Live This Month: May 2012 — an audio guide through SF concerts this month (Podcast #278)

Live This Month: May 2012 — an audio guide through SF concerts this month (Podcast #278) 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. It seems we're in a "when it rains, it pours" sort of place for significant new local albums, and this mix only scratches the surface of the latest in Bay Area records, with songs from Ty Segall & White Fence, Sleepy Sun, Whirr, and Blasted Canyons. On the touring front, Herman Dune and Royal Headache crossed different oceans to [...]

Mixtape: Checking Out New Bay Area Hip Hop (Podcast #277)

Mixtape: Checking Out New Bay Area Hip Hop (Podcast #277) Words by Ben Van Houten We haven't written a lot about hip hop for The Bay Bridged. Not for a lack of interest, mind you, but because I've never really felt like we had a real handle on emerging local stuff. Sure, we could write about how great E-40 is with our eyes closed, but do you need someone else telling you how great E-40 is? (If you do, then here's a tip: pick up all three volumes of The Block Brochure. You won't be disappointed. Seriously, it's nuts how [...]

Live This Month: April 2012 — an audio guide through SF concerts this month (Podcast #276)

Live This Month: April 2012 — an audio guide through SF concerts this month (Podcast #276) 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. In curating this podcast, we got the nagging feeling that April is a little slow on the local album release front. We're not sure why that is -- Festival fatigue? Buildup for a big summer? -- but it's likely only a momentary blip. A number of exciting new Bay Area records are coming soon, and we're especially psyched about [...]

Mixtape & Review: Highlights from the 2012 South by Southwest Music Festival (Podcast #275)

Mixtape: Highlights from the 2012 South by Southwest Music Festival (Podcast #275) Subscribe to The Bay Bridged Podcast! Tracklisting: 1. Django Django - "Default" 2. Lower Dens - "Brains" 3. La Sera - "Please Be My Third Eye" 4. Ume - "Captive" 5. Coasting - "For Hours" 6. Frankie Rose - "Know Me" 7. Free Energy - "Electric Fever" 8. Bleached - "Searching Through The Past" 9. R. Stevie Moore - "California Rhythm" 10. Caveman - "Thankful" 11. Tycho - "Coastal Brake" 12. Purity Ring - "Belispeak" Last Saturday, on our final evening at South by Southwest 2012, Christian and [...]

Live This Month: March 2012 — an audio guide through SF concerts this month (Podcast #274)

Live This Month: March 2012 — an audio guide through SF concerts this month (Podcast #274) 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. The annual insanity of South by Southwest means that a ton of artists are touring right now, and plenty of performers will be in SF in March en route to or returning from Austin. But while most of the acts included in this episode will be doing one or a dozen shows in bars and parking lots around the [...]

Mixtape: If Presidents Liked Indie Rock (Podcast #273)

Mixtape: If Presidents Liked Indie Rock (Podcast #273) Despite their various political differences, if there's one thing that we know all U.S. presidents have shared, it's that they have horrible taste in music. Seriously, most candidates pick cheesy, corny songs for their campaigns, and it's not like anything gets better after they get elected. Even President Obama, who ran on a platform of hope and change, recently released a Spotify playlist with a lot of duds (Ricky Martin? Two songs by Sugarland? James Taylor? A 15-year-old No Doubt deep cut?) crowding out a handful of decent songs. It's not that [...]

Mixtape: Twenty More Bands at Noise Pop 20 (Podcast #272)

Mixtape: Twenty More Bands at Noise Pop 20 (Podcast #272) Noise Pop 20 is just weeks away. From February 21st through the 26th, over one hundred bands will take over SF's venues for six days celebrating independent music. Here's the second of two mixtapes showcasing music from artists performing at Noise Pop this year. You can listen to the first mixtape here. To find out when all of these acts are performing, check out the complete schedule of Noise Pop events. Subscribe to The Bay Bridged Podcast! Tracklisting: 1. Bare Wires - "Wanna Fight" (Start Time: 0:00) 2. FIDLAR - [...]

Mixtape: Twenty Bands at Noise Pop 20 (Podcast #271)

Mixtape: Twenty Bands at Noise Pop 20 (Podcast #271) Noise Pop 20 is just weeks away. From February 21st through the 26th, over one hundred bands will take over SF's venues for six days celebrating independent music. True to form, this year's Noise Pop Festival includes an eclectic mix of veterans and emerging artists, and you'd be wise to buy your tickets soon, because many shows are starting to sell out. To get familiar with many of the bands performing at Noise Pop this year, here's the first of two mixtapes showcasing music from performing artists. To find out when [...]

Live This Month: February 2012 — an audio guide through SF concerts this month (Podcast #270)

Live This Month: February 2012 (Podcast #270) 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. The twentieth installment of the Noise Pop Music Festival takes over a wide variety of local venues later this month -- and we'll be covering many of those shows -- but there are also plenty of pre-NP events worth checking out. Locally, two bands are seeing the release of records for which it feels like we've been waiting forever: the debut LP from ultra-catchy punks Terry Malts, and [...]

Mixtape: Twenty Years of Noise Pop (Podcast #269)

Mixtape: Twenty Years of Noise Pop (Podcast #269) In February, the Noise Pop Music Festival turns twenty by gathering over one hundred local and touring bands from across the indie spectrum for a week of exciting concerts all over the City. Two decades of championing independent music is an accomplishment worth celebrating, and this mixtape collects twenty bands that have performed at Noise Pop events in years past. As you'll hear, a whole bunch of big names graced Noise Pop bills before achieving fame, as past festivals hosted early performances by bands like Spoon, Death Cab for Cutie and Mates [...]

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