Whiskerman, Oldman and Crosby Roamann

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On Monday, 5/20/2013 from 2-4PM we hosted another special music and wine sampling edition of the Fuzz Sessions series live on the FUZZ Sessions Blog featuring music by Oakland-based soul rockers Whiskerman, wine supplied by the award-winning Napa Valley winery Crosby Roamann, and an appearance by wine celebrity Mark Oldman! The band played a 45 minute set in the BASS-ment studio before Jeff sat down for an interview and wine sampling round table with Oldman, Sean McBride from Crosby Roamann, and the band members!


Oakland-based indie rockers Whiskerman brought their versatile, soulful sound to the FUZZ Bass-ment studio for a session on May 20, 2013, which can be viewed exclusively on the FUZZ Sessions Blog. Growing up the youngest in a family of musicians, the band’s lead man Graham Patzner incorporates a variety of cross-genre influences into his music vision. Patzner is supported by his brother Lewis Patzner (Judgement Day, Devotionals) on cello, Will Lawrence on bass, Nick Cobbett on drums, and Charles Lloyd (Cash Pony) on guitar and sitar. Whiskerman will be stopping by the studio just before heading to perform at the The Pocket in Santa Cruz, CA at 8PM. For more information on when the band will be playing near you, check out their website at www.whiskerman.com and to sample their music, check out their Bandcamp site.

Crosby Roamann

Immediately after the Whiskerman set, Napa Valley-based winery Crosby Roamann poured wines and participated in a round table discussion with Jeff! Husband and wife-team Juliana and Sean McBride closely oversee the crafting and distribution of the wines, and employ a unique, low-intereference philosophy in winemaking that they discussed in detail with Jeff. Needless to say, we were very excited to host them and sample their wines! For more information on Crosby Roamann, check out http://www.crosbyroamann.com/.

Mark Oldman

Last but not least, author, leading wine personality, and longtime friend of FUZZ Mark Oldman made his third appearance on the FUZZ Sessions, and joined Jeff, the band, and Sean McBride of Crosby Roamann for a discussion of wine and music. Additionally, Oldman discussed a few of the wines he is excited about at the moment. The wine expert for Pottery Barn, wine columnist for Food Network, and twice winner of the Georges Duboeuf Best Wine Book of the Year Award, we were ecstatic about Oldman’s return to the FUZZ Sessions! For more information on Oldman, check out www.markoldman.com.

Tall Heights

Cambridge based folk duo Tall Heights (Tim Harrington and Paul Wright- Tim+Paul=Tall, Harrington+Wright=Height) came into our bass-ment studio on March 11 to showcase their unique combination of cello, acoustic guitar, and tight vocal harmonies. They just announced that their first full length album, Man of Stone, will be released on May 14, and can be pre-ordered here. Tall Heights is up and coming on the east coast folk scene – definitely a group to keep an eye on.

“Every once in a blue moon you get blown away by an act you’d previously not heard of. Fans of Fleet Foxes, Bon Iver, fans of great music and art in general need to be aware of Tall Heights. What an incredible duo.” –Ryan Montbleau

Take a listen to see for yourself!

The New Mastersounds and Deering Wine

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On Friday, 2/15/2013 between 2-4PM we hosted a special music and wine sampling session here at the FUZZ Bass-ment featuring music by Leeds-based funk band and longtime friends of FUZZ, The New Mastersounds, and wine supplied by Todd Maus of the award-winning Sonoma winery, Deering Wine! The band jammed for about an hour, and then sat down with FUZZ CEO Jeff Yasuda and Todd Maus of Deering Wine for fun roundtable discussion during which the guys sampled wines and discussed music!

The New Mastersounds – 2/15/2013 @ 2PM, Pacific

Eddie Roberts and his Leeds-based funk band The New Mastersounds came through the bass-ment studio fresh off of the release of their most recent 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, http://newmastersounds.com/ for more info on their new project and when they’ll be playing near you!

