Video: My Second Surprise – "Bring The Sunshine"

My Second Surprise is the project of Israeli-born Ayal Nistor, who lived in Britain for a time and eventually settled here in San Francisco. My Second Surprise began as a solo project before morphing into an ensemble of sorts, featuring a rotating cast of musicians. Nistor's current line up includes guitarist Burton Li, trumpeter/keyboardist Danny Cao, drummer Bob Mills, and bassist Tim Vickers. All members lend vocal support as well. Nistor and Co. have posted a new video for their track "Bring The Sunshine" which you can watch above. It features a crazed Yogi Bear-type, who probably watched one too [...]

Noted: The Wrong Words, WHY?, My Second Surprise, Foolproof Four and more

The Wrong Words recently performed a live set on WFMU, which you can download for free. Well, shit. WHY? and Serengeti just cancelled their tour. Have you listened to the latter's Family & Friends yet? It's really strong. Not new but still reliably great: Hemlock booker Tony Bedard's journey through the world of horrible press releases as @Folder_Rock is full of humor, sadness, and sadness-derived humor. Local folk-rock band Foolproof Four are releasing their debut LP, Apples of Our Allegiance, Saturday night at Amnesia. The night before, they'll be serving on the music side of the music and comedy showcase [...]

Episode 160: April 2009 Monthly Mix

[podcast][/podcast] Subscribe to the The Bay Bridged weekly podcast to get each new episode downloaded free to your iTunes the moment it's published! Our latest Monthly Mix episode of the weekly podcast features ten great Bay Area bands, including a lot of good stuff from new and recent releases. About all of the bands: Still Flyin' ("The Hott Chord Is Struck") release their debut album today via the Ernest Jenning Record Co. The CD release show for Never Gonna Touch The Ground is May 9th at Cafe Du Nord, with Nodzzz supporting. The second album from local songwriter Ayal Nistor's [...]

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