Mixtape: The Best New Bands from South by Southwest 2015

http://media.libsyn.com/media/thebaybridged/SXSW_2015_Mix.mp3 Download: Mixtape: The Best New Bands from South by Southwest 2015 (Podcast #359) The early word on South by Southwest 2015 was that the music/technology/film conference and festival was scaling back this year, with a significant reduction in permitted events, fewer global mega-brands as sponsors, and less parties headlined by top mainstream acts. And while all of that was true, the week seemed to afford as many opportunities as ever to see a wide variety of emerging indie talent from around the world. If this is the scaled-down South By, then its future is safe for indie bands and [...]

Alvvays headlining Pro Fans show at Rickshaw Stop with Absolutely Free and Talk In Tongues

The songs of Alvvays seem like the musical incarnations of a teen girl's diary entries: moody, hopeful, and wide-eyed. Their self-titled album, released this summer via locals Polyvinyl, teems with innocence and earnest, as ephemeral as youth but as vicious as naive determination. Molly Rankin, the Toronto group's lead singer and guitarist, adds a '60s softness to the band's sound, while Kerri Maclellan, Alec O'Hanley, Brian Murphy, and Phil MacIsaac coordinate anthemic pop melodies to channel their trademark sweet angst. Their penchant for melancholy has drawn a few like-minded fans, including

Live This Month: November 2014 — an audio guide to upcoming SF concerts

http://media.libsyn.com/media/thebaybridged/LTM_November_2014.mp3 Download: Live This Month: November 2014 (Podcast #349) In Live This Month, we sample some of the great local and out-of-town bands performing in the coming month in the San Francisco Bay Area. It's finally starting to get colder in San Francisco, but there a ton of great shows to force you out of the house and into local music venues this month. We're big indie pop fans around these parts, and Toronto five-piece Alvvays released one of the year's best albums in the genre. The group's self-titled debut LP, out now on Polyvinyl, is jangly, hazy and catchy [...]

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