Winnie Byrd – “Erode”; playing 5/15/11 at the Make-Out Room

Winnie Byrd, featuring Davyd Nereo from Beatbeat Whisper and friends, are scheduled to play a Seaweed Sway showcase this Sunday, May 15th at the Make-Out Room (7:30 pm, $7). The evening's bill will also feature Lindsay Clark, Ed Masuga, and a new Chasing the Moon episode featuring Brass Menazeri. Erode by WinnieByrd Winnie Byrd's quirky bedroom folk can be heard on the band's Soundcloud page. Additionally, as prep for Sunday evening, check out a live video capture of a Winnie Byrd performance at Viracocha back in 2010:

Introducing Backseat Beat, a new video series spotlighting Bay Area bands

Backseat Beat Episode 1: Moomaw & That Blasted Hound from Brad Robertson on Vimeo. [Editor's Note: Today, we're pleased to present the first episode of a new video series called Backseat Beat, showcasing Bay Area indie bands in some unconventional settings. We hope you enjoy this first show as much as we do. Look forward to more episodes here on The Bay Bridged in the coming months!] Backseat Beat is a new web-based 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 [...]

Beatbeat Whisper, Todayokay, Vandella @ Cafe du Nord Wednesday

This Wednesday, April 14th will see a trio of local folksy bands at Cafe du Nord, some familiar, some not as much. Beatbeat Whisper will headline, with the sibling songwriting duo of Ayla and Davyd Nereo bringing their plucky, soft-spoken folk. Beatbeat Whisper - "Mismanaged Skies" Todayokay will assist in opening the evening, and will simultaneously be celebrating the release of their debut EP, All This Weaponry. The darkly rich songs from the EP can be streamed in full on Todayokay's website. Light-hearted, bluesy rock in the form of Vandella will kick things off; to prepare for the show, the [...]

New East Bay music compilation release, show this Friday

It's always a good time to feature music from the oft-neglected East side of the Bay. Davyd Nereo of Beatbeat Whisper and Winnie Byrd has completed a new recording project: a local compilation, full of exclusive tracks from Oakland-based bands. The compilation consists of 15 bands and solo artists from Oakland, including Ash Reiter, The Blank Tapes, Belly of the Whale, Jen Weisberg, Mark Deutsch, Quinn Deveaux, Roberto Miguel, Ayla Nereo and more. Ash Reiter - "Red White and Blue" Those interested in picking up a copy of this new disc can do so at the Starry Plough [...]

Ticket Giveaway Wednesday: Asobi Seksu & Black Lips

Sunday, January 17th - Asobi Seksu (acoustic) and Beatbeat Whisper @ Swedish American Hall Beatbeat Whisper - "Up the Long Tracks" (Daytrotter Session) To enter send an E-mail to with your full name and the phrase "I want to see Asobi Seksu!" in the subject line. The FOURTH person to enter will win a pair of tickets to the show. Doors are at 6:30pm, $15, all ages. Buy advance tickets here. Thursday, January 21st - Black Lips, Nobunny, Personal & the Pizzas @ Great American Music Hall Nobunny - "Boneyard" To enter send an E-mail [...]

Beatbeat Whisper, Mia Riddle + more @ Hotel Utah Friday

The Hotel Utah offers Beatbeat Whisper, Mia Riddle, Ari Vais and Moomaw this Friday (9pm, $6). I only wish I could offer a prediction of the evening's air, but most every band on this bill falls under a vast spectral energy of folk and Americana. For instance, I always have filed Moomaw under reverbial psych-folk, but he just as often wears the boots of a docile melody maker when performing solo. Regardless, it's up to the time and place to determine how the night plays out. Another highlight of the bill includes Mia Riddle (New York) leading her outfit in [...]

All My Pretty Ones CD Release Thursday

This Thursday, San Francisco's All My Pretty Ones will hold their CD release at Hotel Utah with The Blank Tapes and Beatbeat Whisper. All My Pretty Ones - "Rest Dream" The band has brought their multi-instrumental folk to willing ears for years now, and are following up their debut EP The Arsonist with this latest release Tone Poems. They have maybe the most tender party song I've ever heard (check out "Party Tonight" on their MySpace) and frequently feature instruments such as oboe and euphonium. Beatbeat Whisper has offered a free mp3 to "commemorate this crazy time we are living, [...]

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