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Podcast: Electronic musician KRANE on his first headlining tour and the release his debut album, “Fallout”

In this episode from the Emerald Podcast Network,  Associate Arts and Culture Editor Zach Price sits down with Oakland-based electronic music producer Zach Krane to discuss Krane’s transition from a nine-to-five job to a full-time DJ, releasing his debut album and his first headlining tour. Krane’s team gave the Emerald …

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Q&A: Gregory Alan Isakov talks YouTube, songwriting and touring

Gregory Alan Isakov is a touring musician among many other things. His songs sound like a cold water creek, flowing calmly and smoothly as they invoke a variety of emotions with his moving lyrics. Originally from Johannesburg, South Africa, Isakov moved to the U.S. when he was 6 years old. …

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Review: Moon Hooch bring their cracked-out jazz to Hi-Fi

Apart from the novelty riffs of Macklemore’s “Thrift Shop” and its countless copycats — Ariana Grande’s “Problem,” Jason Derulo’s “Talk Dirty” and Fifth Harmony’s “Worth It” — there isn’t enough saxophone in modern pop. Luckily, Moon Hooch — which just played at the Hi-Fi Music Hall Saturday night — is …

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Ty Segall throws it back to the ’70s with lo-fi psych-rock at Hi-Fi Music Hall

Before he took the stage, audience members discussed what outfit Ty Segall would be sporting Sunday night: “What do you think he’s going to wear tonight? That crazy cape, again?” This type of conversation is typical for a Ty Segall performance. After releasing his second self-titled record earlier this year, …

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