Broods Deliver Moody Nocturnal Set in San Francisco

Words by Brandon Diaz | Photos by Ashleigh Reddy

Supporting the release of their self-titled EP, the fresh-faced duo Broods brought the cool kids out for a swaying beats and retro looks. In their second appearance in San Francisco in as many months, the New Zealand Duo played to an intimate sold out crowd at The Independent.

The night began with an eyebrow-arching performance by L.A. songstress (and all around badass) Meg Myers. Wearing a loose fitting black blouse and dangerously cut black chonies, Myers swam through anguish and seduction as she churned out tunes, alternating between guitar and bass with cuts off her new EP, Make a Shadow.

With a legitimate backing band to support (including an electric cellist), it was hard to avoid the collective hypnosis of Myers’ set which included the weighty track, “Heart Heart Head,” where Myers dramatically queried “How do I get off on the weekend?” The young crowd followed intently as she sang with poise, bracing for combustion, earning her a rush to the merch table following the set.

Broods – appearing to be barely passed prom – hit the stage shortly after 10PM accompanied by a young drummer with a cool pompadour hair-do, immediately morphing the soundscape into a moody labyrinth with the ambient “Never Gonna Change.”

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SF: Red Bull Music Academy Events This Week

 

The famed Red Bull Music Academy will be hosting three back to back events with some New York musical legends to celebrate the application phase for this year’s program. For those unfamiliar, RBMA is an international music workshop held in a different city each year. In 2011, musicians were brought to Madrid, this year the Academy will be held in New York City.

See below for details all the awesomeness to ensue!

Also, be sure to enter our contest to win a free pair of tickets!

Event Details
The Gary Bartz Project with featured guests Bilal & Aloe Blacc
Wednesday, January 25th
8:30pm @ Yoshi’s San Francisco
1330 Fillmore St.
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The Stretch Armstrong & Bobbito Show (+ DJ Shortkut)
Thursday, January 26th
10pm @ Mighty SF
119 Utah St.
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Masters at Work: Kenny Dope & Little Louie Vega
Friday, January 27th
10pm @ 103 Harriet
1015 Folsom St.
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LA & SF: Erykah Badu In Concert ft. The Cannabinoids – Dec 8 & 9 + Ticket Giveaway

 

We are pleased to help present the illustrious Erykah Badu’s upcoming mini tour, The Science of Addiction Tour 2011AD. To celebrate, we will be giving away tickets to her Los Angeles and San Francisco shows, occurring on December 8th and December 9th, respectively. Find event details as well as information on how to enter our contests below!

LA Details
Erykah Badu Featuring The Cannabinoids – Los Angeles
Thursday, December 8th, 2011
7 PM

The Wiltern
3790 Wilshire Blvd
Los Angeles, CA

Tickets: $49.50-$75.00
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SF Details
Erykah Badu Featuring The Cannabinoids – San Francisco
Friday, December 9th, 2011
Showtime: 9:00 PM
Doors open: 8:00 PM

The Warfield Theatre
982 Market Street
San Francisco, CA 94102

Ticket Prices: $49.50-$62.50
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Video: Siaira Shawn – “Prototype”

 

Our girl Siaira Shawn has the sweetest voice. Here, she is performing the popular cover for Andre 3000′s “Prototype,” and yet still bringing something you’ve never quite heard before. The lady is a gem – her voice is like a blend of 90′s classic R&B mixed with underground neo-soul in its heyday.

Don’t forget to check out her “Icarus” single that dropped earlier this month.

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