TONIGHT: Come to our free Phono del Sol Pre-Party!

We're just a few days away from the 2014 Phono del Sol Music Festival, coming to Potrero del Sol Park this Saturday, July 12, but the Phono del Sol celebration officially kicks off TONIGHT! Join us to get the party started a few days early with a free happy hour at Hotel Zetta tonight, July 10, from 6pm-8pm. This early evening event features an extremely rare acoustic performance from Phono 2014 band A Million Billion Dying Suns, as well as a DJ set from epicsauce DJs (who will also be spinning in our beer garden during Saturday's fest). The pre-party [...]

RSVP for our free Phono del Sol Pre-Party with A Million Billion Dying Suns!

Phono del Sol 2014 is this Saturday, July 12, but get the party started a few days early by joining us for a free pre-party happy hour at Hotel Zetta this Thursday, July 10, from 6pm-8pm. This early evening event features an extremely rare acoustic performance from Phono 2014 band A Million Billion Dying Suns, as well as a DJ set from epicsauce DJs (who will be spinning in our beer garden during Saturday's fest). The pre-party is a free event, but you have to RSVP via WillCall. Do it now! And while you're at it, buy your tickets for [...]

Phono del Sol: The LAST ticket giveaway before the show!

John Dwyer of Thee Oh Sees at Phono del Sol 2013 Phono del Sol is so close, we can taste it. In ten days, Potrero del Sol Park will be the epicenter of all that is right with the Bay Area independent music scene with a lineup featuring both locals (Thao & The Get Down Stay Down, Blackbird Blackbird, Yalls, Tony Molina, A Million Billion Dying Suns, The Tambo Rays, and Bill Baird) as well as a dash of out-of-town talent (Baltimore's Wye Oak and San Franciscans-turned-Angelenos Nick Waterhouse and White Fence). We could not be more excited to open [...]

Win tickets to see Wye Oak, Tony Molina, and more at Phono del Sol!

Phono del Sol is one month from today, and we're gearing up for the home stretch by giving away yet another pair of tickets to San Francisco's best summer festival. Taking place July 12, 2014 in San Francisco’s Potrero del Sol Park and featuring ten of the best local and out-of-town indie acts, including Wye Oak, Thao & The Get Down Stay Down, and Tony Molina, and more, Phono del Sol Music Festival is slowly becoming one of the City's hottest summer shows, entering its fourth year in 2014. Find out how to win tickets below, and then check out [...]

Mixtape: Bands of the 2014 Phono del Sol Music Festival

http://media.libsyn.com/media/thebaybridged/Phono_2014_Mix.mp3 Download: Mixtape: Bands of the 2014 Phono del Sol Music Festival (Podcast #340) We're just a month away from the 2014 Phono del Sol Music & Food Festival! Our fourth annual all day, all ages fest returns to Potrero del Sol Park on Saturday, July 12, 2014, with a lineup full of great local and touring bands! This mixtape collects two songs each from all ten of the terrific acts performing at this year's festival, including Wye Oak, Thao & The Get Down Stay Down, Nick Waterhouse, Blackbird Blackbird, White Fence, Yalls, Tony Molina, A Million Billion Dying Suns, [...]

A Million Billion Dying Suns covers Journey…and it’s damn good

Very few bands could pull off a Journey cover without the whole operation looking like a bad attempt at irony (and resulting in the decision maker's head getting examined), but apparently A Million Billion Dying Suns is one such band. Yesterday, Nate Mercereau and company dropped one of the more interesting covers in years, taking on "Daydream", a relatively obscure track by the San Francisco-born '70s and 80s hard rock superstars originally released on their 1979 album Evolution. AMBDS lifts the long-forgotten (in most circles) track to never before seen heights, creating a psychedelic sonic tapestry that momentarily makes you [...]

Phono del Sol: Transcend with A Million Billion Dying Suns

A Million Billion Dying Suns frontman Nate Mercereau is perhaps one of the busiest performers that will grace the Phono del Sol stage July 12. In the last six months, he's played Coachella with Banks, The Disney Hall on New Year's Eve as part of Sheila E's band, backed Dave Chappelle on the SFJazz stage, and most recently, he could be seen in the house band for The Maya Rudolph show. That's an impressive six months for anyone, but Mercereau has also released A Million Billion Dying Suns' debut 7", recorded a follow up 7" to be released with Turntable [...]

Giveaway: Win tickets to Phono del Sol 2014 with Wye Oak and more!

This year's installment of Phono del Sol Music Festival takes place July 12, 2014 in San Francisco's Potrero del Sol Park and features some of the best and brightest local and out-of-town acts from the world of independent music, including Wye Oak, Thao & The Get Down Stay Down, Blackbird Blackbird, White Fence, and more. This week, we're giving away a pair of tickets to one lucky reader completely free-of-charge! To enter for a chance to win a pair of General Admission tickets to Phono del Sol 2014, RSVP over on the Facebook event page. The contest ends on Tuesday, [...]

Video Premiere: A Million Billion Dying Suns – “Strawberry Letter 23”

A Million Billion Dying Suns' first piece of vinyl is a 7" featuring Nate Mercereau and company's take on "Strawberry Letter 23" on its A-side. The band's heavy, blown-out rendering of the Shuggie Otis-penned classic feels like the polar opposite of the Brothers Johnson's breezy late '70s version, and it makes a strong case to no longer think of the earlier version as the definitive one. Today, we're premiering AMBDS's video to accompany the song, which offers a series of iconic, surreal, or otherwise visually stimulating images filed into categories like "Love" and, gulp, "Death." Created by French Press Films, [...]

Video: A Million Billion Dying Suns – “Hey Man”

Photo: Matthew Eloy We know we've had a lot to say about A Million Billion Dying Suns this week. Here's some more: the LA/SF band released an epic (and we mean that in both the strictest and the slangiest sense of the word) new video this week for the single "Hey Man." We wanted to save the best for last. Things get epic at about 1:30. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mR9sjiYZx20&feature=youtu.be Produced in collaboration with SF video collective French Press Films, "Hey Man" comes from the band's 2013 EP, Strawberry EP. With yesterday's date at The Make-Out Room under their belt, AMBDS will play [...]

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