Win tickets to see John Vanderslice and Doe Eye tonight!

Returning home after a US tour in support of Dagger Beach, our bud John Vanderslice is playing the Rickshaw Stop tonight, alongside recent Bay Bridged podcast performer Doe Eye. It's a can't-miss double feature, and we've got a couple of tickets to give away! To enter for a chance to win tickets to see John Vanderslice at the Rickshaw Stop, email with "John Vanderslice" in the subject line and your full name and email address in the body of the email. A winner will be selected at random and notified via email. Dagger Beach by John Vanderslice John Vanderslice, [...]

By |November 22, 2013|Tags: , |

Mixtape: The Orchestral Side of San Francisco Indie Rock (Podcast #317) Download: Mixtape: The Orchestral Side of San Francisco Indie Rock (Podcast #317) Guitars and drums may make up the core of indie rock, but a considerable number of Bay Area artists also use instruments more traditionally associated with an orchestra than a rock band. Adding strings, horns or woodwinds might seem pretentious to some -- and, admittedly, genre names like "chamber rock" and "orchestral pop" probably don't help that assessment -- but, when used deftly, these instruments can heighten a song's emotion, add weight to dynamic shifts, and provide layers of texture that generate wonderfully unexpected moments. String and [...]

Video: John Vanderslice – "How the West Was Won"

It's quite appropriate that John Vanderslice's new video for "How the West Was Won" happens to feature Tiny Telephone, and that we're featuring it now, seeing as we just wrapped up Phono del Sol 2013 - a festival located right next to Tiny Telephone, and an event that originally developed out of a collaboration with JV and his local studio. As JV himself says about the video: I wanted to make a performance video that was more like a documentary of recording at Tiny Telephone. Jake kept everything naturalistic and loose. I love the musicians and engineers who work at [...]

John Vanderslice announces house show tour and sale/stream of 'Dagger Beach'

In support of his forthcoming record, Dagger Beach, John Vanderslice has announced a string of West coast house shows to accompany its release, in addition to the record being streamed in its entirety at Listen to "Raw Wood" from the album below. John Vanderslice - "Raw Wood" The house show tour, which starts the day after the record's June 11th release, starts in Salem, OR and ends back home in San Francisco. (Sorry, Seattleites — your local shows are already sold out.) Dagger Beach, written and recorded in 2012 and Kickstarter-backed, will be available on CD, as a digital [...]

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John Vanderslice – "Big Brother" (David Bowie cover)

Via Stereogum: John Vanderslice is planning a huge new release, and he's provided a first taste. One part of his new Dagger Beach project (currently more than fully funded on Kickstarter, with 13 days to go) is a full cover of David Bowie's Diamond Dogs, including "Big Brother", which is available for download now. John Vanderslice - "Big Brother" (David Bowie cover) The Diamond Beach cover will be paired with an LP of all-new songs, making Dagger Beach a unique and substantial release. JV had this to say about the Diamond Dogs cover and the Dagger Beach project yesterday on [...]

Q&A: John Vanderslice talks Tiny Telephone's 15th Anniversary Party

It’s been 15 years since John Vanderslice opened Tiny Telephone, his indie recording studio where an impressive roster of musicians like Geographer, Magnetic Fields, Mike Watt, Deerhoof, and scores more have recorded albums. What began as a comfortable space to record his own songs has turned into a world-class musical workshop with acclaimed session musicians (Magik*Magik Orchestra) and accomplished engineers. To celebrate another quinquennial and his clients, John has invited everyone over to the studio -- a veritable museum of vintage mixers, tube amps, and reels of 2” tape -- for a party this Thursday. We touched base with John [...]

Mixtape: 2012 Rock Make Street Festival Preview Mix (Podcast #285)

Mixtape: 2012 Rock Make Street Festival Preview Mix (Podcast #285) On Saturday, September 15th, 2012, The Bay Bridged will be joining Tartufi and The Bold Italic to throw the fifth annual Rock Make Street Festival, an all ages, all day celebration of local independent music, arts, crafts, and food at Treat Avenue and 18th Street in the Mission. Rock Make 2012 will feature two stages of local indie bands and 70 arts and crafts vendors, as well as great food and beer for your all day enjoyment. Rock Make is one of the rare opportunities for the Bay Area's DIY [...]

John Vanderslice performs David Bowie's 'Diamond Dogs' @ Vogue Theatre, Thursday, 8/2/12

(((folkYEAH!))) and CinemaSF have launched a very cool new event series at The Vogue Theatre called City Scenes, where local musicians perform an iconic album prior to a popular, independent film screening. The fourth installment goes down this Thursday when John Vanderslice drops by to perform David Bowie's legendary 1974 concept album Diamond Dogs. Following that will be a showing of the 2006 indy-comedy The Science of Sleep. Check out the trailer below and grab your $15 tickets here. If you can't make it on Thursday, or it's not totally your thing, the third City Scenes is this Wednesday with [...]

Split Screens – "Born"

Born by Split Screens Split Screens, the solo project of San Francisco session musician Jesse Cafiero, recently released a self-titled EP for streaming on his bandcamp page. This is the first solo release for Cafiero, who has played bass with the likes of Thao Nguyen, John Vanderslice, and Ezra Furman, in addition to playing lap steel and bass for DRMS. The first single off his EP, "Born" can be downloaded for free above, while the rest of the EP is available for streaming until physical copies are ready to be released later this year. Cafiero's lap steel is a highlight [...]

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