Announcing Regional Bias: A Celebration of Bay Area Music and Culture to Benefit The Bay Bridged

For the past three and half years, The Bay Bridged has been proud to promote the San Francisco Bay Area indie music scene through our popular web site, ongoing series of "The Bay Bridged Presents" live events, compilation releases and more. On Friday, July 31st, 2009, we're supremely excited to present our biggest San Francisco event yet: Regional Bias: A Celebration of Bay Area Music and Culture to Benefit The Bay Bridged. Taking place at the historic Verdi Club in Potrero Hill, Regional Bias is a celebration of the things that make living in the Bay Area a great, unique [...]

Tomorrow, Stranger Dance Presents: French Miami, By Sunlight, Silian Rail @ Rickshaw Stop

What a week for local music! Wednesday a (primarily) local showcase at The Rickshaw (8pm, $8) will take place thanks to SF's Stranger Dance, including French Miami, By Sunlight (Seattle) and Silian Rail. French Miami - Science Fiction Don't know what you're in store for when it comes to seeing Silian Rail? Just heading back to town from a West Coast tour, the two piece instrumental packs in more volume and melody than some full bands! Here is a video podcast they did a while back with Chasing the Moon at Hyde Street Studios, the hub of many [...]

New concert series LA[Heart]SF starts Saturday at El Rio

What a way to solve geographical differences: introducing a new concert series, LA[Heart]SF, sponsored by blogging pals New and Used Records (SF) and Radio Free Silverlake (LA). The mission is to bring together the LA and SF scenes by alternating shows in the cities each month, inviting local heroes up and down the coast. The partnership kicks off in San Francisco at El Rio this Saturday with Bay Bridged favorites Birds & Batteries and French Miami, and visiting from down south will be The Flying Tourbillon Orchestra. The show starts at 9pm with a $7 cover. So we already know [...]

Announcing the 2009 Bay Area Takeover!

After many months of preparation, Tricycle Records and The Bay Bridged are proud to announce that the Bay Area Takeover is back! After last year's big success, we're throwing another six hour unofficial day party during the 2009 South by Southwest Music Festival, with performances by over a dozen of the San Francisco Bay Area's hottest artists representing a broad cross-section of the Bay's fertile and diverse music scene. The 2009 Takeover takes place on Thursday, March 19th, 2009 from 12pm to 6pm at Austin's Beauty Bar. Once again, the party's FREE, but you need to RSVP at to [...]

Episode 144: Twelve From 2008

[podcast][/podcast] It's pretty amazing how many great releases came from Bay Area bands this year, and we were pleased to interview many of these groups on our podcast in 2008. This week's episode features music from twelve of this year's best as featured on our show during the past twelve months. If you like what you hear, check out our feature episodes spotlighting each of these bands. This will be our last podcast of the year, but we'll be continuing regular blogging right into 2009. Happy holidays! About the bands: - Man/Miracle: "Pushing and Shoving" [from the Pushing and Shoving [...]

French Miami, Master Slash Slave at BOTH Friday

San Francisco's math-rock sweethearts French Miami will play this Friday at Bottom of the Hill with Master Slash Slave and The Happy Hollows (LA), presented by Performer Magazine. French Miami - "Science Fiction" Rolling Stone lovingly called French Miami "psychopaths," RCRD LBL described them as "electric kool-aid post-punk," and many many other reviews have attempted equally wild descriptions of a band whose album can't even begin to encapsulate the way they rock a live set. If you haven't seen them live, now's your chance. Check out our recent feature podcast on French Miami. The show starts at 10pm [...]

Episode 141: French Miami

[pocast][/podcast] This week's episode is presented by KQED Interactive. This week, our podcast spotlights French Miami, a San Francisco band whose synth-rock sound is as immediately gripping as it is difficult to pigeonhole. Few groups have left the impression that this trio did when we first saw them perform at this year's Rock Make Street Festival, where they delivered a compelling performance combining the precision of prog- and math-rock with an addictive melodic streak. It's the rare band that can balance equal parts heaviness and catchiness without coming off as a disjointed mess, and French Miami manages to fuse the [...]

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Episode 133: September 2008 Monthly Mix

[podcast][/podcast] This week's podcast is our latest monthly mix episode, featuring new music, recent music and otherwise excellent music from seven Bay Area bands and one from the Central Valley. More information about all of the bands below: Blue Rabbit ("Separate") recently released their debut EP Separate digitally and the title track is some great rolling cello-pop. You can pick it up at their MySpace page, and can see the San Francisco folk-rockers on October 19th at the Fiesta on the Hill. French Miami ("Multi Caliber Rifles") killed it at the Rock Make Street Festival, and we're excited for their [...]

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