Owls return: win an LP and tickets to Sunday’s show

Brothers Tim and Mike Kinsella have made a habit out of revisiting their past projects. Their teenage band Cap'n Jazz did a string of shows in 2010, Mike's short-lived band American Football will see the stage again this year, and now they've taken it even further by reuniting the band Tim and Mike started in the early 2000s with Cap'n Jazz members Victor Villareal and Sam Zurick, Owls. Owls didn't just a announce a tour, they also recorded a follow-up to their cult-followed 2001 S/T album, naming it Two. It was released on Polyvinyl in March, and we're giving away a [...]

By |June 28, 2014|Tags: |

Live This Month: June 2014 — an audio guide to upcoming SF concerts

http://media.libsyn.com/media/thebaybridged/LTM_June_2014.mp3 Download: Live This Month: June 2014 — an audio guide to upcoming SF concerts (Podcast #339) 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. It's been a little over three years since tUnE-yArDs garnered universal acclaim for w h o k i l l, but Merrill Garbus hasn't lost any momentum with Nikki Nack. Her band's nationwide tour comes to The Fillmore this month for two sold-out shows. tUnE-yArDs isn't the only local band with a new album -- we're also really [...]

Owls premiere new video for “I’m Surprised…”

The members of Owls have been around for over two decades, but despite their long existence, they only had one record before last week's Two, their sophomore release. The Chicago band (which is signed to local label Polyvinyl) will also tour a few dates in California including one at Bottom of the Hill in June. For the new album, the band re-ignited complex relationships (and at times, fell back into old bad habits) but were eventually able to complete Two thanks to sheer drive and inspiration. Vocalist Tim Kinsella said, "The line 'We've never had nice stuff' (on "Ancient Stars Seed") feels good to sing [...]

By |April 8, 2014|Tags: |

Editors’ Picks: What We’ve Been Listening to This Week: PAWS, Owls, Fronds

Anna: I am so incredibly behind on everything. I finally got around to listening to Jonah Raydio after the podcast had already been around for a year. In one of the first episodes, he played "Jellyfish" by PAWS, and I became obsessed with Cokefloat!, on which "Jellyfish" resides. I then realized that this album has been out since October 2012. Well, better late than never. This album is totally addictive and thrilling - a rollicking throwback to the 90s. I adore it.   Nicole: Midwest emo fans everywhere cheered in unison on Monday when Owls shared their first [...]

By |January 10, 2014|Tags: , , |
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