Second Season of Transmissions-LIVE

K.Flay kicks off SOL REPUBLIC and DeliRadio Concert Series

Transmissions-LIVE, a live music and interview show based in the San Francisco Bay Area, is proud to announce our second season and the next show will be filmed on November 6th at The Brick & Mortar Music Hall in San Francisco, featuring the artist K.Flay. for a live performance and interview, with special guest Trishes.

This is a FREE show presented by SOL Republic, Brick & Mortar Music Hall and DeliRadio.
RSVP HERE

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K.Flay is a rapper, producer from the Chicago area, and her new album “Life As A Dog” is available now on iTunes, Google Play and Amazon.

An artist who quickly evolved from parody to indie, Chicago-born rapper K. Flay first grabbed the mike while a student at Stanford University in California. It was the frivolous topics and misogynistic lyrics she saw in mainstream rap that first drove her to record a parody of the genre, but she was surprised by both her talent and how much she enjoyed recording. She spent the rest of the year recording and writing, spent her sophomore year performing, and in her junior year, she dropped her debut album, 2004's Suburban Rap Queen. Five years later, her second effort, Mashed Potatoes, appeared with backing tracks that were more electro and indie-oriented, a style that remained in place for 2011's I Stopped Caring in '96. In 2013, she made her major-label debut with the What If It Is EP on RCA.
~ allmusic

The crowdfunded and self released album, “Life As A Dog” debuted at No. 14 on the Billboard rap charts, as well as hitting No. 2 in the Heatseekers category.

Learn more about the artist K.Flay
On twitter @kflay
facebook.com/kflaymusic
www.kflay.com

Learn more about the artist Trishes
facebook.com/trishesmusic
www.trishes.com

Trishes

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Transmissions-LIVE is partnering with DeliRadio for ongoing episodes featuring musical acts in the San Francisco Bay Area. The Transmissions-LIVE concert series will be an ongoing showcase of new and exciting acts at the following venues of The Brick & Mortar Music HallThe New Parish and Leo’s Music Club.

More about SOL Republic:
Founded in 2011, SOL REPUBLIC is a global consumer electronics company dedicated to enhancing people’s lives through better-sounding headphones and accessories. We are music fanatics who develop products from the ground up to make headphones and speakers that look, sound and feel unlike anything else in the market.

More About The Brick & Mortar Music Hall
Owners of the Brick & Mortar Music Hall (SF), New Parish (OAK) and Leo’s Music Club (OAK), The Parish Entertainment Group offers a variety of venues in Oakland’s burgeoning Uptown District, as well as in San Francisco’s desirable Mission and Hayes Valley neighborhoods.
www.brickandmortarmusic.com

More about DeliRadio:
Launched in 2011, DeliRadio is a 21st century rethink of what “local radio” means. Rather than play the same handful of mainstream acts, DeliRadio starts by letting you select a nearby club or festival, or simply your general vicinity. It then plays you only artists with upcoming shows, filtered by genres you select, as a station. Stations can be freely shared with anyone. And when you follow an artist, DeliRadio will automatically alert you when said artist posts new music or adds nearby concert dates in the future.

More about Transmissions-LIVE:
TRANSMISSIONS-LIVE is a live music show focusing on episodic interviews and performances with artists at their gigs in the San Francisco Bay Area. With 14 official episodes featuring the best bands at the best venues, we continue to showcase new, underground and independent acts for the true music fan. Second season launched November 2014

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Foxy Shazam Q+A Interview

We got to do a quick interview with Daisy Caplan, Bassist of Foxy Shazam. The band just came through San Francisco and we took some photos, which you can see here. Be sure to check out this band when they come through you town, they are such a great live show! Also check out the new album Gonzo available on www.foxyshazam.com

GONZO

Let’s talk about Gonzo. It’s a fun and different direction from the last album. (In a great way) So, playing the songs live, do you find it freeing to move into this direction? And why?

We do find it freeing, but not necessarily for the reasons you might think, e.g. stylistically. It's more about the sensation of knowing we can do something new or challenging and pull it off. That's a liberating feeling.

So, you recorded this album live in one room… talk about the pressure to capture that performance.

I think we felt it more on the earlier songs on the record. By the end we were knocking out first takes - and if not, we did it again. No big deal. We've done records that we had all the time in the world that were more pressure-ridden.

Talk about working with Steve Albini? How did you all first meet and agree to record Gonzo?

We met at his Italian restaurant that he runs with the guy from the Jesus Lizard. Sky got food poisoning from a bad anchovy, and he offered to record our album for free if we didn't sue him.

What did you learn from recording that album?

