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Music, All Shook Down UK Post-Punkers, Shopping, Are The Best Band You've Never Heard Of

UK Post-Punkers, Shopping, Are The Best Band You've Never Heard Of

Who said punk music isn't for dancing? Certainly not the members of UK trio Shopping, because, well, that's exactly what their fast-paced, bass-heavy music is meant for.  Formed in 2012, the band released its debut album, Consumer Complaints, last…
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Music, All Shook Down Kurt Vile Is Not Depressed — He's Just Moody

Kurt Vile Is Not Depressed — He's Just Moody

Kurt Vile is an artist whose lyricism revels in the dark alleys of existentialism and identity crisis, yet is somehow simultaneously sprinkled with comic relief in the bluntest of ways. His most recent album b’lieve i’m going down…, released on…
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Music, All Shook Down Electronic-Pop Princess, MOONZz, Talks Outside Lands, Her First CD, and Performing at Northern Nights

Electronic-Pop Princess, MOONZz, Talks Outside Lands, Her First CD, and Performing at Northern Nights

Molly Williams, a.k.a. MOONZz, is a singer from Los Angeles with a velvety voice and a knack for crafting catchy dark electronic-pop songs. Her debut single, "Satisfy," came out in 2015, and was quickly snatched up by Victoria's Secret…
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Music, All Shook Down Local DJ Baysik on Tropical Bass, Sazon Libre, and His Medical Road to Recovery

Local DJ Baysik on Tropical Bass, Sazon Libre, and His Medical Road to Recovery

While local DJ Baysik’s nickname stemmed from an aversion to school work, the young up-and-coming DJ’s approach to his music is anything but lazy. Starting his DJ career at the age of 13 in a family full of selectors, he…
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Music, All Shook Down J-POP Star Kyary Pamyu Pamyu on Her Music, Her Image, and Her Olympian Aspirations

J-POP Star Kyary Pamyu Pamyu on Her Music, Her Image, and Her Olympian Aspirations

Five years is a long career for anyone in the music business, particularly for women, but Japan’s pop princess Kyary Pamyu Pamyu has reached the half-decade mark and is still going strong. She just released her first compilation…
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Music, All Shook Down Non Stop Bhangra Residents on Celebrating Cultural Sounds and How to Let Loose on the Dancefloor

Non Stop Bhangra Residents on Celebrating Cultural Sounds and How to Let Loose on the Dancefloor

As one of the most unique and diverse experiences in the Bay Area for 12 years running, Non Stop Bhangra is a night where people of various backgrounds and ethnicities can come together to celebrate, dance, and learn about…
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Music, All Shook Down Laser Native Label Founders on Their Two-Year Anniversary, Emerging Artists, and "Vibular Activation"

Laser Native Label Founders on Their Two-Year Anniversary, Emerging Artists, and "Vibular Activation"

For those that enjoy breaking a sweat on the dancefloor, there’s often nothing more satisfying than feeling the crowd around you vibing and pulsating to the same beats and rhythms. For the past two years, local record label Laser Native…
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Music, All Shook Down Event Host and Emcee Fran Boogie on His Origins as a Hype Man and The Best '90s Jams to Sing Along To

Event Host and Emcee Fran Boogie on His Origins as a Hype Man and The Best '90s Jams to Sing Along To

If you’ve been to a Bay Area hip-hop or ‘90s event in the last decade, you’ve probably seen the phrase “hosted by Fran Boogie” on a flier. This week, the column takes a look at the dynamics between a…
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Music, All Shook Down DJ and Event Producer Justime on the Importance of Showcasing Local Talent and Keeping Clubs Ego-Free

DJ and Event Producer Justime on the Importance of Showcasing Local Talent and Keeping Clubs Ego-Free

Whether it’s throwing events or being behind the decks of clubs and festivals, local DJ and musician Justime has always strived to create an atmosphere of equality and keep radical queer culture alive and thriving in the Bay. Curating events…
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Music, All Shook Down Dario Slavazza's EP <i>Ocean Eyes</i> is Full of Laid-Back, Dream Pop Tunes That Are Perfect For Summer

Dario Slavazza's EP Ocean Eyes is Full of Laid-Back, Dream Pop Tunes That Are Perfect For Summer

For most of his life, 28-year-old Dario Slavazza has been making music. He learned how to play saxophone in fourth grade — followed later by guitar, piano, clarinet, and flute — and played in various jazz and other bands throughout…
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Music, All Shook Down Fanciulla Gentile on Her Newest Project "the Creatrix" and the Healing Effects of Deep Dark Techno

Fanciulla Gentile on Her Newest Project "the Creatrix" and the Healing Effects of Deep Dark Techno

