From the mailbag: a recommendation to see Mt. St. Helens Vietnam Band From The Bay Bridged mailbag: Subject: Correct your action please GROSS OVERSIGHT!! I have been listening and enjoying you podcast since I moved here about six months ago and I have heard some great music I have never heard before, and for that I thank you. However I was shocked and appalled when I listened to this (live this month Dec.) And I did not hear a peep about one of my favorite bands, Mt. Saint Helens Vietnam Band. I have been to two of their live shows and have left amazed and exhausted both times. They are near [...]

Video: Battlehooch performs in a Florida spring

Never a band to do the expected, Battlehooch's latest "Desolation" video finds the group performing acoustically while standing in a natural spring in western Florida. After the jump, check out the guys performing another "Desolation" show, this time in Red Rock Canyon near Las Vegas. Battlehooch will be supporting The Radiators' last San Francisco show on Sunday, December 5th at Slim's. (8pm, $25, All Ages).

By |December 3, 2010|Tags: |

That Ghost – “To Like You”

That Ghost - "To Like You" A new song from That Ghost (aka Santa Rosa's Ryan Schmale) from the upcoming album Songs Out Here. The record's out March 1st on twosyllable, who have the following to say about it: Songs Out Here is an album of melancholic and atmospheric songs inspired by nostalgia, forgotten places and the hills and trails of Sonoma County’s "Valley Of The Moon." Written partially on the grounds of Jack London's estate--see album art--Schmale hearkens the spirit of the deceased author. Also a lonesome adventurer, a young Schmale turns to one of our all-time great authors [...]

By |November 30, 2010|Tags: |

Wednesday: Bay Area Bourgeois presents electronic pop in Oakland

Elephant and Castle – "The Look" James & Evander - "Turtle Two" Head to Era in Oakland this Wednesday night for a free show presented by Bay Area Bourgeois. The night includes performances by Elephant and Castle and James & Evander, and DJ sets by Business 80. More music to listen to after the jump. Analogue EP by Elephant and Castle Sunlight & Circuitry by James & Evander

Recommended, 11/29-12/5: Casiotone, Terrorbird’s holiday party, Hosannas, The Actors

Every Monday, we'll be offering you early picks for some of the week's best concerts. Do you think we omitted something worthwhile? Let us know in the comments! Check out our Local Concert Calendar for an expanded set of daily local listings. Bands/promoters/managers, feel free to submit your own shows to the Calendar too. Casiotone For The Painfully Alone - "Cold White Christmas" Hosannas – "When We Were Young" Phantom Kicks – “Eyes Familiar” The Actors - "Through a False Door" Maus Haus - "Winter" Exray’s – “You Forgot" Casiotone For The Painfully Alone's "California Grand Finale Weekend" On December [...]

Girls’ Broken Dreams Club is out today

I had mentally filed away the news about a new record, but I hadn't much thought about Girls' Broken Dreams Club before reading this interview with Chet "JR" White several weeks ago. Amidst discussion of the new EP and the band's recent tour, White expressed a familiar burnout with the repetitive churn of blogger commentary, and an exhaustion with the exorbitant touring since Album's release. Note for further investigation later: is the expedited modern hype/promo/touring cycle burning out our most promising artists? Or, perhaps, to narrow the question, would the exhaustion impact one of the Bay's best young bands? Girls [...]

By |November 23, 2010|
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