Review: Mi Ami release ‘Steal Your Face’ with Baths, Ecoli at Amnesia 4/29

Photos by Rachel Keenan and Nicole Browner Maybe it was Amnesia's ruby-red glow properly enveloping The Baths' 60s tinged dark-gaze that did it. Having now seen them on multiple occasions, The Baths' live set last Thursday validated all the flattering commentary I'd heard in passing; either way, the four-piece owned that space in both sound and sight. The Baths weld several decades of melancholy into one timelessly dreary sound, and reinforced it onstage with fashion choices of velvet blazers and monochrome stripes. The summer looks quite fortuitous for The Baths: they've partnered with Ty Segall, first at Bottom of the [...]

Weekend Mix: 4/29-5/3

Thursday: Mi Ami (record release), The Baths, Ecoli @ Amnesia (9pm, $8) Mi Ami - "Cut Men" Friday: Rogue Wave, Man/Miracle @ The Fillmore (8pm, $19) Rogue Wave - "Good Morning" Saturday: Maus Haus, White Cloud, Rafter @ Bottom of the Hill (10pm, $10) White Cloud - "Galapagos (demo)" Sunday: Tempo No Tempo, Dinowalrus @ Crepe Place (Santa Cruz, 8pm) Tempo No Tempo - "Kilometer"

Review: High Places, Mi Ami, Protect Me @ Rickshaw 3/24

Photos by: Rachel Keenan Weeknights can be tough on the concertgoer, and pushing the time limit you'll allow yourself to stay out often requires absorbing enough energy from the band onstage just to stay awake. It was no surprise, though, that the middle act last Wednesday at the Rickshaw had my interest piqued: the noisy trio Mi Ami, based out of the uncharted jungles of San Francisco. In an increasingly stratified music scene, where new niche genres come in fast and strong and leave little space for others, quality post-punk almost feels like a lost art. Mi Ami ably reclaims [...]

Mi Ami LP out next week, support High Places Wednesday @ Rickshaw Stop

Mi Ami and High Places (LA) are both headed to the Rickshaw Stop this Wednesday to support their newest Thrill Jockey releases with LA's Smell allstars, Protect Me (8pm, $12). While High Places' High Places vs. Mankind is out today, Mi Ami's Steal Your Face LP has been announced to drop April 6. The Steal Your Face LP will include "Latin Lover" (featured below), plus five other songs embodying Mi Ami's loud, erratic style of avant-garde. Mi Ami has done a fine job of creating a sound that you can't quite put your finger on, but applies an anthropological wonderment [...]

Dame Satan -> Sands, @ El Rio Sat. with Mi Ami + 3 Leafs

Sands (formerly known as Dame Satan) is playing El Rio Saturday (9pm, $7), smoothing out the sounds of the evening with the mellower side of psychedelic. They're up with 3 Leafs (mentioned back in December) and recent Thrill Jockey signees, Mi Ami, who recently posted April national tour dates on their MySpace. Sands - "Dawn and Delta" Sands has undergone more retrofit than just the name change in December; for this show they're bringing two guests on board: Sam Coe (Two Sheds, Low Flying Owls, Seventeen Evergreen) on drums and their friend Phil from DC on keys. After [...]

Live This Month: December 2009 (Podcast #192)

[podcast][/podcast] Every month, we dedicate the first week's podcast to highlighting some of the great local and out-of-town bands performing soon in the San Francisco Bay Area. We've got ten great bands playing some excellent shows this month, so head out and see some live music! Subscribe to The Bay Bridged's podcast to get each week's new episode downloaded free to your iTunes! About the bands: Califone's ("Funeral Singers") All My Friends Are Funeral Singers is their first album in three years. On Monday, December 7th, they'll be at the Great American Music Hall for a special multimedia performance. San [...]

Two weeks of Mi Ami + These Are Powers

Mi Ami - "New Guitar" (from Watersports) Recent Thrill Jockey signee Mi Ami is tearing up the Bay Area this month with rambunctious electro Brooklynites These Are Powers. Friday, 10/16: Mi Ami with These Are Powers, Pit Er Pat @ 21 Grand in Oakland (8:30pm, $8) Friday, 10/23: Mi Ami with These Are Powers, Gowns @ The Knockout (10pm, $5) The band's first release for their new label will be the Cut Men 12" in December. 20jazzfunkgreats has a great track from their recent entry in Hoss Records' "Techno" series, the almost entirely electronic Towers Fall 12". [...]

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Weekend Mix: 7/2-7/5

Thursday: Moondoggies, Harbours, Sarah Bethe Nelson @ The Rickshaw Stop Harbours - "Situation" Thursday: Double Dagger, Awesome Tapes From Africa (DJ), Mi Ami, Beast Of Thought, Psychic Reality @ The Knockout Mi Ami - "New Guitar" Friday: The Heavenly States, Boatclub, The West Of, The Dashing Suns @ The Uptown in Oakland The Heavenly States - "The Race" Saturday: Birdmonster, Two Sheds, Low Red Land, Finn Riggins, D Numbers, Birds & Batteries, Writer, Murray The Thief @ El Rio Writer - "Try and Stop Me" Sunday: Weather Pending @ Mojito's in North [...]

KEXP In-Studios, Make-Out Room Party

Seattle's amazing radio station KEXP 90.3FM is doing their first ever remote broadcast from the Bay Area on Jan. 28, 29 and 30. This comes after the Bay Area won their "City-to-City Challenge" during their last fundraising drive. The DJs will be broadcasting from a studio in Berkeley, and bringing the Bay Area some great events and music in the process. The first exciting event is a series of live in-studio sessions. These sessions are free and open to the public, but you must RSVP on their website and they're already filling up fast! Sessions that remain available are: Her [...]

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