Mapping music, musicians and changes with Buzzmutt’s “Landscape Brigades”

Buzzmutt is no stranger to the Bay Area music scene. But last summer, the band embarked on a 5 week US tour where they hit some major cities and got a taste of DIY scenes all across the country. They even got it all on film. The end product is a web series titled Landscapes Brigades, which chronicles their journey across the country, the people they meet, the situations they encountered, and the consistent issues that DIY music scenes are facing all around the country. After watching the brief trailer, you get the impression that the series will touch on more [...]

By |February 4, 2016|Tags: |

Buzzmutt to release ‘Strange Planes of Surveillance’ EP

Local, grungy rock band Buzzmutt is moving forward with their newest EP, Strange Planes of Surveillance. Born from the ashes of Sid Arthur, some of the members' former band, in 2012, Buzzmutt offers a heavy and deep sound. Their newest release combines 60s rock psychedelia with a notably noisy and aggressive twist, creating a reverie that is addicting. Dazed-out guitar riffs fill the tracks, a trance-like rhythm section keeps your head bobbing, and reverbed vocals fill in the space alongside numerous other ambient and psychedelic sounds. It's a beautifully manipulated sound that'll keep you listening. Buzzmutt, The Shape, Wild Pack of [...]

By |September 8, 2014|Tags: |

Ticket Giveaway: 20 Sided Records Compilation Release Parties presented by The Bay Bridged

As we told you earlier this month, 20 Sided Records is dropping a compilation entitled "These Strange Days" on September 3, and the San Francisco-based label is teaming up with The Bay Bridged to fête the new record with four release parties at four separate SF venues on consecutive nights from September 4–7. In anticipation of these celebratory gigs (which benefit Make-A-Wish Foundation), we have a pair of tickets for each night to give away to four lucky readers. The compilation – 20 Sided's fourth such collection – includes 21 tracks from bands on the label's roster, including Ash Reiter, [...]

20 Sided Records dropping new comp, celebrating with four shows presented by The Bay Bridged

San Francisco's 20 Sided Records will release its fourth compilation on September 3, and the label is celebrating the new album with four – yes, FOUR – release parties in early September, all proudly presented by The Bay Bridged. The compilation – entitled These Strange Days – will features 21 tracks from bands on 20 Sided's roster, with an eclectic arrangement of artists from both the Bay Area and around the Western U.S. Included are Ash Reiter, The Blank Tapes, Cannons and Clouds, Li Xi, and Couches (a newcomer trio led by the man behind 20 Sided, David Mitchell). Following [...]

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