Noise Pop: Diane Coffee commands the crowd

Diane Coffee (photo: Jon Bauer) There was nothing un-charismatic about the lineup for this Noise Pop show on Febuary 23, 2016 at Brick & Mortar. Every single band had a different type of charisma that engaged the crowd. Dick Stusso had the charisma of a suave and slightly intoxicated cowboy. Be Calm Honcho had the charisma of a young Dolly Parton who knew how to successfully use Twitter. Hazel English had the charisma of your grade-school crush and best friend who never seemed to give up on you. Diane Coffee had the charisma of a cult leader and motivational speaker who [...]

Mixtape: Fourteen San Francisco Bands to Watch in 2016 Download: Mixtape: Fourteen San Francisco Bands to Watch in 2016 (Podcast #379) Every year, it's an exciting challenge to compile our "Bands to Watch" mixtape: exciting because it heralds another year full of great music from the Bay Area's rising stars, and a challenge because there are far too many young acts worth including. This year's mix of bands to keep an eye on in 2016 collects fourteen artists from around the Bay Area. Notably, all of them are new to The Bay Bridged podcast, offering a variety of sounds that include forward-thinking bedroom pop, stripped-down singer-songwriter tunes, energized [...]

Get to know: Dick Stusso

Seemingly out of nowhere, Oakland's Dick Stusso snuck onto our radar with a cassette on the small-yet-solid Vacant Stare Records that is easily one of my favorite albums of the year. Nashville Dreams/Sings The Blues is essentially two albums with slightly different vibes, but everything's held together with a common theme of effortlessly transitioning from pure sillyness to something truly touching and sentimental, sometimes within the same track. Some songs dip their toes in twang, blues, and grimy garage rock all at once, while others are simply beautiful DIY ballads. "The record is a result of years of alcohol abuse, [...]

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