Kelley Stoltz
[podcast]http://media.libsyn.com/media/thebaybridged/MCMF_07_1.mp3[/podcast] Updated with show times!

TheBayBridged.com is proud to sponsor the 11th Annual Mission Creek Music and Arts Festival, which comes to over a dozen San Francisco Bay Area venues for ten days beginning on May 10th, 2007. This year’s festival features over 180 bands, many of which have been featured on past episodes of The Bay Bridged. Last year, we brought you two mixes dedicated to the 2006 festivities, which you can find here and here. That coverage first introduced us to a number of bands which would quickly become favorites and we’re excited about the opportunity to discover some great new bands through this year’s festival.

This year we’ve partnered with the people behind Mission Creek to bring you comprehensive coverage before, during, and after the festival. We’ll be providing detailed previews of the shows before they happen, photos and recordings from the performances, and show recaps after the festival. Our coverage begins with this week’s podcast, which includes songs by ten artists and bands performing in the festival. We’ll provide more details about all of the artists in the days and weeks to come, but for now, enjoy ten songs by:

Kelley Stoltz
Sunday, May 13th
The Make-Out Room
9pm, $10
w/ Sonny Smith, Virgil Shaw

The Parson Red Heads
Saturday, May 12th
The Rockit Room
Doors at 3pm, $6 before 6pm/$8 after 8pm
w/ The Love X Nowhere, Gingerbread Patriots, Kite Flying Society, Amy Cooper, Furniture on Fire, Love is Chemicals, The Centuries

Calling All Monsters
Friday, May 11th
Cafe du Nord
9pm, $12
w/ Track Star, Vedera, Dear and the Headlights

Head Like a Kite
Saturday, May 12th
12 Galaxies
9pm, $8/$10
w/ Black Fiction, Lemonade, The Fucking Ocean, Skeletons and the Kings of all Cities

The Spires
Thursday, May 17th
The Make-Out Room
9pm, $8
w/ Petracovich, Snowblink

The Rum Diary
Friday, May 11th
Hemlock Tavern
9:30pm, $7
w/ French Disco, Empty Rooms

Garrett Pierce
Friday, May 11th
Argus Lounge
w/ Planes For Spaces, Michael De Winter

Andy Tisdall
Saturday, May 19th
Hemlock Tavern
9:30pm, $10
w/ King Kong, Port O’Brien

The Dead Science
Friday, May 18th
The Knockout
10pm, $5
w/ Sholi, Little Teeth

Pale Hoarse
Thursday, May 10th
Argus Lounge
w/ Mariee Sioux, Benjamin Oak Goodman, The Moontraps

This week’s show marks the first time we’ve included artists from outside the Bay Area in our podcast. This isn’t a permanent change, but we’ve decided to break our locals-only policy during the festival because of its commitment to supporting live independent music in the San Francisco Bay Area. All of the bands we’re including are playing alongside some of our Bay Area favorites and our hope is that exposing you to these songs will encourage you to get out to some shows during MCMAF.

Stay tuned to TheBayBridged.com for all of the latest local news and MCMAF coverage!