T.J. Mimbs is a freelance writer, songwriter, musician and recording engineer based in San Francisco by way of Athens, GA. T.J. fronts Bay Area band, Surf Bored, works with other local bands as an audio engineer and has an addiction to live music. He is a disciple of the open-minded yet still a Southerner at heart.
After selling out their record release show (for Get Right) last year at The Independent and their recent Noise Pop performance at The Chapel, The Soft White Sixties return to the Bay from a tour of Texas and the Southwest to play Slim's this Friday. Their music has a skeleton of rock and roll whose muscles, tissues and veins are filled in with punk, pop and a whole lot of soul.
On Friday, March 14, Bay Area residents will have the opportunity to check out a bona fide candidate for 2014's buzziest band. Lake Street Dive will be gracing the stage of Great American Music Hall and showing us what is up with all the hype.
Noise Pop Industries General Manager Dawson Ludwig, who is also the host of KQED's Noise Pop podcast, talks Noise Pop history, what "indie" and "alt" mean today and picks his favorite bands out of the 2014 lineup.
The local orchestra's Artistic and Music Director Minna Choi reflects on five years of making music with indie pop luminaries in the Bay Area and beyond, and looks forward to the Friday, January 31, 2014 celebration at the Fox Theater, which is also a benefit for the group's children's program, Magik For Kids.