Mixtape: New Directions in San Francisco Bay Area Punk

This mixtape was first published on KQED.org. http://media.libsyn.com/media/thebaybridged/2016_Punk_Mixtape.mp3 Download: Mixtape: Rocking the Latest in San Francisco Bay Area Punk (Podcast #397) From the Dead Kennedys and Crime to Operation Ivy and Green Day -- to say nothing of countless pioneering and influential bands -- the Bay Area's punk legacy looms large over the genre. Even today, a wide variety of local bands continue to breathe new life into punk's many forms, with groups like Joyride!, Los Huaycos, and Butanna offering up vital new takes on pop-punk, skate-punk, and politically-charged punk rock, respectively. Equally impressive, though, are the sizable number of [...]

The Bay Abridged: Sept 23 — 29

In this recurring feature known as The Bay Abridged, our staff writers will provide short, witty recaps on shows they attended around the Bay Area. A scene check, a heat check, and sometimes more — stop by every Wednesday for the most comprehensive and concise recap of last week's Bay Area concert scene. Photo by @psbergman Lil Dowager, Leucrota, Sloths, I Wanna Die, undo at One Fam (Oak) Sept. 23 Had a chance to catch one of my favorite Oakland bands, Lil Dowager along with Santa Cruz's Leucrota after Wednesday night band practice. I got there in time for Leucrotas's [...]

Video Premiere: Lil Dowager – “Bible History Month”

(Lil Dowager at The Honey Hive, SF) A little over a month ago Oakland spazz-jazz noise trio Lil Dowager released their second EP, Never Too Late to Hate, which expands on the wild, careening punk sound they established with last year's Attorney at Law. Now they've stitched together a video for "Bible History Month", the EP's third song, and one of its more approachable tracks, opening with an insane set of drum rolls before breaking into a lurching beat accented with moaning leads. The video captures the band's fun, 'no fucks given' attitude, and their quirky sense of humor. Lots of harsh, pixelated [...]

By |July 13, 2015|Tags: |

Lil Dowager’s new EP offers some of the Bay’s best noise

‘Never Too Late To Hate’ album cover (art: Brendan B. Larsen aka Wigboiler) Lil Dowager made their debut a year and a half ago with their EP Attorney at Law, which featured the now instantly recognizable track "Post-College Hardcore". In the time since, the Oakland trio have continued to push forward with their frantic, and frankly fun sound. Released just a week ago, Never Too Late To Hate is four more tracks of groovy noise, recalling the unhinged sounds of early emotive hardcore like Mohinder or Antioch Arrow, and even the barely discernible weirdness of The Locust. Despite hailing from The Bay, these three freak [...]

By |May 26, 2015|Tags: |
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