Friday: free Scene Unseen party unites electronica and hip hop with Floating Points, Ghosts on Tape, Riff Raff, and more

Friday night's free Scene Unseen party is billed as "Our favorite discoveries from your favorite scenes," which feels like a too-normal pitch for a genre-mashing late night shindig offering everything from Berlin-style ping pong to the SF debut of one of the moment's weirdest rappers. With a whole bunch of electronica and hip hop on deck, that the evening is free with an RSVP on Do415 seems almost criminal. On the local front, you've got Ghosts on Tape's dark house and Elephant & Castle's textured electronic pop, alongside hosts Trill Team 6 and a long list of notable local DJs. [...]

April's Best: Our favorite Bay Area songs from the blog last month

Here's our latest month-in-review mix collecting some our favorite new (or new to us) songs recently posted on the website. So much good stuff came our way in April that we've actually got a two-part mix of blog songs this time. As always, we've included links below to download each of these songs individually. Mixtape: Best of the Blog April 2012 (Part 1) Mixtape: Best of the Blog April 2012 (Part 2) Tracklisting: Mix 1 1. Exray's - "Ancient Thing" 2. PreTeen - "Nueva York Is Too Far (from me)" 3. Swiftumz - "Willy" 4. Big Drag - "Let You [...]

Elephant & Castle, BOATS, more this Thursday at The Den at The Fox

Elephant & Castle - "En Memoria" (ft. tUnE-yArDs) This Thursday, Dollops Music presents the first installment of Juicebox, their new monthly musical showcase held at The Den at Oakland's Fox Theater. The inaugural line up is led by Elephant & Castle, and includes support from a host of underground Bay Area talent including BOATS, BobbyPeru, Falcons, and more. Things kick off at 8pm and, sticking with Dollops' aim at curating hassle-free communal gatherings, the event is completely free - so drop by for a drink or four and show your support! Check out a recent live Oakland session from Elephant [...]

BOATS releases 'Bleaving' EP on Oakland's Dollops Music

Oakland producer BOATS has just dropped his new EP, Bleaving, on Dollops Music. It also marks the inaugural release for the similarly Oakland-based label/collective. From the first notes of opening track "Scribe" to the fade out of final track "Fogburns," Bleaving is an immediate blanket for the ears. It's synthed-out beats aren't too dreamy, and it's laid back hooks aren't too calm. Bleaving is the next fresh batch of head-nodding tunes your chill collection needs. Stream the album below, but be sure to head to the Dollops' Bandcamp page to purchase it too, as there they explain very honestly: "Proceeds [...]

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 [...]

Taking Stock of July: A mix featuring fifteen of our favorite songs from the blog last month

If you're anything like me, you know how difficult it can be to keep track of all of the new music that's constantly floating around the Internet. Here's our latest month-in-review mix collecting some our favorite new (or new to us) songs recently posted on the website. Gathered in the mix are fifteen tracks, all from Bay Area bands, that were posted on TheBayBridged.com in July. The Bay Bridged - Best of the Blog July 2011 Mixtape Tracklisting: 1. Dominant Legs - "Hoop Of Love" 2. Part Time - "In This Filthy City" 3. Man/Miracle - "Meditations on Nothing" 4. [...]

Elephant & Castle – “Sweet Someone”/”I Will”

[Second update: Streams are back online!] [Update: Looks like the songs have been pulled offline for now. Trust us, they rule! You can still pick up the single on iTunes.] Via Mapzz, Elephant & Castle released a new single on iTunes on Tuesday. It's the band's first release on Plug Research, which will also be putting out the Transitions LP next year. The two songs showcase different sides of David Reep's electronic pop project, and you can stream both below. 01 Sweet Someone feat. Aaron Ferguson (Bonus) by Plug Research 02 I Will by Plug Research

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