To trust our instincts. Also, how to make fluffy coffee (but we're not telling.)

So, this whole damn Internet thing. Gonzo is streaming free on your site and that is a bold move. I assume why you did it, but can you discuss why the band decided that?

We were in a gift-giving mood at the time. Plus, the internet offers free distribution.

Foxy Shazam Live At Slim's
Foxy Shazam Live At Slim's

BACKGROUNDS

So, Cincinnati. Talk about the music scene growing up.

I didn't grow up in Cincinnati. I grew up in Louisville, Kentucky, and lived there until I was in my mid-twenties. I was fortunate to be young and involved in music at a time (1997-2008, roughly) where Louisville at or or ahead of the cusp of both underground and mainstream music. People literally think I'm lying when I tell them the shows I saw as a teenager. The scene was intensely competitive on a creative level, which produced better-than-average local bands. That insular, hothouse culture had it's downside - bands often didn't focus on networking nationally (not that that's always bad thing).For every band like My Morning Jacket who got the fame they deserved, there were a dozen bands like Seaside Panel or The Helgeson Story who were brilliant and never really left town. It was a special time and place.

Anways, that's where I'm from. The first time I went to Cincinnati to see a show was 2001 to see Cobra Kai in a basement somewhere, and have semi-regularly ever since. In comparison to Louisville, Cincinnati's scene seemed weak at the time. That's thankfully turned around in the last couple of years.

What is it like it now?

Cincinnati has a dearth of interesting and diverse musicians right now. Kate Wakefield is my current favorite, Wussy just put out a new record that's really incredible, Eugenius is really phenomenal. Electric Citizen is touring nationally now. There's a bunch more I'm forgetting too. Seriously, every night I'm home that I don't go out, I end up kicking myself because I miss an awesome show. It's really incredible right now.

How did music change of effect you as a kid? When did you figure out, hey, I’m not so bad at this music thing?

I don't think I ever put a value judgement on it - I just keep doing it. I feel like if I was like, "hey, I'm okay at this," I'd stop striving to play better, but I'm kinda like that, so whatever.

MUSIC & SONGWRITING

How’s songwriting in general for you, what comes easy for you and your band?

It's easy for any of us in any combination to write a song. The issue is writing the right song for us as a group in that moment.

What particular songs on Gonzo, stood out as the easiest, or hardest to write?

Don't Give In literally took about as long to write as it takes to play it. Shoebox spanned nearly the entire writing process.

What’s the hardest thing about songwriting for you?

Freeing myself from the limitations of expectation.

When do you let a song that isn’t working out, when do you walk away?

That's the million dollar question. We are known for beating a dead horse until it's no longer a horse. The best thing I've found is a democracy of vibe - when more than half the people are over it, move on.

How do you keep the songwriting democratic within the band?

See above. It's not exact, but basically that. Obviously vocals take precedence in the decision-making process, because we are a vocally-oriented band. Other than that, it's just about what we're all into that day.

THE TOUR

How’s this tour going, with a number of gigs already done what’s different for you and the band this tour?

It's a lot more work. It's also more rewarding.

How have you adjusted your earlier material?

We haven't. We play it the exact same way, unless we write a new part that we like (Yes Yes Yes, Axe).

We did an episode with Larry And His Flask last year, who are amazing, talk about your current tour support for the current west coast.

Larry and his Flask unfortunately couldn't join us for the west coast, which was a real bummer. They're some good friends of ours and we love their band. We went skinny-dipping with them in Bend the other day and almost got arrested.

Any new stops this tour, or later in the year you can announce or looking forward to?

There will be more, but I can't tell you about it right now, because it's opening for Metallica. Whoops. (* read: sarcasm)

We’re looking forward to the show, what should we expect?

You should expect it to be no less than awesome.

Hotel rooms, on a subjective scale of rock & roll mayhem (1-10), and how you’ve left it--How do you rate it? (either bad or good)

The only time I ever trashed a hotel room I did it really elaborately and creepily - I cut out all these pictures from magazines and taped them all over the walls and lined the floor and ceiling with them, and drew weird shit on all of it. Nothing actually was permanent; it just looked like something a schizophrenic serial killer would do while planning a bombing or something. No reason - I was just super bored and kind of drunk. Never heard anything from the hotel about it, so I rate it a 3.

And last

Do you remember your first album you purchased as a kid?

The first Weezer album.

What was your first concert as a kid? And what do you remember about it?

My first concert was going to see Smashing Pumpkins when I was around 12. Billy Corgan bit the head off of a live bat onstage!

Also, do you remember your first riff or song your ever learned on your instrument?

