New Music Friday >> G-Eazy Releases Four New Tracks

Leading up to the release of his forthcoming album, The Beautiful and Damned, the Bay Area’s own G-Eazy released four new tracks following quite the homecoming a week prior. The Oakland rapper performed sold-out shows, held signings, and threw out the first pitch at the A’s game on July 28, where fans in attendance received their own G-Eazy bobblehead.

Take a listen to G-Eazy’s newly released tracks below.

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Finish Ticket Discusses New EP And “Surreal” Tour with Twenty One Pilots

“We’re Finish Ticket, and we’re glad to be home,” lead singer Brendan Hoye said as he greeted the sold out crowd at the Fox Theater on Saturday, October 17 in Oakland, California. The Bay Area-based band is currently opening for the uber-popular Twenty One Pilots on the Blurryface Tour which also features Echosmith.

Finish Ticket has spent the past month and a half setting the tone for each night’s show with their stellar combination of melodic rock and pop, highlighting their energetic set with songs from their new EP and Elektra Records debut, When Night Becomes Day.

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Music Monday >> Finish Ticket – “Color”

The Bay Area’s own Finish Ticket is set to release their new EP, When Night Becomes Day, to digital retailers on Friday, September 4. You can listen to When Night Becomes Day in full on Soundcloud.

The band is hitting the road with twenty one pilots and Echosmith on the Blurryface Tour this fall. On November 5, Finish Ticket returns home to headline the Great American Music Hall in San Francisco. For more info on tour dates, check out www.finishticket.com.

Check out (and follow!) my #MusicMonday playlist on Spotify HERE.

Catchy Acoustics: An Interview with Singer/Songwriter Tyler Stimpson

He might not be this year’s winner of American Idol, but East Bay native Tyler Stimpson has a bright future ahead of him. The up-and-coming singer/songwriter was the featured artist at UrbanKnightRadio.com’s final Tuesday Tunes event of Spring 2015 on May 5.

“I started getting into music when I was about 13 years old, which is when I started my YouTube channel,” said Stimpson, who is an online student at the Berklee College of Music. “My dad started teaching me how to play guitar then, and we started learning blues covers and just been going since then.”

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Music Monday >> Andrew St. James – “Despite All Good Intentions”

“Despite All Good Intentions” is off of Andrew St. James’ latest album, The Shakes. St. James will tour California next month, with stops in L.A., Santa Cruz, and the Bay Area. Dates are below.

06.02 | Hotel Cafe | Los Angeles, CA
06.03 | Crepe Place | Santa Cruz, CA
06.04 | Swedish American Hall | San Francisco, CA
06.06 | Shoreline Amphitheatre for Live 105 FM BFD Festival | Mountain View, CA

For more information on Andrew St. James, visit andrewstjames.com.