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Kymberli's Music Box Celebrates Ten Year Anniversary at Brick and Mortar - 6/20

Local promoter and founder of Kymberli's Music Box Presents, Kymberli Jensen has been one of the biggest reasons why San Francisco has been inundated with neo psych rock and roll shows for the past decade. She has booked countless bands including, Dead Meadow, Black Rebel Motorcycle Club, Spindrift, Cosmonauts and The Warlocks, and has brought influential bands like Rain Parade and Mudhoney to local venues. She has also been a booking support to out- of-town bands who relocated to the Bay Area like The Asteroid #4, and has a true talent for event coordination. She has also been known to be a big support of the early careers of local bands like Cellar Doors and The Dilettantes.

In 2005, Jensen felt the local music scene needed a female voice and her first show was with The Dilettantes (which included member Joel Gion of the Brian Jonestown Massacre) at Lipo Lounge in China Town. Other shows at Cafe Du Nord, 12 Galaxies and Bottom of the Hill followed.

Kymberli is one of the first female independent bookers in the modern Bay Area rock scene and has opened doors for current female bookers like Ash Reiter of Hickey Fest, Jessie Woletz of Seaweed Sway Presents and the young women of Our House Presents. Tomorrow night Dead Meadow, White Manna, Skeletal Sykadeliks and DJ Jodie Artichoke will be performing at Kymberli's Music Box Ten Year Anniversary at Brick and Mortar Music Hall. White Light Prism will be creating the psychedelic visuals for the show.

Make your way to this auspicious event to give thanks to a promoter who has contributed to the Bay Area live music scene for 10 years! The scene wouldn't be what it is without her.

Editor's note: Kymberli was one of the first people to embrace me when I arrived to the Bay Area as a music editor and promoter. She and I have a lot of mutual friends and history in the local and national music scene, and she has been nothing but supportive. She is inspiring and has great knowledge of the history of Bay Area and southern California rock music. It's my honor to be another woman in the music scene who shares the same passion for music, art and live performance. Congrats from the Deli Magazine San Francisco! -je

 

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NXNE: June 17-21 2015

NXNE: Deli List, Here are our favorites!!

WED JUNE 17@The Painted Lady

Big Lonely

Teen Violence

WED JUNE 17@Coalition T.O.

Bike Thiefs

Catholic Girls

WED JUNE 17@Danforth Music Hall

Etiquette

WED JUNE 17@The Opera House

Anamai

WED JUNE 17@The Horseshoe

Blonde Elvis

For Esmé

 

WED JUNE 17@Lee's Palace

Doomsquad

Programm

ROLEMODEL

 

WED JUNE 17@The Drake

Prince Innocence

Bernice

 

WED JUNE 17@Bovine Sex Club

Mad Ones

 

WED JUNE 17@Handlebar

Murder Murder

 

WED JUNE 17@The Garrison

TWIST

 

WED JUNE 17@The Silver Dollar

The Corsets

 

Thursday June 18@The Horseshoe

Fake Palms

Bad Channels

Whimm

 

Thursday June 18@Handlebar

Walrus

Thursday June 18@The Opera House

Odonis Odonis

 

Thursday June 18@Smiling Buddha

Zones

 

Thursday June 18@The Cavern

Seraphic Lights

 

Thursday June 18@Silver Dollar

Comet Control

Elsa

 

Thursday June 18@The Garrison

Wrong Hole

Soupcans

Crosss

 

Friday June 19@The Garrison

Votiiv

 

Friday June 19@Lee's Palace

Fresh Snow

 

Friday June 19@Adelaide Hall

Zoo Owl

 

Friday June 19@Smiling Buddha

Foam

 

Friday June 19@The Silver Dollar

Dilly Dally

Pet Sun

 

Saturday June 20@The Bovine Sex Club

Terrorista

 

Saturday June 20@The Handlebar

Jaunt

 

Saturday June 20@Rivoli 

Sun K

 

Saturday June 20@The Silver Dollar

Mexican Slang

Beliefs

Dirty Frigs

 

Saturday June 20@Adelaide Hall

Greys

Das Rad

 

Saturday June 20@The Garrison

Darlene Shrugg

Michael Rault

Bile Sister

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Hickey Fest 2015! June 19th-21st

We're very excited about this year's Hickey Fest! Local promoter, Ash Reiter has done it again and this year's line up is overflowing with awesome psych and folk artists. A large portion of the line up is local, so we love this fest to the fullest and think you should pack up your camping gear and head out to have a seriously rejuvenating and authentic music experience. We've got all the information here for you!

"It’s back and it’s better than ever!! We All Together Presents Hickey Fest 2015. Hickey Fest is a 3-day independent music festival featuring 25 bands, community campgrounds, psychedelic projections and other relaxing adventures held in Leggett, California in Mendocino County, just 3 hours north of the Bay Area. Named after Standish Hickey State Park, where the South Fork of the Eel River shimmers against a backdrop of majestic redwoods, Hickey Fest takes place over summer solstice weekend: Friday-Sunday, June 19-21 – the 3 longest days of the year and somehow the 3 longest nights. With group camping at Standish Hickey State Park and bands playing across the way at The Peg House, Hickey Fest is a special summer treat. The Peg House features a shaded outdoor stage and patio area, a sandwich shack with vegan options and lots of tasty micro-brews on tap, and a general store for all your last-minute camping and grocery needs. Katie Colver, the Bay Area’s own favorite musical yogi, will offer Showga (yoga accompanied by live music) each morning. Lance Gordon will be lighting up the night with his Mad Alchemy liquid light show and psychedelic projections. Get a taste of what's in store with this fun Hickey Fest Video from Arsenii Vaselenko."

