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    With ‘Pale Cicada,’ Hamilton Ulmer’s seeking heaven on earth

With ‘Pale Cicada,’ Hamilton Ulmer’s seeking heaven on earth

(photo: Ginger Fierstein)

The cloud-capp'd towers, the gorgeous palaces,
The solemn temples, the great globe itself,
Ye all which it inherit, shall dissolve
And, like this insubstantial pageant faded,
Leave not a rack behind.

For [...]

By |July 2, 2019|Comments Off on With ‘Pale Cicada,’ Hamilton Ulmer’s seeking heaven on earth
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    Makeunder come roaring back with “In Between My Dead-End Jobs”

Makeunder come roaring back with “In Between My Dead-End Jobs”

(photo: Ginger Fierstein)

Dear reader, I'm sorry to be the one to tell you this, but you could really use a makeunder. Not a makeover — you look great, smell [...]

By |June 12, 2019|Comments Off on Makeunder come roaring back with “In Between My Dead-End Jobs”

Makeunder return with “Promethean Heat”

I literally said "Whoa!" out loud when this came barreling through my garage-sale-sourced speakers. Though he's been an Oakland fixture since the earlier part of this decade, I'm mostly [...]

By |May 16, 2019|Comments Off on Makeunder return with “Promethean Heat”
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    Oakland-based Makeunder debut “What A Lovely Bandsaw!” remix

Oakland-based Makeunder debut “What A Lovely Bandsaw!” remix

Hamilton Ulmer, the man with the vision behind Oakland's art-pop group Makeunder, has announced the first pressing of the EP, Great Headless Blank, on vinyl on October 14.

One of the [...]

By |October 13, 2016|Comments Off on Oakland-based Makeunder debut “What A Lovely Bandsaw!” remix

Makeunder unveil video for ‘Great Headless Blank’

Makeunder, the Oakland-based orchestral rock troupe led by Hamilton Ulmer, revealed their first work as a full band just over a year ago. Now the Great headless Blank EP [...]

By |August 31, 2016|Comments Off on Makeunder unveil video for ‘Great Headless Blank’
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    Mixtape: 2015 Highlights from San Francisco Bay Area Indie Music

Mixtape: 2015 Highlights from San Francisco Bay Area Indie Music


Download: Mixtape: 2015 Highlights from San Francisco Bay Area Indie Music (Podcast #377)

At The Bay Bridged, we always bristle a little at the prospect of attempting to sum up [...]

By |December 18, 2015|Comments Off on Mixtape: 2015 Highlights from San Francisco Bay Area Indie Music

Makeunder and the making of ‘Great Headless Blank’

The last time we talked to you about Makeunder, we told you NPR featured them not once, but twice on All Songs Considered. Make that thrice, kinda — in [...]

By |August 17, 2015|Comments Off on Makeunder and the making of ‘Great Headless Blank’
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    Live This Month: August 2015 — an audio guide to upcoming SF concerts

Live This Month: August 2015 — an audio guide to upcoming SF concerts


Download: Live This Month: August 2015 (Podcast #368)

In Live This Month, we sample some of the great local and out-of-town bands performing in the coming month in the San [...]

By |August 7, 2015|1 Comment
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    Makeunder shares “Great Headless Blank”, receives NPR love

Makeunder shares “Great Headless Blank”, receives NPR love

Photo: Ginger Fierstein

We've been telling you about Oakland's Makeunder for quite some time, but now people outside the Bay are starting to pay attention. Their latest release, "Great Headless [...]

By |May 13, 2015|Comments Off on Makeunder shares “Great Headless Blank”, receives NPR love

Premiere: Makeunder – “What a Lovely Bandsaw!”

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Hamilton Ulmer finds weird ways to sing the blues. The music he creates as Makeunder is both maximalist and brutally raw, full of urgency while simultaneously [...]

By |February 24, 2015|2 Comments

Exclusive: A documentary short about Makeunder

Back in October, we posted a teaser of a forthcoming documentary short from Nic Buron about the band Makeunder. Today, we're proud to premiere the full video.

In 2012, Oakland's [...]

By |February 25, 2014|Comments Off on Exclusive: A documentary short about Makeunder

Preview: A documentary short featuring Makeunder

In 2012, Bay Area based musician Hamilton Ulmer released the EP 'Radiate Satellite' under the name Makeunder. Ulmer recorded the entire album in just five nights as he was alone cleaning [...]

By |October 4, 2013|8 Comments
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