Our New Banner Artist: Joshua Rampage

We are thrilled to introduce our new banner artist, Joshua Rampage. Born and raised in and around the foot of Lake Michigan, Joshua studied Fine Arts at the University of Indiana, Bloomington. Heading west in 2005, he settled into the oatmeal weather of San Francisco and began conjuring music and art, collaborating with his surroundings – mainly, people. I believe somewhere between 1 and 99% of what I create is influenced by everyone around me. Using the strength of suggestion, I encourage others to view things closer, zooming far in and out, making sure all internal mechanisms are fully functioning; [...]

By |February 14, 2011|Tags: |

New videos from Mi Ami, The Mantles and Young Prisms

"Hard Up" comes from Mi Ami's upcoming 12" Dolphins, which comes out in March on Thrill Jockey (but which you can pre-order now). From last year's Pink Information, here's a great new video from The Mantles. The band's playing at Sic Alps' Napa Asylum release show at The Eagle on February 24th. "Sugar" comes from Young Prisms' first full length, Friends for Now. They'll be at The Independent on February 25th as part of Noise Pop.

Harmony Festival in Santa Rosa announces initial lineup, including The Flaming Lips and Edward Sharpe and the Magnetic Zeros

Via City Sound Inertia, Sonoma County's annual Harmony Festival has announced its initial lineup, including The Flaming Lips, Grace Potter and the Nocturnals, and Edward Sharpe and the Magnetic Zeros. At present, the fest is the only announced Bay Area appearance by The Flaming Lips this year. The festival runs June 10th-12th and "sneak peak" passes are available for $150 bucks. Add $30 more and you get camping as well, if that's your speed.

By |February 11, 2011|Tags: |

Video: Eux Autres – “You’re Alight”

Eux Autres have a new video out for "You're Alight," a song from the band's 2010 album, Broken Bow (further contributing to the indie pop renaissance). Eux Autres are currently on a mini-tour of Europe, so keep an eye out for when they eventually return to the Bay. Previously: Eux Autres – "Go Dancing" Mixtape: SF Bay Area Music in 2010 — 50+ songs from this year's local albums Review & Photos: Allo Darlin', Eux Autres, Terry Malts @ Rickshaw Stop, 10/27/10

By |February 11, 2011|Tags: |

Interview: Daniel James (Leopold and His Fiction) introduces us to his new band, Cowboy and Indian

Cowboy and Indian - "Ledbellies (Hurt My Pride)" Between Leopold and His Fiction and his new band Cowboy and Indian, Daniel James is a busy man, but he took some time to check in with us recently about how Cowboy and Indian got started and where it's headed. As we learn in the interview below, things are moving quickly for the folk- and early rock-influenced band, even as its overall membership and sound continue to evolve prior to the group's upcoming debut album. Cowboy and Indian are playing at the Hemlock Tavern on Sunday, February 13th with Ash Reiter. Locals [...]

Sunbeam Rd. – “Basements” / “Passed Lives” single out now

[wpaudio url="https://www.thebaybridged.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/02/Basements-1.mp3" text="Sunbeam Rd. - Basements" dl="0"] [wpaudio url="https://www.thebaybridged.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/02/Passed-Lives-1.mp3" text="Sunbeam Rd. - Passed Lives" dl="0"] Sunbeam Rd. is keeping busy with new material in 2011, rolling out yet another EP in the spring/early summer. But for now, enjoy their new single out this week: a pair of clean, uplifting tracks titled "Basements" and "Passed Lives." The single is available for download on Sunbeam Rd.'s Bandcamp site. Another fun fact: this single was recorded at New, Improved Recording in Oakland with Juan Carlos Arredondo, who assisted on several of the NI,L sessions the studio has done in collaboration with The Bay [...]

By |February 10, 2011|Tags: |

The Shants launch Kickstarter campaign for ‘Beautiful was the Night’

The members of The Shants have been playing together for a year, and to celebrate, they are working to record their debut full-length record. Beautiful was the Night is a title extracted from a Wadsworth poem, Evangeline, and the album itself promises to be a proper representation of the band's classic Americana. The band plans on recording the album starting March 6th at Oakland's Rec Center Studios. To help fund the costs of mastering and duplication, The Shants have launched a Kickstarter campaign, with the goal of raising $1500 by March 8th: For your donation you will receive a mention [...]

By |February 10, 2011|Tags: |

Let’s Lynch the Landlord: Dead Kennedys in Oakland 2/4/11

East Bay Ray!!!! San Francisco music history is all too often focused on Jefferson Airplane and the Dead. It is easy to forget that San Francisco spawned hardcore pioneers the Dead Kennedys. They formed in 1978, and despite the sad, bitter break-up in 1986, they transformed punk forever. They played their first show at the Mahubay Gardens at 443 Broadway in North Beach. For 10 plus years this club was the center of the California punk universe. The DK's first single, "California Uber Alles", sounded great in Oakland last Friday. Always politically current, the lyrics were modified to rag on [...]

By |February 10, 2011|Tags: |

Win tickets to see Lindstrøm at the Mezzanine 2/12

Lindstrøm & Christabelle - Lovesick (Four Tet remix) by smalltownsupersound This Saturday is your chance to see Lindstrøm, maybe on the house! We're giving away one pair of tickets to see the Norwegian disco artist on Saturday, February 12 at the Mezzanine (9pm, $15). Entries should be sent to contest[at]thebaybridged.com and should include your full name and the subject line “Baby Can't Stop [enter your own words here]". We’ll pick a winner (based on our favorite subject line) Friday morning. And a side note: we absolutely love what Lindstrøm did with "Mirrorage" by Glasser -- who coincidentally is a Bay [...]

By |February 10, 2011|Tags: |

Ticket Giveaway Wednesday: Captain Beefheart Symposium, Honeycomb/Chloe Makes Music, Glitter Wizard

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. Friday, February 11th (((FolkYEAH!))) Presents: Captain Beefheart Symposium Conducted by Gary Lucas @ The Independent To win a pair of tickets to the show be the SIXTH person to enter! The show starts at 9pm, $20-$50, 21+. Purchase advance tickets here. Monday, February 14th Honeycomb, Chloe Makes Music (CD Release), Magic [...]

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