Episode 158: Vetiver

[podcast]http://media.libsyn.com/media/thebaybridged/Vetiver_Show.mp3[/podcast] Subscribe to the The Bay Bridged weekly podcast to get each new episode downloaded free to your iTunes the moment it's published! This week's podcast features Vetiver, a folk-rock band led by San Francisco's Andy Cabic and one that likely needs little introduction to Bay Area indie music fans. After moving from North Carolina to SF following the dissolution of his band The Raymond Brake, Cabic found himself immersed in a community of forward-thinking musicians, eventually co-founding the band Tussle and creating a demo of solo recordings that found its way to Thom Monahan (Pernice Brothers, The Lilys). Over [...]

By |April 7, 2009|Tags: |

Episode 157: Live This Month – April 2009

[podcast]http://media.libsyn.com/media/thebaybridged/LTM_April_2009.mp3[/podcast] Subscribe to the The Bay Bridged weekly podcast to get each new episode downloaded free to your iTunes the moment it's published! 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! About the bands: We're very excited to present Vetiver's ("Everyday") CD release party at Great American Music Hall on Wednesday, April 8th. Richard Swift and Adam Stephens round out the [...]

Episode 156: From Monument to Masses

[podcast]http://media.libsyn.com/media/thebaybridged/From_Monument_to_Masses_Show.mp3[/podcast] This week's podcast features From Monument to Masses, a San Francisco/New York based trio writing forward thinking instrumental rock music with elements of electronica, hip-hop and prog-metal. A lot of bands lay claim to writing "epic" songs that are actually just long exercises in musical addition and subtraction. FMTM, on the other hand, create emotionally powerful movements and precisely shifting moods with a seemingly endless bag of well-honed ideas. The guys' skill with dynamics have helped the band build a reputation as an absolutely killer live act, using loops and effects to recreate its dense jams. Similarly, the band [...]

Episode 155: Jocelyn Kane, SF Entertainment Commission

[podcast]http://media.libsyn.com/media/thebaybridged/Entertainment_Commission_Show.mp3[/podcast] With The Bay Bridged heading down to South by Southwest this week, we thought we'd bring you a special episode of our weekly podcast. If SXSW is at least ostensibly about discovering the "next big thing" in independent music, there's much more to music's future than just finding new bands. Indeed, a healthy indie music scene requires an artist-friendly environment, meaning that music's future is intertwined with the future of housing, the economy, health care, and other areas of life in the City of San Francisco. With that in mind, this week's podcast features an interview with Jocelyn Kane, [...]

Episode 154: Dizzy Balloon

[podcast]http://media.libsyn.com/media/thebaybridged/Dizzy_Balloon_Show.mp3[/podcast] This week's podcast features rock-pop quintet Dizzy Balloon, a group who established a name for themselves at a quick pace when their three song demo began receiving substantial radio airplay a few years ago. Back then, the band was known as Panda and its members were still high school students in Piedmont, but their penchant for catchy, engaging melodies was already undeniable. Now out of high school and taking time off from college to give the band a serious run, the guys have continued to gain momentum with a self-titled debut album under their new name late last year. [...]

By |March 10, 2009|Tags: |

Episode 153: Live This Month – March 2009

[podcast]http://media.libsyn.com/media/thebaybridged/LTM_March_2009.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 twelve great bands playing some excellent shows this month, so head out and see some live music! Berkeley's Half-Handed Cloud ("Animals Are Cut In Two") kick off this week's show. Catch him at the Hemlock Tavern on Wednesday, March 11th with Lake and Little Wings. Once a busker on the streets of Calgary, Chad VanGaalen ("City of Electric Light") is touring behind last year's Soft Airplane. Catch him with Women [...]

Episode 152: Sholi

[podcast]http://media.libsyn.com/media/thebaybridged/Sholi_Show_2009.mp3[/podcast] Listen to the podcast here. This week, we are proud to feature Sholi, an art-rock trio who have been one of our favorite bands since we first heard them around the inception of The Bay Bridged. We first got hooked to the band's promising demos and their tight live show became equally well-loved, but, for all of their talent, the trio had a limited recorded output while they spent time prepping their debut album. And did they spend time. It became something of a running joke to confront members of the band with the demand to "put the [expletive [...]

By |February 24, 2009|Tags: |

Episode 151: Noise Pop 2009 Preview (Part 2)

[podcast]http://media.libsyn.com/media/thebaybridged/Noise_Pop_Mix_2.mp3[/podcast] Listen to the podcast here. This is the second of two podcast episodes spotlighting the diverse mix of excellent bands playing during the 2009 Noise Pop Music Festival. We have twelve great local and touring bands in the episode, all of whom are performing during Noise Pop, which runs from February 24th to March 1st. You can listen to our first Noise Pop 2009 episode here. LA indie pop band The Submarines ("Waiting for a War") kick off the episode with a cover of a song by their current tourmates, The Morning Benders. Both bands will be co-headlining at [...]

Episode 150: Leopold and his Fiction

[podcast]http://media.libsyn.com/media/thebaybridged/Leopold_Show.mp3[/podcast] This week's featured band is San Francisco's Leopold and his Fiction, a trio who turn pieces of garage rock, folk, psych and Americana into a remarkably cohesive and engaging mix called "vintage rock". Detroit native Daniel James grew up around music and musicians, but it wasn't until he left home that he really took stock of the music scene around his upbringing. The singer-guitarist eventually ended up at a writing program in San Francisco, where he met Kentucky transplant Ben Cook and the two bonded over a love of classic rock and vintage sounds. After some unsuccessful attempts to [...]

Episode 149: Noise Pop 2009 Preview (Part 1)

[podcast]http://media.libsyn.com/media/thebaybridged/NP_Part_1_Mix_Show.mp3[/podcast] Listen to the podcast here. This week's podcast episode is the first of two mixes spotlighting some of the many excellent bands performing during the 2009 Noise Pop Music Festival. We're pleased to be partnering with Noise Pop this year to once again deliver comprehensive coverage before, during, and after the festival. This episode features ten great songs from a mix of local and touring artists. About the bands: Thee Oh Sees ("Ghost in the Trees") kick off the show with an excellent song from their 2008 album The Master's Bedroom Is Worth Spending A Night In. Catch their [...]

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