Mixtape: Bay Area Artists, Remixing and Remixed (Podcast #304)

Mixtape: Bay Area Artists, Remixing and Remixed (Podcast #304) All too frequently, remixes are just okay, but when they are great, they're really something special. A truly great remix can shed new light on the original artist's work and stand on its own as a unique creation. That's no easy feat, either, given the tension between staying true to an original song's components and a reworker's desire to create something new and personal. These days, it feels far too easy to get remix fatigue. Reworkings seem to pop up almost immediately after original songs are released, and they can come [...]

Live This Month: April 2013 — an audio guide through SF concerts this month (Podcast #303)

Live This Month: April 2013 — an audio guide through SF concerts this month (Podcast #303) 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. We're due for an onslaught of anticipated new albums from Bay Area bands, and that outpouring begins this month with a number of the local artists we've included in this mix. Both Life Coach and Tartufi have gained members since their last records -- Life Coach recently became a duo with the addition of The Mars Volta's Jon Theodore [...]

Mixtape: Fifteen Highlights from South by Southwest 2013 (Podcast #302)

Mixtape: Fifteen Highlights from South by Southwest 2013 (Podcast #302) As discussed earlier today, we saw a ton of great bands at South by Southwest 2013. Here are fifteen SXSW discoveries from a number of genres. As you'll see, the first half of the mix (Side A, if you will) includes some of our favorite rock, punk and psych highlights from SXSW. The second half, by contrast, is all about electronic pop. We'd previously covered a few of these acts before, but we'll be watching all of them closely in the future. For more about these bands and all of [...]

The Bay Bridged at SXSW 2013: Highlights from Thursday through Saturday!

Following up on our highlights from Tuesday and Wednesday at South by Southwest 2013, here are our tweets and snapshots from the final three days of our time in Austin. Check them out after the jump! [View the story "Highlights from South by Southwest 2013: Thursday through Saturday" on Storify]Highlights from South by Southwest 2013: Thursday through SaturdayStorified by · Sun, Mar 17 2013 21:11:41Waxahatchee @pitchforkmedia #sxswinstagram.comWaxahatchee at pitchfork. #sxsw2013 @ 1100 Warehouse http://instagr.am/p/W2Qnq8pBR1/The Bay BridgedAutre Ne Veut still got it on Day 3 of #sxsw. Voice that will never quit b @ 1100 Warehouse http://instagr.am/p/W2SV4qpBUI/The Bay BridgedRT @womanxking Video: [...]

Here's a roundup of all of our Noise Pop 2013 coverage!

As you've probably noticed, our writers and photographers enjoyed quite a few shows during Noise Pop 2013 last week. Here's a complete collection of links to all of the Noise Pop shows we saw during this year's festival. Jason Lytle, Jenny-O, Will Sprott, Michael Statis at the Brick & Mortar Music Hall Paige K. Parsons' Tuesday night photos XXYYXX, Teebs, Nanosaur, DJ Dials at the DNA Lounge !!! (Chk Chk Chk), White Arrows, The Mallard, The Yellow Dogs at the Great American Music Hall Ceremony, Terry Malts, Comadre, Permanent Ruin, Synthetic ID at the Rickshaw Stop Lovely Bad Things, Blank [...]

Photos: The Bay Bridged Noise Pop Happy Hour with Golden Void, Wild Moth, DSTVV @ Bender's, 3/1/13

Photos by Nicole L. Browner Thanks to everyone who came out and packed our Noise Pop happy hour show last Friday! If you were there, you know how much all three bands, Golden Void, Wild Moth, and DSTVV totally ruled. If you weren't able to make it, enjoy this photo gallery from the show. Thanks again to all of the bands, the folks at Bender's, and, of course, Noise Pop for the great afternoon. [nggallery id="230"]

Two Reviews of Leonard Cohen at the Paramount, 3/2/13 and 3/3/13

(Editor's note: Here are dispatches from two of our writers, who both attended Leonard Cohen's recent shows at the Paramount on March 2nd and March 3rd.) From MBL: It is hard to fathom the genius and stamina of Leonard Cohen. At the 90 minute mark, when most performers would be long gone, Leonard calmly mentions that he will be right back after a short break. At 78 years old, the man put on a show well over three hours. He played a great swath of the songbook covering quite a few of his umpteen lovers: "So Long, Marianne" and "Suzanne" [...]

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Live This Month: March 2013 — an audio guide through SF concerts this month (Podcast #301)

Live This Month: March 2013 — an audio guide through SF concerts this month (Podcast #301) 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. With South by Southwest leading much of independent music to converge in Austin later this month, tons of bands are hitting the road. All of them, it would seem, are playing in the San Francisco Bay Area in March. Even if you aren't going to SXSW this year, you can still catch plenty of buzzed-about acts, like Thurston Moore's [...]

Today: Our Noise Pop Happy Hour with Golden Void, Wild Moth and DSTVV!

Artwork by Nic Buron Our Noise Pop happy hour show is here! We'll see you at Bender's at 5pm for three hours of great bands! The Bay Bridged Presents: A Noise Pop Happy Hour Golden Void Wild Moth DSTVV Friday, March 1, 2013 Bender's 5pm, FREE, 21+ RSVP on Facebook! About the bands: Late last year, Golden Void released a self-titled psych rock behemoth that quickly became one of our favorite records of 2012. That the SF quartet includes members of Earthless, Assemble Head in Sunburst Sound and Roots of Orchis confirms the preexisting musical talents, but the band's heavy, [...]

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