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Music in SF® provides interviews with some of the biggest names in the live music scene in San Francisco, the Bay Area and Beyond. Music in SF® features interviews, Q&As and portraits with both Bay Area, San Francisco bands as well as National musical acts.

Q&As/SF Local Bands

Q&A: Janice Lee

How would you describe your sound? A blend of synth-pop, disco, and dance, with a sprinkle of r&b/soul. When did you first become interested in playing music? I developed an interest when I was first exposed to my father’s Filipino bands growing up, hearing them practice in our garage every week. I attempted piano lessons… Keep Reading

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Q&A: Saint Solitude

How did you come up with the name of the band? An old band of mine (that ended up with a much worse name) rejected this idea and I liked the way it sounded. It was never meant to be the name of a saint as people often interpret it, but rather the idea of… Keep Reading

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Q&A: Katalysst

How did you come up with the name of the band?We put our names together! Kat + Alyssa – a = Katalysst How would you describe your sound?We’ve got an indie folk rock sound with a classical edge due to Kat’s classical singing voice. When did you first become interested in playing music?Kat has been… Keep Reading

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Q&A: Frances8

How did you come up with the name of the band?Why the name Frances8? Ever see the movie Logan’s Run? It’s set in a world where people with names like Logan5, Francis7, Jessica6 and Holly13 are trapped in a dystopia where they’re not allowed to live past 30. We don’t know if a movie released… Keep Reading

Q&As/SF Local Bands

Q&A: LoloKamill

How did you come up with the name of the band?LoloKamill is a combination of my name. My nickname Lolo has stuck with me forever and comes from Lauryn, my first name. Kamill is my middle name. How would you describe your sound?I like to describe my sound as R&B with other elements from pop… Keep Reading

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Q&A: Leanne Kelly / New Spell

How did you come up with the name of the band?Music has always felt like an almost magical force in my life, each song with the power to enchant the listener. I knew I wanted a name that would capture that feeling, and at the time I was listening heavily to a friend of a… Keep Reading

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Q&A: Effie Zilch

How did you come up with the name of the band? We are both third generation bay area-ers. The rich cultural history of where we grew up has been the white-noise noise of our lives. As such, during the making of our first album, we both decided to read Talbot’s book, “Seasons of the Witch”… Keep Reading

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Q&A: UFN (Until Further Notice)

How did you come up with the name of the band?We had hoped that we could use the name to create statements about our current mood or ideas. With our upcoming album, we feel that there’s a deeper story behind saying, “This is Temporary-Until Further Notice” etc. We also love the acronym name. How would… Keep Reading

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Local Artist: Aya Safiya

How did you come up with the name of the band?Aya Safiya is my stage name. Aya is my given first name, and I chose Safiya as the second part of my stage name because it’s the perfect middle ground between my two middle names. Sonically it sounds like the Arabic version of Sofia, the… Keep Reading

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