Frozen Folk play final show this Friday

Bad news, Oaklanders: Friday marks the end of Frozen Folk. For good. Frozen Folk has been a favorite of ours for the last few years, and we're sad to see 'em go, like so many others acts that have closed up shop this year. Still, if you want to party with 'em one last time, you can witness their final show in Berkeley on Friday. Marked by "A delectable stew of glittery-psychedelic-math-rock-oatmeal-sludge-pop," the Starry Plough will host an all-Oakland lineup, with The Reprimanded, Creature Baby, and The Other Band on Earth rounding out the bill. Stop by and wish Frozen [...]

By |December 4, 2014|Tags: |

Frozen Folk premiere “Cat Converters” video

Oakland's Frozen Folk have released a twitchy retro video for "Cat Converters", and the one question everyone is asking is, "What the hell does that title mean?" I'm sorry to say, this video doesn't hold the answer. It just shows the band sporting some unsettling pasted-on smiles (and hair), and looks like it was made using technology that peaked around the time Bob Saget was hosting America's Funniest Home Videos. "Cat Converters" comes from this year's Sleepy EP, available via Breakup Records. Look out for Frozen Folk at the Stork Club on September 24 with The Peels, Brazil and Beekeepers. [...]

Premiere: Frozen Folk – ‘Sleepy’ EP

Oakland's Frozen Folk, despite their name, are not a folk band at all. Their sound is defined by their unique instrumentation, with extremely technical and often frantic guitar and bass riffs leading the way. Today, we're excited to share with you their new EP Sleepy, marking yet another local release from Portland's Breakup Records. The tight rhythm section and high energy riffs are evident across the four tracks on the EP, forming a distinct and cohesive sound that is all their own. Thursday night, Frozen Folk celebrates the release of Sleepy with a show at Amnesia, along with Mosshead and [...]

By |March 11, 2014|Tags: |

Interview: 20 Sided Records' David Mitchell on the label's new compilation and release parties

This Wednesday through Saturday, The Bay Bridged is teaming up with 20 Sided Records to present four consecutive nights of shows celebrating the release of the SF-based label's fourth compilation, These Strange Days, which is officially out today. The record features 21 tracks from bands on 20 Sided's roster (see the full tracklist here), and the release parties will take place at four separate venues (The Knockout, Bottom of the Hill, Submission, and Amnesia) with four different lineups including headliners One Hundred Percent, Li Xi, Frozen Folk, and Ash Reiter. On the eve of the shows, I caught up with [...]

Ticket Giveaway: 20 Sided Records Compilation Release Parties presented by The Bay Bridged

As we told you earlier this month, 20 Sided Records is dropping a compilation entitled "These Strange Days" on September 3, and the San Francisco-based label is teaming up with The Bay Bridged to fête the new record with four release parties at four separate SF venues on consecutive nights from September 4–7. In anticipation of these celebratory gigs (which benefit Make-A-Wish Foundation), we have a pair of tickets for each night to give away to four lucky readers. The compilation – 20 Sided's fourth such collection – includes 21 tracks from bands on the label's roster, including Ash Reiter, [...]

20 Sided Records dropping new comp, celebrating with four shows presented by The Bay Bridged

San Francisco's 20 Sided Records will release its fourth compilation on September 3, and the label is celebrating the new album with four – yes, FOUR – release parties in early September, all proudly presented by The Bay Bridged. The compilation – entitled These Strange Days – will features 21 tracks from bands on 20 Sided's roster, with an eclectic arrangement of artists from both the Bay Area and around the Western U.S. Included are Ash Reiter, The Blank Tapes, Cannons and Clouds, Li Xi, and Couches (a newcomer trio led by the man behind 20 Sided, David Mitchell). Following [...]

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