Episode 138: Maus Haus

[podcast]http://media.libsyn.com/media/thebaybridged/Maus_Haus_Show.mp3[/podcast] This week's episode is presented by KQED Interactive and sponsored by Bloomsday Rising. This week's podcast features San Francisco experimental pop sextet maus haus, a band that ranks as one of the most promising young groups in Bay Area indie music. We were intrigued when we first heard that Aaron Weiss (ex-Social Studies) and Jason Kick (The Lovely Public, Social Studies) were working on a new project, and the band's self-distributed demos--from which we included songs here and here--set early expectations quite high with a unique sound that eschewed guitars for a pastiche-driven mix of synthesizers, classical instruments and [...]

By |October 28, 2008|Tags: |

Episode 137: October 2008 Monthly Mix

[podcast]http://media.libsyn.com/media/thebaybridged/October_2008_Mix.mp3[/podcast] It's time once again for a Monthly Mix episode of our weekly podcast. These eight songs are all from new or recently released albums by some great Bay Area bands. About all of the bands: San Francisco indie-pop band Photons ("Animals") recently released an excellent self-titled debut album. They will be at the Retox Lounge on October 23rd and the Make-Out Room on November 16th. Singer-songwriter Goh Nakamura ("Hangman") latest winning collection of rock-pop is titled Ulysses. You can hear more here and can catch him at the Rickshaw Stop on November 5th with Audio Out Send and Evening [...]

Episode 136: Loquat

[podcast]http://media.libsyn.com/media/thebaybridged/Loquat_Show.mp3[/podcast] This week's podcast episode spotlights San Francisco's Loquat, a quintet who create catchy melodic indie pop with a mix of electronic and traditional rock sounds. In 2005, the band released It's Yours To Keep, a full length debut that continues to win new fans with its seductively catchy songs. In the three years that the band's been working on their next album, their live shows have continued to please crowds, including a set at the Bay Area Takeover that remains one of our South by Southwest highlights. Today, the wait for the band's next CD is over, with the [...]

By |October 14, 2008|Tags: |

Episode 135: Winter’s Fall

[podcast]http://media.libsyn.com/media/thebaybridged/Winters_Fall_Show.mp3[/podcast] This week's podcast features Berkeley quartet Winter's Fall, a band that deftly mixes indie atmospherics with driving country-rock to create a unique, exciting sound. When we received the group's self-titled album earlier this summer, we were quite simply blown away. It's an astonishingly fully-realized work, especially considering that it's the band's first full length release. Lead singer/songwriter Peter Stanley's voice feels like the perfect conduit for his heartfelt lyrical imagery, and both blend well with the group's layered, engaging songwriting. The band includes a mix of longtime friends and family, which might explain how effortlessly they found a sound [...]

By |October 7, 2008|Tags: |

Episode 134: Live This Month – October 2008

[podcast]http://media.libsyn.com/media/thebaybridged/LTM_October_2008.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 ten great bands playing some excellent shows this month, so head out and see some live music. About the bands: Local heroes Deerhoof ("Offend Maggie") release their new album Offend Maggie digitally today and on CD next Tuesday. The band kicks off their national tour at the Great American Music Hall on October 4th with Okay and The Happy Hollows. Seattle art-rockers The Dead Science ("Make Mine Marvel") released their [...]

Episode 133: September 2008 Monthly Mix

[podcast]http://media.libsyn.com/media/thebaybridged/September_Mix_2008.mp3[/podcast] This week's podcast is our latest monthly mix episode, featuring new music, recent music and otherwise excellent music from seven Bay Area bands and one from the Central Valley. More information about all of the bands below: Blue Rabbit ("Separate") recently released their debut EP Separate digitally and the title track is some great rolling cello-pop. You can pick it up at their MySpace page, and can see the San Francisco folk-rockers on October 19th at the Fiesta on the Hill. French Miami ("Multi Caliber Rifles") killed it at the Rock Make Street Festival, and we're excited for their [...]

Episode 132: The Mommyheads

[podcast]http://media.libsyn.com/media/thebaybridged/Mommyheads_Show.mp3[/podcast] This week's podcast spotlights The Mommyheads, a quartet that left an indelible mark on indie pop music during their eight years as one of San Francisco's best bands, from 1990 to 1997. During that time the group released several acclaimed records--including 1995's Bingham's Hole, which some consider one of the decade's best albums--before calling it quits in the aftermath of major label difficulties that hampered their final self-titled release. After eleven years apart pursuing solo projects and other endeavors, bandmates Adam Elk, Dan Fisherman, Michael Holt and Jeff Palmer reunited earlier this year to record You’re Not a Dream, [...]

By |September 16, 2008|

Episode 131: Bart Davenport

[podcast]http://media.libsyn.com/media/thebaybridged/Bart_Davenport_Show.mp3[/podcast] This week's podcast features Bart Davenport, a Berkeley native whose lengthy music career has spanned R&B, garage rock, and electronic pop with The Loved Ones, The Kinetics, Persephone's Bees and Honeycut, as well as several well-received albums as a solo singer-songwriter. After years of successful touring with Honeycut, Bart now returns to the solo artist world with Palaces, out today on Antenna Farm Records. Full of compelling catchy melodies and great pop songwriting, Palaces is definitely one of the best records we've heard this year. Initially planned as collaborative effort with local producer and songwriter Kelley Stoltz, Davenport found [...]

By |September 9, 2008|

Episode 130: Live This Month – September 2008

[podcast]http://media.libsyn.com/media/thebaybridged/LTM_August_2008.mp3[/podcast] The first week of the month means it's time for another Live This Month episode of our podcast. This episode features a dozen bands from the Bay Area and around the world. All of these groups are playing locally this month, so get out there and see some great live music! About the bands: Philadelphia duo Pattern is Movement ("Right Away") are on a national tour in support of their latest album All Together. They'll arrive in San Francisco for a September 28th show at the Hemlock Tavern with Okay and French Miami. Local synth rockers Master/Slave ("Slummin") (Feature [...]

By |September 2, 2008|

Episode 129: August 2008 Monthly Mix

[podcast]http://media.libsyn.com/media/thebaybridged/August_2008_Mix.mp3[/podcast] This week, the podcast features a mix of terrific new songs from some great Bay Area bands alongside our latest follow-up interview with a band we profiled long ago. In this episode, we check in with Elephone, whose latest album Canister finds them further exploring dark textures and catchy melodies with equally high skill. We sat down with Ryan, Sierra and Terry in our studio to discuss the inspiration behind the new record, how Sierra's joining the band has developed their sound, and each member's favorite songs on Canister. About all of the bands: We first interviewed San Francisco's [...]

By |August 26, 2008|
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