Ticket Giveaway Wednesday: Golden Void, Growwler, and more
Golden Void To enter for a chance to win tickets to any show below, email email@example.com with the name of the band and the date of the show you’re entering for in the subject line and your full name in the body of the email. Winners will be selected at random and notified via email. Thursday, March 12th Golden Void, Growwler, Cellar Doors, JJAAXXNN @ Great American Music Hall 8pm, $14, all ages. Buy advance tickets here. Saturday, March 14th Strong Like Bull, Bonnie & The Bang Bang, Sunrunners, The Soonest @ Great American Music Hall 9pm, $13, all ages. [...]
Live This Month: August 2013 — an audio guide through SF concerts this month (Podcast #311)
Live This Month: August 2013 — an audio guide through SF concerts this month (Podcast #311) 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. You can't talk about Bay Area concerts in August without acknowledging the biggest of them all, the Outside Lands Music and Arts Festival, which returns to Golden Gate Park from August 9-11. The festival is sold out, and with good reason: the lineup offers everything from Paul McCartney and Nine Inch Nails to King Tuff and local bands like [...]
Jel – "La Resolve"
It feels like Jel's being a little hard on himself by calling his upcoming third LP Late Pass -- it's not like he's been dormant since 2006's Soft Money, what with his involvement in Themselves, Subtle, and 13 & God, and his recent production work for Serengeti. But it's exciting to hear overdue solo work from the producer/rapper, whose new LP arrives on Anticon on August 20th. Find some good headphones or speakers to listen to "La Resolve" -- tinny computer speakers wouldn't do it justice.
Listen to a new hour-long mix from Jel
It seems like we can't stop talking about Oakland producer and Anticon co-founder Jel around these parts. From playing our Noise Pop Happy Hour in February to remixing and heading on tour with Sleigh Bells, the guy's been making newsworthy moves for months. Now you can add a new 67 minute free mix titled "Jel Mix Mice Elf" to the list. Covering 30 different tracks by Jel and other notable Anticon label mates (Sole, Doseone, Themselves, 13 & God, etc), the mix moves deftly from beat-heavy tracks to the signature Anticon experimental hip hop sounds. If you're traveling this summer, [...]
Oakland beatsmith Jel remixes Sleigh Bells
Check out this very cool remix by Jel — aka Oakland's Jeff Logan — of the Sleigh Bells' single "Comeback Kid," from their newest album Reign of Terror. The remix reduces the overblown guitar attack of the original song into a sort of hazy underbelly for Alexis Krauss' vocals. It kinda sounds like you're playing the song through crappy speakers (which you might be) while beats from your roommate's hip-hop records bleed through the walls. Jel is also opening for Sleigh Bells for the July segment of their tour. Full dates and the original video for "Comeback Kid" below. Jel [...]
Ten Bay Area-Related Releases for Record Store Day 2012
This Saturday is Record Store Day 2012, a time to celebrate independent record stores and break the bank snatching up exclusive, limited edition releases. Among the many, many tantalizing offerings coming out on Saturday are the following ten with Bay Area connections. For the full list of RSD releases, head here. Rhymesayers is releasing a 10" picture disc featuring artwork by SF's Jeremy Fish, and new songs from Atmosphere and The Uncluded. The latter is the duo of Aesop Rock and Kimya Dawson, who are releasing a joint LP later this year. From the label: "Bats" is the first track [...]
Jel & Main Attrakionz collaborate to release 'cLOUDLIFE' EP
We didn't see this one coming. Fresh off a performance at The Bay Bridged's Noise Pop Happy Hour, Jel is releasing a new EP called cLOUDLIFE with Oakland cloud rappers Main Attrakionz and Zachg. If the record's half as weird as this collaboration sounds on paper, we're in for a treat. Stream the entire EP here: cLOUDLIFE by Jel x Main Attrakionz x Zachg
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: [...]