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“Are You With It?” showcase with Austin Prince, Madi Sipes & the Painted Blue, Trace Repeat & Cereus Bloom, March 30th at Cornerstone

The “Are You With It” showcase, presented by Makings, is coming up at Cornerstone the 30th of March and it’s getting quite the local buzz. Makings is a music and artist advocacy group founded by Austin Prince and his manager, Kara McCall. Makings is all about helping promote Bay Area musicians who might not yet have a huge name or representation. The “Are You With It?” series does just that.

 

Says Austin Prince, “There’s no genres; we’re not trying to put on a big clubby scene or something where you have to know people to get in a set. You just have to be musicians who have talent and the passion to perform. We’re all about making those connections within our communities, at these shows. We want to help less-exposed artists find their footing and get their music out there.” So who’s on feature at this month’s Are You With It? A lot of funk, sassy R&B, and a touch of poppy indie rock, all brought to you by Madi Sipes & the Painted Blue, Trace Repeat & Cereus Bloom and--back by popular demand and fan’s insistence--Austin Prince. To honor Mr. Prince, check out his charming new music video featuring a skateboarding bird. -Michelle Kicherer, Associate Editor

 

Silent Age

Silent Age released their debut LP, Display, via Play Alone Records. This modern take on vintage New Wave from Patrick Donohoe (Vocals), Vinny Segretario (Guitar), Julian Cabrera (Drums), Benny Hernandez (Bass), and Brian Cundiff (Keyboard).

The album’s first single is called “Scattered (Never Let Me Go)” and can be streamed below.

 

Country rocker Kyle Daniel releases sophomore EP "What's There To Say?"

Maybe you like the Allman Brothers Band. Maybe you like Chris Stapleton. Maybe you're looking for that sweet spot between Southern rock and good old Americana country music. Put your faith in Kyle Daniel's music. His sophomore LP What's There To Say? comes out on March 15th, and it's already received write-ups from the press including big names like Billboard and Rolling Stone. The lead track "Born To Lose" sheds light on Daniel's football field-ready voice, the roar of his band's organ and electric guitar, the smooth dance of the strings, and the light swing of the drums. Any fan of country music will see that Daniels does it right; if you're that fan, take a listen to "Born To Lose" below. Daniels is touring the Southeast to support the new album; he'll be back in Nashville on March 26th to play Twang Tuesday at ACME Feed and Seed. - Will Sisskind

Debut Knifeplay LP Available for Streaming & Purchase

Pearlty is the debut full-length album from the Tj Strohmer-led outfit Knifeplay. A delicate dusting of shoegazing atmosphere melds with breezy introspection. Hovering weightless over the top of one’s thoughts and then crashing climatically down on points of emphasis, there’s a subdued, somber, tranquilizing affect. It hits you in what seems like slow gradual motion, but the blow leaves a mark. (Photo by Doug Dulgarian)

New Music Video: "Borderlines" - Baroness

Gold & Grey, the forthcoming album from Baroness, is slated for release on June 14 via Abraxan Hymns. A new video for the band's latest single, “Borderlines,” has surfaced. The song captures a long haul trajectory, blending the melodic with the heavy in a pummeling yet precise, rifft-tastic power. Baroness will be headlining Decibel Magazine's Metal and Beer Fest on Saturday, April 13 at The Fillmore Philadelphia.

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