Episode 148: January 2009 Monthly Mix

[podcast]http://media.libsyn.com/media/thebaybridged/January_Mix_2009.mp3[/podcast] Our latest Monthly Mix episode of the weekly podcast features eight great Bay Area bands, including a lot of good stuff from new and recent releases. Before getting into the episode's contents, we hope to see you at our third birthday bash at the Rickshaw Stop on Thursday, February 5th (more info here)! About all of the bands: Burbank International ("Chicken Shoals") initially started as a humorous side project for local musician H.A. Eugene, but it's blossomed into something serious with the release of City of Burbank, the group's debut album. The band doesn't have any dates lined up [...]

Episode 147: The Matinees

[podcast]http://media.libsyn.com/media/thebaybridged/Matinees_Show.mp3[/podcast] This week's episode is presented by KQED Interactive. This week's podcast showcases SF duo The Matinees, whose second CD, Make The Leap, comes out later this month. When the band's 2007 release, Sleepy Seeds, arrived at our studio, it won us over instantly. In a region with some quality indie pop, the band's debut definitely stood out, with strong harmonies and endearing songs created from just two voices and two guitars. Both band members, PF Dumanis and Jaime Borschuk, come from a history of involvement in other projects, but there's just an undeniable chemistry to their work as The [...]

By |January 20, 2009|Tags: |

Episode 146: Goh Nakamura

[podcast]http://media.libsyn.com/media/thebaybridged/Goh_Nakamura_Show.mp3[/podcast] This week's episode is presented by KQED Interactive. This week, our podcast spotlights Goh Nakamura, a San Francisco singer-songwriter whose many musical talents you might have heard via his solo work, his involvement in local indie pop band The Invisible Cities and through his performances on soundtracks for films like American Gangster. Nakamura's love of music has long found him playing in various bands, but he credits a solo Elliott Smith performance with opening his eyes to the power of a solo acoustic performance. Inspired by Smith, Leonard Cohen and others, his first album was a collection of solo [...]

By |January 13, 2009|Tags: |

Episode 145: Live this Month – January 2009

[podcast]http://media.libsyn.com/media/thebaybridged/LTM_January_2009.mp3[/podcast] 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 ten great bands playing some excellent shows this month, so head out and see some live music! The Raveonettes ("Come On Santa") kick off our show with a track from their latest EP, Wishing You A Rave Christmas. On Friday, January 23rd, the band will be at Bimbo's with The Soft Pack. John Vanderslice ("Pale Horse") (Feature Podcast) will be accompanied by the Magik*Magik Orchestra for a very special performance [...]

Episode 144: Twelve From 2008

[podcast]http://media.libsyn.com/media/thebaybridged/Best_of_2008_Show.mp3[/podcast] It's pretty amazing how many great releases came from Bay Area bands this year, and we were pleased to interview many of these groups on our podcast in 2008. This week's episode features music from twelve of this year's best as featured on our show during the past twelve months. If you like what you hear, check out our feature episodes spotlighting each of these bands. This will be our last podcast of the year, but we'll be continuing regular blogging right into 2009. Happy holidays! About the bands: - Man/Miracle: "Pushing and Shoving" [from the Pushing and Shoving [...]

Episode 143: Michael Zapruder

[podcast]http://media.libsyn.com/media/thebaybridged/Michael_Zapruder_Show.mp3[/podcast] This week's episode is presented by KQED Interactive. This week, our podcast spotlights Michael Zapruder, an incredibly talented San Francisco singer-songwriter. Zapruder's been on our radar for quite some time, have received considerable acclaim for his 2006 sophomore release New Ways of Letting Go (Howells Transmitter). That album was a terrific blend of rock, folk and chamber pop buoyed by strong contributions from an impressive arsenal of friends and fellow musicians known as the Rain of Frogs. After many months of waiting for its follow-up, Dragon Chinese Cocktail Horoscope arrived in late October on SideCho Records. Once he returned [...]

By |December 9, 2008|Tags: |

Episode 142: Live This Month – December 2008

[podcast]http://media.libsyn.com/media/thebaybridged/LTM_December_2008.mp3[/podcast] 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 ten great bands playing some excellent shows this month, so head out and see some live music! About the bands: San Diego's The Muslims ("Beside Myself") recently changed their name to The Soft Pack, which means their buzz-building The Muslims LP is no longer self-titled. They'll be playing with The Morning Benders (Feature Podcast) and Miniature Tigers (Phoenix) at the Rickshaw Stop on Friday, December 5th. San Francisco's The Dilettantes [...]

Episode 141: French Miami

[pocast]http://media.libsyn.com/media/thebaybridged/French_Miami_Show.mp3[/podcast] This week's episode is presented by KQED Interactive. This week, our podcast spotlights French Miami, a San Francisco band whose synth-rock sound is as immediately gripping as it is difficult to pigeonhole. Few groups have left the impression that this trio did when we first saw them perform at this year's Rock Make Street Festival, where they delivered a compelling performance combining the precision of prog- and math-rock with an addictive melodic streak. It's the rare band that can balance equal parts heaviness and catchiness without coming off as a disjointed mess, and French Miami manages to fuse the [...]

By |November 25, 2008|Tags: |

Episode 140: Music for Animals

[podcast]http://media.libsyn.com/media/thebaybridged/Music_for_Animals_Show.mp3[/podcast] This week's episode is presented by KQED Interactive. This week's featured band is Music for Animals, a San Francisco quartet mixing a fondness for classic rock-pop hooks with a stripped-down modern aesthetic. Very longtime listeners to the podcast will remember us first speaking with the group a few years ago, as part of an hour-long Playing in Fog-themed two-band interview, but with the release of a brand new EP titled If Looks Could Kill, we felt that it was high time to dedicate a full episode to Music for Animals. Like their self-titled album, Music for Animals' latest work [...]

By |November 18, 2008|Tags: |

Episode 139: Live This Month – November 2008

[podcast]http://media.libsyn.com/media/thebaybridgedNovember_LTM_2008.mp3[/podcast] 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 ten great bands playing some excellent shows this month, so head out and see some live music! About the bands: Portalnd's Starfucker ("German Love") kick off the show with a song from their self-titled debut album. The band's headlining a great show with SF bands Master/Slave (Feature Podcast) and Man/Miracle (Feature Podcast). The show's on Friday, November 7th at the Hemlock Tavern. Social Studies ("We Choose Our Own Adventures") (Feature [...]

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