Welcome,

This week marks the one-year anniversary of The Bay Bridged. We’d like to thank everyone who has helped us along the way, including all of the bands, journalists, promoters and bookers working to make the Bay Area music scene as excellent as it is today. Most of all, we’d like to thank you, the listening audience, for your continued support.

This week we bring you the music of The Dodos, the San Francisco-based duo of Meric Long and Logan Kroeber. Although Meric had already been establishing himself as a solo artist when he and Logan joined forces in the fall of 2005, their collaborative efforts have yielded fruitful results. Meric’s finger-picking style of guitar-playing meshes well with Logan’s skillful drumming to create a unique and dynamic sound that, as Logan discusses during the interview, mixes the energy of punk and metal with the sounds of more sophisticated folk and rock songwriting.

A few weeks ago, we sat down with Meric and Logan at Muddy Waters in the Outer Mission to discuss The Dodos’ sound, their touring exploits, and their debut album Beware of the Maniacs. In addition to the interview, we’ve included four songs from the album in the episode.

The Dodos will be playing two shows in San Francisco before heading to South by Southwest:

Thursday, March 1st
Thee Parkside
with Loquat and more (Noise Pop Happy Hour)
5-8pm, free

Sunday, March 11th
The Rite Spot Cafe
with The Ohsees
8pm, $5

You can find all of The Dodos’ dates over at their MySpace page and you can pick up a copy of Beware of the Maniacs at their web site.

There are some great shows at the Noise Pop Festival this week and a number featuring Bay Bridged alumni like Tartufi, Peloton, The New Trust, Elephone, Honeycut, and Scrabbel. Check out the full listings for more information!

Thanks for listening and we’ll see you next week!