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Alt Rock

Time: 
20:00
Band name: 
AL HARPER
FULL Artist Facebook address (http://...): 
https://www.facebook.com/TheRealAlHarper/
Venue name: 
El Rio
Band email: 
   

DIY/Lo-Fi

Time: 
20:00
Band name: 
NU NORMOL
FULL Artist Facebook address (http://...): 
facebook.com/nunormol
Venue name: 
El Rio
Band email: 
   

Salami Rose Joe Louis’ Zdenka 2080, Uptown show

We’re pleased to announce that Oakland’s Salami Rose Joe Louis has a new album and it is an ear feast for anyone down to let go and drift off into the octave-melting abyss. Zdenka 2080 (out on Brainfeeder) has jazz and synth, whispering poetry (“Octagonal Room”); there’s warm space vibes and distorted R&B moments. Sit back and drift off and come see ‘em at The Uptown for their album release show. -Michelle Kicherer, Associate Editor

   

Alex Lahey at The Independent

Last week Alex Lahey came out to The Independent last week and it was just the show we were hoping for. Lahey’s got an approachable and fun energy. Her songs are youthful rock n’ roll with some feels like that early 2000’s rock but with messages that are more current. There’s something empowering and solid about the music and their delivery. The crowd bumping and jumping along to songs like “Am I Doing it Right?” Lahey is on tour now and we suggest fans of power pop fun go check her out while she’s around these parts. -Michelle Kicherer, Associate Editor

   

Step Children release single on World Suicide Prevention Day

In honor of World Suicide Prevention Day (September 10), Step Children released their latest single, “Hot-Wired Cars.” Band member Derek Shaw says the song is “…full of memories, regret and hope…people who are hurting that badly so their best to hide what’s really happening.” The song is a tribute to several friends who have recently taken their own lives. Sonically, the song has a touch of Elton John, some twang and pop. We’re always down for a tune that helps raise awareness and reminds us to love each other and listen to each other. - Lucille Faulkner

Photo credit: Derek Shaw