Kata Rokkar — Kata Rokkar – A Bay Area based blog about music, life and stuff by Shawn Robbins.Kata Rokkar — Kata Rokkar – A Bay Area based blog about music, life and stuff by Shawn Robbins.

Archives: Music

SHOW PICTURES: Emily Jane White at Brick & Mortar Music Hall (Album Release)

[caption id="attachment_9883" align="aligncenter" width="960"] Emily Jane White[/caption]

Dark, gritty, and heavy on the shadows…I’m talking about the Brick & Mortar’s stage lighting. But that could easily be used to describe Emily Jane White’s recent US-release Ode To Sentience. This show was special, mainly due to the fact that Emily decided to play her entire album from start to finish for the lucky audience. She was even nice enough to tack on an intimate version of Wild Tigers I Have Known from her 2009 debut, Dark Undercoat.
She is one of a kind…

MP3: Emily Jane White – Black Silk from Ode To Sentience (2012)

Kata Rokkar Presents Snob Theater: The Final Show

You are cordially invited to the last Snob Theater showcase at The Dark Room Theater. After over two years of some of the most unique and sensational comedic and musical performances, Snob Theater will be taking an extended hiatus. So to bring this show to a close, we have brought back some of our biggest supporters of our show as kind of an “All-Star” line up of comedians and musicians that have been with us since the beginning. We have brought back the hilarious Chris Thayer (Bridgetown Comedy Festival, Funny Shits), the charming Coree Spencer (Comedian on Comedian), the musical comedic stylings of Drennon Davis (SF Sketchfest, The Imaginary Radio Program), and all-around comedy legend Rick Overton (The Tonight Show, Late Night with David Letterman).

Our musical guests will include the quirkiness of Foxtails Brigade’s Laura Weinbach & Anton Patzner and the lovely and talented Debbie Neigher.

This is your last chance to experience these artists in the intimate Snob Theater environment, in affect, seating is very limited.

Thank you for supporting us for over 2 years and continuing to do so. This will not be without the usual special guests and surprises, so we hope to see your smiling face one last time.

VIDEO: Bowerbirds // “Overcome With Light”

Enjoy this appropriately gorgeous video for Bowerbirds‘ “Overcome With Light”.

The band’s latest album, The Clearing, is out now via Dead Oceans.

MP3: Bowerbirds – In The Yard from The Clearing (2012)

Audio clip: Adobe Flash Player (version 9 or above) is required to play this audio clip. Download the latest version here. You also need to have JavaScript enabled in your browser.

SHOW REVIEW/PICTURES: Exray’s “Record Release Show” at the Rickshaw Stop

With a kind of Jonathan Richman style charm and demeanor added to the backdrop of an experimental yet modern electro-dub beat, Exray’s did a swell job at making sure the room was aware of their unique brand of off kilter pop music. Celebrating the release of Trust A Robot (out June 26th on CD/MP3/Cassette Tape) the band drifted through tracks like the simplistic and spacious Yellow Light and the deeply psychedelic Ancient Thing.

Now let’s see what happens when they take this album on the road; I foresee positive feedback.

MP3: Exray’s – yellow light from Trust a Robot (2012)

Audio clip: Adobe Flash Player (version 9 or above) is required to play this audio clip. Download the latest version here. You also need to have JavaScript enabled in your browser.

MP3: Exray’s – ancient thing from Trust a Robot (2012)

Audio clip: Adobe Flash Player (version 9 or above) is required to play this audio clip. Download the latest version here. You also need to have JavaScript enabled in your browser.