The Bay Brewed Artist Q&A: Kelley Stoltz on his latest LP and some obscure SF venues

Photo: Rich Hirneisen The Bay Brewed, San Francisco’s only indie rock beer festival, returns on December 7 at Public Works for a third year of great music and beer. Over the next month, we'll catch up with all six of the festival's superb local bands to discuss how beer, music, and the Bay Area all fit together. In this edition, we catch up with Kelley Stoltz whose stellar new record 'Double Exposure' dropped back in September on Third Man Records. The Bay Bridged: Your new album Double Exposure marries a number of different genres, from pop to garage and psychedelic rock. [...]

Giveaway: Win tickets to The Bay Brewed

The Bay Brewed – San Francisco's one-and-only rock and roll beer festival – is less than two weeks away, set to take place Saturday, December 7 at Public Works. The lineup is stocked with a veritable dream lineup for fans of the local independent music scene, with Mikal Cronin and Shannon and the Clams headlining and support from Kelley Stoltz, Golden Void, French Cassettes, and Magic Fight. To complement a great day of music, the San Francisco Brewers Guild put together a group of 13 SF-based brewers to provide unlimited beer tastings, including the likes of Anchor Brewing Company, 21st [...]

The Bay Brewed 2013: Mikal Cronin, Shannon and the Clams to headline our rock and roll beer festival!

On December 7, 2013, SF's only indie rock beer festival, The Bay Brewed, returns to Public Works for a third year of great music and beer. We're now pleased to announce the festival's lineup six amazing local rock bands, led by Mikal Cronin and Shannon and the Clams. Both acts have had banner 2013s, releasing two of our favorite albums, MCII and Dreams in the Rat House, and they're both consistently great live performers. While you're enjoying all of the excellent music, you'll be enjoying unlimited tastings from over a dozen local breweries all day long thanks to the SF [...]

Ticket Giveaway: Kelley Stoltz record release show at The Chapel

Kelley Stoltz released his new record Double Exposure this week via Jack White's Third Man Records (order your copy here), and he's celebrating Saturday night at The Chapel with The Mantles and veterans of the '60s San Francisco psychedelic scene Sopwith Camel. The fine folks at Valencia Street's newest venue were nice enough to provide us with a pair of ducats for one lucky reader of The Bay Bridged. Following Double Exposure's first single, the fantastically tripped-out proto-psych song "Kim Chee Taco Man", Stoltz recently dropped the album's title track, a rockin' garage pop gem that's decidedly more uptempo than [...]

Kelley Stoltz' new LP 'Double Exposure' due 9/24/13 on Third Man

After releasing his last four albums on indie standard Sub Pop, San Francisco's Kelley Stoltz has made the leap to Jack White's Third Man Records for his next LP Double Exposure (his first in three years), due out September 24. The SF mainstay announced his new record on Wednesday, dropping the first single, an ethereal proto-psych trip-out called "Kim Chee Taco Man". Double Exposure was recorded at Electric Duck Studio, which is a converted garage behind Stoltz' house. According to Third Man, the studio is home to "a collection of vintage synths, 17 guitars, tape echos, mellotrons, a '50s jukebox, [...]

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The Bold Italic & Dusty Stax present Hollywood Babylon Spring Formal

It's that time of the year again! The Bold Italic and Dusty Stax are hosting their annual spring dance on Saturday, March 23rd, and for this year's theme they've grabbed inspiration from the classic Hollywood days of glamour and scandal chronicled in the 1965 book Hollywood Babylon, which was initially banned upon its release. Hollywood Babylon Spring Formal will be held at Potrero Hill's Verdi Club and is sure to be an affair fit for the most famous district in Los Angeles: Ladies, there can only be one Black Dahlia and only one Jane Mansfield, but that doesn’t mean you can’t pay homage to the infamous [...]

Download seven Velvet Underground covers from The Fresh & Onlys, Blasted Canyons, Burnt Ones, and more

As we previously reported, Castle Face Records is releasing a tribute album to The Velvet Underground & Nico in conjunction with the 45th anniversary reissue of that classic VU record. The bad news is that the label's already sold out of copies -- just another reason to see any of these bands at shows, I think -- but tracks from the covers record have been steadily leaking around the web in recent weeks. Here's the bulk of the record, most of which can be downloaded for your future listening pleasure. (Download here.)

Under the Central Freeway: Kelley Stoltz, Religious Girls top locals-filled festival this Sunday, 9/30/12

On Sunday, September 30th, you should strongly consider heading to the day-long Under the Central Freeway festival at Public Works. Hosted and produced by Penny Arcade's Raul Sanchez, it's an affair packed with locals familiar around these parts, including Kelley Stoltz, Religious Girls, Sweet Chariot, Will Sprott, The Wrong Words, Shalants, and Super Natural, as well as a gaggle of DJs in Public Works' loft. I WANT TO BELIEVE by Religious Girls Purchase advance tickets here.

Ty Segall, Thee Oh Sees, The Fresh & Onlys on 'The Velvet Underground & Nico' tribute

Ty Segall, Thee Oh Sees, and The Fresh & Onlys are among those that recorded cover tracks for an upcoming The Velvet Underground & Nico 45th anniversary tribute. If anyone could do justice to Lou Reed and company's iconic 1967 debut, it would be these guys. White Fence, The Mallard, Burnt Ones, and Warm Soda also contribute to the the album, which will be released in various formats on October 30th via John Dwyer's Castle Face Records label in conjunction with Universal Music Enterprises. The initial release of 'The Velvet Underground & Nico' by Castle Face And Friends will include [...]

Mixtape: Songs to accompany your Woodyspotting

Lauded director Woody Allen and his film crew descended upon San Francisco recently to begin work on an upcoming movie, giving rise to the sport of Woodyspotting. Here's how it works: San Francisco residents take to Twitter to report on Woody's latest filming location. Simple, right? As a tribute to the acclaimed filmmaker, we've compiled a collection of songs inspired by his often oddball, but nonetheless illustrious, film career. (Note: you’ll have to be logged in to Spotify to enjoy it) 1. Bhi Bhiman, "Equal In My Tea": From SF troubadour Bhi Bhiman comes a pitch-perfect example of how Allen's [...]

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