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This Year’s Ocean Beach Festival’s Music Line Up Has Been Announced

Don't miss Ocean Beach Music and Art Festival's 2016 music line up on October 8th!

This Year’s Ocean Beach Festival’s Music Line Up This year the world-renowned Noriega Street will be home to the third annual Ocean Beach Music and Art Festival. This FREE festival will be dedicated to the cultural and historic value of Ocean Beach. The Outer Noriega Merchant Association (ONMA) along with its great residents are joining together to celebrate the vibrant beauty that is Noriega Street. This family friendly festival will feature six stages, over ten food vendors, two beer gardens, over twenty live music acts, live art installations, a kids zone, mobile petting zoo, and a pumpkin patch. So please join us on October 8th for a day to remember!

Travis Hayes
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Meernaa
Claire George
Spooky Mansion
Down and Outlaws
Tino Drima
The Electric Arrows
French Cassettes
Chickenhead Johnson
Bear Call
The Old Folks
Edward Dix
James Houdini
DJ Platinum Patton

 

 

   

Nuf Said releases video for "Rise"

Doesn't it suck that summer is over? For many it means returning to the daily grind, and for others who couldn't afford a vacation... continuing it, but with no sunny days, warmth or beach getaways as consolations. It's enough to drive someone crazy, or at least induce crazy dreams. That's exactly what neofunk Nuf Said's new video for "Rise" seems to narrate. Vividly animated by Miguel Rueda, the video tells a trippy story of a woman, lead singer Ioanna Vintu, dreaming of herself and others, including members of the band, going insane over the repetitive absurdity of their daily lives. The video culminates with Vintu and a friend playing cards in a cafe with an alien they previously hit with their car  The trippy visuals are perfectly accompanied by the track, whose syncopated drum pattern, eerie vocals and disjointed instrumental parts fit right in, and re-emphasize the themes of the video. — Henry Solotaroff-Webber

   

Crush Club drops single and plays Rough Trade tonight (09.09)

8 seconds into "Get Me Off" and Crush Club erupts into a groove so infectious, it's impossible to not be hooked. Utilizing spacey synths, the funkiest bass lines, and addictive disco beats, the NYC-based duo lays down extremely danceable tracks that are only heightened by the group's gorgeous falsetto vocals. All things considered, Crush Club's latest single is definitely gives us something to swoon over. If you want to start your Friday night dance party off right, check them tonight (September 9th) at Rough Trade opening up for Bright Light Bright Light, and in the meantime, check out their single below.-Olivia Sisinni

   

Sylk 130 Reunion at the TLA Sept. 4

The TLA is set to burn down tonight. Not by malice, not by terrorists, not by pyromaniacs, and no, Great White is not playing. King Britt will be reuniting Sylk 130 to perform When the Funk Hits the Fan, his classic release, along with selections from Re-member's Only. When the Funk changed Philly, and left techno, house, dance, and remix producers with their jaws dropped, like an artfully placed break. Also joining King Britt on stage this evening are former collaborators and friends Ursula Rucker, Lady Alma, Tanja Dixon, Vicki Miles, Alison Crockette, Capitol A, Chuck Treece, Tim Motzer, Anthony Tidd, Damon Bennett, Japhar Barron, Elliot Levin and more than likely, many more surprise and special guests. Boy Blake will be hosting this memorable event. TLA, 330 South St., 8:30pm, $20, All Ages (Photo by Gary Dan) - Keith Kelley
 

   

Coco Columbia

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When the Birds Begin to Walk
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<p>&nbsp;Jazz tends to get a bad name among the younger crowd. Its association as the musical preference of parents, teachers and basically anyone that may be considered &quot;lame&quot; can deter a welcomed reception, but&nbsp;<a href="https://cococolumbia.bandcamp.com/album/when-the-birds-begin-to-walk">Coco Columbia</a>&nbsp;has rebranded the genre in a way that's easily accessible for even the most stubborn of ears.</p> <p>A force that first began with her 2014 debut,&nbsp;<em>The Weight</em>, Coco's newest release&nbsp;<em>When the Birds Begin to Walk</em>&nbsp;packs the same punch. &quot;Weight on Limb,&quot; the first track to come off the album that&nbsp;<a href="http://portland.thedelimagazine.com/24177/premiere-coco-columbia-weight-on-limb">premiered on The Deli Portland back in March</a>, opens up the album in a way that you can't even keep up with. The track spurts and spats about as Coco's voice exquisitely flutters about the track's duration, setting the tone for what's left to come.</p> <p>&quot;Coveted Creatures&quot; teases a hint of harder sound in the beginning before bringing it back to the funky jazz she does best. &quot;9 Steps&quot; stands out sonically from the rest of the album employing more rock elements and incredible shred work by Grant Sayler. Interesting key playing creates somewhat of an &quot;under the sea&quot; atmosphere on &quot;Radiant in My Abyss,&quot; which contrasts a more barreled drum beat.</p> <p>Her bold and unexpected cover of Kate Bush's &quot;Running Up That Hill&quot; climbs to the top of the list of Kate Bush covers. Coco took what was one of Bush's biggest and most influential hits and made it her own in a way that satisfies diehard Bushians and Coco fans.</p> <p><em>When the Birds Begin to Walk</em>&nbsp;holds up as a more than animated sophomore effort on the Coco Columbia front. The songs offered varied range while still holding up to her established jazzy ways and if anything, decrees Coco Columbia's voice as an instrumental force itself.</p>