Giveaway: Win Monster Rally & Jay Stone tickets AND vinyl

Enter to win the beauty on the left. (Splatter is already sold out, sorry!) We've been talking a lot about the upcoming release show for Monster Rally & Jay Stone's 12" Foreign Pedestrians January 24 at Leo's, because, well, we're really excited about the release and the show. Today we're teaming up with Gold Robot Records to give one lucky winner a pair of tickets to the show AND a copy of that beautiful purple vinyl you see above. Details on the contest and show are below - see you Saturday at Leo's! To enter for a chance to win [...]

Interview: Monster Rally & Jay Stone on Foreign Pedestrians

As we told you last week, we're excited to join forces with the former Oakland (and now Boston-based) Gold Robot Records to present the release show for the fantastic new 12" from LA's Monster Rally & Oakland's Jay Stone: Foreign Pedestrians. The album features Jay Stone on all A-side tracks and instrumental versions of the same tracks on the B-Side, creating a concept that rewards frequent listens. Jay's rhythmic and melodic flows mesh seamlessly with the tropical rhythms on the A-side, but flipping over to the instrumentals reveals nuances, colors, and moods in the beats that you might have missed. [...]

The Bay Bridged & Gold Robot Records Present: Monster Rally & Jay Stone’s LP release show

The Bay Bridged is happy to announce that we will be partnering with Gold Robot Records to present the release show for LA beatmaker Monster Rally (aka Ted Feighan) and Oakland MC Jay Stone's collaborative LP, Foreign Pedestrians. On January 24, the duo will be joined at Leo's in Oakland by Queens D. Light and Kid Trails, with Yalls playing a DJ set. Check out all you need to know about the show along with a video version of the flier from Feighan (who also designed the static flier above and Foreign Pedestrians' album art. Feighan and Jay Stone were [...]

Live This Month: January 2015 — an audio guide to upcoming SF concerts Download: Live This Month: January 2015 (Podcast #354) 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. If you haven't adopted too many resolutions, consider adding this one to whatever you've already got lined up: resolve to go see more live music in 2015! As this month's podcast shows, January offers plenty of killer concert offerings, including a number of local bands with new albums. Tiaras is comprised of former members of stellar groups Ganglians and Blasted Canyons -- the new band isn't [...]

Best of the Rest, 11/21/2014 (Sonny & the Sunsets, Six Organs of Admittance, and more!)

Sonny & the Sunsets (Photo: Alice Shaw) It’s time for our roundup of all those highlights from the last few weeks that we weren’t able to feature on their own – here’s the best of the rest, as determined by The Bay Bridged editors. Longtime local favs Sonny & the Sunsets announced a new album Talent Night at the Ashram, out February 17 on Polyvinyl. The album was originally a film project about society's fringe characters – several short films that formed a feature-length movie when viewed sequentially. While writing the scripts and even hiring actors and shooting clips, frontman [...]

Monster Rally & Jay Stone share “Cognac,” LP on the way

LA instrumental hip-hop producer Monster Rally has teamed up with Oakland MC's Jay Stone and Brandon Rayson on the track "Cognac", and let's just say this collaboration has me hooked. "Cognac" the first track of a collaborative LP from Jay and Monster Rally, Foreign Pedestrians, set for release January 27 on Gold Robot Records. Monster Rally, aka Ted Feighan, has released several albums on Gold Robot to a decent amount of attention and success, while Jay Stone is a relative unknown, (although hopefully not to our readers). The two were introduced by Gold Robot Records founder Hunter Mack, who says [...]

Jay Stone – '16th & Adeline' EP

I'm really excited about Bay Area hip-hop these days, and Jay Stone is yet another shining example of the strength of the local scene. On 16th & Adeline, named for the location of producer Trippy Swaggert's apartment where the album was recorded, Stone takes on Swaggert's challenging beats with ease. "He gave me some beats that were like tailor made to my style, it was crazy!", Stone tells me. "The instrumentation really carved a path for me to take the music to another place." "Ayahuasca", my favorite track on the album, is also the most experimental. For the heart of [...]

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