Deering Wine Sampling Session – 2/15/2013 @ 3PM, Pacific

Immediately following the The New Mastersounds set, Todd Maus showcased a variety of the wines produced at Deering Wine in Sonoma, CA! DeeringWine was born in 2004 out of Todd’s and his wife Blair’s shared passion for drinking wine and cultivating grapes. Both raised in families with rich histories in farming and agriculture, the two have since dedicated themselves to producing great wines. Deering Wine has produced several “Best of Class” wines including the Deering 2008 Maus Vineyard Zinfandel and the Deering 2009 Cabernet Sauvignon. Needless to say, we were very excited to host Todd and sample Deering Wine’s offerings! For more info on Deering Wine, be sure to check out www.deeringwine.com.


Foxtails Brigade

Immediately following the Cuckoo Chaos session, chamber-pop musician Laura Weinbach and her band Foxtails Brigade will be in the building to do a session that you will not want to miss! The Bay Area-based band released their second full length album “Time Is Passed” in November of 2012, and are stopping through the FUZZ bass-ment just two days before they play a show at San Francisco’s historic Jazz club Yoshi’s at 7PM on Sunday 2/10/2013. Boasting a sound that is equally haunting as it is disarming, Foxtails Brigade has a sound you are sure to be entranced by. This session will mark the second time we’ve been lucky enough to host them for a session, and for more information on the band and when they are performing you, check out www.foxtailsbrigade.com.

Cuckoo Chaos

Cuckoo Chaos is a five-piece indie rock band who we’re lucky to have coming through the “bass-ment” for a session (that can be viewed at Sessions Blog) before they jet across the Bay Bridge for an 8 p.m. show at The New Parish in Oakland, CA. The band, winner of “Best Alternative Band” at the 2010 San Diego Music Awards, released a seven-song EP titled Woman on Lefse Records (Teen Daze) in September 2011, dropped a 7″ Vinyl on White Iris Records in fall of 2012, and are currently working on tracking for their new album at Big Fish Recording Studios in Encinitas, CA with acclaimed sound engineer/producer Stuart Schenk (Busta Rhymes, Stevie Wonder, Dr. Dre). Be sure to check out the band’s site and blog for more info on the band, their tour, and upcoming album!

Anya & The Get Down

San Jose-based singing extraordinaire Anya Kvitka and her band the Get Down came through the Fuzz studio on Tuesday, November 6, 2012, to bless us with their “musical schizophrenia.” The 25-year old Bay Area native incorporates elements of rock, soul/funk, hip-hop, dubstep, reggae, and jazz into her sound, and released a self-titled EP to the iTunes store last July. For more info, check out http://www.anyakvitka.com/, and in case you missed the live set, BE SURE to check the video below!

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Goodnight, Texas

American folk rockers Avi Vinocur (former guitarist of The Stone Foxes) and Patrick Dyer Wolf of Goodnight, Texas came in for a session on Friday, November 2, 2012, having just released their debut EP A Long Life of Living in early October. The duo formed the band over a plate of brisket following a seredipitous meeting in the town of Goodnight, Texas while both were trecking cross country by foot. The dudes are hilarious. Check out the video below to see their basement performance, and for more info on their crazy backstory, check out the band’s website at http://www.hiwearegoodnighttexashowareyou.com/.

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Hannah Georgas

FUZZ welcomed Hannah Georgas to the Fuzz basement for a session on November 1, 2012. The up-and-coming Canadian pop/rock singer-songwriter stopped by on the heels of the release of her second, self-titled album, admist her North American tour! It was absolute pleasure having her and the rest of the band — they killed it. In case you missed the session, check the Vimeo link below, and for more on Hannah Georgas visit her website at http://www.hannahgeorgas.com/.

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Also, check out the sweet pics we got to take with the band right outside the Fuzz offices!


FUZZ Welcomes DAWNS – Monday, 9/17 at 1PM Pacific

On Monday, 9/17 we had the honor of having DAWNS perform in the FUZZ studios for the first inaugural FUZZ Session. The touring band is an eclectic six-piece outfit with upright bass, cello, lap steel, bow saw and percussion and they stopped by the basement while passing through San Francisco on their way to LA amidst their fall tour — which included stops in LA, Austin, Milwaukee, Philadelpia and NYC for multiple CMJ performances. To find out more about the indie-rockers make sure to check out their website here, and in case you missed it check out video of the session below!