East Bay Express: BALANCED BREAKFAST
How Balanced Breakfast Is Changing the Bay Area Music Scene
It's 8 a.m. on a Friday, and a group of about twenty musicians has gathered at Awaken Cafe in downtown Oakland. They're not reconvening after an all-night bender, as first glance might suggest. They are part of the East Bay Balanced Breakfast, a weekly get-together for musicians, engineers, band managers, publicists, and other music industry enthusiasts to network, inspire each other, address questions about the local music scene, and learn how to get paid for doing what they love.