Taking Stock of September: A mix featuring eighteen of our favorite songs from the blog last month

If you're anything like me, you know how difficult it can be to keep track of all of the new music that's constantly floating around the Internet. Here's our latest month-in-review mix collecting some our favorite new (or new to us) songs recently posted on the website. Gathered in the mix are eighteen (!) new tracks that were posted on TheBayBridged.com in September, with links below to download each of them individually. The Bay Bridged - Best of the Blog September 2011 Mixtape Tracklisting: 1. Thee Oh Sees - "Carrion Crawler" 2. Burnt Ones - "Do the Spell" 3. The [...]

Watch performances by Birds & Batteries, Phantom Kicks at Rock Make 2011

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mTgVP4IUnBc At this year's Rock Make Street Festival, the bands absolutely killed it. Headlining the Deli Radio stage, local veterans Birds & Batteries have been a frequent player on our web site, and we were happy to have them make their first ever Rock Make appearance this year. On the up-and-coming front, Phantom Kicks also played on the Deli Radio stage, impressing the early crowd with their energetic stage presence. They had a couple extra members, including the lovely voice of talented local musician Debbie Neigher! Neigher helped on a really fun cover of Phantongram's "When I'm Small" to get [...]

TBB Premiere: Birds & Batteries covers The Who’s “Squeeze Box”

Birds & Batteries - "Squeeze Box" (TBB Premiere) We're excited to premiere this new cover from Birds & Batteries, a synthed-up take on The Who's 1975 single "Squeeze Box." The indie-Americana-pop band has been working on a new album, the follow up to last year's Panorama, and you can see them at the Rock Make Street Festival this Saturday, September 17th. After that, they're touring the West Coast with Peter Wolf Crier, with all upcoming dates below. September 16, 2011 Davis, CA Sophia's Thai Kitchen w/ Radiation City September 17, 2011 12-7pm San Francisco, CA Rock Make Street Festival The [...]

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Mixtape: 2011 Rock Make Street Festival Preview Mix (Podcast #257)

This episode is sponsored by Audyssey. Mixtape: 2011 Rock Make Street Festival Preview Mix (Podcast #257) As we noted in the last episode of our podcast, we're extremely exited about our fourth annual 2011 Rock Make Street Festival, taking place at Treat Avenue at 18th Street in San Francisco on Saturday, September 17th from 12pm to 7pm (RSVP on Facebook). Rock Make is a free, all ages, all day event, featuring tons of local arts and crafts vendors showcasing their wares between two stages of great local indie bands. There will also be local food vendors and a local beer [...]

Announcing the lineup for the 2011 Rock Make Street Festival: Tartufi, Battlehooch, Birds & Batteries, Bare Wires and many more set to perform!

The Bay Bridged, Tartufi, and Cookie and the Dude are proud to announce the lineup of local bands and artists performing at the fourth annual Rock Make Street Festival, returning to Treat Avenue at 18th Street in San Francisco on Saturday, September 17th from 12pm to 7pm (Facebook event). Widely celebrated as the Mission's only free, all ages, all day celebration of local independent music, arts, crafts, and food, Rock Make 2011 will feature two stages of local indie bands, over 100 arts and crafts vendors, and local food vendors. Without further ado, the following acts will be at this [...]

Sunday: fourth annual Switchboard Music Festival celebrates Bay Area musicians

Birds & Batteries - "Strange Kind of Mirror" It's great to see annual happenings in San Francisco music, so we are pleased to share information about Switchboard Music Festival's fourth occurrence this Sunday, April 3 at the Brava Theater (24th & York, 2-10pm). Celebrating local musicians and their diverse creations, this year's lineup is topped off with Birds & Batteries, but enlists a unique variety of acts, from jazz quartets and experimental "scratch guitar," to the traditional big band ensemble. To get a sampling of the 2011 lineup, Switchboard has compiled a podcast series! More details regarding ticket sales can [...]

Noise Pop Review: The Concretes, Birds & Batteries, Magic Bullets, Psychic Friend

On a night when a meteorologist's conspiracy hoodwinked all of us into thinking it would snow in our temperate little town, the Rickshaw played host to Sweden's The Concretes, two of SF's local heavyweights, Birds & Batteries and Magic Bullets, and a debut performance from Psychic Friend (featuring Will Schwartz of Imperial Teen). Energy was a little low at the start of the evening, but Schwartz being the music vet he is, wasted little time hooking his overtly emotional, piano-powered pop into the emerging crowd. Filling out the guitarless trio were drummer Patty Schemel (Hole) and bassist Bo Boddie, who [...]

Mixtape: Previewing the 2011 Noise Pop Festival (Podcast #243)

Previewing the 2011 Noise Pop Festival This episode is presented by KQED.org. Long before we started The Bay Bridged, we'd look forward to February's annual Noise Pop Festival, and now, in the fest's nineteenth year, things are no different. That's a remarkable achievement, and this year's week of events brings together buzzworthy out-of-town bands and talented locals for stacked four band bills sampling some of the best in contemporary indie rock. Subscribe to the The Bay Bridged podcast! The Noise Pop Calendar, while extremely helpful, might also be a little staggering, which is why we've compiled this mix of sixteen [...]

Birds & Batteries @ Chasing the Moon 9/23/10

[media id=39 width=530 height=300] Birds & Batteries have a special relationship with Studio C, and we were so pleased to finally host them for Chasing The Moon. Mike Sempert is an incredible arranger, and brought in an all star string quartet that includes Anton and Lewis from Judgement Day. These guys are really incredible live, don’t miss their upcoming show at Bottom of the Hill on October 15th. Chasing the Moon releases new episodes about once a month. To be notified of future episodes you can subscribe to our podcast either through iTunes or with this feed. Produced By: Brian [...]

Birds & Batteries (Podcast #233)

Birds & Batteries (Podcast #233) Our podcast this week spotlights Birds & Batteries, a San Francisco band mixing electronic and acoustic elements into dynamic indie rock. The band's latest album, Panorama, comes out October 12th on Spune/Velvet Blue Music, and it finds the quartet reincorporating some of the alt-country/Americana elements that weren't present on 2009's funky, synth-focused Up To No Good EP. This is Birds & Batteries the rock band, with compelling guitar hooks and a heartfelt twang complimenting bandleader Mike Sempert's thoughtful lyrics. The layers demonstrate Sempert's skill as a sonic craftsman, committed to transforming the unique melding of [...]

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