Mixtape: Hidden Gems from San Francisco Music in 2014

http://media.libsyn.com/media/thebaybridged/Hidden_Gems_2014_Mix.mp3 Download: Mixtape: Catching Up With Some Former Locals (Podcast #350) 2014 was another great year for releases from Bay Area bands, but some of the year's most impressive releases may not have initially received the attention they deserved. Those sorts of oversights are understandable given the volume of new albums coming out year-round. Still, as we approach the time of year when people naturally begin assembling their "Best of 2014" lists, it seemed like the right point to look back at ten of the year's most interesting local releases that may not have gotten their due when they arrived. [...]

Interview: The Dodos’ Logan Kroeber talks songwriting and inspiration with Dylan Shearer

This Saturday night, one of our longtime favorite local bands, The Dodos, is performing at The Chapel with the terrific local songwriter Dylan Shearer. In anticipation of the show, Logan Kroeber of The Dodos chatted with Dylan Shearer over e-mail to learn more about Shearer's songwriting, his band, and the influences that inform his music. It's a rich and fascinating conversation presented in its entirety below. You can purchase advance tickets to this Saturday's show on the The Chapel's web site. Logan Kroeber: Besides the actual songs themselves, one of the things I like most about your music is that [...]

By |September 25, 2014|Tags: , |

Empty Cellar and Castle Face co-release new Dylan Shearer

Two like-minded Bay Area record labels, Castle Face and Empty Cellar, are teaming up to release psych rocker Dylan Shearer’s new album garagearray. The record is Shearer’s third LP. The album’s debut track “meadow mines (fort polio)” was featured on NPR’s All Songs Considered, introducing garagearray as a landscape of Shearer’s distinct, tender tones of psych pop. “mold in the fold” continues on the path of garagearray, touching on unmistakably 60s-influenced psych. The San Francisco singer-songwriter was joined by Petey Dammit (of Thee Oh Sees) as well as local noise rock master Noel von Harmonson. Eric Bauer (Ty Segall, Mikal [...]

By |April 17, 2014|Tags: |

Mixtape: Singer-Songwriters of the San Francisco Bay Area (Podcast #293)

Mixtape: Singer-Songwriters of the San Francisco Bay Area (Podcast #293) With its rich history of folk musicians and lyrical rockers, the Bay Area has long been a source of terrific singer-songwriters. Even today, while much of the buzz around local musicians focuses on some of our weirder (or, perhaps, more "now") rock subgenres, there continue to be numerous talented folks crafting lyrically-rich, deeply personal music. For some reason, 2012 seems like an especially strong year for local songwriters, with well-received new albums this year from beloved veterans like Mark Eitzel and Mark Kozelek's Sun Kil Moon, as well as newer [...]

Live This Month: August 2012 — an audio guide through SF concerts this month (Podcast #284)

Live This Month: August 2012 — an audio guide through SF concerts this month (Podcast #284) 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. August means the return of the Outside Lands Festival, the latest installment of which deftly balances the expected big name headliners with a healthy serving of compelling indie artists. There are certainly plenty of good options to keep attendees satisfied all weekend long, but if you're considering a single day ticket, we'd recommend skipping work on Friday, as opening [...]

Dylan Shearer's sophomore LP 'Porchpuddles' to drop 6/19/12

Three years after his debut Planted/Plans, SF's Dylan Shearer is back with his second LP Porchpuddles, set for release June 19th on SF-based label Empty Cellar Records. Shearer — whom his label describes as an "elusive pop wizard" — brings to the table a unique brand of psych-pop not heard since the 60s and 70s, weaving his ethereal baritone through delicately constructed instrumental melodies. Shearer premiered the album's first single “Afterwhile” on Raven Sings The Blues and Ad Hoc on May 29th. The track is a prime example of Shearer's singular voice, a mesmerizing and haunting four minutes of stunning [...]

By |June 14, 2012|Tags: |
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