Giveaway: The Mattson 2, Extra Nappy, Magik*Magik Orchestra in San Francisco

Do you like music? Do you like music-and-art mashup events? Do you like mystery and intrigue? We have a whole bunch of tickets for an entertaining, interactive music-themed experience in one of SF's most in-demand venues, happening this Saturday evening. We can't tell you where or what it is, but we can tell you it's a great party. We can also tell you it's not just a concert, but an interactive music experience curated by local institutions who know their stuff like SFJAZZ and Noise Pop...and it features, among others, the Mattson 2, Magik*Magik Orchestra, and Howard Wiley and Extra [...]

Friday night: Magik*Magik celebrates five years with "When We Were Young"

This Friday, the Magik*Magik Orchestra will be celebrating five years of all around awesomeness with "When We Were Young," a three-act concert where the orchestra will be joined on stage by past collaborators like Geographer and John Vanderslice, as well as a thirty piece choir. One can expect the thoughtful musicianship that has accompanied Magik Magik through their past studio and live performances, and given the unbelievable lineup of guests on deck -- Nicki Bluhm & the Gramblers, The Dodos, Zoe Keating, How to Dress Well, Rogue Wave, and Two Gallants among them -- it's sure to be a truly [...]

Win tickets to Magik*Magik Orchestra's birthday show with Geographer, The Dodos and more!

Depending on the guest list, birthday parties can be a hit or miss affair, but The Magik*Magik Orchestra has assembled quite the lineup of performers for its fifth birthday celebration on January 31 at the Fox Theater. Over the past half-decade, the acclaimed San Francisco orchestra has collaborated with a wide variety of great indie bands, and plenty of past collaborators are among the star-studded lineup. Seriously, The Dodos, John Vanderslice, Nicki Bluhm & the Gramblers, How to Dress Well, Geographer, Rogue Wave, Two Gallants, The Lonely Forest, Diana Gameros and Zoe Keating? That's a guest list that can't be [...]

Bass clarinet duo Squonk tour the Bay Area

The overlords of Bay Area indie rock have heard your prayers and have granted show-goers a change of pace this weekend, just in time for soothing the lingering post-New Year's, post-49ers hangover that will be known forever as January 2012. It will be like a B vitamin with a coconut water chaser for your ears and soul. Squonk is Jeff Anderle and Jonathan Russel -- two dudes with bass clarinets and a love of classical composition, klezmer, and heavy metal, in no particular order. While Russel has been pursuing his PhD at Princeton, Anderle performs with the Magik*Magik Orchestra, San [...]

Photos: Scenes from the Phono del Sol Music and Food Festival

First off, thank you. Thank you to everyone who came to Phono del Sol on Saturday, and thank you again to everyone who generously donated to help us fund the event. Thank you to Tiny Telephone and John Vanderslice. Thank you to Aesop Rock, Mirah, Man/Miracle, Magik*Magik Orchestra, Religious Girls, Appetite, Beth Lisick, and the Mutiny Radio DJs. Thank you to all of our volunteers, Jacob and the sound team, the video team, security, and everyone else who helped the event come out great. Thank you to all of the food trucks. Thank you to our sponsors and partners. [...]

Countdown to Phono del Sol: sample all of the performing artists!

As you should know by now, this Saturday, July 16th, The Bay Bridged and Tiny Telephone are throwing the first annual Phono del Sol Music and Food Festival in San Francisco's Potrero del Sol Park. There are a lot of reasons to be excited about this FREE, all ages, all day festival, and we'll be counting down those reasons all week long. Today, let's focus on the six great local acts that make up the live music portion of Phono del Sol. Below, learn a little bit more about all of the performers. Aesop Rock It's been four years since [...]

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