Layering ambient techno beats with sci-fi inspired written passages, local artist Fancuilla Gentile’s newest project "the Creatrix" strives to take listeners on a voyage through a “a multidimensional sonic and literary narrative.” While "the Creatrix" is less than a year…
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Music, All Shook Down Local Veteran DJ Robert Rankin' on Over 30 Years of DJing Dub, Reggae, and Dancehall Jams

Local Veteran DJ Robert Rankin' on Over 30 Years of DJing Dub, Reggae, and Dancehall Jams

Considered a veteran of the local dub and reggae scene, DJ Robert Rankin’ has been educating crowds about tunes, riddims, and basslines for over 30 years, whether it’s on the airwaves of various radio stations like KFJC or KKUP, or…
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Music, All Shook Down We Asked Texan Dream-Pop Trio, Pale Dian, 14 Random Questions Because Why Not?

We Asked Texan Dream-Pop Trio, Pale Dian, 14 Random Questions Because Why Not?

Dreamy, hazy, and soaked in reverb: that's how I'd describe Austin, Tex. trio Pale Dian. The dark pop band dropped its debut album, Narrow Birth, on June 3, and it's filled with smoky, shoegaze tunes that stand out thanks…
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Music, All Shook Down How Haywyre Punked Our Journalist at Lightning in a Bottle and Other Interesting Facts About the Electronic DJ

How Haywyre Punked Our Journalist at Lightning in a Bottle and Other Interesting Facts About the Electronic DJ

Haywyre has a sense of humor. When our intrepid journalist Eric went backstage last Saturday at Lightning in a Bottle to interview the DJ, he didn't know what Haywyre looked like. And he got punked. Instead of interviewing Haywyre, Eric…
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Music, All Shook Down A Conversation With Dirtybird DJ Justin Jay: "The Deep Satisfaction Comes From the Process and the Journey, Not the Destination"

A Conversation With Dirtybird DJ Justin Jay: "The Deep Satisfaction Comes From the Process and the Journey, Not the Destination"

At Lightning in a Bottle last Saturday, Justin Jay, Dirtybird's Los Angeles based deep- and tech-house DJ, played a rollicking set for a packed crowd at the festival's Woogie Stage. The energy was electric and Jay's thumping, melodic beats…
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Music, All Shook Down DJ Wreckineyez on How To Be A Good Club DJ, Touring with Asher Roth, and Riding Jet Skis at Diddy's House

DJ Wreckineyez on How To Be A Good Club DJ, Touring with Asher Roth, and Riding Jet Skis at Diddy's House

As tour DJ and podcast partner to party rapper Asher Roth, DJ Wreckineyez has spent the past few years on and off traveling the world, DJing stadiums, and creating memories of pranks gone wrong, jet ski adventures, and having dinner…
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Music, All Shook Down DJ NewLife on His Global Music Party FEX, Chicago Versus The Bay Area, and Upcoming Sets for Carnaval SF

DJ NewLife on His Global Music Party FEX, Chicago Versus The Bay Area, and Upcoming Sets for Carnaval SF

If you’re too low on funds to rent a private plot of grass in Dolores Park this weekend, you might try hitting the streets of the Mission for S.F’s 38th annual Carnaval. This year’s theme is “¡VIVA LA MADRE TIERRA!”…
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Music, All Shook Down Q&A: Polyenso Opens Up About the Light & Dark in <i>Pure In The Plastic</i>

Q&A: Polyenso Opens Up About the Light & Dark in Pure In The Plastic

Halfway through 2010, a Floridian post-hardcore outfit, Oceana, reformed after a short break-up to release the band’s final breath in 2010, an EP called Cleanhead. With that last four-song EP, Oceana gave fans and the greater music community something revolutionary…
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Music, All Shook Down Malaysian Pop Singer Yuna on Moving to Los Angeles, Being More Candid in Her New Album, And Wearing a Hijab

Malaysian Pop Singer Yuna on Moving to Los Angeles, Being More Candid in Her New Album, And Wearing a Hijab

With five albums under her belt, 29-year-old Malaysian singer-songwriter Yuna is a force to be reckoned with. Ten years ago she started off as an artist on MySpace, and now she's about to embark on tour and drop a…
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Music, All Shook Down Motown on Mondays Founders on Seven Years of Soul, Funk, and Disco and Their Upcoming Anniversary

Motown on Mondays Founders on Seven Years of Soul, Funk, and Disco and Their Upcoming Anniversary

For the past seven years, Motown on Mondays at Madrone Art Bar has served as a haven for those looking to uplift their spirits to the sounds of funk, soul, and disco. The positive and embracing atmosphere has made…
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