Our latest Monthly Mix episode of the weekly podcast includes music from ten great Bay Area bands — some submissions we’ve received at TBB headquarters, some stuff we’ve posted on the web site recently, all really good stuff.
Before we get into the episode, we hope to see you on Friday, July 31st at Regional Bias: A Celebration of Bay Area Music and Culture to Benefit The Bay Bridged. The event features a happy hour art show and food tasting open to all ticketholders, followed by performances by French Miami, Adam Stephens and The Finite Plain, Or, the Whale (acoustic), and Leopold and his Fiction. Regional Bias takes place at The Verdi Club and starts at 7:30pm. You can purchase advance tickets for $15 here.
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About this week’s bands:
Folk-pop songwriter Petracovich (“I’ll Return As Waterbird”) returns with Crepusculo, her first new album in four years. She’ll be celebrating the release at Amnesia on Thursday, August 13th.
In preparation for the September 22nd release of their full length debut Album, Girls (“Solitude”) are releasing the Hellhole Ratrace 10″ this month. You can also download the 10″ from True Panther Sounds.
SF alt-folk band Niceness (“Frabjous Day”) mix public domain field recordings into their charming songs. The band doesn’t have any dates listed, but you can check out their blog for the latest info.
AM Magic (“Aeroplane”) are an indie rock quartet whose second album came out last week, titled Magique ConcrÃ¨te. Their next show is Thursday, September 3rd at Kimo’s.
The Fresh & Onlys (“Invisible Forces”) recently released the first song from their next album. Grey-Eyed Girls comes out on Woodsist on September 15th and the band has a number of local dates, including shows at Amnesia on July 31st and The Knockout on August 27th.
Drums-and-bass duo Juanita and the Rabbit (“Kick You Out”) worked with Tim Green on their new album, Out of the Grave/Alive in the Fire. The band is currently on a West Coast tour, but doesn’t have any upcoming Bay Area dates at the moment.
Oakland’s MakeMe (“Matters”) have a couple of upcoming shows to promote their new album House of Brakes. The band’s official record release show is on Friday, July 31st at Amoeba Music in Berkeley and they are at Bottom of the Hill tonight, July 28th.
Jake Mann & the Upper Hand (“Valdez”) recently released the Valdez EP, as he and his band work on their next album. Download the full release for free at JakeMann.org.
Indie-Americana band Letters & Numbers (“Bedroom Floor”) just put out Catâ€™s Game on Track Records. They’ll be at the Uptown on Wednesday, August 19th.
Santa Rosa’s The Crux (“Don’t Need No Man”) are a folk-rock septet who have built a reputation as a terrific live band. Their debut, Now, Ferment, came out in the Spring.