Once + Future Band’s “Freaks” is freakin good

Photo Cred: Rob Williamson This month, Oakland’s Once & Future Band released two fresh singles off their forthcoming album, Deleted Scenes. Single “Freaks” is a tune with that jumps in with an energetic baseline and snarky, relatable break up lyrics. Songs have a touch more of a rock and roll pop vibe than their first album but those ELO and Paul McCartney influences are woven strongly throughout. Once & Future Band manages to sound epic yet grounded, fantastical yet relatable, and lord bless them, likable. Deleted Scenes is out April 10 on Castle Face Records and in the meantime, support your [...]

Mixtape: Highlights from Bay Area Music in 2017

This episode originally ran on KQED.org. http://media.libsyn.com/media/thebaybridged/2017_Highlights_Mixtape.mp3 Download: Mixtape: Highlights from Bay Area Music in 2017 (Podcast #419) With each passing day, 2017 appears increasingly determined to solidify its place as the worst year in recent memory. Despite all of the hardships being experienced locally, nationally, and around the globe, the year has offered a wealth of impressive albums from Bay Area musicians. For some of the notable artists featured in this mixtape, their 2017 successes built on the previous year's achievements. Jay Som followed up 2016's buzzed-about Turn Into compilation with her first proper LP Everybody Works. It's a [...]

Once & Future Band release new single, headline Independent tomorrow night

small>(photo: Japhy Riddle) Coming back to they Bay Area from their East Coast arena tour with Tool, Once & Future Band have a new video for their second single — "Rolando" — off of their debut self-titled album "Once & Future Band"(Castle Face Records). The band will be celebrating the release tomorrow night at the Independent. A nostalgic '80s nod, the video for "Rolando," directed by visual artist Andy Puls, was created using '80s standard definition video hardware and no computers. Material for the video, according tothe band, was generated using video feedback and footage of Joel Robinow singing along. The [...]

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Mixtape: San Francisco’s Modern Psychedelic Sounds

This episode first appeared on KQED.org. http://media.libsyn.com/media/thebaybridged/Psych_2017_Mixtape.mp3 Download: Mixtape: San Francisco's Modern Psychedelic Sounds (Podcast #406) With the fiftieth anniversary of the Summer of Love this year, the psychedelic sounds of the Bay Area in the '60s are back in the popular consciousness. But Bay Area psych music shouldn't just be thought of as a source of nostalgia; five decades after the Summer of Love, local bands are continuing to make stellar music applying a psychedelic lens to a number of styles and sounds. Sure, there are plenty of loud, heavy guitars at work in bands like Night Shapes and [...]

Live This Month: January 2017 — an audio guide to upcoming SF concerts

http://media.libsyn.com/media/thebaybridged/LTM_January_2017.mp3 Download: Live This Month: January 2017 (Podcast #399) 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. When it comes to concerts, January is starting 2017 off strong, with a whole bunch of great shows happening locally over the coming month. Oakland prog-inspired band Once & Future Band is celebrating a new album, as is SF singer-songwriter Mark Eitzel. We've also included songs from locals The Sunset Shipwrecks, Russell E. L. Butler, Sarah Bethe Nelson, and Richie Cunning. Worth noting: Nelson and Cunning [...]

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