Live This Month: June 2012 — an audio guide through SF concerts this month (Podcast #279)

Live This Month: June 2012 — an audio guide through SF concerts this month (Podcast #279) 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. From the electronic pop of Exray's to the fiery punk of White Lung, June's concert calendar features a wide variety of highlights. Like Exray's, Still Flyin and Adios Amigo are also celebrating new albums this month, but it's not just the locals who have exciting records to offer. Japandroids' latest finds the band in peak DIY noise pop form, [...]

Rules for the riot with Casy & Brian

This is not 'Nam. There are rules. At least there are when Casy & Brian write, rehearse or take the stage. Listening to — and especially watching — the Oakland duo perform their boozy brand of Blood Brothers-esque disco-noise-punk, you would be forgiven for thinking the only law they abide is anarchy. But, in fact, as singer/keyboardist Brian McCarthy explains, while his band admittedly plays "party music," Casy & Brian's cacophonous bacchanal of sass, sex and Casio keys is a meticulously controlled chaos. "Casy and I create these little engines, which are our process and instrumentation," McCarthy says. "All we [...]

By |May 29, 2012|Tags: |

Saturday: 'The City is Ours' party in Oakland

Casy & Brian by Casy & Brian Just got a heads-up about the rad-looking "The City is Ours" party going down in Oakland this Saturday night with a crazy long bill of local musicians, including acts-we've-written-about Twin Steps, Casy & Brian, and SAFE, as well as a bunch of artists we'll be covering more in the future, like San Jose rapper Antwon and Oakland production duo Friendzone. The full list of announced acts and more music can be found below. The location is currently unknown, but it looks like it will be announced by Hoodstock's Twitter account. ONeOFfS by SAFE [...]

Videos: Casy & Brian – “Side Walk Ends” / “Pale Blue Dot”

Casy & Brian are hinting at a new album by releasing two new songs for fans' enjoyment. The songs were recorded by Andrew Oswald at New, Improved Recordings. In addition to these videos, "Side Walk Ends" and "Pale Blue Dot" are available for free download now (via Soundcloud and Bandcamp). Casy & Brian will be playing at Zool in Oakland tomorrow night, December 16th, 2011.

By |December 15, 2011|Tags: |

Wiretap’s all-ages space benefit: Religious Girls, Casy & Brian + more Saturday @ Thee Parkside

As we all know, the city struggles to maintain a hearty roster of all-ages arts and entertainment spaces. Well, Wiretap Music is definitely fed up with the current lackthereof, and is holding a benefit tomorrow night at Thee Parkside in order to spur our community into acting on this issue. Starting at 3pm, All Together Now enlists Religious Girls, electro-post-punkers Clipd Beaks, Grand Lake and a handful of other Bay Area bands, as well as a raffle and drink specials. For more information on Wiretap Music's campaign, see their Facebook group. Casy & Brian - "Rumble in the Jungle 1974" [...]

Weekend Mix: 1/14-18

Thursday: Tan Dollar, Weed Diamond, Weekend @ Adobe Books (7pm) Weekend - "Youth Haunts" Friday: Nobunny, Dreamdate, The Touch-Me-Nots @ Stork Club (9pm) Dreamdate - "I Told You" Saturday: Casy & Brian, Bang Maiden, Orinthology @ Thee Parkside (9pm, $5-20) Casy & Brian - "Rumble in the Jungle 1974" Sunday: Emily Jane White, Foxtails Brigade, Devotionals, Jeremy Dalmas @ The Makeout Room (7:30pm, $) Foxtails Brigade - "Chat With Sivan" Monday: The Yummy Fur, The Mantles, Sonny & the Sunsets @ Cafe du Nord (8pm, $10)

Pretty Blue Presents celebrates 2 years @ Stockton showcase

Casy & Brian – "Rumble in the Jungle 1974" Local label, booking consortium, and, more generally, independent music collective Pretty Blue Presents is celebrating their two-year anniversary this weekend with a showcase at the Plea for Peace Center out in Stockton (7pm, $8). As told in this feature article in the Golden Gate Press, PBP was conceived by an SFSU graduate also of Oakland's Pidgeons or Panthers. French Miami - "Science Fiction" Religious Girls (Sacramento), French Miami and Casy & Brian are among some of the local acts playing this lofi/experimental/electro-pop showcase in Stockton on Saturday. [...]

Musical Pairings: The Weird Bay Area – Maus Haus and Casy & Brian

If you are a Bay Area resident or watch a little television, you've probably noticed that the Bay Area is a place that embraces the eccentric and unusual.  Even our oddness is somewhat peculiar in its diversity.  This unique offbeat nature plays out in some interesting ways in Bay Area culture.  You see it at elaborately whimsical house parties thrown by tech-industry residents.  You see it in the diverse range of punks, hipsters, and unclassifiables hanging out in Delores Park on pretty much any day of the week.  You taste it when you order creme brulee from a cart or [...]

Monthly Mix: August 2009 (Podcast #178)

[podcast][/podcast] Our latest Monthly Mix episode of the weekly podcast includes music from ten great Bay Area bands -- some submissions we've received at TBB headquarters, some stuff we've posted on the web site recently, all really good stuff. Subscribe to the The Bay Bridged weekly podcast to get each new episode downloaded free to your iTunes the moment it's published! About this week's bands: Once episode opener Port O'Brien ("My Will Is Good") returns from Europe, they'll be heading on a national tour to support their upcoming album, Threadbare. The new release is out October 6th on TBD Records. [...]

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