Mixtape: Twelve Bay Area Highlights from 2011 (Podcast #263)

Mixtape: Twelve Bay Area Highlights from 2011 (Podcast #263) We might be biased, but, from this vantage point, 2011 reconfirmed that the Bay Area continues to have the most vibrant music community nationwide. The SF scene cranked out a ton of amazing albums this year, and our final podcast of 2011 highlights twelve great releases from Bay Area artists over the past twelve months. This isn't a "Best of" list per se, but these acts did create some of our favorite music in 2011. We'll be doing more year-in-review coverage over the next few weeks, but, for now, enjoy this [...]

Photos & Recap: 2011 Woodsist Fest in Big Sur, 7/30-7/31/11

Photos by Nicole Browner and Ben Van Houten Last weekend in Big Sur, Woodsist Records and (((folkYEAH!))) teamed up to present the sublimely wonderful 2011 Woodsist Fest. These photos showcase most of the many bands that played at the Fernwood Resort and Henry Miller Library, but they just can't come close to capturing the natural beauty of Big Sur that enveloped the weekend. Musically, the highlights were many. The new Real Estate songs have me really excited about the new record. The Fresh and Onlys and Woods should figure out some way to tour in their "Big Band" configuration. Also, [...]

Interview: NODZZZ’s Anthony Atlas on ‘Innings,’ Olympia, touring Europe and more

NODZZZ - "Time (What's It Going to Do?)" Innings is the excellent new album from SF trio NODZZZ, out today on Woodsist. The record's nervy, poppy jangle feels timeless in the best possible way. If you'd discovered Innings as a cassette 20 years ago, it would've sounded great, and I think someone discovering it 20 years from now will feel that same immediacy. Via e-mail, NODZZZ's Anthony Atlas shared some insights about approaching the new record, the band's Olympia origins, the value of brevity, and much more. NODZZZ performs at the Hemlock Tavern on May 26th (9pm, $7) with Milk [...]

By |May 17, 2011|Tags: |

Live This Month: March 2011 – an audio guide through SF concerts this month (Podcast #244)

Live This Month: March 2011 (Episode 244) 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. As South by Southwest approaches later in March, bands are hitting the road, crisscrossing the US before converging on Austin. What this means for Bay Area music fans is a ton of buzz-backed touring bands stopping in SF, and equally promising locals playing some final shows before heading out on the road. Enjoy this mix and then go check out some shows! Subscribe to The Bay Bridged Podcast! [...]

Recommended tonight: Nodzzz, Personal & The Pizzas, Tim Cohen’s Magic Trick at The Knockout

Nodzzz - "Time (What's It Going to Do?)" Before they head out on a European tour with The Mantles, Nodzzz is playing a handful of California dates. Tonight's show at The Knockout (9pm, $8) -- the group's last SF show prior to touring -- is a doozy, with Nodzzz joined by the also terrific Personal & The Pizzas and Tim Cohen's Magic Trick. Check it out! Personal and the Pizzas - "Brass Knuckles" Tim Cohen - "Don't Give Up" Nodzzz's new album, Innings, is coming later this year on Woodsist. Full tour dates below. March 2 - San Francisco with [...]

Dripping Ceilings: Monotonix at Rickshaw Stop with Ty Segall and Nodzzz

Sometimes I feel like I've seen it all with Rock and Roll, but when I first saw Monotonix at Treasure Island last year I realized I was wrong (again). Monotonix hail from Tel Aviv, and life there certainly creates quite a few interesting characters. The band claims this is their last tour, as the drummer, Bonanza, is about to be a father. "This is a historic moment" yelled lead singer Ami Shalev, insisting everyone sit on the floor. The band pulled a lot of the same moves as they did at Treasure Island, but it was far more intense in [...]

By |January 31, 2011|Tags: , , |

Recommended, 1/3-1/9: White Fence and The Babies, Melted Toys, The Velvet Teen and more

Every Monday, we'll be offering you early picks for some of the week's best concerts. Do you think we omitted something worthwhile? Let us know in the comments! Also, we've launched a new Local Concert Calendar, which you should be sure to check out for an expanded set of daily listings. Bands/promoters/managers, feel free to submit your own shows to the Calendar too. The Babies - "Run Me Over" White Fence - "Lilian (Won't You Play Drums?)" Melted Toys - "Lost Connection" The Art Museums - "Sculpture Gardens" Sean Smith – "Palak Paneer" White Fence and The Babies' joint tour [...]

Download: True Panther releases “Finally Champions” comp featuring new music from a ton of Bay Area bands

The folks at True Panther have just released a remarkable compilation of new and unreleased music from Bay Area bands, with the dual purposes of celebrating the Giants' recent World Series victory and benefiting the SF Coalition on Homelessness. It's only $1, and it's full of songs from SF's best, including previously unreleased tracks from Ty Segall, Nodzzz, Sonny and the Sunsets and many, many more. Head to True Panther for more details.

SF Popfest Review: Casiotone for the Painfully Alone, Nodzzz, Antarctica Takes It!, English Singles 5/28

Photos by: Nicole Browner Drinking beer with ice and having nothing for sale, Sacramento's English Singles opened the night and tore through a short but very satisfying set of sweet pop ditties. The lead singer cut loose on the last song to dance around a bit, a nice surprise as the other members seemed a little green. The band is young but very tight and they have quite an albums worth of catchy, infectious pop. We desperately await that release. Antartica Takes It! (Oakland) was hands down the cutest band of the night. In fact, they may be the cutest [...]

Weekend Mix: 4/15-18

Thursday: The Soft Pack, Male Bonding, Nodzzz @ Bottom of the Hill (9pm, $12) Nodzzz - "In the City" Friday: Sleepy Beach, The Mantles, Spencey Dude and the Doodles, Animal Style @ Pissed Off Pete's (8pm) Spencey Dude & the Doodles - "Flirting" Saturday: Celebrate Record Store Day in San Francisco! / Judgement Day, Battlehooch, 7 Orange ABC @ Bottom of the Hill (9pm, $10) Battlehooch - "Take the L Train" Sunday: Barn Owl, Yoshitake Expe, The Why Because @ Cafe du Nord (8pm, $10) Barn Owl - "Voice of the Other [...]

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