Live This Month: April 2018 — an audio guide to upcoming Bay Area concerts

Download: Live This Month: April 2018 (Podcast #425) In Live This Month, we sample some of the great local and out-of-town bands performing in the coming month in the San Francisco Bay Area. We've got a whole wealth of great local bands in this month's mix, with new music from Healers, The Family Crest, and Sandy’s joined by new-to-the-podcast acts Down 2 Earth, Shame Waves, Aria Rostami & Daniel Blomquist, and Moon Daze. Electronic artists also make a big impression in this set. In addition to the Rostami/Blomquist track, enjoy synth-driven sounds from Alice Glass, Yaeji, and Lou Rebecca. Or, [...]

Live This Month: March 2018 — an audio guide to upcoming Bay Area concerts

Download: Live This Month: March 2018 (Podcast #424) In Live This Month, we sample some of the great local and out-of-town bands performing in the coming month in the San Francisco Bay Area. The terrific punk trio Shopping, pictured above, is one of a number of great artists coming to the Bay Area this month. Also from the UK is L.A. Salami, who is touring around a highly-anticipated second LP of melodic, lyrical folk-rock. This mix also includes two standout bands from Canada, Edmonton's Faith Healer and Montreal post-punk band Ought. New York City's Combo Chimbita describes its music as [...]

Live This Month: February 2018 — an audio guide to upcoming Bay Area concerts

Download: Live This Month: February 2018 (Podcast #422) In Live This Month, we sample some of the great local and out-of-town bands performing in the coming month in the San Francisco Bay Area. This month's episode features a whole bunch of artists performing at the 26th annual Noise Pop Festival, which will be taking over local venues from February 19th through the 25th. There are so many great shows happening during Noise Pop 2018 that our picks barely scratch the surface, but enjoy new and recent music from Noise Pop performers Dick Stusso, Cuco, Sudan Archives, and Shamir. There are [...]

Live This Month: January 2018 — an audio guide to upcoming Bay Area concerts

http://media.libsyn.com/media/thebaybridged/LTM_January_2018.mp3 Download: Live This Month: January 2018 (Podcast #420) In Live This Month, we sample some of the great local and out-of-town bands performing in the coming month in the San Francisco Bay Area. With the start of the new year come new releases by local musicians, and this mix features new songs from Santa Rosa punks Brown Bags and the old school country-influenced sounds of Laura Benitez and the Heartache, as well as Sacramento post-punk band Screature. We've also included great new-to-the-podcast songs from records Madeline Tasquin and GLO released last year. January also provides opportunities to check out [...]

Live This Month: December 2017 — an audio guide to upcoming Bay Area concerts

http://media.libsyn.com/media/thebaybridged/LTM_December_2017.mp3 Download: Live This Month: December 2017 (Podcast #418) In Live This Month, we sample some of the great local and out-of-town bands performing in the coming month in the San Francisco Bay Area. Over half of the songs in this mix are from Bay Area artists, including a recent song from Sob Stories, a new jangle pop bad led by Joel Cusamano of Talkies, Cocktails, and DSTVV. Local hip hop duo DJ Flow & Mani Draper met earlier this year, but the pair's debut LP shows a natural chemistry between the Richmond MC and the local DJ/producer. Classic SF [...]

Live This Month: November 2017 — an audio guide to upcoming Bay Area concerts

http://media.libsyn.com/media/thebaybridged/LTM_November_2017.mp3 Download: Live This Month: November 2017 (Podcast #416) In Live This Month, we sample some of the great local and out-of-town bands performing in the coming month in the San Francisco Bay Area. Among this month's highlights are two of San Francisco's most buzzed-about acts, The She's and Giraffage, both of whom just released long-awaited new albums. The new set from The She's, "all female rock and roll quartet", is the quartet's first LP in six years, and it reveals the band's growth as songwriters while still packing a ton of melodic punch. Charlie Yin's first Giraffage full length, [...]

Live This Month: September 2017 — an audio guide to upcoming Bay Area concerts

http://media.libsyn.com/media/thebaybridged/LTM_September_2017.mp3 Download: Live This Month: September 2017 (Podcast #414) In Live This Month, we sample some of the great local and out-of-town bands performing in the coming month in the San Francisco Bay Area. A ton of stellar local bands are featured in this month's mix, including newer acts Club Night, Sea Blite, and Humid, all of which formed just last year. By comparison, Tino Drima got its start way back in 2014, evolving from a duo into the six-piece band whose first LP arrives this month. We've also got new music from the terrific Oakland bands Everyone Is Dirty [...]

Live This Month: August 2017 — an audio guide to upcoming Bay Area concerts

http://media.libsyn.com/media/thebaybridged/LTM_August_2017.mp3 Download: Live This Month: August 2017 (Podcast #412) In Live This Month, we sample some of the great local and out-of-town bands performing in the coming month in the San Francisco Bay Area. There's an even stronger concentration of local bands than usual in this month's mix, including promising new artists Pardoner, Mane, Illa, and Mars Today. The mix also features tracks from the latest albums by Bay Area mainstays The Fresh & Onlys and Sleepy Sun, as well as the new supergroup Less Art, comprised of members of Thrice, Kowloon Walled City and Curl Up and Die. On [...]

Live This Month: July 2017 — an audio guide to upcoming Bay Area concerts

http://media.libsyn.com/media/thebaybridged/LTM_July_2017.mp3 Download: Live This Month: July 2017 (Podcast #410) In Live This Month, we sample some of the great local and out-of-town bands performing in the coming month in the San Francisco Bay Area. This month's mix features unpredictable Philly art-rock band Palm, the genre-mashing punk-meets-electronic music of Algiers, and Vinyl Williams' psych-pop. This podcast also highlights the returns of veteran indie rockers Cymbals Eat Guitars and noise project Pharmakon, whose latest albums are being heralded as career highlights. We've also got new music from a slew of great local bands, including Flesh World, whose new album arrives in September, [...]

Live This Month: June 2017 — an audio guide to upcoming Bay Area concerts

http://media.libsyn.com/media/thebaybridged/LTM_June_2017.mp3 Download: Live This Month: June 2017 (Podcast #408) In Live This Month, we sample some of the great local and out-of-town bands performing in the coming month in the San Francisco Bay Area. Richmond's Rayana Jay -- performing at our 2017 Phono del Sol Music & Food Festival with a ton of other great artists -- is one of a number of amazing singer-songwriters included this month's mix. Girl in a Coma frontwoman Nina Diaz battled through addiction to craft a musically diverse solo debut, and she's coming to Cafe du Nord later this month. Tim Darcy's first solo [...]

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