Hailed by Rolling Stone as “a musical polymath who combines an indie DIY aesthetic with a questing hippie spirit and a relentless work ethic,” Particle Kid (Micah Nelson) has spent much of the past decade in constant evolution, having gone from making DIY bedroom recordings and performing at underground house shows to collaborating and touring with Neil Young, and sharing the stage with the Saharan Tuareg group Tinariwen, and most recently opening for The Flaming Lips and The Claypool Lennon Delirium. He is also a prolific painter, animator and experimental filmmaker, currently working on a series of music videos for his upcoming Particle Kid album “Window Rock” (coming July 26 from OAR) as well as a fully animated short film version of Neil Young’s dystopian synth-rock album from 1982, TRANS.
Check out the latest Particle Kid video for the new single “Stroboscopic Light”, a collaboration with Canadian film artist Adam Stewart (@glasseyemerchant) here:
Oakland-based folk rock singer/songwriter Lauren Hulbert can be found performing with her acoustic or electric guitar. If the mood strikes and there is a piano around you’ll get lucky and get to hear some of her songs on the keys. Fans have said that perhaps the biggest draw to her music is her voice, which has been compared to Feist, Ingrid Michaelson, and Angel Olsen. Lauren’s sultry, warm voice and wide variety of raw and authentic songs allows her music to transcend genres and attract even the most selective of listeners. Her songs, heartfelt and manifestly poetic, illuminate upon the bittersweet essence of the human condition, where love, pain and beauty are intricately interweaved into our everyday lives.
Lauren’s “Beneath the Soil” debut EP is available for sale and streaming on all major platforms. She will be releasing her second EP in spring of 2018.
Awards include: RAW Artists 2013 Ventura Chapter Artist of the Year & West Coast Songwriters Song of the Month Sept 2014 “Burn”.
Irish born, Californian.based, session bass player, producer, and music director. Even though he was classically trained at University College Dublin, and appears for a wide variety of artists, he has a preference for playing rock-style bass. Bushnell played the ‘live’ circuit in Ireland before he got his ‘big break’ through appearing in, and scoring for, the film ‘The Commitments’. However, this did not instantly lead to his studio career taking off, that came some years later after his move to Los Angeles.
Among those for whom he has worked, are: Phil Collins, Elton John, Alanis Morissette, Nelly Furtado, and Céline Dion. Since 2002, he has been the bass player and music director for Faith Hill.