Episode 71: Matt Lutz

[podcast]http://media.libsyn.com/media/thebaybridged/Lutz_Show.mp3[/podcast] This week, we're proud to feature the music of Matt Lutz, who you may also know as a member of The Herms, a San Francisco band we featured last year. When we interviewed The Herms, Lutz mentioned to us that he had a collection of songs he had written that didn't fit as Herms songs and passed us an early CD-R version of Seesaw, his debut solo CD. That Seesaw CD-R quickly became a favorite around The Bay Bridged HQ. The album features greater diversity of instrumentation than on The Herms' Record Machine, as Lutz demonstrates his ability to [...]

By |July 3, 2007|

Episode 70: Monthly Local Mix for June 2007

“Flaming June Frederick Leighton (1895) [podcast]http://media.libsyn.com/media/thebaybridged/June_2007_Mix.mp3[/podcast] Once again, we're taking a week off airing a feature show on a single band to bring you this collection of eight songs by some great San Francisco Bay Area groups. Caves kicks off this week's episode with a song from their excellent album Here is Vision. We first caught the band's dynamic songwriting at a live show we reviewed here and were excited to hear that the band's recorded work is equally strong. You can pick up the album over at the band's MySpace page. Long-time favorites Love is Chemicals are currently prepping [...]

By |June 26, 2007|

Episode 69: Birds & Batteries

[podcast]http://media.libsyn.com/media/thebaybridged/Birds_and_Batteries_Show.mp3[/podcast] This week, we're proud to bring you the music of San Francisco's Birds & Batteries. Led by singer-songwriter-multi-instrumentalist Mike Sempert, the band initially caught our ears with their last album, Selections From...Nature vs. Nature, which presented a band already finding a unique sound, a mixture of electronic and traditional country-rock elements backing thoughtful, if at times melancholic, lyrics. We interviewed Mike as he was putting the finishing touches on the band's new CD, I'll Never Sleep Again, which they release next week. While Selections From... was strong, I'll Never Sleep Again represents significant advancements in both production and songwriting. [...]

By |June 19, 2007|

Episode 68: Magic Bullets

photo by jordan fraker [podcast]http://media.libsyn.com/media/thebaybridged/Magic_Bullets_Show.mp3[/podcast] This week, we feature Magic Bullets, a San Francisco sextet whose debut album a CHILD but in life yet a DOCTOR in love is one of the most exciting releases we've encountered this year. One listen to the record indicates why the group is climbing local radio charts--they excel at catchy and dynamic songwriting, as moody and melodic instrumentals intertwine with singer Philip Benson's unique, emotive vocals. Although the band's debut, a CHILD... feels like a band coming into its own. Their sound neatly straddles the line between modern and classic, leaving critics to reference [...]

By |June 12, 2007|

Episode 67: Sugar and Gold

Photo by: Wes Rowe [podcast]http://media.libsyn.com/media/thebaybridged/Sugar_and_Gold_Show.mp3[/podcast] Sugar and Gold initially caught our attention with their energetic live show, as we saw them open for Honeycut and perform at the SF Underground Showcase at South by Southwest. We've learned, though, that they are more than just a fun live band, a fact proven on Creme, their debut full length album which will be released an Antenna Farm Records on June 12th. The new album is the culmination of two years of studio work by longtime songwriting partners Philipp Minnig and Nicolas Dobbratz and finds the pair blending elements of soul, funk, electro, [...]

By |June 5, 2007|

Episode 66: The Ian Fays

[podcast]http://media.libsyn.com/media/thebaybridged/Ian_Fays_Show.mp3[/podcast] Like all of the bands recommended to us by Deb from Playing in Fog, The Ian Fays are among the most promising groups in the local indie pop-rock community. The band's debut album The Damon Lessons showcases beautiful vocals backed by melodic guitar and synth parts. As sweet as the songs sound, though, the lyrics convey some very personal, periodically intense portraits of emotional troubles and heartbreak. As we learned in the interview, the band has had significant developments since that record, including lineup changes that now find them with a full-time live drummer. This development is one of [...]

By |May 29, 2007|

Episode 65: Tempo No Tempo

[podcast]http://media.libsyn.com/media/thebaybridged/Tempo_No_Tempo_Show.mp3[/podcast] This week we return to our regular weekly programming with a podcast episode dedicated to the music of Tempo No Tempo. This young Berkeley-based quartet has been drawing a lot of local and national attention with their latest EP The Get Down. The EP is an exciting record, mixing elements of punk, post-punk and dance-rock to create a sound reminiscent of bands like Q and Not U, but with a bit more explosiveness, as songs twist and turn with an intensity and precision that beg to be seen and heard in a live setting, something we're excited to witness [...]

By |May 22, 2007|

Episode 64: Or, the Whale

[podcast]http://media.libsyn.com/media/thebaybridged/OTW_Show.mp3[/podcast] It's fitting that we're covering Or, the Whale during the middle of Mission Creek, since we first got wind of this band during last year's festival. Since then, we've seen their exuberant live show in venues ranging from house parties to The Make-Out Room, and we've been eagerly awaiting their debut full-length for some time. That album, Light Poles and Pines, will be released May 20th at the band's CD release party and we sat down with the band recently at The Bay Bridged Headquarters to discuss the new album and the band's lengthy upcoming summer tour. We've also [...]

By |May 15, 2007|

Episode 63: The 2007 Mission Creek Music and Arts Festival (Part 3)

Pillows [podcast]http://media.libsyn.com/media/thebaybridged/MCMF_07_3.mp3[/podcast] The 2007 Mission Creek Music and Arts Festival is fast upon us, beginning this Thursday, May 10th. This week's podcast episode features 10 more great bands playing at the festival as well as portions of an interview we conducted with the festival's founders. In the interview, we discuss how the festival got started and the inspiration behind it, as well as how the festival continues to grow in its 11th year. All of our Mission Creek coverage can be found at our dedicated Mission Creek site, where we'll be bringing you daily show previews starting on Wednesday. Until [...]

By |May 8, 2007|

Episode 62: The 2007 Mission Creek Music and Arts Festival (Part 2)

Rykarda Parasol Photo by: www.xaviergomez.com [podcast]http://media.libsyn.com/media/thebaybridged/MCMF_07_2.mp3[/podcast] Updated with show times! Continuing from last week's podcast, here are ten more great songs from ten bands playing in this year's Mission Creek Music and Arts Festival. We'll be updating this post shortly with all of the information about the specific show dates and times for these acts, but for now, here are ten tracks, including some from some Bay Bridged alumni. The bands featured this week: The Music Lovers Sunday, May 20th The Make-Out Room 9pm, $8 w/ The Hot Toddies, The Tartans Michael Zapruder's Rain of Frogs Thursday, May 10th The [...]

By |May 1, 2007|
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