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Bay Area bands converge for Mentality Flow Showcase

Photo by Christy Price

The eclectic sounds of local Bay Area bands converged at Neck of the Woods in San Francisco to perform in the Mentality Flow Showcase. The performers ranged in genre from post-punk to hip-hop to R and B. The showcase featured the collective sounds of SpaceRawk, Yaeknows, Kare Collective, and JC & Suntori Band ft. Nicole Rebosura. 

Mentality Flow came into existence when Kayla de Guzman was inspired by the music showcases, local art shows and open mics based in New York. Seeing a void in the local Bay Area scene, de Guzman launched Mentality Flow’s first showcase in Nov. 2015 at the Red Victorian, a San Francisco hostel and event venue, and then moved to do shows at SoMa’s StrEatfood on 11th Street in San Francisco. After taking a year-long break, Mentality Flow began booking showcases at Neck of the Woods. 

The vision for Mentality Flow’s future, according to de Guzman, is to have a YouTube channel, merchandise, more art shows in different cities, and a music festival. She said, “We wanted to create a showcase of not just rappers but a mix of spoken word, singers, instrumental musicians and bands.”

You can check out a clip of JC and Suntori Band’s performance from the showcase on Instagram.

You can learn about future Mentality Flow shows on Facebook.

About the Contributor
Christy Price, Photo Editor
Christy Price is a Photographer and Activist who was born in the Central Valley of California, raised in New York and Texas. After giving birth to her first daughter at the age of 17 in Ft. Worth, TX she moved back to California where she attended Fresno City College and wrote for the school’s newspaper, The Rampage. She married at the age of 24 and had her second daughter a couple years later. After a 14-year career as a secretary at the Internal Revenue Service, Christy switched gears and began working in the growing Cannabis industry. In her down time, she traveled cross country to document the 2016 Democratic National Convention and later that year went to Standing Rock. Her thinking about the dynamics of the way this world works changed with her experiences at Standing Rock and she vowed to do what she could to be the change she wanted to see. Christy returned to school in Spring of 2019. She decided to major in something she already enjoyed and settled on Photography. Wanting to make an impact with her photographs she decided to try her hand at Photojournalism. During that class she covered the Indigenous People’s Sunrise Ceremony on Alcatraz. The coverage was published in the Panther Times. Being published sparked a fire inside of her that helped guide her to her new position as Photo Editor of The Citizen.
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    Evan NicholsMar 12, 2020 at 2:50 pm

    Awesome! Amazing photos and sounds like the exact kind of show we need to survive these dark days!