Get to Know: Adam Balbo

Bob Dylan sang "A Hard Rain's A-Gonna Fall" fifty years ago. Adam Balbo sings "Shit is So Fucking Sad" fifty years later and the message is depressingly familiar, albeit a lot funnier coming from the folk-punk singer-songwriter. Whether he's sounding like a strung-out Elvis Perkins on the title track to his latest EP Demons or a psychotic Buddy Holly on the rather silly "Do You Like It?", Balbo channels all the crass irony, cynicism and gnawing doubt of a generation into sometimes hilarious, sometimes haunting tunes. Call it Fear and Loathing in the East Bay: There is real anger and [...]

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Ash Reiter – “Paper Diamonds”

Ash Reiter is quickly becoming a tip-of-the-tongue name to local music lovers, as she invites listeners across the Bay to dance along to her newest glimmering folk-pop collection, Paper Diamonds. The album's release has garnered some critical attention, as has her live show. Ash Reiter - "Paper Diamonds" Reiter has a weekend of nearby performances -- one to benefit the Chilean earthquake victims in Berkeley, and another with local songwriters, one being the Simon Joyner-meets-Adam Green soloist, Adam Balbo. Reiter's MySpace also lists a few local dates in early May and a slot during the San Francisco Free [...]

Episode 160: April 2009 Monthly Mix

[podcast][/podcast] Subscribe to the The Bay Bridged weekly podcast to get each new episode downloaded free to your iTunes the moment it's published! Our latest Monthly Mix episode of the weekly podcast features ten great Bay Area bands, including a lot of good stuff from new and recent releases. About all of the bands: Still Flyin' ("The Hott Chord Is Struck") release their debut album today via the Ernest Jenning Record Co. The CD release show for Never Gonna Touch The Ground is May 9th at Cafe Du Nord, with Nodzzz supporting. The second album from local songwriter Ayal Nistor's [...]

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