Mixtape: Catching Up With Some Former Locals

http://media.libsyn.com/media/thebaybridged/Former_Locals_Mix.mp3 Download: Mixtape: Catching Up With Some Former Locals (Podcast #348) The news that John Dwyer of San Francisco mainstays Thee Oh Sees was moving to Los Angeles – followed shortly thereafter by a Dwyer-penned press release that called the City a “graveyard” of “tech waste” – caught many of us by surprise, but it probably shouldn’t have. Indie musicians frequently leave their home bases for new environs. Musicians move for a variety of reasons--for a change of pace, to be closer to collaborators, and to find new receptive audiences. Locally, many have been concerned about the high cost of [...]

Ticket Giveaway: Mike Sempert at the Rickshaw Stop tonight!

If you're connected to any Bay Bridged staff on Twitter, you might have noticed a few of us geeking out in real time over Mike Sempert's latest single, "Oceans of Rock 'n' Roll," a few weeks back. Wow. Do yourself a favor + listen to @MikeSempert's song "Oceans of Rock and Roll": https://t.co/Lclw1R7ro9 Thanks for the tip, @JodyAmable.— Jason Shane (@PaxAmericana79) April 24, 2014 @PaxAmericana79 Glad you liked it, too. Was worried I was unusually obsessed. (listened to it 3x in a row this morning)— Jody Amable (@JodyAmable) April 24, 2014 @JodyAmable @PaxAmericana79 SO GOOD. TURN UP THE REVERB— Russell [...]

By |May 14, 2014|Tags: |

Mike Sempert releases “Oceans of Rock ‘n’ Roll”

Birds & Batteries frontman Mike Sempert has reemerged from obscurity with an absolute stunner of a song, "Oceans of Rock 'n' Roll": https://soundcloud.com/velvetblue/oceans-of-rock-n-roll "Oceans of Rock 'n' Roll" hails from Mid Dream, slated for release on May 6th and poised to be your summer album for 2014. Though he's one of many Bay Area musicians to make the move to L.A. in the last few years, Mid Dream is still very much a Bay Area album: The credits boast a number of Bay Area heavy-hitters, including Kacey Johansing, the Patzner brothers, and his old B&B bandmates, Colin Fahrner and Jill [...]

By |April 15, 2014|Tags: |

Mike Sempert (Birds and Batteries) – “Good Morning Young Artist”

We have both good news and bad news. Good news: Mike Sempert (of Birds & Batteries, whom we know very well) is releasing a whole set of solo songs, in the form of Mid Dream. Bad news: Sempert no longer calls the Bay home, and now lives in Los Angeles (Mid Dream essentially came together just before the relocation process). And currently, his only upcoming live show is also in Los Angeles. Regardless of location, we can still check out Sempert's new music, as "Good Morning Young Artist" premiered on FILTER a few days ago. Mid Dream is officially out [...]

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