Mixtape: The Musical World of Kelley Stoltz

This post first ran on KQED.org. http://media.libsyn.com/media/thebaybridged/Kelley_Stoltz_Mixtape.mp3 Download: Mixtape: The Musical World of Kelley Stoltz (Podcast #389) If one were only to consider his consistently strong solo albums, San Francisco musician Kelley Stoltz would rightly be labeled an impressive talent. Over the past decade and a half, he's released seven LPs of finely-tuned rock-pop for labels that include Castle Face, Third Man, and Sub Pop. Influenced by classic artists like The Kinks and The Beach Boys, Stoltz conveys a unique and ever-evolving interest in pop mixed with elements of psychedelia and garage rock. Even more impressively, his solo albums have [...]

Live This Month: January 2016 — an audio guide to upcoming SF concerts

http://media.libsyn.com/media/thebaybridged/LTM_January_2016.mp3 Download: Live This Month: January 2016 (Podcast #378) 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 introduces some new local bands to our podcast, including the surf-pop of Spooky Mansion and psych-rock from Smokin' Ziggurats. We've also included a mid-podcast three-song set of local heaviness, including Sexless, Life Stinks, and Bosse-De-Nage. Life Stinks is one of two bands in this mix playing at SS15, a weekend of shows commemorating fifteen years of NorCal label Ss Records. Over its tenure, [...]

Life Stinks celebrates new album “You’ll Never Make It”

Life Stinks (Photo: Erin Allen) In a city dominated by a tech atmosphere that gave birth to the most prominent corporations, such culture is difficult to ignore when living amongst a privileged elite. Juxtapose that with San Francisco's Life Stinks, a band that caricatures opposition to such lifestyle, truly a bold statement at best. Subtle antagonism fuels the band's latest release You'll Never Make It out now on Sacramento-based SS Records. Social criticism from the local four-piece is not administered with disappointing audacity, however - it impresses and perseveres to stand up to a resolute message in an understated manner. [...]

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Mixtape: Fourteen San Francisco Bands to Watch in 2014

http://media.libsyn.com/media/thebaybridged/Bands_to_Watch_2014.mp3 Download: Mixtape: Fourteen San Francisco Bands to Watch in 2014 We cover a whole lot of San Francisco Bay Area bands at The Bay Bridged, a sign of the wealth of musical talent here. The size of this talent pool, however, presents its own challenge: with so many interesting local bands out there, and with acts emerging seemingly every day, who are the new artists to keep a close eye on in the months to come? This mixtape takes a stab at answering that question, showcasing fourteen excellent local bands that are new to our podcast, young groups with [...]

Review & Photos: Tony Molina, Life Stinks, Violent Change @ the Hemlock

Photo: Ruby Perez Saturday night at the Hemlock Tavern proved to be quite the gathering for the Bay Area music scene. Playing to an entirely packed house, Tony Molina, Life Stinks, and Violent Change sold out the venue before the first band could even set up. The night was bound to be exceptional, the lineup included some of San Francisco’s most praised and celebrated bands of the last year. Tony Molina, whose Dissed and Dissmissed LP rapidly sold out when initially released on Melters, is set to have his second running on Slumberland in March. Pre-orders have already begun and it [...]

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