Recommended, 8/16-8/21: Wooden Shjips, Sea of Bees/Chloe Makes Music, Dark Nights Family Jam, Fuzzfest

Every week, we'll be offering you early picks for some of the week's best concerts. Do you think we omitted something worthwhile? Let us know in the comments! Be sure to visit our Local Concert Calendar for an expanded set of daily listings. Wooden Shjips' West Coast pre-West tour Wooden Shjips' West Coast tour with Night Beats hits Bottom of the Hill on Thursday, August 18th (9:30pm, Free with RSVP). The Shjips' latest collection of psych-rock jams, titled West, comes out in September. Wooden Shjips – "Lazy Bones" Night Beats - "Dial 666" Sea of Bees and Chloe Makes Music [...]

Mixtape: The New Wave of Bay Area Shoegazers (Podcast #253)

Mixtape: The New Wave of Bay Area Shoegazers (Podcast #253) Amidst its various other micro-scenes, San Francisco has long fostered bands incorporating the dreamy and noisy sounds of shoegaze. Over the years, groups like Film School, Black Rebel Motorcycle Club, The Stratford 4, and others emerged from the Bay Area, employing dense, melodic distortion to much acclaim. Recently, it seems, a new crop of shoegaze-influenced bands has begun to emerge, led by breakout acts like Weekend, Young Prisms, and The Soft Moon. You'll recognize some common threads among these bands, but there's a diversity of influences and approaches here that [...]

Wiretap Music presents Love Inks, Here Come the Saviours, Spiro Agnew at the Hemlock 5/21/11

This Saturday, May 21st, Wiretap Music presents two local bands and one band from Austin at the Hemlock (9:30 pm, $7, 21+). Spiro Agnew (album release, You've Been Set Up) and Here Come the Saviours open for out-of-towners Love Inks, making for an evening full of guitar-led electronica, shoegaze, and minimalist pop, respectively. Additionally, for those keeping watch, Spiro Agnew are changing their name and will be known as What Model Citizens following the conclusion of Saturday's show. Sleep Sleep Sleep by What Model Citizens (formerly Spiro Agnew)

May 2010 Monthly Mix (Podcast #215)

The Bay Bridged Podcast - May 2010 Monthly Mix (Podcast #215) Our latest Monthly Mix episode of the weekly podcast includes music from eight Bay Area bands, including a number of submissions and some recently blogged-about artists. Check it out! Subscribe to the The Bay Bridged weekly podcast to get each new episode downloaded free to your iTunes the moment it's published! About this week's bands: San Jose's Melissa Ann Sweat is Lady Lazarus ("The Eye in the Eye of the Storm"), whose debut album Mantic is currently available in demo form, with a final version out later this summer. [...]

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