Major Powers & the Lo-Fi Symphony

On the Rise: Major Powers & the Lo-Fi Symphony

"Freddie Mercury and Tom Waits in a cliff-diving competition"


Surefire way to stand out in the musical landscape right now: Have an obviously playful, self-aware, lyrical sense of humor about your music, and also be exceedingly good musicians, songwriters and entertaining live performers -- i.e., take it seriously without taking it too seriously. It's not easy to do, but man, do Major Powers & the Lo-Fi Symphony make it look fun.Read more »

Localized Appreesh: Major Powers & the Lo-Fi Symphony


Localized Appreesh is our weekly thank-you column to the musicians that make the Bay. To be considered, contact

Behind every San Francisco band is the shadow of the past – decades of sweeping musical scenes that came before it, haunting the Victorian venues, ghosts with ink stamped on their hands. With Major Powers & the Lo-Fi Symphony, that tap-tap-tapping is a bit more literal. Read more »