The Dartmouth Aires Live! at Global Headquarters

The Aires came to to perform back in December. Good times! The Aires are recognized as one of the premiere singing groups in the country, having come in second place on the NBC musical competition The Sing Off.

In addition, the Santa Cruz winery Clos de La Tech sponsored the event. You can learn more about the vineyard by visiting Special thanks to the Dartmouth Alumni Association of Silicon Valley for making it happen! Sessions – The Royal Oui

Superb alt-folk duo The Royal Oui stopped by and played a killer set here in the Bass-ment. Enjoy the video here and be sure to check out the band at!

From their website: “The Royal Oui are not afraid to get their hands dirty. The husband and wife duo of Ari Shine and Adrienne Pierce have cultivated grassroots fan bases through word of mouth and extensive touring across several continents, as well as exposure through film and television. The fruits of their labour are abundant. Ari was the co-winner of the John Lennon Song of the Year award (with Gaby Moreno – 2006), a Grammy shortlister for Americana album of the year (2012), and handpicked tour mate of Chris Shifflet (Foo Fighters). Adrienne came into renown as the West Coast songstress who toured with the likes of Jane Siberry and Damien Rice, while having her songs exposed to millions through TV (Grey’s Anatomy), soundtrack albums (Veronica Mars), and commercial (FIAT) placements.”


“Ari Shine and Adrienne Pierce have been recording music for years, working separately as solo artists before carving out The Royal Oui’s hazy, swooning sound together…
The EP is called Forecast. And things are looking bright.”

— American Songwriter

“Ari Shine and Adrienne Pierce make up the Royal Oui, whose debut EP, Forecast, walks a dreamy line between soft-jangle pop and languid country-noir.”

— The Georgia Straight

Restoration Hardware Music artist Larkin Poe on Wed, 10/2 @ 2pm Pacific!!

Larkin Poe Session from Fuzz on Vimeo.

We were thrilled to host Larkin Poe, of RH Music — Restoration Hardware’s own record label, here at the bass-ment studio on Wednesday, 9/2. Larkin Poe is a soulful, folk rock group made up of Atlanta-based sister duo Rebecca and Megan Lovell. Aged only 22 and 24 respectively, the sisters are already accomplished musicians boasting a musical range that spans folk-rock and acoustic R&B. They have released five EPs together, have toured internationally in 2011 as a part of Elvis Costello’s touring band, and in 2013 when they performed with Kristian Bush of Sugarland at the first ever C2C: Country to Country music festival in London. The band, named after their great-great-great-grandfather (Edgar Allan Poe’s cousin) has recently toured the US and Europe, and plans to release a full length album in the near future. Needless to day, we were incredibly excited — this was a memorable session. For more info on the band, be sure to check out their website

The Mastersounds & Cultivar Wines, 9/21/13

The New Mastersounds

This coming Saturday, 9/21/13, Eddie Roberts and his Leeds-based funk band The New Mastersounds — close friends of — will be returning to the bass-ment for a session, a year removed from the release of their album “Out on the Faultline” which dropped on November 5, 2012 on One Note Records. Be sure to check out the Sessions Blog to enjoy previous New Mastersounds sessions, for more info on their new project and when they’ll be playing near you!

Cultivar Wines

Also, we are very excited to host Michelle and Jody Harris of Napa Valley winery Cultivar Wines! Michelle and Jody will be pouring a selection of red and white wines during the New Mastersounds set, and will join Jeff and the band afterwards for a roundtable discussion of wine and music. You will not want to miss out! Be sure to check out for more info.

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