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Inkbramble Drinks the Bassnectar

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I recently sat down with my dear old friend Lorin Ashton – aka Bassnectar – to catch up and discuss his meteoric rise to EDM fame, his insane tour schedule, and his longstanding commitment to bettering the world through music. Lorin Ashton, aka Bassnectar, as his OTHER alter ego - "Purple... Read More

Anahata the Brave

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I recently had the opportunity to hang with the talented, gorgeously quirky and boundlessly energized musician Anahata LaBaw, known musically by the monikers Anahata Sound and, more recently, Hopscotch. We met at the Berkeley Rose Garden in the dusky magic hour, and Anahata caught me up on her new projects... Read More

You Can Holler You Can Wail

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The Kills came to the Fillmore SF in May, and Rebecca and I just couldn’t miss witnessing “VV” (Alison Mosshart) and “Hotel” (Jamie Hince) rip it to shreds for their sold-out audience. The Kills’ recently released album, Blood Pressures, had gotten under my skin... Read More

Lilting Lael

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Last month, I had the opportunity to paint folk singer Nathan Moore live in concert at Ashkenaz in Berkeley, thanks to the efforts of concert producer Greg Keidan. Nathan is a particular favorite of mine, so this was a great honor. It was also a relatively new experience for me in that, with the exception... Read More

Konichiwa Robyn!

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I’ve developed a mad crush on the saucy Swedish electro-Europop star Robyn, whose tracks are regularly inspiring spontaneous one-woman dance parties across the floor of my living room–and presumably, in living rooms across the world. Robyn’s got this vibrant talent and a drive that... Read More