You know... I actually don't. I was always more focused on making up my own songs, even early on.

~Daisy


Announcement: The Venue @ Devil's Canyon

We’re excited to announce that Transmissions LIVE is partnering with Devils Canyon Brewery and their gorgeous new venue in San Carlos, CA.

We will conduct our episodes, (our ”transmissions”), with the best bands touring through the SF Bay Area in this beautiful new venue in the heart of the SF Bay Area Peninsula. We will film and live stream the events in front of a live audience, stay tuned to details and announcements real soon.

Check out our venue page for pix and more info


Interview : Black Joe Lewis @ The Fillmore in San Francisco

Black Joe Lewis Interview

Our live interview with the amazing band, Black Joe Lewis, at the Fillmore in San Francisco, Ca. We sat down with Joe Lewis and talked about the tour, music, and the band's third studio album, Electric Slave available now on iTunes


Electric Slave available now on iTunes.
Learn more about this amazing band:
www.blackjoelewis.com
www.facebook.com/blackjoelewis

Here are some pix of the evening.


Larry & His Flask Live at The Sweetwater

Larry And His Flask LIVE at The Sweetwater Music Hall - Transmissions LIVE Ep 11

Here's our exclusive live performance & interview with this killer band, Larry And His Flask. We got to sit down with the band before the show and we talked about music, touring, and staying warm in the winter. Enjoy!

Part One:

Part Two:

Learn more about this band at the Larry & His Flask's website: www.larryandhisflask.com
Facebook: www.facebook.com/larryandhisflask

Thank you to the band and The Brixton Agency and big thanks to the great staff at The Sweetwater Music Hall. www.sweetwatermusichall.com

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The Reverend Horton Heat LIVE @ The Sweetwater

The REV is here!

Our 10th episode featuring the iconic Reverend Horton Heat LIVE from The Sweetwater Music Hall in Mill Valley, CA. Here's our two-part interview and live performance and this was one of the best nights we've had with Transmissions Live.

Part One:

Part Two:

Be sure to get the new album "REV" available now from Victory Records.
THE REV

Thank you to the band and The REV's crew,
AMG & Victory Records,
and the great staff at The Sweetwater Music Hall.


Cracker & Camper Van Beethoven Live At The Independent SF (PHOTOS)

Here's some photos of our interview & live performance with Cracker & Camper Van Beethoven on Dec 28th LIVE @ The Independent in San Francisco, CA.



Musician's Friend Stupid Deal of the Day

Our interview with Jonathan Segel & Victor Krummenacher from Camper Van Beethoven and Johnny Hickman from Cracker and their live performances for our 13th & 14th episode coming very soon.

Cheers!


CRACKER & CAMPER VAN BEETHOVEN LIVE AT THE INDEPENDENT

On Saturday, December 28, We're very proud to announce our next "transmission" is with Cracker & Camper Van Beethoven LIVE at The Independent in San Francisco. We'll sit down with the band before the show and film the performance. Stay tuned for more details.

Get tickets for the show at The Independent here:
Cracker
Camper Van Beethoven

Saturday, December 28
Doors: 8:30 pm / Show: 9:00 pm
$25 ADV - $27 DOOR
www.theindependentsf.com
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Windhand (Q&A Interview)

Windhand is bringing the heavy to the Regency Ballroom in San Francisco this Wednesday the 11th, with Kvelertak and High On Fire. Their new album Soma, (Relapse Records) is a monster--A supremely heavy and dark album of tone and general face-melting. We’re had a quick Q&A session with Parker Chandler, Bassist of Windhand to talk about the album & the tour.

Their second album, Soma, (Relapse Records) was recorded and mixed by the band’s own Garrett Morris at The Darkroom and mastered by James Plotkin in their hometown, of Virginia, VA. All music by Windhand is available directly from Relapse Records and on iTunes, Amazon and everywhere you buy music.

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The Hot Toddies LIVE at The Brick & Mortar Music Hall

Tricycle Records Presents The Hot Toddies Live at The Brick & Mortar Music Hall.

Episode #9 With The Hot Toddies - part one

Episode #9 With The Hot Toddies - part two

It's a record release party! Tricycle Records presents "The Hot Toddies at The Brick & Mortar Music Hall" We sat down with the Oakland, California band, The Hot Toddies, for an interview and live performance.

Learn more about the Hot Toddies on Tricycle Records:
www.tricycle-records.com/artist/hot-toddies

The Hot Toddies on Facebook:
https://www.facebook.com/TheHotToddies

The Hot Toddies are:
Heidi - bass/vocals
Erin - guitar/vocals
Sylvia - drums