On the breezy evening of October 12, 2016, in downtown Oakland, people of all ages poured into the historical Fox Theater and, with much anticipation, awaited the arrival of Fitz and the Tantrums underneath the neon lights.
Bob Weir was quite literally born and bred in music. The adopted son of loving parents Frederic Utter and Eleanor Cramer Weir, his identity would deepen and develop in his youth. Though his parents did their best (Mama Tried) Weir’s nature was rebellious and questioning. His dyslexia didn’t help matters. In his teens, Weir was shipped off from his birthplace of San Francisco to Fountain Valley School in Colorado Springs, Colorado where hopes were that he would straighten out.
While art will always be a progressive process and reflect the changes of the people in our evolving world, some things are best kept preserved. Music is the perfect example of this. Progressive Rock, Jazz Fusion, Post Punk, New Wave, an echo of the culture and climate that influenced these musicians.
Ashville’s The Get Right Band has released their 3rd LP, Who’s In Charge?, through legendary Echo Mountain Studios (Widespread Panic, Smashing Pumpkins), and has been engineered, mixed, and co-produced by Julian Dreyer (The Avett Brothers), and was mastered by six-time Grammy winner Brian Lucey (The Black Keys, Grace Potter, Dr.
STS9 released their 6th studio album, The Universe Inside, on their homegrown label 1320 Mission Control on September 2, 2016, and it represents their first such release since Ad Explorata was released in 2009. This would also be the first release for “STS9 2.0” with Alana Rocklin since her taking over the staggering bass responsibilities for STS9 following David “Murph” Murphy’s departure in 2014. Murph’s departure