We at Record Pressing work with a variety of artists: from signed to unsigned, from Indie to Metal, from Hip Hop to Jazz, and everything else in between. Without their belief in keeping vinyl records alive, our company would not have much reason to exist. So as a token of our appreciation, we have decided to find a way to reciprocate the encouragement by sponsoring the music festivals that allow those artists to succeed.
Record Pressing kicked off the summer’s festivities with five days at the Mission Creek Music and Arts Festival that included an art exhibit, film screening, and a free, sunny Saturday at McLaren Park. Weeknight shows were held at Eagle Tavern, Cafe Du Nord, and El Rio with performances by Rykarda Parasol, Howlin’ Rain, Extra Action Marching Band, Persephone’s Bees, The Bitter Honeys, and plenty others. We were even able to give away free tshirts and a discount for half off a 1,000 vinyl record package to lucky winner, Miranda Lee Richards!
It was a soothing day over at Cafe Cocomo’s, where frontman of headlining band, Dogman Joe, hosted the 2010 Bay Vibes Music Fest. Two stages provided 14 hours of Groove, Reggae, and Soul, with music by Frobeck, Alma Desnuda, My Peoples, Afrolicious, Native Elements, and Aaron Blyth, in addition to others on the bill. And to make the experience more relaxing, yoga, massages, and live painting were scattered throughout the venue.
Over 5,000 people walked up and down Treat Avenue in the Mission District, making this year the most successful event the Rock Make Festival has thrown yet. As vendors showcased local talent in arts and crafts, three stages were rocking with performances from The SHE’s, AB & the Sea, Social Studies, The California Honeydrops, Leopold & his Fiction and more.