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Making music for a cause

April 20, 2017 11:36 AM
Making music for a cause

By Alexandra Evans Tower Staff Writer Local delta punk and blues band Zack Bateman and the Coal Minds commenced their “Stranger Places” tour at the beginning of April to benefit those affected by the Oakland Ghost Ship fire. Their tour kickoff show was in Los Angeles at The Redwood Bar on April 8. Bateman, the lead singer and former Laney College student and Tower staffer, noted that while he didn’t know any of the fire victims personally, other members of his band and his girlfriend (Ashli) did. “I remember Ara Jo and Cash Askew being at some shows that my […]

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Dark & Harsh (But Hopeful)

11:30 AM
Dark & Harsh (But Hopeful)

By Shane Frink Tower Staff Writer Esses is gaining fans and making a name for itself in the local Oakland music scene. (The band’s moniker is pronounced the same way that the letter S is pronounced in its plural form.) Their first record came out in November 2016 and is called “No Light in This Fire.” Oakland record store Econojams put the album into their Best Records of the Year bin. Another Oakland record store,1-2-3-4 Go, reports that the record is played daily by the employees. The nine songs on this Esses release have a unique sound. The mood of […]

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