Words and photos by Lauren Clark.
In its eighth year running, Treasure Island Music Festival proved once again to be a massive success. The festival brought together a great line-up in a gorgeous location while maintaining a laid-back atmosphere. Saturday featured an electronic-leaning schedule, with performances by Jungle, St. Lucia, Janelle Monae, Classixx, and Outkast to name a few. Sunday featured sets by The Growlers, Chet Faker, Washed Out, TV On The Radio, Polica, Massive Attack, and more. Festival-goers were also provided with a multitude of activities including interactive art installations, arts and crafts, field day contests, local vendors, and, of course, food.
Festival highlight: Polica’s ethereal performance as the sun set over the beautiful San Francisco skyline on Sunday.
Described by the band's Senon Williams as their "most challenging record to date" the bassist explained the new musical terrain covered by the band, now in their second decade together as a group, as them wishing "to explore some ideas we’d experimented with in the past to try and capture a more expressive sound. Musically we went with a more raw approach while vocally Chhom Nimol came through with her signature power, intimacy and passion." The ten track LP will include such songs as "Deepest Lake on the Planet," "Still Waters Run Deep," and "Taxi Dancer." Dates for a corresponding tour for The Deepest Lake will be announced later this month. Meanwhile below is a video of Dengue Fever performing live at Amoeba Berkeley back in June of 2008.
Dengue Fever live at Amoeba Berkeley (2008)
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Here are some additional tips to help conserve water:
- Replace all non-water saving showerheads with water-saving showerheads.
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Easily recognized by her natural afro, reminiscent of a young funky Betty Davis, Macy Gray is unmistakable. In the spring of 2000, Gray went from single mother of three, studying film at USC to international mega star. The world was introduced to Gray's trademark raspy vocals by her smash hit single, "I Try." The song topped charts around the globe helping her debut album, On How Life Is (Epic Records), go triple platinum in the United States and sell seven million copies worldwide. Gray went on to launch a successful acting career co-starring alongside A-listers like Denzel Washington and Tobey Maguire. Six Grammy nominations later (winning 1), with multi-platium record sales and a bonafide acting career, Macy Gray continues to be as productive today as she was a decade ago.
Aftr releasing The Sellout in 2010, Gray is back with her 6th studio album, The Way. For her latest production Gray partners with a revolving cast of collaborators, including the legendary Booker T Jones. The new album is out now on Gray's own label, Happy Mel Boopy Touring Co., and is available on CD and download at Amoeba.