Live This Month: June 2018 — an audio guide to upcoming Bay Area concerts
Download: Live This Month: June 2018 (Podcast #430) 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. Plenty of excellent new local tunes populate this mix, including songs from recent and upcoming releases by Le VICE, Pllush, Locus Pocus, Bézier, and FAN. We've also got a new one from Wooden Shjips' latest album, which finds the born-in-SF psych band exploring more concise, melodic song structures, as well as a tune from the exciting new Oakland project Still Woozy. On the touring front, standouts in [...]
2017 Southside Festival Photos + Recap
Our first ever 2017 Southside Festival is a wrap and we can't thank our attendees enough for coming out the Bayview District of San Francisco on a beautiful Saturday to see our all local music lineup. Many thanks to all of the artists who took the time to perform and share their music with us, including: Siri, Jay Stone, Xiomara, Crashing Hotels, Le VICE and Sol Development in addition to our amazing DJs danny gloverr, BISARIA and Jaso. A special shout-out to our partner Imprint.City and the many other organizations that helped to make the event happen, including Laughing Monk [...]
The Bay Bridged and Imprint.City present Southside Festival 2017
The Bay Bridged and Imprint.City are pleased to announce the inaugural Southside Music Festival — a day-long, FREE, indoor music festival, showcasing Bay Area-based musicians taking place on Saturday, April 29 from 12pm-7pm. Intended to showcase the Bayview District neighborhood, Southside Festival brings together local business, musicians and artists for a special all-day event. The festival takes place at 1439 Egbert Avenue (Egbert Avenue between Third and Jennings Street) and will showcase a wealth of deserving talent such as Sol Development, Le VICE, Crashing Hotels, Xiomara, Jay Stone, Siri and many more. This event also marks a newly-forged partnership with The Bay Bridged to [...]
Catch Le Vice, DUCKWRTH, & sayknowledge tonight at Elbo Room
Friday night, Le Vice headlines a night of live hip-hop at the Elbo Room, with support from RGLND & DUCKWRTH and sayknowledge - all artists that have released new material in the past 6 months. The lineup showcases a wide range of Bay Area hip-hop, which in my humble opinion features some of the most innovative and forward-thinking local artists in the Bay these days. Le Vice, whose music definitely includes the raps, but probably shouldn't be confined released their LP The Payoff late last year, and their video for “Jamir’s Bed Part I” premiered here on the Bay Bridged: [...]
Video Premiere: Le VICE – "Jamir's Bed Part I"
SF's own Le VICE just dropped their new album, The Payoff, and we're stoked to be premiering the new video for lead single "Jamir's Bed Part I" here on The Bay Bridged. The Payoff features half new material and half material Le VICE fans will find familiar, all bearing the band's unique mix of hip hop, R&B, indie rock, and electro pop—an aesthetic the band once described as "Chuck Taylor's and Dom Perignon." You can grab a copy of the album on iTunes for just $8, and watch the the video for "Jamir's Bed Part I" below.
Mars Today – "The 'F' in Sexy" / "Casual Attire"
Producer, singer, and band leader Mars Today released a new single last week on Urb, "The 'F' in Sexy", which you can also stream or download below. We've previously mentioned Mars for his solid work producing the track and directing the video for "Art Goons" from sayknowledge and "The 'F' in Sexy" shows he isn't limited to work behind the scenes. This Friday at the Elbo Room, Mars Today will joined by a live band (complete with a horns section) to perform some of his solo work in addition to featuring several Bay Area artists Mars has produced and worked [...]
Le VICE to release "Neverland" on July 17, 2012
Indie hip hop fans, take note: Le VICE is set to self-release their new album, Neverland, on July 17. I say "indie hip hop", but that doesn't quite capture it. The band's sound is representative of the SF music scene in all its diversity. I'd try to explain it, but here's what their press release says: "Le VICE is an Indie Hip Hop and R&B band that's really an Urban-Indie-Rock- Electro-Funk-Hip Hop-Pop band." I can't really think of what else I could possibly add to that. And to hell with it anyway. Just listen to one of the tracks from [...]