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Music Spotlight #4—LILY TAYLOR

She is an avant chanteuse who is currently based in Dallas by way of San Francisco, Santa Fe, Denton, Austin, and Boston. “Angelic and visceral vocal-driven avant pop” is how indie music magazine Impose describes it. Listen (and see) for yourself in this video collaboration with filmmaker Melissa ...

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Music Spotlight #3—JOEL MURACH AND THE LOW ROLLERS

A band that proudly hails San Francisco as their hometown. With Joel Murach as the lead singer, songwriter and guitarist; Tom Murach on drums and occasional bursts of song; and Colin Peden on bass and vocal harmony. The Low Rollers have their own brand of fuzzed-out folk rock. Think garage rock, bar rock, cowpunk... ...

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Music Spotlight #2—SENTINEL

A 3-person band out of Oakland, California, with Tarabud on vocals and bass, Dennis Bestafka on guitar, and Bill Mowery on drums. Indie-Dream-Pop. Here's a song that was in director Izzy Chan's last film, Love in San Francisco. And here's a more recent tune. Sling Blade, soundtrack by Daniel Lanois. ...

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Music Spotlight #1—TED SAVARESE

A composer, music producer and guitarist who is respected and loved by many in the San Francisco music scene. Ted leads and plays in multiple bands—each with its own sound and style—including The TedTones, Drizzoletto and Octomutt. He's working with Director Izzy Chan to create an original soundtrack for The Big ...