Mixtape: New Directions in San Francisco Bay Area Punk

This mixtape was first published on KQED.org. http://media.libsyn.com/media/thebaybridged/2016_Punk_Mixtape.mp3 Download: Mixtape: Rocking the Latest in San Francisco Bay Area Punk (Podcast #397) From the Dead Kennedys and Crime to Operation Ivy and Green Day -- to say nothing of countless pioneering and influential bands -- the Bay Area's punk legacy looms large over the genre. Even today, a wide variety of local bands continue to breathe new life into punk's many forms, with groups like Joyride!, Los Huaycos, and Butanna offering up vital new takes on pop-punk, skate-punk, and politically-charged punk rock, respectively. Equally impressive, though, are the sizable number of [...]

The Bay Abridged: Sept 28 – Oct 11

(illustration: Cassidy Miller) In this recurring feature known as The Bay Abridged, our staff writers provide short, witty recaps on shows they attended around the Bay Area. A scene check, a heat check, and sometimes more — stop by every other Wednesday for the most comprehensive and concise recap of the Bay Area concert scene. Dinosaur Jr at The Independent (SF) Sept. 28. Dinosaur Jr. has got to be the most baffling-looking band on the planet. You got the long-haired wizard master (guitarist J Mascis), the South Boston bar bouncer (drummer Murph), and the perpetually amped-up teenager (bassist Lou Barlow). [...]

Premiere: Cursed Graves prepare for new 12″ with groovy single ‘Slow Thoughts’

(Cover art for California Noise by Miles Mcgrady) Cursed Graves are a trio who cultivate a uniquely Californian blend of punk and noise, quite possibly a result of the members being spread out across the state from San Diego to San Francisco. They've partnered up with North Bay label Broke Hatre to release the band's first LP, entitled California Noise, which features some very cool, cryptic cover art that reminds me of both Joy Division and the movie Tremors. The single we're premiering today is a creeping, sassy song with heavy riffs and vocals that alternate between deranged monotone and strained screams. The music is similar to label [...]

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