Bells Atlas Bells Atlas are four friends hailing from the culturally vibrant city of Oakland, CA. Their unique sound pulls from elements of soul, hip-hop, and pop with a rhythmic and adventurous spirit. While one song can blanket you in Sandra Lawson-Ndu’s undeniably warm and soulful voice, another can send you soaring into the cosmos amidst nuanced, prismatic arrangements. Add the rest of the band’s musical tenacity and you get the kind of collaborative chemistry that is irrefutably captivating. You can find their 2013 debut album Bells Atlas or the recently-released EP entitled Hyperlust, on Bandcamp, iTunes and Spotify. Visit their website -www.bellsatlas.com
“The California band sound alluringly exotic… they’re the complete mystical package.” -NME Magazine “Bells Atlas represents all that is great about the bustling East Bay indie scene right now… [their] sound is an authentic slice of the dynamic culture and budding musical landscape of the area.” - SF Chronicle’s article “Bells Atlas - Spirit Guide to the Local Scene”
SiairaShawn SiairaShawn seeks to be the conduit through which you feel the past, grasp the present, and envision what the future could be.
SiairaShawn is a performing artist, aspiring renaissance woman, and worker of and for the community, born and raised in San Francisco, California. She has many influences from soul legends like Donny Hathaway to revolutionary thinkers such as Audre Lorde. SiairaShawn seeks to bring a level of artistry, creativity, and purpose to music that she believes the people deserve.
DLRN Floating in the ether of golden era lyricism, dark, translucent synths, and melodic harmonies — lies DLRN. Blending the crisp vocals of Sean LaMarr with Jon Reyes on the boards, the pair has managed to find a way to defy archetypes, and seamlessly blend varying styles to form a genre-bending musical experience that speaks to a wide range of audiences.
Their music paints a cinematic portrait of the struggle that the everyday hero must face — trying to be everything to everyone. Weaving intricate tales of love, loss, and loathing, they expose you to the side of artists you never really see. The side that feels doubt. The side that feels hurt, and pain, and conversely, triumph.