The real reason Kevin Durant came out to the Bay to play for the Warriors is that he’s a big fan of our local music scene and here’s our top 5 Bay Area band picks for the summer.
Band #5 is … Seaview!
By Aaron Axelsen, Live 105 Music Director, Host of Subsonic and Soundcheck
BAND 5: Seaview
1. What Bay Area city do you call home?
We are spread out around Oakland, Hayward and Castro Valley.
2. What local high school and/or college did each member attend?
Tre (vocals) dropped out of university in Hawaii to start Seaview, where many of the songs on the album were written. Luke, our drummer just graduated from Cal State East Bay with a degree in history. Brad, our guitarist is still working on the exact same degree at the same school. They would often carpool to school together and adorably so, be accidentally dressed in the same band t shirt, same khakis, then attend the same classes right next to their same job at the same restaurant. Our bassist Tyler is going to Berklee College of Music for jazz, which makes band practices interesting when the bassist is somehow musically light years ahead of everyone else. And last but certainly not least, heaven sent our face melting guitarist Nate Miller, who I don’t think has cared about school since he was 13 or so. But at 19 years old, he “one tracked” almost all of his parts for our 11 song album, leaving the rest of us jaw dropped in the studio. He finished up school in Nashville for music and sound.
3. What are your 5 favorite local haunts, i.e. where could we find you hanging out in your city when you’re not in the studio recording or out playing a gig?
While we were recording the album,Tre, Luke and Brad all bussed tables at Buffalo Bills, a local brewery in Hayward. We often hang out with Brad at his current job at another brewery, Drakes, in Oakland. And if Tyler and Nates hands aren’t on their instruments, they’re wrapped around a coffee cup in Oakland somewhere. If we aren’t getting food and drinks, Brad and Tre can usually be found at the gym.
4. If you could organize your own music festival, where would you host it and what 10 artists would you book?
We’d set it up on the beach and have perform, Kamaiyah, Alabama Shakes, Raury, a resurrected Bob Marley, Turnstile, SWMRS (been fan-girling hard on those guys), Snoop Dogg would introduce everybody then play his own set backed by Slightly Stoopid. Maggie Rogers has one song out called Alaska, and it’s been on repeat for the last week. So I would have her only play that song on repeat or stretch it out for like an hour. Did you know thrice is still a band? Well they are and put out surprisingly good albums still, so they’re on the bill as well. And then Rihanna because Rihanna.
5. What’s the most embarrassing thing that ever happened to you while playing live?
Can’t really think of embarrassing show moments, but I was at show at The Gilman I think, and I went for the classic running stage dive, and I hit a wet spot on stage and slipped and tackled the vocalist on accident.
6. Upcoming shows?
Upcoming Shows TBA.
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