Mixtape: New Directions in San Francisco Bay Area Punk

This mixtape was first published on KQED.org. http://media.libsyn.com/media/thebaybridged/2016_Punk_Mixtape.mp3 Download: Mixtape: Rocking the Latest in San Francisco Bay Area Punk (Podcast #397) From the Dead Kennedys and Crime to Operation Ivy and Green Day -- to say nothing of countless pioneering and influential bands -- the Bay Area's punk legacy looms large over the genre. Even today, a wide variety of local bands continue to breathe new life into punk's many forms, with groups like Joyride!, Los Huaycos, and Butanna offering up vital new takes on pop-punk, skate-punk, and politically-charged punk rock, respectively. Equally impressive, though, are the sizable number of [...]

Santa Rosa’s Fussy debut jagged, groove-filled demo

Fussy's In Your Head tape art Despite their brief existence, Indiana's Coneheads have inspired young punks in distant suburbs. At the end of last year, San Francisco's Outer Sunset gave us Toyota, and just this month, Santa Rosa birthed Fussy. Clocking in at just under five minutes, the Fussy's In Your Head demo features similarly jerky, stop-start riffs and the warbly, tape-effected vocals that seem to be a trademark of the burgeoning Indiana scene. That's not to say that Fussy doesn't put their own spin on the sound, or to discredit the explosiveness of the demo either — the three tracks are studded [...]

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