Paul Chalker

Day Wave Drops New Single for You To Weekend To

06/13/2015

Oakland’s very own Jackson Phillips, aka Dave Wave, released a new single last week called We Try But We Don’t Fit In, and it’s a perfect tune to drift into the weekend to. It’s the kind of song that can maximize any kind of emotion that happens to be influencing you at this moment in Read More

Organized Distortion: A Live Review of Wand at Bottom of the Hill

04/24/2015

Praise that baby J: for those of you who’ve had an ear to the ground, psychedelic rock is back in full force. LA-based Wand stopped by Bottom of the Hill in Potrero last week and absolutely blew the fucking doors off. To give you a quick intro, Wand recently released their second full-length album, “Golem,” Read More

Solving The Grateful Dead’s Rubik’s Cube: An Interview with Dark Star Orchestra

04/06/2015

Dark Star Orchestra is set to play this Tuesday and Wednesday (April 7th and 8th) at the Great American Music Hall, and for anyone who is a fan of improvisational jam music – this is a must see. You can get an idea of what’s in store here. For those of you unfamiliar with the Read More

People Gettin’ Down in the Rafters: Live Review of Lotus at The Regency Ballroom

03/07/2015

Lotus played the beautiful Regency Ballroom earlier this month, and it was a scorcher. Lotus brings sounds that jamband fiends have all grown to adore– the types of jams that play in the background of South Park episodes when they make fun of jam bands and the surrounding culture. And as the title suggests, people were Read More

A Life’s Worth of Experiences: An Interview with Ed Nash of Bombay Bicycle Club

10/02/2014

This Sunday, October 5th, something very special is going to happen. Bombay Bicycle Club will be playing the Warfield, and it’s going to be strong. Strong to quite strong. Bombay Bicycle Club has been a highlight of the 2014 live event season for me. (They played the Fillmore on April 20th earlier this year, you Read More

70’s Cop Shows, Music & Beer: An Interview with Kyle Hollingsworth

09/20/2014

For those of you who don’t know, Kyle Hollingsworth is somewhat of a living legend. After Jerry Garcia died in ’95, and the Grateful Dead began to slow down, a few key jam bands stepped in to help not only fill the devastating void left behind, but to push forward the new, youthful, and incredibly high-energy style Read More

The Shred Factory: Live Review of Megafauna @ Brick and Mortar

06/14/2014

Fact: Dani Neff and Megafauna fucking shred. Austin natives Megafauna paid us a visit this Wednesday at Brick and Mortar, and they put on an absolute barn burner. Comprised of front-woman Dani Neff (lead guitar and vocals), Zack Humphrey (drums), Bryan Wright (bass), and John Musci (rhythm guitar), the band wasn’t pulling any punches that night Read More

Watch: A Million Billion Dying Suns Drops New Video For “Hey Man”

05/05/2014

Well…it’s about damn time [good] music videos made a comeback. The California-native psychedelic band A Million Billion Dying Suns (AMBDS) just teamed up with French Press Films to release a new video for “Hey Man”, and it’s perfection. The video takes us on a mustachioed adventurer’s journey through hell and back, in a visually stunning, nightmarish Read More

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