Burnt Ones and The Mallard to release a split 7″

For those still reeling after the announcement that The Mallard, a post-punk project of Greer McGettrick, would no longer be a band last year - there is hope yet. The Mallard will be doing a posthumous split 7" alongside San Francisco scuzz rockers Burnt Ones on Mt. St. Mtn. Though the split 7" is scheduled for a May 6 release, Mt. St. Mtn is streaming Burnt Ones' side that includes a tune called "Glass Dream R.I.P.S.". Reverb-filled and glam rock-influenced, the track is delightfully eery. Listen to the track below: https://soundcloud.com/mt-st-mtn/burnt-ones-glass-dream-r-i-p-s As for The Mallard side, remember patience is a [...]

Burnt Ones play ‘Gift’ LP release party at Brick & Mortar Music Hall

Burnt Ones, though originally from Indianapolis, Indiana have long been a staple in the San Francisco music scene. And on April 12 they will be delivering their brand of reverb-filled, psych-rock influenced garage rock to the "masses" at Brick & Mortar Music Hall in celebration of their new LP on Castle Face Records, Gift. And the release party wouldn't be as legitimate if they didn't have a host of other local acts, such as punks Useless Eaters, post punks Violent Change, and local DJs Al Lover and William Keihn. In the meantime, take the track "Spell Breakers" from Gift into heavy consideration. [...]

By |April 10, 2014|Tags: |

Live This Month: April 2014 — an audio guide through upcoming SF concerts

http://media.libsyn.com/media/thebaybridged/LTM_April_2014.mp3 Download: Live This Month: April 2014 — an audio guide through upcoming SF concerts (Podcast #333) 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. Truth be told, a couple of the concerts highlighted this month are already sold out, but their inclusion here is meant to inspire you to do what it takes (hopefully just look on Craigslist?) to find tickets. One of those shows features Blood Orange, the latest project of Devonté Hynes. As a writer/producer, Hynes has worked with the [...]

Burnt Ones announce third LP

After stepping off the show circuit and spending the last six months recording and perfecting a new album, Burnt Ones have emerged out of the smoke to announce the March 28 release of their third LP, Gift, via Castle Face Records. Describing the reasons behind taking a break from live performances, lead singer Mark Tester tells Impose, "We decided to stop playing shows and to stop thinking about playing music from a live perspective. That was immensely informative as far as the development of the record. Between our tour, and traveling with/bootlegging Mike Donovan & Band for a couple weeks after, I started thinking a [...]

By |January 27, 2014|Tags: |

Art & Technology, Part II: Opportunities, Challenges, and Moving Forward

San Francisco (Photo: Wikimedia Commons) In Part I of Art & Technology, I spoke with the 16 musicians to uncover how musicians are experiencing and how they perceive the current state of the Bay Area. Based on the direction I assumed the interviews would go, the initial title of "Art & Technology" was "Art versus Technology", and it was supposed to be a single piece. However, as I spoke with each artist, the conversation evolved into one that placed those in the realms of art and technology next to each other, instead of head-to-head in competition. Based on my conversations with Mark Tester [...]

Art & Technology, Part I: The state of the Bay Area from the musician’s perspective

San Francisco (Photo: Samuel Wantman/Wikimedia Commons) The ongoing technology takeover and subsequent affordability crisis in San Francisco has saturated recent conversation here in the Bay Area. As the social, economical, and cultural landscapes continue to shift with no signs of slowing down, the dialogue has become muddled with brash accusations and blind finger pointing, and the fighting has gotten ugly on both sides. I spoke with 16 Bay Area artists - Pat McDonald, Pat Thomas, and Alex Fleshman of Cool Ghouls; Mark Tester of Burnt Ones; Matthew Melton of Warm Soda, Jeff Lewis and Elliott Kiger of The Spyrals; [...]

Mixtape: Bay Area Jams to Accompany Beer Drinking (Podcast #320)

http://media.libsyn.com/media/thebaybridged/Beer_Mix_2013.mp3 Download: Mixtape: Bay Area Jams to Accompany Beer Drinking (Podcast #320) As we've long said, we're love great beer almost as much as we love great music. Combine the two, and you've got a recipe for a good time. This mixtape is something of a successor to our 2011 rock and beer pairing, collecting a whole mess of local rock and roll bands that sound great when paired with a tasty pint. The mix features music from 20 Bay Area bands, including garage nuggets from Shannon and the Clams and Warm Soda, hard rock jams courtesy of FUZZ and [...]

Bay Area garage compilation to be released on Polyvinyl

Polyvinyl Record Co. has announced the release of I Need You Bad, a compilation that focuses on the Bay Area garage scene. A blend of both emerging and established Bay Area bands (and a few friends from the further reaches of the West coast), the compilation is curated by Sonny Smith. I Need You Bad will contain tracks by Warm Soda, Burnt Ones, Jessica Pratt and Cool Ghouls, with artwork by Shannon and the Clams and Hunx and his Punx’s Shannon Shaw. The album will be released on November 26th and is available for pre-order in the Polyvinyl shop. Listen [...]

Fuzz City releases second annual 'Summer of Fuzz' cassette

Flying under the radar earlier this summer was the second installment in Fuzz City Records' Summer of Fuzz compilation series, released exclusively on cassette back on June 10. As with last year's debut, Summer of Fuzz Volume 2 is chock full o' hot summertime cuts from a host of bands from around the Bay and beyond, including Cool Ghouls, Burnt Ones, White Mystery Drags, Part Time, Sabba Rabba, and label founder Matthew Melton's band Warm Soda. Melton was kind enough to share a few tracks from Volume 2 with me recently, and you can hear those cuts (from Drags, Part [...]

Review/Photos: Sonny & the Sunsets, Burnt Ones, Cool Ghouls @ Eagle SF 6/11/13

Thursdays are usually the night for shows at the former Eagle Tavern, now Eagle SF, but last night was a special Tuesday. It was the release date of the new Sonny & the Sunsets LP Antenna to the Afterworld on Polyvinyl and a ton of people came out to celebrate. First up was Cool Ghouls who also opened for Sonny last March at Noise Pop. Their sets tend to start out as tuneful pop in a southern rock revivalist sort of way and then edge deeper into dark and psyched out waters. And it wouldn't be a Cool Ghouls show [...]

Go to Top