Mixtape: The Adventurous Sounds of San Francisco Bay Area Post-Rock

http://media.libsyn.com/media/thebaybridged/Post_Rock_2016_Mixtape.mp3 Download: Mixtape: The Adventurous Sounds of Bay Area Post-Rock (Podcast #392) Support for this podcast is provided by Goldstar. Visit their web site at goldstar.com/thebaybridged The post first ran on KQED.org. Despite the festival-headlining status of Explosions in the Sky, the resurgent Godspeed! You Black Emperor, and the lengthy careers of bands like Mogwai, it often feels like post-rock doesn't get its due. Perhaps it's the genre's terrible name, although is it any worse than "shoegaze"? Or maybe it's a perception that mostly-instrumental, composition-focused rock music sounds more like a novelty than fertile terrain for bands to explore. As [...]

San Francisco’s Commissure release EP in anticipation of West Coast tour

Despite the thinning out of post-rock torchbearers in recent years, a few pockets of passionate devotees have kept fires burning across the Bay. Most recently, it's been acts like the East Bay's Wander, who's new music video has racked up over 40 thousand views, and Commissure, who have been composing like-minded instrumental numbers since 2008. The expansive six-piece are returning with their first new release since 2012's "unknown realizations," partnering with Conditions Records (Lil Dowager, Super Unison) for a digital and cassette release. The two-song, 12-minute EP premiered recently, and shows Commissure adding trumpet and synth to their dense sonic [...]

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Buffalo Tooth plays Commune with Commissure, Growwler

For its last San Francisco event of 2013, Commune is taking over Elbo Room tomorrow, November 13, and bringing a killer lineup to fill in the soundspace. Headlining the night will be the blues-savvy punk rockers of Buffalo Tooth, whose no-bullshit approach to music is nicely encapsulated in their most recent offering, "Shit Show," available on their limited edition Buffalo Tooth/Creepers 7" split. Also on the lineup is Commissure, an experimental rock band with an affinity for ambient bedroom tunes, and the rock/pop outfit Growwler, who won the 2013 Audience Favorite Award in San Francisco's epic Music Video Race for their "Shooter's Hill" music video. Directed [...]

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