Archive | January, 2011

Il Gato Live Tonight @ Studios

18 Jan

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Il Gato is an indie-baroque-folk band from San Francisco, California. Band members include guitarist/harmonica/vocalist Daimian Holiday Scott, pianist/trumpeter/vocalist Matthew Souther, upright bassist/vocalist Andrew Thomas, drummer/vocalist Johnny Major and violinist/trumpeter Annabel Ibanez.

“With a pop sensibility, their sound incorporates folk with a reggae down beat, harmonious rap, lavish modern-classical instrumentation, and emotionally charged vocals with a floating delivery.  Common associations include Modest Mouse, Beirut, Neutral Milk Hotel, and Arcade Fire.” -il gato

Their first independent release, “All these Slippery Things” debuted in July 2010, and was recorded and mixed at Tiny Telephone and mastered by Roger Seibel at SAE Mastering ( Broken Social Scene, Death Cab for Cutie, Bon Iver, The Dodos, Cat Power, The Decemberists, Modest Mouse, etc.).

Their musical style is embellished by full horn and string sections, piano, upright bass, drums, banjo, accordion, harmonica and melodica, hence putting the “baroque” in indie-folk. They have performed with numerous bands such as the Castanets, Tom Brosseau, The Felice Brothers, Frank Black of the Pixies (almost), The Ferocious Few, {{{sunset}}}, The Shants, Annie Bacon, Wolf & Crow. Read more about the band band at

Our crew  has been working overtime this weekend to set up one of the most outstanding stage designs of all time. We are very excited to have Il Gato in out studio tonight and to be able to share it with you! Tune in tonight to to check out Il Gato Live at 8pm PST!


JJ Schultz

4 Jan

The JJ Schultz BandTonight’s showcase features singer/songwriter JJ Schultz.

Originally from Wisconsin, he now resides in San Francisco and is the host of the legendary Hotel Utah’s open mic night. He is also recognized as a staple in the San Francisco music scene. JJ’s music can be described in many ways, but to really understand you just have to listen. His music is said to capture what life is like living in rural America, the hardships, the struggle and overcoming the elements.

Our man demonstrates what Americana should sound like… By showing he is capable of [writing from the point of view of the father who is leaving his family behind… or of the man takes his own life after witnessing the death of his girlfriend], Schultz proves he should be ranked among today’s greatest songwriters.”- MazzMuzikaS.

We have worked with JJ in the past, but this will be JJ’s first performance at so don’t miss out! To get a preview check out JJ’s Discography on Last Stop Records. Tune into this Thursday 1.6.11 at 8pm PST

Find out more about JJ –