Filmmakers

CJ Silberman

May 5, 2015
Becoming Jody

CJ Silberman got his start in filmmaking as a youth, when his parents gave him a Super 8 camera. He honed his craft making experimental films with his neighbors and earned his degree in film history from UC Berkeley, where he worked as an assistant director on a few low budget films. He then attended John F. Kennedy University, where he earned a law degree.

In 2007, Silberman released his first feature length documentary, The Injustice System in America, which examined the unfair treatment of people of color in the prison system.

His latest film, Becoming Jody II – The Coveting, a drama with elements of horror and comedy that Silberman describes as “Eraserhead meets Who’s Afraid of Virginia Wolfe?“, will premiere on May 14th at 9:30pm at the Clay Theater in San Francisco. Another screening will take place on June 7th at the New Parkway Theater in Oakland.

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Musicians

A Victim of Good Times

April 29, 2014

Philadelphia-area band A Victim Of Good Times was formed in 2011 by vocalist/guitarist Matt Gaines and bassist Mike Lebovitz, who were later joined by lead guitarist Clay Thomas and drummer Dan Sagherian. Since that time, the group has been creating live show mirages of bumper Nash skateboards, knee scrapes and the backseat of your parents’ borrowed car throughout the Philadelphia area.

Drawing on ’90s indie-rock mainstays like Dinosaur Jr, Pixies, Modest Mouse and Sunny Day Real Estate, the band has just finished recording their first full length album,The Full Catastrophe, which is available for download here.

For upcoming show dates, check out their Facebook page or their website.

What are your respective musical backgrounds?

Matt: I grew up with The Doors, Public Enemy and punk rock. I started playing solo acoustic songs at open mic nights. I later started November Radio, then formed A Victim Of Good Times.

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Musicians

Sahara Hotnights

January 26, 2015
sahara hotnights

Swedish rock band Sahara Hotnights initially came together in the early ’90s because four young girls shared a common interest: alleviating the boredom of their small town lives. Consisting of Maria Andersson on lead vocals and guitar, along with Jennie Asplund (backing vocals, guitar), Johanna Asplund (backing vocals, bass) and Josephine Forsman (drums), the group blended elements of garage rock, power pop and punk and, after only a few short years of playing together, won a Battle of the Bands that earned them the opportunity to record their own demo album. Often described as a mix of Blondie, The Ramones and Nirvana, Sahara Hotnights released their debut EP, Suits Anyone Fine, in 1997 to critical acclaim and, after signing with Speech Records, released their first full-length album, C’Mon Let’s Pretend, in 1999, for which they garnered a pair of Swedish Grammy nominations.

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Authors

Dalia Daudelin

April 21, 2014

Dalia Daudelin is a young erotica author who spent years exploring her sexuality before finding true love. She first started writing erotic stories as a young woman in high school. When she realized she might find a real audience through publishing her work, she decided to do just that.

With over 90 self-published ebooks under her belt, Dalia recently released How to Really Self-Publish Erotica: The Truth About Kinks, Covers, Advertising and More! in an effort to help other authors find success in the erotica genre.

Dalia loves learning about sex and kinks, and uses fiction as a way to bring awareness and a more open conversation about sexuality to other women who might otherwise be shunned for their curiosity. The erotic subjects Dalia loves most are the occult, BDSM, billionaires and mind control.

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Musicians

Josh Stevens

August 26, 2015
Josh Stevens

Singer, songwriter, producer and engineer Josh Stevens was raised in Los Angeles, where he got his start in the music world as a member of Mental Advisory, a hip-hop group in which Stevens went by the name Speratic. The group released their debut album, Only the Few, in 2004, and Speratic released a solo album, Come Join the Circus, in 2008.

While attending the Los Angeles Recording School, Josh interned under Grammy Award-winning producers Tom Weir and Niko Bolas and later worked as a mix engineer at Rick Warren’s Saddleback Church. After two years, Josh found himself wanting to get back into studio work, and jumped at the opportunity to be a personal engineer for Warren G. Through this relationship, Josh was offered the chance to work with LMFAO, co-writing, engineering and touring in support of the group’s immensely successful sophomore album, 2011’s Sorry for Party Rocking. Josh appears in the video for “Party Rock Anthem” and served as the recording engineer for the second single, “Champagne Showers.” In addition, he co-wrote and engineered “Reminds Me of You,” featuring Calvin Harris.

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