Backseat Beat Episode 11: The SHE’S, part 2

http://vimeo.com/24104441 Backseat Beat is a video series highlighting indie musicians and the city by the Bay. Armed with Flip cameras, we interview bands in the back seat of our ‘83 Volvo as we spirit them away to unexpected, forgotten corners of San Francisco, where they plug in outdoors to play a few tunes. Each band’s performance transforms these urban spots from their anonymous day to day existence into surreal, magical backdrops. After a hard year of acing chemistry, we're gearing up for summer, digging through our drawers for that bikini we bought last August, maybe a little white lipstick, and [...]

Backseat Beat Episode 11: The SHE’S, part 1

http://vimeo.com/23856445 Backseat Beat is a video series highlighting indie musicians and the city by the Bay. Armed with Flip cameras, we interview bands in the back seat of our ‘83 Volvo as we spirit them away to unexpected, forgotten corners of San Francisco, where they plug in outdoors to play a few tunes. Each band’s performance transforms these urban spots from their anonymous day to day existence into surreal, magical backdrops. Now, we don't know about you, but back in high school we didn't have a lot of experience with filled-out rich bitch popularity queens, jocks in corvettes, or vaguely [...]

Backseat Beat Episode 10: Hate Factory, part 2

http://vimeo.com/22196806 Backseat Beat is a video series highlighting indie musicians and the city by the Bay. Armed with Flip cameras, we interview bands in the back seat of our ‘83 Volvo as we spirit them away to unexpected, forgotten corners of San Francisco, where they plug in outdoors to play a few tunes. Each band’s performance transforms these urban spots from their anonymous day to day existence into surreal, magical backdrops. Hate Factory is like that pajama party gone bad — you know the one. It starts out innocently enough with hair braiding and prank calls. Then, a few hours [...]

Backseat Beat Episode 10: Hate Factory, part 1

http://vimeo.com/22190170 Backseat Beat is a video series highlighting indie musicians and the city by the Bay. Armed with Flip cameras, we interview bands in the back seat of our ‘83 Volvo as we spirit them away to unexpected, forgotten corners of San Francisco, where they plug in outdoors to play a few tunes. Each band’s performance transforms these urban spots from their anonymous day to day existence into surreal, magical backdrops. A pair of lady roommates strumming ukuleles and harmonizing sweetly on neo-thirties love songs — what could be more innocent than that? As it turns out, pretty much anything. [...]

Backseat Beat Episode 9: Social Studies, part 2

Backseat Beat Episode 9: Social Studies part 2 from Brad Robertson on Vimeo. Backseat Beat is a video series highlighting indie musicians and the city by the Bay. Armed with Flip cameras, we interview bands in the back seat of our ‘83 Volvo as we spirit them away to unexpected, forgotten corners of San Francisco, where they plug in outdoors to play a few tunes. Each band’s performance transforms these urban spots from their anonymous day to day existence into surreal, magical backdrops. The smell emanating from the back of the van, the bitching and moaning about how your stash [...]

Backseat Beat Episode 8, part 1: The Definite Articles

http://vimeo.com/19619305 Backseat Beat is a video series highlighting indie musicians and the city by the Bay. Armed with Flip cameras, we interview bands in the back seat of our ‘83 Volvo as we spirit them away to unexpected, forgotten corners of San Francisco, where they plug in outdoors to play a few tunes. Each band’s performance transforms these urban spots from their anonymous day to day existence into surreal, magical backdrops. It's a damn shame my public high school didn't have an orchestra. No orchestra means those kids contentedly playing D&D in a corner while everyone else was busy pretending [...]

Backseat Beat, Episode 7 outtakes: Magic Bullets

http://vimeo.com/18358688 Maybe you happened to catch Magic Bullets on our last episode of Backseat Beat, in which these charming men chatted us up about vibrators, Spam burritos (not a euphemism) and cock with wine (we'll let you decide if that's a euphemism). Their interview left us with some steamy windows and way more naughty bits than we could fit into one episode, as you can see in the reel of choice outtakes above. Then again, maybe you missed the episode because your stupid family forgot your 16th birthday because your older sister was getting married on the same day and [...]

Backseat Beat, Episode 7: Magic Bullets

http://vimeo.com/18356943 Backseat Beat is a video series highlighting indie musicians and the city by the Bay. Armed with Flip cameras, we interview bands in the back seat of our ‘83 Volvo as we spirit them away to unexpected, forgotten corners of San Francisco, where they plug in outdoors to play a few tunes. Each band’s performance transforms these urban spots from their anonymous day to day existence into surreal, magical backdrops. When it sometimes feels like every other band in our fair foggy town is doing their best to mine obscure 60s garage nuggets in a bald attempt to please [...]

Backseat Beat, Episode 6: Ash Reiter

http://vimeo.com/17516639 Backseat Beat is a video series highlighting indie musicians and the city by the Bay. Armed with Flip cameras, we interview bands in the back seat of our ‘83 Volvo as we spirit them away to unexpected, forgotten corners of San Francisco, where they plug in outdoors to play a few tunes. Each band’s performance transforms these urban spots from their anonymous day to day existence into surreal, magical backdrops. At this point, we pretty much assume that a given Backseat Beat shoot is going to involve some kind of risk to person or property. Since our shoot with [...]

Tonight: Backseat Beat episodes screen at Zeitgeist GEARS festival

Backseat Beat, the video series taking San Francisco bands out for a spin in a Volvo and a live set, has released four episodes thus far featured on The Bay Bridged. To see them larger than the aspect ratio of your computer screen, and, instead, with a tasty pint of brew, head to Zeitgeist tonight for the GEARS festival. Starting at 7pm and free, the short film fest will begin with BSB's four episodes spotlighting The Downer Party, Camp Out, My First Earthquake and Moomaw/That Blasted Hound. For more information, see their Facebook event and the Backseat Beat website. http://vimeo.com/15577806

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