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
What do you get when you mix OGs of East Bay R&B, a gothic rock goddess and a dirty 80s rap legend, and then stir in some new soul, big brass and indie love? Damn good times, that’s what. Just a sampling of the musical geniuses scheduled to grace the
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I have a love-hate relationship with creating TOP 20 playlists of local bands. On one hand, the playlist becomes my favorite thing to listen to for the next year. Additionally, it makes it super easy for me to recommend bands to friends. I also love posting a link to the playlist in my friend’s Facebook feeds when they say, “tired of my music, I need a new playlist.”
Have your listening habits changed from 2009 to 2019? Following in the trend of 2009 vs 2019, I’ve created a playlist that documents the San Francisco bands I was listening to when I started writing about the Bay Area music scene compared to the bands I just eat breakfast with now.
The Seshen is a San Francisco Bay Area-based six-piece led by singer/lyricist Lalin St. Juste and bassist/producer Akiyoshi Ehara. Their forward-thinking sound combines synthesizers, drum machines, live percussion, and entrancing harmonies to create an unmistakable fusion of R&B, synth-pop, and electronic music. This chemistry is complemented by St. Juste’s stirring
If you weren’t listening to these hot Bay Area bands in 2016 you can fix that in 2017.
The year has come to an end … some might say finally, while other is may be wishing for a couple more days. Everybody is focused on what will happen in 2017 but for just a second longer I would like to celebrate 20 bands that released epic songs in 2016.
The Seshen is a San Francisco Bay Area-based seven-piece led by singer/lyricist Lalin St. Juste and bassist/producer Akiyoshi Ehara. Their forward-thinking sound combines synthesizers, drum machines, live percussion, and entrancing harmonies to create an unmistakable fusion of R&B, synth-pop, and electronic music. This chemistry is complemented by St. Juste’s stirring
The Seshen is a San Francisco Bay Area-based band that draws influences from an eclectic range of genres from hip-hop, soul, pop to electronica, producing an original sound that is not bound to any particular category. Bells Atlas emerges from the vibrant cultural and musical backdrop of Oakland, CA. Blending heavy