Sacramento Electronic Music Festival books Raleigh Moncrief, Giraffage, James & Evander, Yalls

Still flying mostly under-the-radar, the 2012 Sacramento Electronic Music Festival will feature a healthy showing of the Bay Area's best electronic musicians including Raleigh Moncrief, San Francisco producer and multi-instrumentalist Giraffage, the electro-pop of James & Evander, and Oakland-based producer Yalls. Sounds like a pretty good excuse to get out of the city and enjoy some of that beautiful, hot Sacramento spring weather. The festival takes place May 3, 4, and 5 at Harlow's and Momo Lounge and is 21+. Tickets are available at Harlows.com. While the full lineup has yet to be confirmed, keep checking the event's Facebook page [...]

James & Evander, Shortcircles drop new collabo, Hoodcats

James & Evander have teamed up with Shortcircles to form the new group Hoodcats, and they've just dropped a new EP through Mapzzz. The EP's three songs have all of the shimmering electronics and skittering beats you've come to expect from the East Bay's future pop auteurs, plus a chopped and screwed sample of "Return Of The Mack" thrown in for good measure. Don't even act like that's not intriguing. Stream the whole thing below, or download for free from Bandcamp. Mapzzz EP17 - Hoodcats by Hoodcats

Tonight: The Bay Bridged's FREE Noise Pop Happy Hour — Jel, James & Evander, Raleigh Moncrief!

Artwork by Luke Judd The Bay Bridged Presents: A Noise Pop Happy Hour Jel James & Evander Raleigh Moncrief Friday, February 24th, 2012 Bender's 5pm, FREE, 21+ RSVP on Facebook About the bands: Jel's resume speaks for itself: he co-founded Anticon, is one-half of Themselves, and is a member of 13 & God. He's also a solo artist skilled in crafting instrumental hip-hop gold out of live sampler work. Jel's got a new solo album coming soon on Anticon, and we're psyched he'll be headlining our happy hour event. Jel - "All Around" James & Evander is a future-pop duo [...]

Noise Pop 2012: Friday Preview

Date: Friday, February 24th Number of Noise Pop Shows: 10 shows, 38 bands Already Sold-Out: Despite the fact that Two Gallants are playing two nights at Edinburgh Castle, both are sold out, as is Wye Oak, Bob Mould, and Jolie Holland. The return of Bay Area indie-pop band Imperial Teen this year has been met with lots of excitement, as their Cafe du Nord show will also be out of reach, unless there's a Craigslist miracle. Check These Shows Out: It shocks me to say that the Veronica Falls show at the Rickshaw Stop with Bleached, Brilliant Colors and Lilac [...]

One week away: The Bay Bridged's FREE Noise Pop Happy Hour with Jel, James & Evander, Raleigh Moncrief!

Artwork by Luke Judd In addition to a full slate of concerts around the City, Noise Pop 20 also features the return of the nightly series of free Happy Hour concerts at Bender's, one of the Mission's finest establishments. We're excited to present the Happy Hour show on Friday, February 24th, featuring a slate of talented local electronic pop performers. It'll be the perfect way to kick off your Friday night! The Bay Bridged Presents: A Noise Pop Happy Hour Jel James & Evander Raleigh Moncrief Friday, February 24th, 2012 Bender's 5pm, FREE, 21+ RSVP on Facebook About the bands: [...]

January's Best: Our favorite Bay Area songs from the blog last month

Here's our latest month-in-review mix collecting some our favorite new (or new to us) songs recently posted on the website. Gathered in the mix are over a dozen new tracks that were posted on TheBayBridged.com in January, with links below to download each of them individually. Mixtape: Best of the Blog January 2012 Tracklisting: 1. Surf Club - "Lonely Days" 2. Terry Malts - "Nauseous" 3. SorryEverAfter - "Honey Girl" 4. Future Twin - "Yuka" 5. Magic Bullets - "What Took You So Long?" 6. Young Prisms - "Floating in Blue" 7. James & Evander - "Unthinkable" 8. Donovan Quinn [...]

The Bay Bridged Presents: A Noise Pop Happy Hour with Jel, James & Evander and Raleigh Moncrief!

Artwork by Luke Judd In addition to a full slate of concerts around the City, Noise Pop 20 also features the return of the nightly series of free Happy Hour concerts at Bender's, one of the Mission's finest establishments. We're excited to present the Happy Hour show on Friday, February 24th, featuring a slate of talented local electronic pop performers. It'll be the perfect way to kick off your Friday night! The Bay Bridged Presents: A Noise Pop Happy Hour Jel James & Evander Raleigh Moncrief Friday, February 24th, 2012 Bender's 5pm, FREE, 21+ About the bands: Jel's resume speaks [...]

Song Premiere: James & Evander – "Unthinkable" (Alicia Keys cover)

Remember Songs We Wish We Wrote You -- the ongoing covers and remixes series from East Bay electronic pop duo James & Evander? Dating back to 2009, J&E have reworked the music of Silian Rail, Michael Jackson, Grand Lake, Why? and others; they're planning a fourth installment for release this year! J&E is offering up this teaser track from Vol. 4: a smooth as butter rendition of Alicia Keys' "Unthinkable" which we are proud to debut today. Vol. 4 is one of many exciting projects on the band's agenda for 2012 -- add in their debut record on Velvet Blue [...]

Ticket Giveaway Wednesday: Holy Ghost!, Real Estate, James & Evander, Austra, NASA

To enter any contest submit an email to contest[at]thebaybridged[dot]com with your full name in the body and the concert you’re entering the contest for in the subject line. You may only submit your name once to only one contest. Winners for each show will be decided using the guidelines listed below. Thursday, November 10th Holy Ghost!, Jessica 6, Eli Escobar @ Slim's To win a pair of tickets to the show be the SECOND person to enter! The show starts at 8pm, $16, 6+. Purchase advance tickets here. Friday, November 11th Real Estate, Big Troubles @ Slim's To win a [...]

Mixtape: 2011 Rock Make Street Festival Preview Mix (Podcast #257)

This episode is sponsored by Audyssey. Mixtape: 2011 Rock Make Street Festival Preview Mix (Podcast #257) As we noted in the last episode of our podcast, we're extremely exited about our fourth annual 2011 Rock Make Street Festival, taking place at Treat Avenue at 18th Street in San Francisco on Saturday, September 17th from 12pm to 7pm (RSVP on Facebook). Rock Make is a free, all ages, all day event, featuring tons of local arts and crafts vendors showcasing their wares between two stages of great local indie bands. There will also be local food vendors and a local beer [...]

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