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The Sound of Odd Numbers: Yvette Young

Lorisa Salvatin

January 30, 2015

The final installment of a larger project by Lorisa Salvatin http://vimeo.com/118082285 After being inspired by math rock bands like Tera Melos and American Football, San Jose-based singer songwriter Yvette Young has been using rhythmic tapping to create a melodic flow in her own music. The Bay Area has b...

The Sound of Odd Numbers: Bobey

Lorisa Salvatin

January 26, 2015

The second installment of a larger project by Lorisa Salvatin Layers of strange time signatures and bouncy melodies color the music of Brendan Page, known also as Bobey. Page said his move to San Francisco has allowed him to experience a multitude of different genres, with indie being the most influ...

The Sound of Odd Numbers: Tommy Boys

The Sound of Odd Numbers: Tommy Boys

Lorisa Salvatin

December 30, 2014

The first installment of a larger project by Lorisa Salvatin Although their music once consisted mostly of traditional, off-beat math rock licks, Tommy Boys have been incorporating this technical style to more pop punk melodies since 2012. Their sound caught the attention of independent records l...

Dances on the Wall: American Football @ The Fillmore

American Football plays at the Fillmore on their first night during their stay in San Francisco on Thursday, Dec. 11.

Lorisa Salvatin

December 12, 2014

Words and Photos by Lorisa Salvatin A rim of light lines a dark figure anchored at center stage, his silhouette intensifies against the green glow of an iconic image of a house with windows, a glow projected behind him. “I’ve been waiting for this all my life,” Reid Riegelsberger shouted from th...

Otaku Obscura: a tribute art show to Japanese animated films

Lorisa Salvatin

October 5, 2014

[widgetkit id=7147] Photos & Words by Lorisa Salvatin Not even the sweet sounds of Hardly Strictly Bluegrass can keep anime fans and art enthusiasts from lining up half an hour or more before Josh Budich's San Francisco debut of his exhibition at the Spoke Art Gallery. But what else can be e...

Dances On The Wall: Punch Releases Their New LP at 1-2-3-4 Go

Dances On The Wall: Punch Releases Their New LP at 1-2-3-4 Go

Lorisa Salvatin

September 20, 2014

[widgetkit id=6746] Photos and Words by Lorisa Salvatin There is quietude as the small crowd outside 1-2-3-4 Go Records filter into the store and browse through records, as they wait to pay and enter the backroom for the show going on that night, but this is only the calm before the storm. Fast...

Concert Review: Porter Robinson

Concert Review: Porter Robinson

Lorisa Salvatin

September 18, 2014

Lights showered down on hundreds of people filling the Bill Graham Civic Auditorium last Friday, their bodies moving and hands waving to the thumping bass emitted from the stage. On occasion, a colorful LED hula hoop or a person lucky enough to find shoulders to climb on finds their way to the surfa...

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