Papercuts (Podcast #168)

[podcast]http://media.libsyn.com/media/thebaybridged/Papercuts_Show.mp3[/podcast] This week's podcast profiles Papercuts, the indie rock-pop band led by San Franciscan Jason Quever. The band's released a series of well-received albums, culminating with 2007's Can't Go Back and, this April, You Can Have What You Want, both on Andy Cabic and Devendra Banhart's Gnomonsong label. Quever's collaborated with Cabic's band Vetiver before, and he's been involved in recording and producing a wide variety of projects in his Pan American Recording Studio, including locals like Still Flyin', Donovan Quinn and Skygreen Leopards. Having your own home analog studio means you can take the time to perfect a warm, [...]

By |June 16, 2009|Tags: |

Grand Lake (Podcast #167)

[podcast]http://media.libsyn.com/media/thebaybridged/Grand_Lake_Show.mp3[/podcast] Subscribe to the The Bay Bridged weekly podcast to get each new episode downloaded free to your iTunes the moment it's published! This week's podcast profiles Grand Lake, an Oakland quartet whose debut release Nevermint has generated much excitement for their engaging, stripped-down indie rock. The band's led by bassist-singer Caleb Nichols (formerly of Port O'Brien), who reunited with longtime friend and Bloody Heads bandmate Jameson Swanagon (guitar) to record some songs and recruited Erika Pipkin (vocals/keys) and Ryan Parks (recently replaced by John Pomeroy on drums) for the project. For a group that developed in the studio, it's [...]

By |June 9, 2009|Tags: |

Live This Month: June 2009 (Podcast #166)

[podcast]http://media.libsyn.com/media/thebaybridged/LTM_June_2009.mp3[/podcast] Subscribe to The Bay Bridged's podcast to get each week's new episode downloaded free to your iTunes! Every month, we dedicate a week of our podcast to highlighting some of the great local and out-of-town bands performing soon in the San Francisco Bay Area. We've got a dozen great bands playing some excellent shows this month, so head out and see some live music! About the bands: Touring the West Coast behind their latest album You Can Have What You Want, Papercuts ("You Can Have What You Want") co-headline with Port O'Brien at The Independent on Thursday, June 25th. [...]

Monthly Mix: May 2009 (Podcast #165)

[podcast]http://media.libsyn.com/media/thebaybridgedMay_2009_Mix.mp3[/podcast] Subscribe to the The Bay Bridged weekly podcast to get each new episode downloaded free to your iTunes the moment it's published! Our latest Monthly Mix episode of the weekly podcast includes music from nine great Bay Area bands with a bunch of newly released CDs. About all of the bands: We kicked off the show with a song from the always entertaining Battlehooch ("Take The L-Train"), off their brand new full length Piecechow, out June 15th. They'll be at 111 Minna on Thursday, May 28th and their official LP release party is June 24th at Bottom of the [...]

Odawas (Podcast #164)

[podcast]http://media.libsyn.com/media/thebaybridged/Odawas_Show.mp3[/podcast] This week's podcast profiles Odawas, a duo fusing ambient synth tones and singer-songwriter rock. Michael Tapscott ("keyboards, guitars, vocals, harmonicas, dry skin, songs and sounds") and Isaac Edwards ("keyboards, patience, ears and beards, sounds and songs") met as students in Bloomington, Indiana in 2004, and the band moved around the Midwest before ultimately settling in Berkeley last winter. Their arrival in the Bay was soon followed by the release of their excellent latest album, The Blue Depths (Jagjaguwar), a critically-acclaimed work that they've supported with performances up and down the West Coast. It's been a busy 2009 for Odawas, [...]

By |May 19, 2009|Tags: |

Cryptacize (Podcast #163)

[podcast]http://media.libsyn.com/media/thebaybridged/Cryptacize_Show.mp3[/podcast] Subscribe to the The Bay Bridged weekly podcast to get each new episode downloaded free to your iTunes the moment it's published! This week's podcast features Cryptacize, an Oakland quartet of eclectic pop wizards who recently released their excellent sophomore album, Mythomania. The band is led by Nedelle Torrisi and Chris Cohen, each of whom first found creative success separately -- the former as the solo artist Nedelle and Cohen with The Curtains and Deerhoof. After Torrisi performed background vocals on a Curtains recording and became a touring member of the band, the duo began writing music together, and [...]

By |May 12, 2009|Tags: |

Live This Month: May 2009 (Podcast #162)

[podcast]http://media.libsyn.com/media/thebaybridged/LTM_May_2009.mp3[/podcast] Subscribe to the The Bay Bridged weekly podcast to get each new episode downloaded free to your iTunes the moment it's published! Every month, we dedicate a week of our podcast to highlighting some of the great local and out-of-town bands performing soon in the San Francisco Bay Area. We've got a dozen great bands playing some excellent shows this month, so head out and see some live music! About the bands: Minneapolis' Greycoats ("Goodbye, Sweet Youth, Goodbye") have a West Coast trip this month that includes a date with their former tourmates Loquat, during Loquat's residency at Cafe [...]

Boy In Static (Podcast #161)

[podcast]http://media.libsyn.com/media/thebaybridged/Boy_in_Static_Show.mp3[/podcast] Subscribe to the The Bay Bridged weekly podcast to get each new episode downloaded free to your iTunes the moment it's published! This week's podcast features Boy In Static, the San Francisco-Boston indie pop project of Alexander Chen (viola, vocals, assorted instruments) & Kenji Ross (drums, beats). The band's origin story is not exactly an oft-heard one: a classical musician (Chen) with an interest in computer audio begins writing pop music with electronic elements and gets the interest of The Notwist's Markus Acher, who released Newborn on his Alien Transistor label before he ever plays a show. Over the [...]

By |April 28, 2009|Tags: |

Episode 160: April 2009 Monthly Mix

[podcast]http://media.libsyn.com/media/thebaybridged/April_2009_Mix.mp3[/podcast] Subscribe to the The Bay Bridged weekly podcast to get each new episode downloaded free to your iTunes the moment it's published! Our latest Monthly Mix episode of the weekly podcast features ten great Bay Area bands, including a lot of good stuff from new and recent releases. About all of the bands: Still Flyin' ("The Hott Chord Is Struck") release their debut album today via the Ernest Jenning Record Co. The CD release show for Never Gonna Touch The Ground is May 9th at Cafe Du Nord, with Nodzzz supporting. The second album from local songwriter Ayal Nistor's [...]

Episode 159: Garrett Pierce

[podcast]http://media.libsyn.com/media/thebaybridged/Garrett_Pierce_Show.mp3[/podcast] Subscribe to the The Bay Bridged weekly podcast to get each new episode downloaded free to your iTunes the moment it's published! This week's podcast features Garrett Pierce, a singer-songwriter whose new album, All Masks, comes out today on Crossbill Records. The album is Pierce's third solo work and it has quickly become one of our favorite records of '09 so far. Garrett's voice and lyrics remain central to every song, but his music also reflects the talented community of artists with whom he is connected. To that end, the new record features wonderful contributions from a variety of [...]

By |April 14, 2009|Tags: |
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