Wax Wednesdays features Li Xi next week at Cafe Stritch

Cool South Bay show alert: Next Wednesday, San Jose's beloved bar/restaurant/venue Cafe Stritch hosts locals Li Xi as part of their Wax Wednesdays series. Wax Wednesdays is pretty much what it sounds like: A weekly all-vinyl DJ night, featuring Needle To The Groove DJs. This week they're bringing in Li Xi, a San Francisco-based alt-pop band that writes a catchy hook, but are lo-fi and laid-back enough not to disturb your meal or conversation at the bar. It's free, it's all ages, and it's all local. Shows at Stritch tend to start on the later side, so get some rest [...]

By |October 1, 2018|Tags: |

Photos: Li Xi return after 2 years away to the Brick + Mortar Music Hall

Li Xi (photo: Robert Alleyne) Sunday night saw a solid lineup at the Brick & Mortar Music Hall, including local band Li Xi, Silver Ships, and ODDLY EVEN. Li Xi opened and it was their first gig in two years. They played a mixture of new and classic songs from their discography, and one would never have been able to tell that it had been that long since their last show. Check out the gallery below of all three bands from then night.

By |May 18, 2017|Tags: |

Mixtape: Listening into San Francisco’s Recording Studios

http://media.libsyn.com/media/thebaybridged/SF_Studios_Mix.mp3 Download: Mixtape: Mixtape: Stepping Inside San Francisco's Recording Studios (Podcast #355) San Francisco's legacy of producing great music isn't just a function of supremely talented bands and inviting concert venues. Hidden behind the scenes is the Bay Area's rich array of recording studios, providing opportunities for artists, local and otherwise, to create great albums. An ideal studio isn't just a quiet room stocked with the right mixing board, microphones, and other gear. More than that, it's an environment in which musicians can elevate their songs, permanently capturing them at their best. There's a long history to a number of [...]

Al Lover remixes Rosetta’s singing comet, joining Li Xi at Brick & Mortar in December

San Francisco producer Al Lover not only churns out psychedelic beats on the regular, but he's also apparently an aficionado of space exploration. Yep, Mr. Lover took note of the recent news that the European Space Agency's Rosetta space probe had picked up a mysterious "song" from Comet 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko – the same comet which was the scene of the first-ever soft landing on a comet just a day later when Rosetta successfully dispatched its Philae lander – and then he remixed that "song" into a dubbed-out seven-minute adventure to the far reaches of the universe. Listen to Al Lover's "Singing [...]

By |November 19, 2014|Tags: , , , |

Listen to Li Xi’s ‘Meet Me Somewhere’ LP

As we told you a few weeks ago, SF's Li Xi just released their first full length of dreamy, psych-infused space-pop, Meet Me Somewhere. Now, you can stream the whole album below. https://soundcloud.com/lixisound/sets/li-xi-meet-me-somewhere Li Xi opens for Metronomy and Dawn Golden at the Regency Ballroom on October 23.

By |October 20, 2014|Tags: |

Li Xi to release debut LP ‘Meet Me Somewhere’

I had the pleasure of witnessing Li Xi in their earliest incarnation, back when there were two lead singers and they weren’t called Li Xi. That was a couple years ago. The band has shed a singer, added another multi-instrumentalist, and tightened up their sound considerably while expanding it to encompass a grand new vision. Two years was a long wait for a debut album, but forthcoming LP Meet Me Somewhere, which the band is self-releasing on October 15, was well worth the wait. Stereogum recently premiered the album’s opener, a cut called “Carriages” that features a ridiculously catchy guitar [...]

By |October 9, 2014|Tags: |

Ticket Giveaway: Emily Wells, Li Xi at Rickshaw Stop

There are times when it kills me to have to give away tickets to a show instead of using them myself. This is one of those times. Tomorrow night, local psych pop outfit Li Xi is opening for Emily Wells, the sultry songstress who builds her music entirely out of live loops, channeling equal parts hip hop (she once collaborated with Dan the Automator) and classical (she's a classical violinist). To enter for a chance to win tickets to see Emilly Wells and Li Xi at Rickshaw Stop, email contest@thebaybridged.com with “Emily Wells” in the subject line and your full name in [...]

By |June 19, 2014|Tags: , |

Emily Wells and her sultry looping are hitting Rickshaw Stop

Cancel those tentative Friday night plans because Emily Wells plays Rickshaw Stop. In case you're out of the loop, Wells has warbling and nearly operatic vocals, on-stage sampling, and is a hypnotizing violinist. A few years ago I saw her play in Pillowfight, a collaborative side project with Dan the Automator that they began after they were introduced by Kid Koala. It was my first time seeing the renowned hip-hop artist Dan the Automator and even though I'm a huge fan of Deltron 3030, my focus was entirely on Wells' chillingly genuine performance. Since then she's focused on solo work including an acoustic rendition of her debut album, Mama, while also [...]

Live This Month: September 2013 — an audio guide through SF concerts this month (Podcast #314)

http://media.libsyn.com/media/thebaybridged/LTM_September_2013.mp3 Download: Live This Month: September 2013 — an audio guide through SF concerts this month (Podcast #314) 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. This month's episode is stacked with album release shows for Bay Area bands, with Bay Bridged favorites like Terry Malts and Kelley Stoltz introducing new albums we're really excited about. We're also proud to be presenting a series of September concerts celebrating the release of These Strange Days, a brand new compilation of local bands curated by [...]

Interview: 20 Sided Records' David Mitchell on the label's new compilation and release parties

This Wednesday through Saturday, The Bay Bridged is teaming up with 20 Sided Records to present four consecutive nights of shows celebrating the release of the SF-based label's fourth compilation, These Strange Days, which is officially out today. The record features 21 tracks from bands on 20 Sided's roster (see the full tracklist here), and the release parties will take place at four separate venues (The Knockout, Bottom of the Hill, Submission, and Amnesia) with four different lineups including headliners One Hundred Percent, Li Xi, Frozen Folk, and Ash Reiter. On the eve of the shows, I caught up with [...]

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