LYNX, Lila Rose
The Genie, GSTAR (Hella Gay), Balthazar Lasagne
579 18th St
Oakland, CA, 94612
Doors 8:00 PM / Show 9:00 PM
This event is 18 and over
Lynx, is an innovative singer-songwriter, multi-instrumentalist, beat-boxer and producer from the Bay Area by way of Colorado. She has been breaking new ground in both the live and electronic music scenes playing events all over the world including the US, Asia, Europe and Canada. Performance highlights include appearances at Coachella, Austin City Limits festival, BOOM festival, and improv collaborations with Matisyahu, Beats Antique, John Popper, Bassnectar and more. Lynx's music combines elements from multiple genres including electronica, folk, and indie pop. Her new album On the Horizon intertwines powerful vocals, lyrics that are universal and intimate, timely and timeless, and a sound that switches from folky to cutting edge with bumping beats that melts to raw, melancholy melodies and resolve with infectious pop hooks. On the Horizon is now available on Cartesian Binary Recordings.
Lila released her debut, full-length album, Heart Machine, which she co-produced with David Earl (aka SFLogicNinja.) Shaping up to be a masterpiece of sound, song craft and technology, Heart Machine bends the genres of Electronica, Indie pop, trip-hop and alternative rock around an emotional core, finding a critical musical mass that is explosive in its intensity and brilliant in its light. Lila writes from the well of her experiences, building on the pain of human existence to create songs that speak to the human heart. Out of each shadow she culls light, uplifting, inspiring, and offering hope in lieu of even the greatest challenges of the heart, soul and mind.
The singer/songwriter now makes her home in Berkeley, a perfect backdrop for her quirky and unusual style. While Lila writes within the boundaries of classic pop song structure, her songs could be called anything but traditional. Lila’s voice is difficult to describe, but imagine a triangle formed by the smoky alto of Fiona Apple, the gritty edge of Ani Difranco and the pure tone of Adele and put Lila right in the middle. You simply have to hear her voice to believe it, and she sings with such intensity it’s breathtaking. On stage, Lila is a tour de force; you can’t help but get caught up in her pop star mystique. Away from the stage she exudes a grace and humility that’s stunning. Lila isn’t simply enchanting; she engages those around her on a personal level that is unusual in a society built on thirty second attention spans. Lila is honest, accessible and full of an integrity that is not expected in popular culture. If you were to sit next to her on a bus you’d never dream she was a pop star; but you might think you’d just met the sweetest person in the world.
Sponsored by Line 6, The Genie is an avant-garde performing artist and guitar looping innovator from San Francisco. Taking a DJ approach to guitar playing, he is the creator of a live-looping method called 'scratch guitar' and a unique brand of live-remixing called ‘g-mixing'. Bringing together a hybrid of genres, he utilizes unconventional live production styles and original looping techniques, creating uniquely mesmorizing performances.
GSTAR (Hella Gay)
DJ, producer, and aspiring songwriter Grey Wolf Alicea (better known as GSTAR), was born and raised in Washington Heights, NYC and has been based in Oakland for the past 10 years. The East Bay Express calls GSTAR “part of the all star lineup” of Queer DJs in the East Bay. Best known for helping to create the “Hella Gay Oakland Dance Party” which celebrates its 5th Anniversary in June, GSTAR is also a KALX radio DJ, and has gotten a reputation for playing many flavors of fresh and future music genres, including post-dub, 3ballMTY, trap, hip hop, crunk, grime, & moombahton just to name a few.
Of Hella Gay Oakland and KALX Berkeley fame, Balthazar is known for her eclectic mixes, Reggaeton reach arounds & Trap surprises. Get ready to to get down because Balthazar's high energy, bass driven beats will keep you moving and have you asking for more (if you can stop dancing long enough to catch your breath).