Mixtape: San Francisco's Newest Psychedelic Sounds (Podcast #306)

Mixtape: San Francisco's Newest Psychedelic Sounds (Podcast #306) It's almost 18 months since we last did a psych-focused mixtape, which means there's quite a bit to catch up on. The Bay continues to be a vital source for top-notch mind-expanding bands, whether it's the heady drones of Carlton Melton and Date Palms, or the swaggering rock of Glitter Wizard and Coo Coo Birds. Several of the groups included here have new records either out now or coming out soon. Prolific instrumental duo Barn Owl just released its fifth album, V, on Thrill Jockey; meanwhile, cosmic rock group Lumerians is serving [...]

Live This Month: April 2013 — an audio guide through SF concerts this month (Podcast #303)

Live This Month: April 2013 — an audio guide through SF concerts this month (Podcast #303) 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. We're due for an onslaught of anticipated new albums from Bay Area bands, and that outpouring begins this month with a number of the local artists we've included in this mix. Both Life Coach and Tartufi have gained members since their last records -- Life Coach recently became a duo with the addition of The Mars Volta's Jon Theodore [...]

TBB Premiere: Life Coach (Phil Manley and Mars Volta's Jon Theodore) debut "Fireball"

Consider Alphawaves the debut of Life Coach 2.0, as Phil Manley's former solo project is now a partnership between the Trans Am/Fucking Champs member and drummer Jon Theodore (The Mars Volta, newly of Queens of the Stone Age). The new sound is immediately noticeable on "Fireball," a frenzied, psychy jam that's also one of a number of Alphawaves cuts to feature guitar work by Isaiah Mitchell of Earthless and Golden Void. Not every track on Alphawaves is a heavy rocker like "Fireball" -- on some, the krautrock influence is more pronounced, while elsewhere Manley explores textured guitar drones. Whatever the [...]

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