Read ChuCha Santamaria's recent East Bay Express cover story

Latin-influenced art-pop group ChuCha Santamaria were featured on the cover of the East Bay Express for the February 29th issue. If you missed picking up a physical copy, you can still read the overwhelmingly positive article online. Here's a snippet from the piece by Ellen Cushing describing how the band came into existence: Kirkland happened to have an old synthesizer lying around, so [lead singer Sofia] Córdova fed him some abstract ideas as to what she'd like the song to sound like — "palm trees, darkness, with clacking sounds in the background" — and wrote a set of lyrics about [...]

Photos: ‘Buried Treasures’ Popup Concert with San Francisco Mixtape Society, Melted Toys, Chucha Santamaria y Usted, Elephant and Castle

On behalf of The Bay Bridged, San Francisco Mixtape Society and Treasure Island Music Festival, we would like to extend a thank you to the bands and attendees involved in Friday's Buried Treasure TIMF Popup Concert. No sailors clad in uniforms or North Beach slices of pizza could compare to the fun that was had inside San Franpsycho's store that evening! Enjoy some photos of the event, including shots of the live sets from Melted Toys, ChuCha Santamaria y Usted, and DJ Elephant and Castle. Stay tuned for more exciting coverage of this weekend's Treasure Island festival on our website [...]

Reminder: Friday, join us for ‘Buried Treasure,’ a Treasure Island Music Festival Popup Concert

Please join us tomorrow, Friday October 7th, at 6pm for our free Treasure Island Music Festival-themed "Buried Treasure" happy hour party (RSVP on Facebook) at San Franpsycho's flagship store (1314 Grant Avenue, San Francisco) in North Beach. We'll have performances by Melted Toys and ChuCha Santamaria Y Usted, as well as a DJ set by Elephant and Castle. Be sure to bring a mixtape with the theme "Buried Treasure": we've partnered with the San Francisco Mixtape Society and will be awarding the best mixtape curator a pair of passes to the Treasure Island Music Festival! And . . . . [...]

Recommended, 10/3-10/9: Bay Bridged Treasure Island Happy Hour, Frisco Freakout, Girls/Sonny and the Sunsets, Fresh & Onlys/Tamaryn/Wax Idols

Every Monday, we'll be offering you early picks for some of the week's best concerts. Do you think we omitted something worthwhile? Let us know in the comments! Be sure to visit our Local Concert Calendar for an expanded set of daily listings. Friday: The Bay Bridged Presents "Buried Treasure," a Treasure Island Music Festival Happy Hour with Melted Toys, ChuCha Santamaria Y Usted, Elephant and Castle (DJ set) Whatever your other plans this week, we hope you'll join us at our free Treasure Island Music Festival-themed "Buried Treasure" happy hour party (RSVP on Facebook) on Friday, October 7th at [...]

The Bay Bridged Presents: A Treasure Island Music Festival Happy Hour with Melted Toys, ChuCha Santamaria Y Usted, Elephant and Castle (DJ set)

If you are like us, you probably enjoy the following things: local bands, free shows, mixtapes, and the Treasure Island Music Festival. On Friday, October 7th, we're throwing a party combining all of these elements as something we're calling "Buried Treasure," a free Treasure Island Music Festival pop-up concert and mixtape exchange taking place at San Franpsycho's flagship store (1314 Grant Avenue, San Francisco) in North Beach. On the music front, we're psyched to have performances by locals Melted Toys and ChuCha Santamaria Y Usted, as well as a DJ set by Elephant and Castle. On the mixtape front, we've [...]

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 [...]

Chucha Santamaria Y Usted – “Fiebre Tropical”

Chucha Santamaria Y Usted - "Fiebre Tropical" Sofía Córdova and Matthew Kirkland are Chucha Santamaria Y Usted, an Oakland duo crafting forward-thinking electronic dance-pop that confronts ideas bigger than just getting people moving: The concept for the album was born out of a general dissatisfaction with the conventions of art making while Sofía pursued an MFA degree during her last year in grad school. The album, which serves to chronicle various Caribbean histories ranging from the ‘discovery’ of Puerto Rico in 1492 ("Fiebre Tropical") to personal narratives which describe the actual process of immigration (the song "Dipsi Daiver" pronounced Dip-Si [...]

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