The Dandy Warhols started making music in Portland back in 1994. Known for blending elements of garage rock and psych pop, the band can be heard on many Pandora stations including Black Rebel Motorcycle Club, The Brian Jonestown Massacre and Kasabian. The Dandys came by the office for a warmhearted set featuring Courtney Taylor-Taylor, Peter Holmström and Brent DeBoer all on acoustic guitar and Zia McCabe on keys. The band takes on their classic “Sleep” from their seminal album Thirteen Tales of Urban Bohemia in this performance at Pandora HQ in Oakland.
Marissa Nadler is a Boston-based singer-songwriter known for her unique musical style of blending dream pop and ambient folk. Artists including Mariee Sioux, Iron & Wine and Meg Baird, with their luring acoustic ambiance, can also be heard on Marissa’s station. In a live performance of “1923” from the album July, Marissa captured the audience with her mesmerizing voice.
CRSB is a duo taking the initials from the two members, Chris Ramos and Sonny B. The two cousins call the Bay Area home and have become fan favorites in Hawaii with their own brand of Island Pop. Chris and Sonny visited the office with their band and played “Give It Up”
Robert Ellis is a singer-songwriter and guitarist currently residing in Nashville. Robert’s music soaks in elements of country, bluegrass and hints of free jazz. His lyrics and guitar work are on full display as he performs “Only Lies” along with guitarist Kelly Doyle, from the album ‘The Lights From the Chemical Plant’ out on New West Records.
Bay area native Cava Menzies hails from a long line of musical talents; her father, an accomplished jazz trumpeter and early member of the Herbie Hancock sextet, while her mother is a classically trained flautist. Nick Phillips, another Bay area resident, is a trumpet player, composer, songwriter and highly coveted jazz producer. Cava and Nick came by the office with Paul Eastburn (bass) and Elizabeth Goodfellow (drums) to perform “You” from their self released album, Moment To Moment.
Typhoon, an 11-piece band from Portland, is known for making both music that ranges from quiet to anthemic. Lead singer and guitarist, Kyle Morton came by the office with Shannon Rose Steele (vocals/violin) to do an intimate version of “CPR” from their album ‘Hunger and Thirst’ on Tender Loving Empire.