San Francisco musician Naima Shalhoub performs for incarcerated women, and recorded her latest album live inside the San Francisco County Jail. We meet the Lebanese American musician in this segment of Bay Area Beats.
In our latest episode of Bay Area Beats we'll hear from the band Flesh World. They've been playing together in San Francisco since 2012. Guitarist Scott Moore comes from the hardcore punk scene while singer Jess Scott used to play a punk genre called noise pop. Together, they make something altogether new. They talk about their new album The Wild Animals in My Life and the naked truth about how they met at Maximum Rock and Roll Headquarters where Scott Moore lived at the time.
San Francisco rapper DaVinci says it was hard to ignore the gentrification in his neighborhood when he was growing up. He’s from the Fillmore District, which has been in phases of decline, redevelopment, and change since the 1960’s. In the past decade, the Fillmore has undergone a surge of economic activity that’s changed the face of the famous jazz quarter of the city once again. In this installment of Bay Area Beats, DaVinci shares how growing up in the Fillmore influenced his music.
The band Howell Devine -- Josh Howell, Pete Devine, and Joe Kyle Jr. -- is bringing the southern blues to the Bay. For this episode of Bay Area Beats, we caught up with the founding members to find out how the blues got into their souls.
You can hear all sorts of different musical ingredients in the work of Briget Boyle. In the mix is everything from Eastern European harmonies to Balkan brass bands to pop rock. You can hear all those influences, plus a little country western twang, on Boyle’s new solo album, ‘The Parts Interior.’
BRIGET BOYLE: Every person in some way can be a singer, and can tell their story, even if it's just singing along with the radio or singing in the shower. There's something really human about it, and really simple.