• Joel Gion
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    DOG DAY AT THE SALVATION ARMY

    Like many of our staff, I have been a fan of Joel Gion and the Brian Jonestown Massacre (BJM) for many, many years. Seven years ago, I saw Joel play live without the BJM for the first time. He was performing as Joel Gion and The Primary Colours. The band performed in my hometown of San Jose, California at a local venue. It was a groovy night, in an intimate open space with bar and dining. I recall The Primary Colours were tight – flowing with jangly pop sounds and melodic psych vibes. I was digging Joel’s new music, and I asked him after the show, “How long had his…

  • Peter Kember
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    SONIC BOOM’S FIRST NEW ALBUM IN OVER 20 YEARS: ALL THINGS BEING EQUAL

    All Things Being Equal represents Sonic Boom’s first album release in over 20 years. You heard that right. It’s also the first to be released by Carpark Records, home to several artists Peter Kember (AKA Sonic Boom) has produced himself. The album shares the same name of Kember’s previous project; he remarks “I learn from everyone I work with, and I wanted to bring what I learnt into this record,” “Everybody thinks about and listens to music in different ways.” All Things Being Equal  has been in the works for over five years; the songs began as instrumental pieces in the UK and have been remixed and reworked over the…

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    POW LIVE STREAM 1

    Thank you everyone for the support (and funding) for our first stream last night. I’ve done a lot of big things in music the last few decades, but this was a rough project for us, but we did great, despite technical glitches. I make no apologies for technology, but we will do better next time. The emotional vibe for feedback from music fans and musicians (at the event and online), “we must try again.” And we will. It was a learning experience and I think we have a formula to focus on. The goal is to support musicians in a TV format. A different side of vinyl which we’ve been…

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    Pow Presents POW STREAM 1

    Release Date: July 20, 2020 Press Release: POW LS1 Exactly four-months ago today, Pow Presents started to promote their second live music event for The San Francisco Great Society, but postponed the event one month later due to the pandemic. Like so many other shows in the Bay Area and across the nation, live music at venues and music festivals were either postponed or cancelled. We knew that we had to continue to promote music during the pandemic, but safely and creatively. Our first LIVE STREAM was the solution. On the 11th of September, Pow Presents and Homietofu Entertainment will be joining forces once again, but this time broadcasting live streaming…