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Bells Atlas

Brooke Anderson

On Thursday, October 27th at 7pm, Kamau Right Now! broadcast live from the Nourse Theater in San Francisco.

 It's the show's first anniversary, and W. Kamau Bell's guests included Black Lives Matter co-founder Alicia Garza, Death Sex & Money creator Anna Sale, and Jessi Klein, executive producer for Inside Amy Schumer and writer on Transparent.  Plus, live music from Bells Atlas and the latest from Mother Jones investigative reporter Shane Bauer

Liner Notes: Bells Atlas

Jan 7, 2015


Try not to describe the Oakland quartet Bells Atlas using worn-out genre labels, just think of the feeling you get when you hear their voices and rhythms blend. The records they brought in give a glimpse as to what emerges in the studio: from African highlife and Nina Simone to 90s hip-hop and alt rock.

Catch Bells Atlas every Monday night in January at the Era Art Bar and Lounge in Oakland as part of their Oakland Music Festival residency.

What would you call a blend of soulful lyrics, heavy percussion and thoughtful arrangements?  Bells Atlas, the band you’re hearing now, calls it "Kaleido-sconic Soul Punch." That sounds tasty!

Bells Atlas will be crossing the bridge from Oakland tomorrow, August 29th, when they’ll be heading the bill at the Rickshaw Stop in San Francisco. Music starts about 8:30pm.