Mixtape: Northern California’s Best Music Festivals

This episode first appeared on KQED.org. http://media.libsyn.com/media/thebaybridged/Festivals_2017_Mixtape.mp3 Download: Mixtape: Northern California's Best Music Festivals (Podcast #407) Music festival season unofficially kicked off over Memorial Day weekend, with the latest installment of the BottleRock Napa Valley festival attracting 120,000 attendees for three days of food, wine, and over 80 bands ranging from the Foo Fighters to the Napa Youth Symphony. The number and types of music fests has grown considerably in recent years -- among this year's new offerings are not one, but two new music and comedy weekends coming to the Bay in June -- surely to the dismay of [...]

Premiere: explore the psychedelic dance sounds of Outer Embassy’s debut LP

Oakland drum, bass, and synth trio Outer Embassy is set to release their debut LP June 2. Outer Embassy "was born from the desire to find a distinct crossing point of 70s Krautrock experimentalism, West-African soul rhythms, and sonic synthery." At their core, Outer Embassy is simply making dance music that isn't quite like anything you've heard. Drum and bass are the driving force throughout the LP, with the use of synths and vocals adding sonic color that never draw attention away from the rhythm. Their influences mentioned are present on the album, but they aren't beholden to them - [...]

What’s Happening This Week? A Guide To Shows Around The Bay, Jan 23 ― Jan 26

See Devendra Banhart at The Fillmore this Thursday night. Monday, January 23 No Age @ Starline Social Club Distortion heavy No Age, similar in style to Japandroids and signed to Sub Pop Records, will be playing an all ages show this Monday night. Down Dirty Shake @ El Rio Down Dirty Shake is a San Francisco psychedelic / soul rock and roll band "here to magnetize your hips and excursive your lips." Tuesday, January 24 Drink Steam with Bells Atlas @ Rickshaw Stop A FREE 21+ show of local artists for the 21+ crowd. Be sure to make it in time [...]

Best of 2015: Graham of Outer Embassy on Halloween at the Starline Social Club

Something special happened in Oakland last April: the Starline Social Club officially opened its doors to the public. This century old community space is again a vibrant venue ready to nurture the community that many long time Oakland residents are working hard to preserve. Long story short, Halloween New Years was a tradition started years ago at Lobot Gallery. It's basically just Halloween except you count down to midnight and then drop a big pumpkin filled with candy from the ceiling. The more fun aspect of the tradition is the music curation. Local bands pick their "costume' and learn a [...]

Outer Embassy released a 45 and plays a show at Hemlock tonight

Outer Embassy is a fairly new Oakland band formed by a trio of Bay Area vets: Aaron Deer (Daring Ear, John Wilkes Booze, TV Mike), Graham LeBron (Rogue Wave, you may know him as DJ Golden Gram), and Josh Miller (Wrong Words, Extra Classic). The three kicked things off with a 45 release, that was recorded by LeBron. Interestingly, there's no guitars in this band, creating a sound that LeBron says "was born from the desire to find a distinct crossing point of 70s Krautrock experimentalism, West-African soul rhythms, and sonic space synthery." The record was recorded and produced by [...]

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