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Gimme that Old-Time Synth Music: CA East Bay Edition
November 2, 2011 3:32 PM   Subscribe

CA East Bay Area Electronic Music: Where can I find it?

I love electronic music, I love live music, but it all seems to be happening in San Francisco. I could find a dozen East Bay venues for punk, metal, folk, hip hop, or just bout anything else, but I have no clue where in the East Bay to go for Electronic Music*.



*A broad category, I realize. I'm looking for everything from one guy with a bootleg copy of Ableton Live to a phalanx of black-tutlenecked, Moog-wielders.
posted by lekvar to Media & Arts (9 answers total) 4 users marked this as a favorite
 
Are you only looking for people making electronic music in front of you, instead of DJs mixing, stretching and blending things?
posted by filthy light thief at 4:15 PM on November 2, 2011


Back in the day, I could have helped you out as I was friends with a guy that ran a label (including a VSnares release!)/record shop/recorded out of Berkeley, but unfortunately he's passed away.
posted by juv3nal at 4:33 PM on November 2, 2011


filthy light thief, at this point I'd settle for just about anything. I'd prefer a live performance but I'll dance to anything (by Depeche Commode).
posted by lekvar at 4:45 PM on November 2, 2011


Go to whatever party you can find, be it in SF or whatever, and collect flyers. I'm sure you'll find ones in Oakland.
posted by empath at 5:18 PM on November 2, 2011


try xlr8r.com as a starting point
posted by iamscott at 6:34 PM on November 2, 2011


Brian Tester from Triangle (MNDR's old band) seems to have his tentacles in lots of Oakland-based projects. One of the latest ones is "Third Wheel, a Brian Eno cover band with members of Grass Widow, New Thrill Parade, Family Matters, Jen Weisberg Experience, and Triangle." Maybe you could look into some of those names...
posted by umbĂș at 7:50 PM on November 2, 2011


Try http://www.shattuckdownlow.com/? Or maybe the Layover bar. They have dj's all the time.
posted by lannanh at 8:58 PM on November 2, 2011


Every Wednesday:
http://ecstaticdance.org/
posted by kaibutsu at 9:52 PM on November 2, 2011


To expand on that, I haven't personally been to ecstatic dance in oakland, but went a bunch of times in Davis, and heard that the Oakland events are great. There's a real community there around, well, dance and electronic music.
posted by kaibutsu at 9:54 PM on November 2, 2011


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