Some Ember – “Deep Ocean”

Deep Ocean by Some Ember Man/Miracle frontman Dylan Travis has been keeping his electronic side project under wraps for some time, but today Some Ember debuts with "Deep Ocean." The track is part of a killer electronic/hip-hop compilation fresh out, Dope Mountain Fuck Vol. 2. The compilation marks a new beginning to a preexisting label collaboration amongst friends, Crash Symbols. Here's more on that: About a year-and-a-half ago I first met Dwight and his then girlfriend Liz while touring with Born Gold (then Gobble Gobble). It was obvious from the first handshake that I had just discovered two of my [...]

Live This Month: September 2011 – an audio guide through SF concerts this month (Podcast #256)

Live This Month: September 2011 (Podcast #256) 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. Two big local-focused events top this month's calendar. First, we're pleased to be co-producing the free, all ages 2011 Rock Make Street Festival, taking place on September 17th at Treat Avenue and 18th Street in the Mission District. Additionally, the Mission Creek Music Festival returns to SF and Oakland for its fifteenth installment this month. Beyond those fests, the September concert calendar seems heavy on out-of-town acts playing [...]

Man/Miracle announces new EP and tour dates

Man/Miracle - "Meditations on Nothing" Man/Miracle has officially announced the new EP the band mentioned when we premiered "Meditations on Nothing" last month. The EP is called Valleys, and it comes out September 26th in digital and cassette forms. The band kicks off a national tour on August 26th at The Uptown. All dates below. Aug 26 - Oakland, CA @ The Uptown * Aug 27 - Santa Cruz, CA @ The Crepe Place * Aug 28 - San Diego, CA @ Bar Pink * Aug 29 - Los Angeles, CA @ The Echo % Aug 30 - Tempe, AZ [...]

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Taking Stock of July: A mix featuring fifteen of our favorite songs from the blog last month

If you're anything like me, you know how difficult it can be to keep track of all of the new music that's constantly floating around the Internet. Here's our latest month-in-review mix collecting some our favorite new (or new to us) songs recently posted on the website. Gathered in the mix are fifteen tracks, all from Bay Area bands, that were posted on in July. The Bay Bridged - Best of the Blog July 2011 Mixtape Tracklisting: 1. Dominant Legs - "Hoop Of Love" 2. Part Time - "In This Filthy City" 3. Man/Miracle - "Meditations on Nothing" 4. [...]

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. [...]

TBB Premiere: Man/Miracle debut “Meditations on Nothing” and talk about the band’s upcoming plans

Man/Miracle - "Meditations on Nothing" Here's a brand new song from Oakland's Man/Miracle, one of our favorite bands and a group you won't want to miss at Saturday's Phono del Sol Festival. There's been a lot going on in the M/M camp lately: new recordings, an upcoming cross-country tour, and a change in the band's lineup. To explain the new song and the group's plans, band member Dylan Travis gave us the following comment: This song is called "Meditations on Nothing" and it's about times when you are riding your bike, or driving a car, or painting, or doing something [...]

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 [...]

Announcing Phono del Sol: A Free All-Day Music and Food Festival featuring Aesop Rock, Mirah, Man/Miracle and more!

If you enjoy great music and great food, you better plan to be in San Francisco's Potrero del Sol Park on Saturday, July 16th, 2011 for the first annual Phono del Sol Music and Food Festival. Organized by The Bay Bridged and Tiny Telephone, this FREE, all ages, all day festival celebrates the best of San Francisco's acclaimed independent music and food cultures, two areas of local innovation and excellence that rarely meet. Phono del Sol features live music from six great local performers -- including co-headliners Aesop Rock and Mirah, as well as Man/Miracle, Magik*Magik Orchestra, Religious Girls, and [...]

Otherness (Man/Miracle, Elephant & Castle) – “Crystalline” and “Salt Water”

Crystalline by Otherness Here are two songs from Otherness, a new project from Dylan Travis (Man/Miracle) and Dave Reep (Elephant & Castle). As one might expect, the sound is a mixture of charismatic vocals and electronic textures, and I'm looking forward to hearing more about/from these guys in the future. Extra points for some great Bandcamp tagging: "tags: cough syrp heavy vibes marley's mello moods oakchester witch-weed-soul-jazz-funk Oakland." (Hat tip to Ears of the Beholder.) Salt Water by Otherness By the way, Man/Miracle and Skeletal System are playing at Amnesia this Saturday night. Details below.

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 [...]

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