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 [...]

Video: Lumerians – "The Bloom"

The High Frontier is the newly-announced album from Oakland psych explorers Lumerians, arriving on our planet on August 6th. According to the group's announcement, the six-song set was recorded in the band's "self-built studio/brewery: a room housed in a converted store-front church in a neighborhood affectionately referred to as the 'Murder Dubbs.'" Enjoy the band's new video for "The Bloom" and dig the track listing and awesome album art below. Update: Lumerians will be performing at The Chapel on June 8. Lumerians - The High Frontier 1. Dogon Genesis 2. High Frontier 3. The Bloom 4. Koman Tong 5. Smokies [...]

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Live This Month: December 2012 — an audio guide through SF concerts this month (Podcast #294)

Live This Month: December 2012 — an audio guide through SF concerts this month (Podcast #294) 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. Few new albums and winter conditions mean that there's a seasonal dip in the number of bands hitting the road and coming to town in December. A dip, however, doesn't mean that there aren't noteworthy highlights, including the return of former locals Moon Duo, whose latest LP, Circles, came out earlier this year. As luck would have it, Moon [...]

Mixtape: Twelve Bay Area Highlights from 2011 (Podcast #263)

Mixtape: Twelve Bay Area Highlights from 2011 (Podcast #263) We might be biased, but, from this vantage point, 2011 reconfirmed that the Bay Area continues to have the most vibrant music community nationwide. The SF scene cranked out a ton of amazing albums this year, and our final podcast of 2011 highlights twelve great releases from Bay Area artists over the past twelve months. This isn't a "Best of" list per se, but these acts did create some of our favorite music in 2011. We'll be doing more year-in-review coverage over the next few weeks, but, for now, enjoy this [...]

New Video Roundup: The Dodos, Part Time, KIT, Speculator, Lumerians

A ton of new music videos have dropped recently. Here are five new ones from Bay Area artists that are definitely worth checking out. The Dodos' latest video from No Color arrived just before the band plays at the Henry Miller Library tonight. "19" comes from Part Time's excellent synth-pop album What Would You Say?. Part Time performs with Pamela, Surf Club, and Permanent Collection at Thee Parkside on September 15th. KIT's instrument-smashing 16mm clip for "Out of Ruins" was directed by Steven Andrew Garcia. The song is off the band's latest album, Invocation. Earlier this week, we wrote about [...]

Ticket Giveaway Wednesday: Sonny & the Sunsets, Lumerians, Anais Mitchell

To enter any contest submit an email to contest[at]thebaybridged.com with your full name in the body and the concert you’re entering the contest for in the subject line. You may only submit your name once to only one contest. Winners for each show will be decided using the guidelines listed below. Friday, July 1st Sonny & the Sunsets, Calvin Johnson, The Sandwitches, Wounded Lion @ Great American Music Hall To win a pair of tickets to the show be the THIRD person to enter! The show starts at 8pm, $13, 6+. Purchase advance tickets here. Saturday, July 2nd Lumerians, Young [...]

Recommended, 6/27-7/4: El Rio Fourth of July, Neko Case/Dodos, Ty Segall, Sonny and the Sunsets/Calvin Johnson, Lumerians

Every Monday, we'll be offering you early picks for some of the week's best concerts. Do you think we omitted something worthwhile? Let us know in the comments! Be sure to visit our Local Concert Calendar for an expanded set of daily listings. The Bay Bridged Presents: Fourth of July at El Rio! Okay, so there are a bunch of good shows coming up, but wherever you plan to spend your time this weekend, make sure to cap it off with the Sixth Annual El Rio Big Time Freedom Fest at El Rio on July 4th (3pm, $8, 21+), featuring [...]

Mixtape: Only the East Bay (Podcast #247)

Mixtape: Only the East Bay (Podcast #247) This podcast episode is part mixtape and part mea culpa. Even though our name is The Bay Bridged, we periodically get people calling us out on our SF-centric coverage of Bay Area indie music. In recognition of all of the great music coming from the other side of the Bay, this mix features only East Bay artists--15 of them--spanning a wide variety of styles and sounds. The collection shows that, just like in SF, there's a diverse batch of talent in Oakland and beyond that's well worth checking out. Subscribe to The Bay [...]

Recommended, 4/11-4/17: Foxtails Brigade, Lumerians/Wire, The Blank Tapes/Kacey Johansing, and Record Store Day

Every Monday, we'll be offering you early picks for some of the week's best concerts. Do you think we omitted something worthwhile? Let us know in the comments! Be sure to visit our Local Concert Calendar for an expanded set of daily listings. Foxtails Brigade launches The Bread and the Bait Laura Weinbach and Anton Patzner are Foxtails Brigade, a duo mixing classical guitar and strings into intricate chamber pop. The Bread and the Bait is out Tuesday on Antenna Farm, and the band's celebrating on Sunday, April 17th at the Swedish American Hall (8pm, $10, All Ages). Rachel Fannan [...]

Video: Lumerians – “Gaussian Castles”

Stereogum is right to offer "a 'may cause seizures' warning" for this new video from Lumerians' Transmalinnia, out now on Kntting Factory Records. Grab the mp3 below: Lumerians - "Gaussian Castles" Previously: Out this week: New albums from Papercuts, Lumerians, Earth Girl Helen Brown, That Ghost Austin Psych Fest 4 books Fresh & Onlys, Lumerians, The Soft Moon, Young Prisms

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