful!

Patricia Colli 0
15 Apr 2022

How More Diversity in Variety Shows Can Build a Stronger Art Community

What do you think of when you think of a “variety show”? Various performers set the stage ranging from singers, dancers, and other types of performance art. But to create the ultimate variety show, there’s more to it than a variety of performers. The perfect variety show has a magic

Katy Atchison 0
dog leans on owners knee while they wear clown collar
08 Apr 2022

Canine Circus School in Oakland Makes Dog Clowns into Ringmasters

What happens when you enroll your dog in circus school? You learn party tricks, build a bond, have a whole lot of fun, and also go through some rigorous behavioral training. My Scottish terrier, Jasper, has been clowning around at Canine Circus School in Oakland: training under ring-leader Francis Metcalf;

Katy Atchison 0
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01 Apr 2022

A Permanent Home For Artists: Seaport Studios

This goes out to all the dreamers who have dreamt of permanent creative maker spaces in the Bay Area. While the fabric of The Bay Area’s artistic communities has repeatedly been at risk of being pushed out, a newly formed space called Seaport Studios in Richmond is here to stay.

Katy Atchison 0
30 Mar 2022

Band You Should Know: Body Double

Two tarnished cat dolls sit opposite one another and exchange silent squeals. Their fur is matted and mottled with age, yet their crimson lips appear freshly lacquered. The cat on the right inexplicably raises an arm, exposing a yellowed tag with loose threading. As seemingly promised by the Oakland post-punk

Lydia Sviatoslavsky 0
27 Mar 2022

The Art Crowd: Meet San Francisco’s New It Girls

“What if we lived in a world where we were celebrated instead of seperated? What if instead of being made to feel less than, we were raised up? What if we felt worthy? What kind of new horizons would we imagine then? These are the questions that burn in my

Rose Eden 0