Pro Arts continues to provide space for underground and experimental music most often found in warehouse and underground venues.
Beer on the Rug and Oakland locals present a night of disembodied sound baths serving as tools for a new mindfulness. Check out the touring acts at beerontherug.bandcamp.com !
Mysterious duo C V L T S materialized in the form of underground cassettes and a persistent yet obscured internet presence around 2010. Hailing from a small Kansas town, this duo arrived with a hazy, instrumental, often beatless sound at the end of the chillwave movement, drawing out synth improvisations and occasional dream pop tracks with reverb-heavy vocals buried in the mix. The group played shows and issued several different cassettes and digital releases before relocating to Los Angeles and eventually releasing their 2012 full-length Realiser in a limited vinyl edition on Belgian label Aguirre Records
“The sounds Angel 1 works span from star-like flickers to earthy R&B tones; they possess a range that allows for as many different modes of perception as possible. It’s emotional, conceptual, analytical, and metaphysical, without straining on one mode more than another.” – Tinymixtapes.com
Queer Bay Area native, South Asian electronic musician, Sharmi Basu attempts to catalyze a political, yet ethereal aesthetic by combining her anti-colonial and anti-imperialist politics with a commitment to spirituality within the arts.
Mister Interrupt is Oakland queer musician/hacker Matt Howell.