Mixtape: New Releases from Some of the Bay Area’s Best Record Labels

http://media.libsyn.com/media/thebaybridged/Record_Labels_2016_Mixtape.mp3 Download: Mixtape: New Releases from Some of the Bay Area's Best Record Labels (Podcast #393) Support for this podcast is provided by Goldstar. Visit their web site at goldstar.com/thebaybridged The post first ran on KQED.org. A record label may not be a necessity for a musician in 2016, considering the remarkable ease with which anyone can record an album and put it out into the world, and its benefits may not be obvious to some, given the precarious state of the music industry as a whole. Still, amidst the sea of countless new releases every week, there's undeniable value [...]

Mixtape: San Francisco post-punk, electronic and industrial sounds

http://media.libsyn.com/media/thebaybridged/PostPunk_2016_Mix.mp3 Download: Mixtape: Gloomy and Intense: Local Post-Punk, Electronic, and Industrial Sounds (Podcast #381) It's not all sunshine in the Bay Area, and our music scene isn't all upbeat indie pop and garage rock. On the darker end of the spectrum, there are bands more influenced by Siouxsie and Bauhaus than by surfing and beaches. For local musicians in the related constellations of post-punk, dark wave, and industrial music, a sharp sense of mood and atmosphere adds an emotionally powerful layer to compelling songwriting. There's a feeling to each of these songs that is raw, often visceral. That's not to [...]

Blood Sister, All Your Sisters, That Ghost at the Hemlock tonight

The music of San Francisco’s Blood Sister is a dizzy whirlwind of fuzzed out shoegaze. Each song, an articulated tribute to guitars drenched in distortion, is thoughtfully paired with heavy, slow and swirling vocals. Tonight, Blood Sister will be performing at the Hemlock Tavern alongside local acts All Your Sisters and That Ghost. Santa Rosa's That Ghost is worth noting and catching early before the rest of the night's performers. The project, the solo endeavor of musician Ryan Thomas Schmale, is a catalyst of gloomy, bedroom pop. Having released various full length albums and EPs, his music has fluctuated from sleepy, lo-fi [...]

Voyaj – "Strontium 91" (playing The Uptown 5/3/13)

Oakland trio Voyaj got their start in 2003 when David Krah and Stephen O'Connell collaborated for the score of a short film. They released a few albums and played a few shows as The Sunward Spike before adding Sean Hagen four years ago. Earlier this year, they renamed themselves and released their self-titled LP as Voyaj. All three members collaborate and play some combination of drums, keys, bass, and guitar at varying points throughout the album, which I would describe as "weird pop" that takes you in several different directions during its nine songs. Voyaj plays a free post-Art Murmur [...]

All Your Sisters – "An Awakening"

Jordan Morrison is a recent transplant to Oakland as well as the leader of All Your Sisters. "An Awakening" fuses noisy pop to pulsating synth lines, and if you like classic-sounding post-punk, you'll enjoy this one, as well as a few more from AYS which I've posted below. The band will be at SUB-Mission tonight, and at a house show in Oakland with Some Ember on Wednesday, before heading north on tour. MAY Tour 1 TUE - SAN FRANCISCO, CA - SUB Mission w/Owl Paws 2 WED - OAKLAND, CA - LA SUITE w/Some Ember 4 FRI - EUGENE, OR [...]

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