THE STEPKIDS (STONESTHROW | CONN) http://thestepkidsband.com/
The Stepkids are three singer/songwriters. "A lot of what excites us about this band is this band itself," says bassist and keyboardist Dan Edinberg. "It's not either of us; it's about creating an entity where the entity itself is what's important." As a result, every song on the Stepkids self-titled debut album is written with equal input from each member. There's no singular icon, no singular sound, and no singular way of making it happen for the Stepkids. It's psychedelia for the 21st century, where the focus is on the whole.
PEANUT BUTTER WOLF (STONESTHROW)
A native of San Jose, California, He took on the name Peanut Butter Wolf in the late-80s when he realized that a girlfriend's youngest brother feared the "peanut butter wolf monster" more than death itself. He has been active since 1989 when he produced a song by Lyrical Prophecy called "You Can't Swing This". In 1990 he began to work with emcee Charizma, and both of them were soon signed to Hollywood BASIC, a division of Disney's Hollywood Records. Lately, Peanut Butter Wolf has moved away from producing (save the odd remix or compilation track) to run the Stones Throw label and to travel as a DJ to Europe, Japan, Australia, Canada, and across the US. He has overseen the releases of Lootpack's Soundpieces, Quasimoto's The Unseen, Breakestra's Live Mix, Yesterdays New Quintet's Angles Without Edges, Madlib's Shades of Blue, and Jaylib's Champion Sound.
GRILLADE (BAY AREA) http://www.goodgrillade.com/
Grillade = THE PARK + RAGEN FYKES + KEELAY = An up-and-coming San Francisco hip-hop producer. One of the Bay Area's most sought-after session/live bands. A songbird on the verge of stardom, with the pipes and presence of a seasoned veteran. The stars have aligned over the Bay to form Keelay and the Park With Ragen Fykes, a genre-defying recording/performance .
170 S. Market Street
San Jose, CA 95113