What’s Happening This Weekend? A Guide To Shows Around The Bay, Nov 11 – Nov 13

Norway's Jenny Hval uses her music to stretch open the fabric of societal structures, explore, and finally, dismantle. Friday, November 11 Jay Arner @ The Night Light Find wry and apathetic humor in the synth-pop trappings of Canadian Jay Arner. Peter Silberman @ Swedish American Music Hall Frontman of The Antlers Peter Silberman will be playing a solo show of his recently released EP Transcendless Summer, 20 minutes of conceptual instrumentals about a terminally ill young woman. The James Brown Dance Party @ The Mezzanine Get down with your bad self (sorry, had to) and dance your politically weary self [...]

Mixtape: Ten Standout Singers from the San Francisco Bay Area

http://media.libsyn.com/media/thebaybridged/Voices_2016_Mixtape.mp3 Download: Mixtape: Ten Standout Singers from the San Francisco Bay Area (Podcast #395) This podcast originally appeared on KQED.org. San Francisco's Minna Choi has been known to indie musicians and music fans as the leader of the Magik*Magik Orchestra, contributing orchestral accompaniments to live performances and albums by countless acclaimed artists over the years. More recently, though, Choi announced a solo project under the Magik*Magik moniker, and unveiled a stunning duet with How To Dress Well. "Laugh a Lot" reveals Choi as not just a gifted composer, arranger, and conductor, but also as an impressive vocalist. More broadly, the [...]

Song Premiere: M. Lockwood Porter, “The Future Ain’t What It Used To Be”

Not to brag or anything, but we have an advance of M. Lockwood Porter's new record, How To Dream Again, and YOU GUYS. IT IS SO GOOD. AN ALL-CAPS KIND OF GOOD. Though he's written a couple ragers in the past, the new record is far more consistently up-tempo than we're used to from Porter. After spending his last album dreading the close of his 20s, on How To Dream Again he seems to have just said 'fuck it' and is going after a sound he's always been toying with. Vacillating between his usual strummed introspection and riotous call-to-arms numbers, [...]

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Mixtape: San Francisco Twang — Sampling Local Americana, Country, and Bluegrass Bands

The Brothers Comatose (photo: Zack Sumner) http://media.libsyn.com/media/thebaybridged/SF_Twang_Mixtape.mp3 Download: Mixtape: San Francisco Twang -- Sampling Americana, Country and Bluegrass Bands (Podcast #384) The San Francisco Bay Area's love for Americana, country and bluegrass music manifests most visibly during the Hardly Strictly Bluegrass festival, which draws 750,000+ people to Golden Gate Park annually, but there are great twangy sounds coming out of the Bay all year round. Venues like The Plough & Stars, The Lucky Horseshoe, Amnesia, and Armando's in Martinez, as well as Twang Sundays at Thee Parkside, are a fertile incubator for local roots acts. Plenty of them, like The [...]

Owl Paws to support Samantha Crain at Amnesia

San Francisco's finest folk rockers Owl Paws are set to support Samantha Crain next Tuesday at Amnesia. The bill couldn't be more perfect — the trio's melancholic melodies will fit in nicely beside Crain's soothing voice and gorgeous compositions. Rounding out the evening is another SF-based performer and fellow folkster, M. Lockwood Porter, guaranteeing a show full of rousing harmonies and hearty acoustic guitars. Owl Paws has also just finished tracking some new singles, so expect more music from the band in 2016, even after coming off a year in which they released a full-length album. Call 'em the hardest [...]

M. Lockwood Porter to play private parlor show at The Lost Church

M. Lockwood Porter has been bridging the line between San Francisco and Oklahoma, between Americana and rock n' roll, and between singer-songwriter and full band for a while now. Still floating from the release of his full-length, 27, which came out this past October, he'll be venturing back to San Francisco in a intimate and personal show. The album is a tangle between being a mid-life crisis album and a break-up album, where Porter battles and fights with the truths of getting older, going through new experiences while still grasping onto life and making realizations all along the way. His [...]

Interview: M. Lockwood Porter premieres “Restless”

M. Lockwood Porter is not eager to join the 27 Club. After releasing a well-received tribute to Chris Bell—Big Star frontman and notable member of said club—in March, he's now mere days away from releasing his latest full-length, 27. While Porter has typically turned to the past for inspiration, 27 is a record that takes a long hard look at the road ahead. In anticipation, he's shared a track, "Restless," with us, which you can stream below. We decided to take this opportunity to ask him a few questions about his career thus far. https://soundcloud.com/mlockwoodporter/restless-1/s-hlZIr The Bay Bridged: Your latest [...]

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Live This Month: April 2014 — an audio guide through upcoming SF concerts

http://media.libsyn.com/media/thebaybridged/LTM_April_2014.mp3 Download: Live This Month: April 2014 — an audio guide through upcoming SF concerts (Podcast #333) 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. Truth be told, a couple of the concerts highlighted this month are already sold out, but their inclusion here is meant to inspire you to do what it takes (hopefully just look on Craigslist?) to find tickets. One of those shows features Blood Orange, the latest project of Devonté Hynes. As a writer/producer, Hynes has worked with the [...]

Premiere: Listen to M. Lockwood Porter’s new single

Berkeley's M. Lockwood Porter released his debut LP, Judah's Gone, last summer, and today we're excited to premiere his first new material since that release – the tracks "Chris Bell" and "Secrets". These songs are steps forward for Porter - while Judah's Gone was self-recorded and was heavily focused on his Oklahoma roots, "Secrets" and "Bell" were recorded in a proper studio and expand Porter's subject matter. "Chris Bell" is a tribute to the Big Star founding member who was killed in a car accident in 1974. "They've been one of my favorite bands for about a decade, but I [...]

A guide to an interesting and cheap Saturday night in Oakland

There's always a ton of great music going on in Oakland, but Saturday night presents a somewhat unique opportunity to see no less than five different artists previously featured on The Bay Bridged at three different venues within walking distance of each other while spending less than ten dollars total to get through the doors. What fun! To kick off your evening, swing by the Rock Paper Scissors Collective on Telegraph for a combination art exhibition closing and musical performance. Casey Chisholm's loneriffic bummer pop would be the highlight for me. Chisholm recently raised a nice amount of money for [...]

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