About Michael Bang

Michael Bang is a musician and writer from the East Bay. He plays and sings in several different bands, including an indie rock band called The Riot Professor, a garage rock band called Veins, and as Michael Bang, a folk oriented solo project with a rotating cast of players. A graduate of UCLA in music composition, he also writes classical music, and has played and recorded with jazz groups. Michael currently writes for the Oaktown Indie Mayhem blog, and for The Bay Bridged.
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    Interview: Jeff Bridges takes us to school before Berkeley benefit show

Interview: Jeff Bridges takes us to school before Berkeley benefit show

Jeff Bridges. (photo: Danny Clinch)

So Jeff Bridges — the Jeff Bridges, Academy-Award winning actor known for his roles in films like Crazy Heart, The Big Lebowski, True Grit, Tron [...]

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Babewatch release “Darken My Door,” head out on tour

Oakland-via-Santa Cruz surf rockers Babewatch put out the latest single for their upcoming album. "Darken My Door" is an energetic, almost spooky psych rock blast.  Take a listen!

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By |March 3, 2016|Comments Off on Babewatch release “Darken My Door,” head out on tour
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    Elevate Ensemble: New music for harpsichord by local composers

Elevate Ensemble: New music for harpsichord by local composers

"New Music" is different from new music. The proper noun "New Music" is used because "modern classical music" has some difficult and limiting connotations. So the use of the [...]

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    Review: UnderCover Presents’ Green Day’s “Dookie” at The Fox Theater

Review: UnderCover Presents’ Green Day’s “Dookie” at The Fox Theater

For those unfamiliar with the concept of Undercover Presents, you may get a little overwhelmed at one of their shows. Their thesis (I guess) is that music is a [...]

By |February 22, 2016|Comments Off on Review: UnderCover Presents’ Green Day’s “Dookie” at The Fox Theater

Genre-bending Feed Me Jack preps ‘Ultra Ego’ EP

An ambitious rock band that has roots from Santa Cruz to Oakland and beyond, Feed Me Jack is putting out an EP, Ultra Ego, in two days! They've described their [...]

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Catching up with The Tet Holiday

Oakland band The Tet Holiday recently played at Bottom of the Hill with their new drummer Brandon Farmer, and they rocked it. If you don't know their music, check out [...]

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See StringQuake for free at the De Young on Friday

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StringQuake is a trio featuring Amelia Romano on harp, Misha Khalikulov on cello, and Josh Mellinger on percussion. They play music from a lot of different [...]

By |July 30, 2015|Comments Off on See StringQuake for free at the De Young on Friday

Negative Press Project debut full-length coming soon

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Bay Area group Negative Press Project describes themselves as "a seven-piece electro-acoustic jazz/indie-rock–inspired original music collective".  Co-led by musicians Ruthie Dineen and Andrew Lion, they have [...]

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    Rin Tin Tiger and Owl Paws team up for double album release show

Rin Tin Tiger and Owl Paws team up for double album release show

San Francisco bands Rin Tin Tiger and Owl Paws have teamed up to do a "double album release show" at The Independent this week.  Rin Tin Tiger is celebrating [...]

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    The Tet Holiday drops lyric video for “By the Throat, By the Heart”

The Tet Holiday drops lyric video for “By the Throat, By the Heart”

Oakland rockers The Tet Holiday have been in the trenches of recording for a long time now, and they're finally giving the public a peek at what they've been [...]

By |July 3, 2015|Comments Off on The Tet Holiday drops lyric video for “By the Throat, By the Heart”