What’s Happening This Weekend? A Guide To Shows Around The Bay, Nov 31 – Dec 2

Friday, November 30 Jay Som, Justus Proffit @ Starline Social Club Though she recently relocated to (guess where) LA, Jay Som will always be ours. There, she linked up with label-mate Justus Proffitt, and released an EP with him called Nothing's Changed. The two bring the new work to Starline tonight. Nicki Bluhm @ Terrapin Crossroads Without her usual Gramblers behind her, Nicki Bluhm plays the North Bay with help from the Coffis Brothers. Dragon Smoke @ The Independent Born of the high-class, high-energy late-night magic of NOLA Jazz Fest's SuperJam, Dragon Smoke make a rare return to the Independent. [...]

Mixtape: Fourteen San Francisco Bay Area Artists to Watch in 2017

http://media.libsyn.com/media/thebaybridged/Artists_to_Watch_2017.mp3 Download: Mixtape: Fourteen San Francisco Bay Area Artists to Watch in 2017 (Podcast #400) This episode first aired on KQED.org. Our first mixtape of 2017 is our annual survey of some of the best new and emerging San Francisco Bay Area performers to watch over the coming year. The fourteen up-and-coming local acts showcased in this mix come from a wide variety of genres, and whether it's the experimental hip hop of Siri, Marbled Eye's urgent post-punk, or the heavy psych of Feral Ohms, to highlight just a few, there's a wealth of talent on display here. As in [...]

Premiere: Feral Ohms showcases raw, heavy psych on new live album

Between the above picture of Ethan Miller in his element, and the killer song included below, any words spent describing the ferocity of Oakland heavy psych trio Feral Ohms are likely redundant. "The Glow," which we're premiering today, bursts out of the gate at top speed, delivering an unrelenting three minutes of explosive rock and roll. The song is also a showcase of sorts for the chemistry between Miller (Comets on Fire, Heron Oblivion), Chris Johnson (Drunk Horse, Andy Human and the Reptoids) and Josh Haynes (Nudity), seasoned vets who've been playing together as Feral Ohms for several years. The [...]

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Mixtape: Rocking Out to San Francisco’s Best Heavy Bands

http://media.libsyn.com/media/thebaybridged/Heavy_Rock_2015_Mix.mp3 Download: Mixtape: Rocking Out to San Francisco's Best Heavy Bands (Podcast #373) The term "hard rock" may have taken a serious beating over the last several decades, conjuring up images of slick radio-baiting songs that actually have more in common with soft pop than anything truly rock and roll. That wasn't always the case. Not only did the heavy, bluesy rock and roll bands of the 1960s -- including pioneers like SF's own Blue Cheer -- offer some killer tunes, but they also laid substantial groundwork for the emergence of metal, punk, and other rock sub-genres in the years [...]

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