Mixtape: 12 Original Holiday Songs from Local Artists (Podcast #323)

Mixtape and accompanying text by Russell Jelinek http://media.libsyn.com/media/thebaybridged/2013_SF_Holiday_Mix.mp3 Download: Mixtape: 12 Original Holiday Songs from Local Artists (Podcast #323) Last week, Slate lamented the lack of modern Christmas classics available, claiming Mariah Carey's "All I Want for Christmas is You." While mainstream music may lack holiday classics, our local indie scene is always cranking out a wide variety of Christmas hits every year. In this mixtape, we have twelve ALL ORIGINAL holiday hits from local acts, ranging from the tender perfection of Ash Reiter's "Christmas in California" to Jingle Boyz (aka Adam Healton) laying down some, uh, irreverent rhymes on [...]

Christmas In The Bay, Part 1 – A sampling of Christmas music from Bay Area bands

Love it or hate it, you're going to be listening to Christmas music this time of year. Since there's no avoiding it, why not embrace it by cranking up some holiday tunes from your favorite Bay Area bands? There's so much local Christmas music out there, you can easily fill your ugly sweater party with nothing but music from the Bay. Here are some of our favorite Christmas songs from a handful of our favorite local bands. (And if you're in a Bay Area band that has laid down some holiday cheer, send it our way via the submissions page [...]

Q&A: The Park playing with Grillade at Showdown tonight, 12/4/12

The Park are one of the most talented and busy bands in the Bay Area, even though they haven't released much under their own moniker. The quartet made a name for themselves as "the Bay Area's most sought-after rhythm section," performing as the backing band for artists such as Darondo, Mara Hruby, Wallpaper, Alice Russell, Freddie Gibbs and many, many more. Consisting of Ben Schwier on keys, drummer Derek Taylor, guitarist Nate Mercereau, and Josh Lippi on bass, The Park remains busy, both with their own projects and in support of other artists. Tonight, they will back Grillade at Showdown [...]

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