Feels IV

A homegrown music and arts festival with warehouse party roots.

Now in its fourth incarnation, Feels has grown large enough to be considered a festival, though the homegrown event still carries the scrappy ethos of its DIY, warehouse party beginnings. Wine & Bowties — a music and culture blog and promotional outfit that longtime friends Max Gibson and Will Bundy operate together — is throwing the music and art event at American Steel Studios in West Oakland. This time around, the sought-after Canadian producer and DJ Ryan Hemsworth tops the bill. Also headlining is Antwon, an LA-based rapper with a booming voice who got his start in Oakland’s music scene. Antwon’s sound is steeped in Nineties nostalgia and his energetic live shows hark back to his punk roots. Oakland band Meat Market, which is known for its distorted yet hooky pop tracks with a noticeable punk influence, will also perform, as will Shruggs and Rayana Jay, a new, local singer-producer duo. A plethora of local artists will fill American Steel with their artwork, zines, and collectibles, as well. DJs Neto 187, Namaste Shawty, the MoreVibes crew, and others will keep the dance party going all night.


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