Live This Month: October 2011 – an audio guide through SF concerts this month (Podcast #258)

Live This Month: October 2011 (Podcast #258) 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. While the Treasure Island Music Festival is the month's biggest draw -- and we'll have a separate mixtape soon showcasing TIMF's many great bands -- there are plenty of great shows this month. Girls cap a national tour with two big hometown shows, while The War on Drugs brings an acclaimed new album to SF. Meanwhile, EMA and Hooray for Earth return to the City, while locals The [...]

Mixtape: 2011 Rock Make Street Festival Preview Mix (Podcast #257)

This episode is sponsored by Audyssey. Mixtape: 2011 Rock Make Street Festival Preview Mix (Podcast #257) As we noted in the last episode of our podcast, we're extremely exited about our fourth annual 2011 Rock Make Street Festival, taking place at Treat Avenue at 18th Street in San Francisco on Saturday, September 17th from 12pm to 7pm (RSVP on Facebook). Rock Make is a free, all ages, all day event, featuring tons of local arts and crafts vendors showcasing their wares between two stages of great local indie bands. There will also be local food vendors and a local beer [...]

Live This Month: September 2011 – an audio guide through SF concerts this month (Podcast #256)

Live This Month: September 2011 (Podcast #256) 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. Two big local-focused events top this month's calendar. First, we're pleased to be co-producing the free, all ages 2011 Rock Make Street Festival, taking place on September 17th at Treat Avenue and 18th Street in the Mission District. Additionally, the Mission Creek Music Festival returns to SF and Oakland for its fifteenth installment this month. Beyond those fests, the September concert calendar seems heavy on out-of-town acts playing [...]

Mixtape: The Ones That Got Away (Podcast #255)

This episode is sponsored by BottleRockIt. Mixtape: The Ones That Got Away (Podcast #255) Our recent Regional Bias fundraiser concert featured the final local performance by Royal Baths before the band relocates to the East Coast, a fact that got us thinking about the many active artists who have left the Bay Area for other pastures in recent years. As an organization founded to champion local music, we focus on bands while they live here, but there's always a lingering feeling that great bands that depart are "the ones that got away." This podcast is a mix featuring thirteen bands [...]

Live This Month: August 2011 – an audio guide through SF concerts this month (Podcast #254)

Live This Month: August 2011 (Podcast #254) 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. For us, August hits a high point early, as August 6th we're throwing our annual fundraiser, Regional Bias, at the Verdi Club. As we discuss on the podcast, with four great local bands on the bill -- Little Wings, Royal Baths, White Cloud, and Sea of Bees -- as well as DJs, local artists, and more, it's a really special event, and we hope to see you there. [...]

Mixtape: The New Wave of Bay Area Shoegazers (Podcast #253)

Mixtape: The New Wave of Bay Area Shoegazers (Podcast #253) Amidst its various other micro-scenes, San Francisco has long fostered bands incorporating the dreamy and noisy sounds of shoegaze. Over the years, groups like Film School, Black Rebel Motorcycle Club, The Stratford 4, and others emerged from the Bay Area, employing dense, melodic distortion to much acclaim. Recently, it seems, a new crop of shoegaze-influenced bands has begun to emerge, led by breakout acts like Weekend, Young Prisms, and The Soft Moon. You'll recognize some common threads among these bands, but there's a diversity of influences and approaches here that [...]

Live This Month: July 2011 – an audio guide through SF concerts this month (Podcast #252)

Live This Month: July 2011 (Podcast #252) 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. As summer touring heats up, a bunch of buzz bands are coming through town this month, and the arriving Iceage, Unknown Mortal Orchestra, and Cold Showers have all received strong praise for their debuts. Meanwhile, several locals, including Release the Sunbird, Form & Fate, and Painted Palms, all have new records they're supporting with SF shows. Last, but not least, we're gearing up for our free Phono Del [...]

Mixtape: Fifteen great songs by Ty Segall (Podcast #251)

Mixtape: Fifteen great songs by Ty Segall (Podcast #251) Our latest podcast episode surveys the music of San Francisco's Ty Segall, an artist whose prolific and acclaimed solo output hit a new peak with the release of Goodbye Bread yesterday on Drag City. The album is being hailed as a new chapter for Segall, one that finds him successfully employing cleaner sounds in a batch of melodic psych-rock. That the new album is excellent isn't a surprise for long-time fans: over the past several years, Ty has put out a legion of terrific records incorporating elements of lo-fi, surf, punk, [...]

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Live This Month: June 2011 – an audio guide through SF concerts this month (Podcast #250)

Live This Month: June 2011 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. June kicks off the summer touring season, which means a bunch of acts coming through SF and locals heading out on tour. Not coincidentally, a bunch of the bands included here have new records out this month, including My First Earthquake, Matt Bauer, The Wooden Birds, and Black Lips. Enjoy this mix and then go check out some shows! Subscribe to The Bay Bridged Podcast! About the bands: Local band [...]

Mixtape: Twenty-One Bands Playing the 2011 San Francisco Popfest (Episode #249)

Mixtape: SF Popfest 2011 (Episode #249) Over the past several years, the San Francisco Popfest has emerged as a highly anticipated annual treat, a weekend-long celebration of indie pop music that mixes a bunch of exciting out-of-town names with some of the best local bands. This year's Popfest, taking place from May 25-29, features over 30 bands in six shows around the City, with a wealth of potential highlights. From out of town, we're especially excited for a rare SF performance by legendary punk-pop band The Undertones, London's Allo Darlin', and Captured Tracks bands Catwalk and The Beets. On the [...]

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