2014 “This Is Not A Protest” Music & Art Festival | Berkeley
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Berkeley Museum of Art | 2626 Bancroft Way, Berkeley, CA
Submitted by the Event Organizer
This is Not a Protest is the Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive Student Committee’s annual music fest co-presented with SUPERB Productions, and it is coming to the Outdoor Sculpture Garden of the Berkeley Museum of Art for an evening of free music, arts and crafts, and a chance to win a Kindle.
2014 “This Is Not A Protest” Music & Art Festival
Saturday, March 15, 2014 | 5:15-9 pm
Berkeley Museum of Art, 2626 Bancroft Way
2014 music lineup:
Headliner Midi Matilda made waves last summer at Outside Lands as the duo captivated the crowd with ’80s flavored synths and steady, powerful drums. Tracks like “Ottawa” merge soothing background vocals with a dreamy synth vibe, while others such as “Love & the Movies” bring the drums up to the front in full force with upbeat, sequenced melodies. In addition to those from the EP Red Light District, the band will most likely be debuting new tracks from its upcoming album.
Berkeley native’s, Waterstrider’s music draws on Afro-Caribbean, South American and a bevy of other world beats, not replicating them but offering a unique twist that produces a sound that is unabashedly addictive and a hell of a lot of fun to dance to.
Psychedelic, pop-y rock band Cool Ghouls are San Francisco natives, which makes sense when you consider the city as one of the birthplaces of psychedelic rock in the 1960s. Their modern take on a classic genre is colored by amazing harmonies and catchy melodies and is a lively addition to “This is Not a Protest.” Where similar neopsychedelic groups such as Tame Impala take a slower, more meandering approach to their music, Cool Ghouls pulls out all the punches with its spirited rock.
The Bilinda Butchers
This year’s “This is Not a Protest” show at Berkeley Art Museum will be partly filled with songs of longing and sadness as Bay Area locals the Bilinda Butchers play their emotionally charged dream pop. Named after shoegaze band My Bloody Valentine’s Bilinda Butcher — and drawing on her euphoric, hazy lyrical style — the Bilinda Butchers sound as though they emerged out of the early 1990s, when dream pop and shoegaze established their presence in the world of rock music. With the revival of dream pop over the last few years, this trio has set itself apart with its nostalgic sounds.
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