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Oakland’s Trace Repeat on Breaking Down Stereotypes and Writing Damn Good Music

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Trace Repeat is an Oakland based seven-piece funk and soul band. Get down on it! We believe in reviving the aesthetics of our Motown forefathers: Marvin Gaye, Stevie Wonder, and the tempting Temptations. We love vintage pocket watches, postcards, and a well-tailored three-piece suit. We are also a predominantly Asian American band. Filipino American, Chinese American, Malaysian, a little bit Jewish American, (what kind of Caucasian is Dan, again?), and so on. To be absolutely honest, it’s never really been something that we’ve talked about explicitly, until folks started asking us about it.

Bands Interviewing Bands: Trace Repeat & Septacy

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One of my personal favorite features is back—Bands Interviewing Bands! In this unique feature, we take two bands and have them interview each other about everything and anything having to do with the recording process, industry insight, touring, getting fans out to show, and other questions that only other artists would know to ask. Catch our latest interview with Septacy and Trace Repeat—two Bay Area bands with two very different sounds, and follow them and get to know their music at the links below.

Bands Interviewing Bands: Constant Coogan & Mike Rufo

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The greatest thing about music is its ability to bring people from all walks of life together. While pop-rock band Constant Coogan and folk artist Mike Rufo might find themselves classified under quite different genres, it’s clear they’re both very passionate about issues in our world today. This passion is what makes today’s Bands Interviewing Bands so special as these seemingly dissimilar artists pick each others brains about their influences, advice and social issues.


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Covers: Jade Chynoweth & Ciara Riley Wilson
Inside, cover star Parker McKenna Posey talks being a child actor, her role on Games People Play, and more; cover star Baby Ariel discusses her music, acting, and her anti-bullying activism; actress Sharon Blynn talks beating cancer and empowering women through her foundation; we chat with actress Tasya Teles about her role on The 100; and much more!
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