On November 14th, join us and ASTU at Rise Over Run for IMPROMPTUES, a chill happy hour to ease you into your week. Curated by Bay Area beat master Giulio Xavier, it’s our Tuesday scene: a live Jazz-infused jam session, Dilla meets Coltrane, featuring musical guests from across the Bay Area, LA, and New York.
If Frank Ocean and Sade had a baby, ASTU would be it. Part retro soul, part nineties R&B pastiche, part New Wave-inspired synth-pop, ASTU’s music refuses to pledge allegiance to a single vibe, garnering her critical acclaim from Afropunk, Earmilk, KQED, and more. The Oakland-based singer, songwriter and producer has the ability to find an easy, irresistible groove and turn it into an unhurried banger. A Black, queer, and gender-expansive artist, ASTU left life as a minister and found herself in R&B, expressing her sexuality, identity and life experience in her music. From silky, slow jams to ’80s inspired R&B anthems, ASTU keeps us wanting more.
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