April 2011: Thao & Mirah

A few weeks ago, Thao & Mirah headed into New, Improved Recording in Oakland, emerging with this stellar New, Improved, LIVE studio session. The session features intimate live takes on three songs from their excellent new self-titled album, and a percussive re-imagining of Pat Benatar's "Love is a Battlefield," all of which are available for free download below. As the session indicates, Thao and Mirah have pulled off quite a feat in their collaborative efforts: taking two acclaimed songwriting perspectives and creating from them a unique collection of emotionally resonant songs. Out now on Kill Rock Stars, Thao & Mirah [...]

By |April 27, 2011|Tags: |

Ticket Giveaway Wednesday: Phosphorescent, Thee Oh Sees, The Felice Brothers

To enter any contest submit an email to contest[at]thebaybridged.com with your full name in the body and the concert you’re entering the contest for in the subject line. You may only submit your name to one contest. Winners for each show will be decided using the guidelines listed below. Thursday, April 28th Phosphorescent, Little Wings, Family Band @ The Independent To win a pair of tickets to the show be the THIRD person to enter! The show starts at 8pm, $15, 21+. Purchase advance tickets here. Thee Oh Sees, Charlie Tweedle, George Cloud, Miles Rizotti @ Cafe du Nord To [...]

Terry Malts – “Distracted”

Terry Malts - Distracted by Slumberland Records Remember our recent profile of Terry Malts, the post-punk's punk band? The group's new I'm Neurotic 7" is out now via Slumberland Records. Take a listen to one of the single's three songs above.

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White Fence – “Get That Heart”

Out now via Woodsist, ...Is Growing Faith from White Fence represents Tim Presley's growth from Darker My Love and the Strange Boys into a full-fledged solo rocker. In our interview with Tim back in January, he reflected on the punk nostalgia of his music as well as his musical history in the Bay Area and his other current projects. The latest track from ...Is Growing Faith is "Get That Heart," available for download now. White Fence will be playing the Woodsist Fest on July 31st. "Get That Heart" by White Fence by forcefieldpr

By |April 26, 2011|Tags: |

Weekend – “End Times” single with b-side remix by Speculator

Weekend - End Times by Slumberland Records Weekend will release another single off their phenomenal debut LP Sports -- the "End Times" 7-inch will be out on Slumberland May 17, just a few days before they headline the Independent. The track features background vocals from Stefanie Hodapp of Young Prisms. The single's b-side is a remix by their close friend and LA performer Speculator, his deconstruction of the earlier Sports single "Coma Summer." Nick Ray strips off the vocals, giving the song that "are we underwater?" filtration that suggests Weekend could very well apply just about any kind of noise [...]

By |April 26, 2011|Tags: |

Jib Kidder releases ‘Music for Hypnotized Minds” using Asthmatic Kitty catalog

Asthmatic Kitty's Library Catalog Music Series features a variety of artists creating unique instrumental recordings - "for possible use in films and television, background sounds for home or office, or personal needs, such as relaxation, stimulation, meditation, concentration, or elevation." Jib Kidder - "Cruising" Oakland-based Jib Kidder (a.k.a. Sean Schuster-Craig) has contributed Music for Hypnotized Minds to the series, wherein the audio-visual artist has used the Asthmatic Kitty catalog to create a new set of instrumentals: For his Library Catalog release, Jib Kidder limited his sound palette to the existing AK catalog, using only turntable manipulations, respatializing effects (echo, reverb, [...]

By |April 26, 2011|Tags: |

Backseat Beat Episode 10: Hate Factory, part 2

http://vimeo.com/22196806 Backseat Beat is a video series highlighting indie musicians and the city by the Bay. Armed with Flip cameras, we interview bands in the back seat of our ‘83 Volvo as we spirit them away to unexpected, forgotten corners of San Francisco, where they plug in outdoors to play a few tunes. Each band’s performance transforms these urban spots from their anonymous day to day existence into surreal, magical backdrops. Hate Factory is like that pajama party gone bad — you know the one. It starts out innocently enough with hair braiding and prank calls. Then, a few hours [...]

Video: The choreography behind tUnE-yArDs’ “Bizness”

tUnE-yArDs' video for "Bizness," off the thoroughly recommended w h o k i l l, is a vibrant visual treat with some really interesting choreography. Above, DanceOn ("the dance video network") spoke with video choreographer Sonia Reiter about some of the ideas behind the video's dancing. tUnE-yArDs - “Bizness” tUnE-yArDs kicks off a cross-country tour at the Great American Music Hall on 4/26. Original "Bizness" video below:

By |April 25, 2011|Tags: |

Recommended, 4/25-5/1: tUnE-yArDs, Phantom Kicks, Soft White Sixties, Oh Sees acoustic

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! Be sure to visit our Local Concert Calendar for an expanded set of daily listings. It's already been quite a 2011 for tUnE-yArDs, and their new album w h o k i l l has only been out for one week. I can attest to Merrill Garbus' amazing presence as a frontwoman, and, if you go to the Great American Music Hall on Tuesday, April 26th (8pm, $15), you will not be [...]

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