Mixtape: Remembering the Musicians Lost in the Oakland Fire

http://media.libsyn.com/media/thebaybridged/Remembering_OaklandFire_Mixtape.mp3 Download: Mixtape: Remembering the Musicians Lost in the Oakland Fire (Podcast #398) This mixtape first ran on KQED.org. On Friday night, December 2, 2016, a fire erupted at the GhostShip warehouse in Oakland, ultimately claiming the lives of 36 people. The victims included artists in a multitude of disciplines, entrepreneurs, students, and teachers. All of them were passionate about supporting arts and culture. Many of the fire victims were musicians, who, before their passing, had graced the world with recordings. This mixtape features eleven songs from these individuals as a way of remembering their talents, and celebrating their contributions [...]

Oakland croonwave band Introflirt unveils murky, throbbing single “Frozen Lace”

Put on that darkest shade of lipstick and eyeliner, folks: Oakland's Introflirt are ready to send you down a moody dance spiral. We highlighted the trio of Vafa, Ben Benjamin, and Brendan Dreaper (then a duo) in a mixtape earlier this year, and they're back in full force with their sophomore album Temporary Heaven out late this summer and its first single "Frozen Lace" officially out today. If Kavinsky was the soundtrack to Ryan Gosling's brooding antics in Drive, then this song would follow his character getting lost in a dimly-lit nightclub. Dark, pulsing synths bring the darkness from the [...]

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Mixtape: San Francisco post-punk, electronic and industrial sounds

http://media.libsyn.com/media/thebaybridged/PostPunk_2016_Mix.mp3 Download: Mixtape: Gloomy and Intense: Local Post-Punk, Electronic, and Industrial Sounds (Podcast #381) It's not all sunshine in the Bay Area, and our music scene isn't all upbeat indie pop and garage rock. On the darker end of the spectrum, there are bands more influenced by Siouxsie and Bauhaus than by surfing and beaches. For local musicians in the related constellations of post-punk, dark wave, and industrial music, a sharp sense of mood and atmosphere adds an emotionally powerful layer to compelling songwriting. There's a feeling to each of these songs that is raw, often visceral. That's not to [...]

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