Monthly Mix: August 2009 (Podcast #178)

[podcast]http://media.libsyn.com/media/thebaybridged/August_2009_Mix.mp3[/podcast] Our latest Monthly Mix episode of the weekly podcast includes music from ten great Bay Area bands -- some submissions we've received at TBB headquarters, some stuff we've posted on the web site recently, all really good stuff. Subscribe to the The Bay Bridged weekly podcast to get each new episode downloaded free to your iTunes the moment it's published! About this week's bands: Once episode opener Port O'Brien ("My Will Is Good") returns from Europe, they'll be heading on a national tour to support their upcoming album, Threadbare. The new release is out October 6th on TBD Records. [...]

Railcars (Podcast #177)

[podcast]http://media.libsyn.com/media/thebaybridged/Railcars_Show.mp3[/podcast] This week, our podcast features Railcars, the recording project of San Francisco's Aria C Jalali. Jalali began recording solo under his own name while at UC Berkeley, gathering a band under the Railcars moniker when he was invited to open for the Handsome Furs in early 2008. He returned to working solo to record Railcars' first 7" Cities vs. Submarines, released almost a year ago on Gold Robot Records. Recorded by Jamie Stewart (Xiu Xiu) in his kitchen, the five-song set featured lyrics drawn from Aria's vivid recurring dreams, and sounds generated from a cornucopia of drum machines, synths [...]

By |August 18, 2009|Tags: |

Dame Satan (Podcast #176)

[podcast]http://media.libsyn.com/media/thebaybridged/Dame_Satan_Show.mp3[/podcast] This week, our podcast features Dame Satan, a San Francisco band mixing acoustic folk, electrified blues and psychedelic textures into some epic rock compositions. Their 2005 debut Ghost Mansion--named after the home the members shared which doubled as the recording location--offered a stripped-down, acoustic-driven blend of American rock sounds. The band reached another level, however, with 2008's Beaches and Bridges, which was recently released digitally on Origami Music. The songs on their latest album often sound like they're from another universe, but it's a fully realized, detail-rich universe, and the work has justly received very favorable reviews. Subscribe to [...]

By |August 11, 2009|Tags: |

Live This Month: August 2009 (Podcast #175)

[podcast]http://media.libsyn.com/media/thebaybridged/August_2009_LTM.mp3[/podcast] Every month, we dedicate the first week's podcast to highlighting some of the great local and out-of-town bands performing soon in the San Francisco Bay Area. We've got a dozen great bands playing some excellent shows this month, so head out and see some live music! Subscribe to The Bay Bridged's podcast to get each week's new episode downloaded free to your iTunes! About the bands: Tender Forever ("Heartbroken Forever") will be performing at the 2009 Homo A Go Go Festival, which is taking place in San Francisco for the first time this month. They'll be playing at SOMArts [...]

Monthly Mix: July 2009 (Podcast #174)

[podcast]http://media.libsyn.com/media/thebaybridged/July_2009_Mix.mp3[/podcast] Our latest Monthly Mix episode of the weekly podcast includes music from ten great Bay Area bands -- some submissions we've received at TBB headquarters, some stuff we've posted on the web site recently, all really good stuff. Before we get into the episode, we hope to see you on Friday, July 31st at Regional Bias: A Celebration of Bay Area Music and Culture to Benefit The Bay Bridged. The event features a happy hour art show and food tasting open to all ticketholders, followed by performances by French Miami, Adam Stephens and The Finite Plain, Or, the Whale [...]

Rubies (Podcast #173)

[podcast]http://media.libsyn.com/media/thebaybridged/Rubies_Show.mp3[/podcast] This week, we're excited to feature Rubies, a band led by Simone Rubi and Terri Lowenthal, both formerly of Call and Response. If you're familiar with that Bay Area indie pop band, who released some great California-feeling albums in the early-to-mid 2000s, it won't surprise you that catchy melodies and warm harmonies are some of the new band's strengths as well. At the same time, the group's sonic toolkit is considerably tougher to pin down, with a blend of folk, pop, disco, and electronica that's catchy and danceable. The melange has a distinctively cosmopolitan, modern feel to it, and [...]

By |July 21, 2009|Tags: |

Thee Oh Sees (Podcast #172)

[podcast]http://media.libsyn.com/media/thebaybridged/Thee_Oh_Sees_Show.mp3[/podcast] This week, we're excited to feature Thee Oh Sees, a band that -- seriously, do we need to introduce this band to you? Through a relentless performance schedule and some excellent recordings, it's tough not to consider Thee Oh Sees one of the top rock bands in the Bay Area and we were pleased to invite bandleader John Dwyer into the studio for this episode. Thee Oh Sees evolved in a unique trajectory, beginning first as a solo home-recording outlet for Dwyer (Coachwhips, Pink and Brown) and gradually evolving as he became less interested in folky sounds and more [...]

By |July 14, 2009|Tags: |

Live This Month: July 2009 (Podcast #171)

[podcast]http://media.libsyn.com/media/thebaybridged/July_2009_LTM.mp3[/podcast] Every month, we dedicate a week of our podcast to highlighting some of the great local and out-of-town bands performing soon in the San Francisco Bay Area. We've got a dozen great bands playing some excellent shows this month, so head out and see some live music! Subscribe to The Bay Bridged's podcast to get each week's new episode downloaded free to your iTunes! About the bands: French Miami ("Multi-Caliber Rifles") headline Regional Bias, our first fundraiser, which also features performances by the also-amazing Adam Stephens and the Finite Plain, Or, the Whale, and Leopold and his Fiction. The [...]

Monthly Mix: June 2009 (Podcast #170)

[podcast]http://media.libsyn.com/media/thebaybridged/June_2009_Mix.mp3[/podcast] Our latest Monthly Mix episode of the weekly podcast includes music from nine great Bay Area bands -- some submissions we've received at TBB headquarters, some stuff we've posted on the web site recently, all really good stuff. Subscribe to the The Bay Bridged weekly podcast to get each new episode downloaded free to your iTunes the moment it's published! About all of the bands: Oakland songwriter Brian Glaze ("Leader of the Band") returns with his third LP Green Living, out July 13th on World Famous In San Francisco. He'll be at McLaren Park on July 18th as part [...]

Battlehooch (Podcast #169)

[podcast]http://media.libsyn.com/media/thebaybridged/Battlehooch_Show.mp3[/podcast] This week, we're excited to feature Battlehooch, a band whose sound and antics border on the indescribable, combining elements of art rock, prog, and pop to create funky, winning songs. After building a strong reputation as an energetic live band, who often performed on City streets with a homemade generator, the group released their debut EP, 2008's Oof Owf. This week, the band returns with their first full length album, Piecechow, which maintains their trademark kitchen sink approach, with a variety of horns, synths and drum machines, while staying catchier than a lot of proggy music. That's no small [...]

By |June 23, 2009|Tags: |
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