What’s on the menu? Balanced Breakfast brings music industry roundtable to the Bay this weekend

The Balanced Breakfast Summit returns to PianoFight in San Francisco on Saturday, February 22 for a full day of music industry discussion and technical know-how. With panels including "Leveraging Technology and Tools," "The Future of Music Discovery," and "Treating it Like a Business," the Balanced Breakfast Summit offers a wide array of gateways into and through the modern music industry. Panelists include Bay Area musicians, concert promoters, lawyers, tax accountants (ooh!), and keynote speakers Broke-Ass Stuart's Stuart Schuffman and ALT 105.3's & Popscene's Aaron Axelsen. Now in its third year, the summit promises to be a both a networking and [...]

By |February 20, 2020|Tags: |

Kat Robichaud scares the night away, throws a circus of a party this weekend

(photo: Gina Barbara Photography) Kat Robichaud returns with a startling piano ballad, "Scare The Night Away", just in time for Circus, the latest iteration of the Misfit Cabaret at San Francisco's Alcazar Theater on February 7, 8, 14, and 15. On the one hand, "Scare the Night Away" is about the metaphorical monster under our bed," Robichaud explains. But is also an ode "to people we have lost and miss," and its lyrics find Robichaud channeling the power of a loved one's memory to get through difficult times. And then there's Kat Robichaud's Misfit Cabaret Presents: Circus. The show features [...]

By |February 7, 2020|Tags: |

The Seshen make the call on “Don’t Answer”

Bay Area six-piece the Seshen step out of their comfort zone with "Don't Answer," a beautiful and serene new track from their album CYAN, out February 28. Featuring string arrangements from Bay Area violinist Anton Patzner, "Don't Answer" eschews the band's large-scale electronic grooves, opting for a quiet and melancholy arrangement instead. Don't Answer by The Seshen The video, directed by Dominic Mercurio and also released this week, is a gorgeous and complementary companion piece to the song — placing vocalist/lyricist Lalin St. Juste on a grayscale beach with a small group of dancers and understated, moving choreography. “I think [...]

By |January 15, 2020|Tags: |

Premiere: Sound Minerz ponder the many meanings of success on “F.A.M.E.”

Bay Area hip-hop duo Sound Minerz return with "F.A.M.E.," the second single off their new album Between Time, out January 25. Proph and Dirac, the group's emcee and producer respectively, have cultivated a classic hip-hop sound built around jazzy keyboards, a steady groove, and matter-of-fact storytelling along the lines of A Tribe Called Quest, J. Dilla, Pete Rock & C.L. Smooth. San Francisco musician Leon Zai sings the hook: "I just want to make it to the top / Fight against time, yeah I hear the ticking clocks / I want to be heard so I give it all I [...]

By |January 15, 2020|Tags: |

The TBB NYE Roundup: 11 live shows to ring in the new year

If you're looking for a music-fueled New Year’s Eve party in the Bay Area, call off the search because we've got you covered. From legendary funk artists in large concert halls to local heroes in small clubs, here are eleven choice picks for your live music fix in the final fleeting moments of 2019. In San Francisco Con Brío (soul/funk): Bottom of the Hill, $55, 9pm Killer Whale (rock and roll): Amnesia, $15, 9pm Fantastic Negrito (blues): The Chapel, $70, 9pm Bonobo (electronic): the Midway, $69.50, 9pm Maceo Parker (funk): SFJAZZ, $25 and up, 7:30pm In The East Bay Johnny [...]

By |December 19, 2019|Tags: , |

Premiere: Seth Lael’s “Everybody’s (got somebody)”

Take a dive into the strange and delightful world of Seth Lael. Equal parts Talking Heads, Beck, and Mac DeMarco — Seth Lael's "Everybody's (got somebody)" is a peculiar and exceedingly fun song, with a buoyant chorus and a moving melodic b-section. The video features some dancing, some crooning, and a kaleidoscopic color-changing suit. It's the first single off his upcoming record Cheap Boyfriend. You can celebrate its release and get down to some live music this Thursday at Amnesia in San Francisco. The Bribes, Agouti, Seth Lael Amnesia, San Francisco November 14, 2019 8:30pm, $5 (21+)

By |November 12, 2019|Tags: |

Blanket the Homeless releases new record at the Independent

Blanket The Homeless Record Cover In these turbulent times of friction and fire, it’s nice to see truly good work being done on a large scale in the Bay Area. Blanket The Homeless, a non-profit organization started by Ken Newman, provides both literal blankets to homeless folks alongside necessities like toiletries, socks, first-aid supplies, and other essential items. The organization is “committed to improving the day-to-day experience of people living on the street,” and announced a partnership with St. Vincent De Paul Society in July of this year. But it wouldn’t be a Bay Bridged article without music, [...]

Great Highway, Panic Is Perfect to host cancer benefit show

Great music, a great cause, and a Great Highway. What could be better? How about a great venue, a great lineup, great food and drinks? That's seven greats folks — and there will probably be even more, all at Bottom of the Hill on Saturday, November 2. Panic is Perfect will headline with Great Highway batting second and The Minnesota Child opening the show. 100% of the proceeds go to the The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society, to raise money for cancer awareness, research, and funding for patients. Vocalist/bassist/saxophonist Jason Hunter of synthpop band Great Highway is a two-time lymphoma survivor [...]

By |October 23, 2019|

Speakeasē serve up a smoky snack on “Nourish Me”

Released just under a year after their debut album Deer Lion, Bay Area neo-soul collective Speakeasē return with "Nourish Me." Both a new single and a live video, this performance was filmed in front of a green screen, in what feels like a nod to late '60s/early '70s funk/soul (think this exceptional rendition of "Move On Up" by Curtis Mayfield). Front and center are the performers, and two things become immediately apparent: A) there are a lot of them and B) they are extremely talented. Take a listen: Lead vocalist Adrienne Gobert, alongside Natalie John (who also plays trumpet) establish [...]

By |October 14, 2019|Tags: |

Premiere: Tino Drima, “Do The Damn Thing”

Tino Drima's Gregory DiMartino We're excited to premiere "Do The Damn Thing," the third single off of Tino Drima's new EP Suitin' Up. Opening with an arpeggiated synthesizer and a listless declaration from frontman Gregory DiMartino, the song quickly settles into a syncopated drum groove, fleshed out by a buoyant bassline, call-and-response vocals, and palm-muted guitars. It's a timeless piece of ear candy, and a prime example of what Tino Drima does best — sounding like they draw inspiration from sources as diverse as the 1950s rock and roll of Buddy Holly, the Strokes-esque indie rock of the early 2000s, [...]

By |October 7, 2019|Tags: |
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