Wednesday, April 9, 2008

Sounds Like Teen Spirit

Panda and Please Quiet Ourselves prove that the music industry is not just for grown-ups anymore

By Nate Seltenrich
Wed, Apr 9, 2008 at 12:41 PM

In this week's Express, read about two East Bay high school rock bands who have blazed their own paths into the music industry -- with almost no help from parents. Panda, five recent Piedmont High School grads now in their first year of college, plan on giving the band their all this summer. With a debut full-length coming in June and big plans on the horizon (including a name change ... Izzy Iguana was one option the guys considered), the band may just be too big for sophomore year come fall. Berkeley High's Please Quiet Ourselves already have an album out, are signed to a small indie label, and just returned from a trip to South by Southwest. Oh, and the lead songwriter and singer is only fifteen. Find the full story on the cover of this week's Express.

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