Now pack your swimsuit, strap on your guitar and get ready for HICKEY FEST!!

Get your weekend pass now, shared camping included.

HICKEY FEST ARTISTS: Jolie Holland – Dead Meadow – Vetiver – The Blank Tapes – Cool Ghouls – Sugar Candy Mountain – Bells Atlas – Assateague – Two Sheds – Mild High Club – Trans Van Santos – The Donkeys – White Manna – fpod bpod – The Range of Light Wilderness – Everyone is Dirty – The Electric Magpie – Pearl Charles – Luke Sweeney – Lost Luvs – Young Nudist – Extra Classic – This Frontier Needs Heroes - Kacey Johansing

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This week DC's art-pop rockers Pree release music video for "The Dog" and play Brooklyn's Northside Festival

DC's art-pop rockers Pree released a video today for "The Dog", their single from that great fancy-dancy record they put out this May, "Rima". The video features lead songbird, May Tobol, doing something many of us would never consider -- following a strange clown into dark alleyways and empty playgrounds. Together they explore spinning colors, magical swings, and strange signs on the wall while the song's narrator explains a tipsy-turvy world and a desire to escape into someone else's shelter using a pity story : "time to climb/ into the cab and take a drive.../guess I needed another pair of eyes/ so I woke them when I made it to your door/ "I lost my dog"--you let me in/ although I know/ I've told you that before." This is a solid album with funk, psychedelic, and blues explorations, electronic decorations, displays of lyrical and vocal strength, warm choral flushes, and occasional distortion. Whenever they've been asked to describe themselves they've never left out the word colorful. Check out the video bellow, and if you haven't given "Rima" a listen, get on it! Pree will be playing Brooklyn's Northside Festival this week (congrats!) before returning home.

- Leora Mandel

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What the Festival is Set to Deliver an Epic Fourth Year

The days are getting longer and the weather dude is telling me the temperature isn’t going to dip below 80 degrees anytime soon, so this could only mean one thing, What The Festival 2015 is right around the corner! This year marks the festival’s fourth go-around, and the folks that put this shindig together are gearing up Oregon’s Wolf Run Ranch for another successful weekend.

This festival has a little bit of everything. It takes place on a gorgeous campground about 25 miles east of Mt. Hood. There’s enough room to walk through a (glow in the dark!) forest, lounge on plush sofas, benches, and any other designated or non-designated chill zones, dance in a splash pool with a stage that pumps out beats all day long. You can attend workshops, go to yoga and all that jazz. And to top it off, you get to witness a slew of the top producers and DJs in the game.

Names like Big Gigantic, Griz, and Seattle’s ODESZA top the list of a funkafied lineup, and there is also a number of local acts and up-and-coming artists that fill out the three day extravaganza. This event is held in Oregon for good reason. There is plenty of Portland influence, especially on the music side, here is a list of local flavor:

Indubious – Electronic reggae, or reggae with electronics. Somewhere in the middle of that is the hard hitting duo from Ashland. A live bass player and keys/and synths mix beautifully in front of beats will go off in psychedelic tangents, but always find their way back to the traditional reggae songs they’ve been making for years.

Hustle and Drone – Synth pop straight outta Portland. H&D has seen a large growth of success over the past year. The songs they write have an indie rock influence and always hold a danceable beat.

Ernest Lovers w/ Pete Krebs – Quite a bit of a different pace than the majority of the lineup, but these are local legendary song writers. They will provide a nice break from the chaos and give your brain cells a minute to rejuvenate with some slow and melodic honky tonk.

EPROM – Bass heavy with a little bit of hip hop. EPROM is one of the most notable Portland acts on the list and is set to have a big summer. He makes his beats with old school drum and bass influences and touches and dabbles of dubstep and trap. It’s damn near impossible not to dance for this.

Solovox – Piano extraordinaire and beat maker. Carl Solovox knows how incorporate his refined piano skills and put them to use on a synthesizer. He’s been known to remix some classic rock and roll (Johnny Cash, AC DC, the list goes on) and always creates a dance party of epic proportions.

Barisone – Master of silk and smooth. Barisone has become a household name in the Portland community with a steady working relationship with FAK Wednesdays and Bubblin. His music is grounded in hip hop and R&B and will change what you thought you knew about the word “sexy.”

Device Grips – straight up dance funk – full band! The (relatively) new Portland band, Device Grips are making their name quickly with blues infused horn-heavy funk with a little bit of rap n’ roll to create some of the liveliest music out there. Don’t be the person that has to tell people a year from now that you missed this set because you were trying to get a burrito (nothing against burritos, but trust me on this one).

Lovebomb Go-Go Marching Band – One of the most extravagant acts you’ll see, ever. This band hails from outer space, I assume, given their space helmets and vibrant clad of silver linings that make up their uniforms. Who knows what they’re going to pull out for a festival like this?

Other notable local artists include: Chrome Wolves, Lincoln Up, Mr. Wu, Takimba, Trashcan Joe, PRSN, Tyler Tastemaker, Deafmind, Octaban, Hal-V & Space Case, Quarry, Laura Lynn, Computer Pham, Diablo, and Montel Spinozza.

Moral of this story: Get your tickets to What the Festival and try and catch every one of these!

-Colin Hudson


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