Bay Area music
The sun refused to shine, but nobody seemed to care as LovEvolution took over the grounds at the Oakland Coliseum last Sunday. Glitter, glamour, and glitz ruled as attendees danced to electronic acts like The Glitch Mob, Pendulum, and Rob Garza (who you’ll recognize from the always amazing and talented ensemble Thievery Corporation). The largest single-day electronic dance music festival in the United States made a fantastic comeback after a bumpy 2010, when arguments over its location resulted in the event’s cancellation. With stars like world-renowned talent Moby headlining the bill, you can be sure LovEvolution will carry on in Oakland for years to come.
Singer/songwriter Diana Gameros is a Bay Area musician to watch. A native of Ciudad Juarez, Mexico, Diana mixes traditional Latin and World styles in compositions that, with her soft, soulful voice, result in a beautiful folk sound (watch a performance of "Ligerita" at the Independent). Diana will join Mexican poet and activist MamaCoAtl at Berkeley's La Peña Cultural Center this Friday for International Women's Day and in support of the No+Bloodshed campaign against violence in Mexico. The show is $15, and starts at 8:30pm.