Total Trash 2014 revealed

Hunx & his Punx (with Shannon of the Clams) at Burger Boogaloo 2012 Sure you gotsta see Bonnie "Prince" Billy in Golden Gate Park this weekend but then what?! It's still 168 shopping days until SXSW. Good news – Total Trash is on the way. From The Creator of the Burger Boogaloo comes the red (and green) headed stepchild. Total Trash IS the primordial sludge from which emerges thee best in rock 'n' roll. If you can handle it... But don't take my word for it. Here it is right from the mouth of The Creator: This rock and roll [...]

Best of 2013: Daniel Senter’s 2013 East Bay highlights

I joined The Bay Bridged staff as a Production Associate last spring, and it has been endlessly enjoyable to be pulled deeper into the sonic recesses of the Bay Area’s various scenes by TBB. As an Oakland resident, my Best of list just happened to trend toward the Bay’s warmer side, so I went with it. A few 2013 East Bay highlights, in no particular order: Glenn Jackson – Morning Swim EP The sounds are bright, breathy, and totally groovy. This three song solo debut from Oakland’s Glenn Jackson is house music to be enjoyed outside – whether on a [...]

Ticket Giveaway: Hunx & His Punx at The Chapel

Hunx & His Punx are coming back home to the bay on the 21st . . . and this time, everyone’s invited. Hunx & said Punx have taken a turn for the, well, punk lately, deviating from their usual whiskey-drunk doo-wop sound and channeling it into rootsy, raw, full-throttle punk rock on their latest record, Street Punk. Having recently wrapped a North American tour in support of the record, the band will play a string of (possibly ill-advised) all-ages West coast shows, with the San Francisco stop at The Chapel. We’re telling you all this because we’ve got two tickets. [...]

Live This Month: October 2013 — an audio guide through SF concerts this month (Podcast #316) Download: Live This Month: October 2013 — an audio guide through SF concerts this month (Podcast #316) In Live This Month, we sample some of the great local and out-of-town bands performing in the coming month in the San Francisco Bay Area. October brings the return of two of our favorite SF festivals: Hardly Strictly Bluegrass and the Treasure Island Music Festival. Both are local traditions that promise quality music offerings, and while we're including bands from both in this episode, the whole episode could have been devoted to the festivals' prospective highlights. Beyond those two, and TIMF's related [...]

Editors’ Picks: What We’ve Been Listening to This Week (Fang Island, Hunx & His Punx, Volary, Tall Sheep)

Anna: Everything from Fang Island is undeniably catchy, but there's something extra special about "Victorinian." My inability to take this song off repeat has single-handedly planted 2012's Major quite firmly in the top of my Rdio heavy rotation statistics. The piano truly drives "Victorinian" from start to finish, interplaying perfectly with the buoyant vocals and, in the last third of the song, weaving in enough searing guitar to create a wonderfully multilayered treat for the ears.   Ben: I'm still wrapping my head around the new Hunx & His Punx album, Street Punk, which initially feels like a pretty radical [...]

Hunx & His Punx's Street Punk, due 7/23/13

Since releasing his project's debut album in 2011, Seth Bogart, affectionately known as Hunx from Hunx & His Punx, has relocated to Los Angeles, released his 2012 solo record Hairdresser Blues, and assembled a new cast of characters to make up the foundation of his band. With Shannon and the Clams front woman Shannon Shaw joining him at the helm, Hunx ventured out of pop territory and into the realm of punk rock for "Bad Skin," the first single off of the outfit's sophomore LP, Street Punk. With faster riffs, grittier vocals and no time for any spoken word interludes, the 90-second track [...]

Mixtape: Fourteen Songs about Love for Valentine's Day (Podcast #300)

Mixtape: Fourteen Songs about Love for Valentine's Day (Podcast #300) In case you've managed to avoid this news until now, February 14th is Valentine's Day, the greeting card industry holiday that can compel even the least romantic to confront the topic of love. Over the past few years, plenty of our favorite indie rockers have explored the excitement and complications of love in terrific songs. Here, we've collected fourteen tracks about love's many facets, including the swooning romanticism of Real Estate, Cass McCombs, and Bare Wires. Affairs of the heart don't always end well, however, and the mix also offers [...]

Local video roundup: Thee Oh Sees, The Soft Moon, Sonny & the Sunsets, Hunx & His Punx, Sonny Pete

Over the past week or so, music videos from a number of local bands sprouted from different soil, including two premieres on Pitchfork TV -- the above video for "Reflections on Youth" by Sonny & the Sunsets, and "I Need Seed" by Thee Oh Sees (viewable on Pitchfork TV). Speaking of Bay Area bands' recent domination of Pitchfork TV, tUnE-YaRdS' video for the song "Bizness" still remains in the top 20 most viewed music videos on the channel. The Soft Moon were recently featured on the series Room 205, where one song will be unveiled during each week of [...]

Mixtape: Previewing the 2011 Noise Pop Festival (Podcast #243)

Previewing the 2011 Noise Pop Festival This episode is presented by Long before we started The Bay Bridged, we'd look forward to February's annual Noise Pop Festival, and now, in the fest's nineteenth year, things are no different. That's a remarkable achievement, and this year's week of events brings together buzzworthy out-of-town bands and talented locals for stacked four band bills sampling some of the best in contemporary indie rock. Subscribe to the The Bay Bridged podcast! The Noise Pop Calendar, while extremely helpful, might also be a little staggering, which is why we've compiled this mix of sixteen [...]

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