Permanent Collection – "In My Head"

Permanent Collection - "In My Head" Permanent Collection started as Jason Hendardy's solo project after leaving Young Prisms, but he gathered a full band late last year. The quartet's first full length, Newly Wed Nearly Dead, comes out in August, and you can get a taste of it with "In My Head" above. On Friday, the band will be playing at The Knockout (9pm, $6, 21+) with Cruel Summer, "BORE" and "Hannah and her Sisters." Those last two aren't the bands' real names, but you can rest assured that both groups are locals and Bay Bridged favorites.

Noise Pop 2012: Tuesday Preview

Over the next several days, we'll be running day-by-day previews of what to expect from the 2012 Noise Pop Music Festival. We're kicking off with a look at Tuesday's slate of shows. Date: Tuesday, February 21 Number of Noise Pop Shows: 3 shows, 10 performers Already Sold-Out: So Tuesday's Flaming Lips show is very, very sold out, and why wouldn't it be? To have a band that co-headlined Treasure Island playing their best record at Bimbo's is something pretty special. Tickets on Craigslist are going for upwards of $250, although it looks like folks are also proposing trades for Radiohead [...]

Mixtape: Twenty More Bands at Noise Pop 20 (Podcast #272)

Mixtape: Twenty More Bands at Noise Pop 20 (Podcast #272) Noise Pop 20 is just weeks away. From February 21st through the 26th, over one hundred bands will take over SF's venues for six days celebrating independent music. Here's the second of two mixtapes showcasing music from artists performing at Noise Pop this year. You can listen to the first mixtape here. To find out when all of these acts are performing, check out the complete schedule of Noise Pop events. Subscribe to The Bay Bridged Podcast! Tracklisting: 1. Bare Wires - "Wanna Fight" (Start Time: 0:00) 2. FIDLAR - [...]

Mixtape: The New Wave of Bay Area Shoegazers (Podcast #253)

Mixtape: The New Wave of Bay Area Shoegazers (Podcast #253) Amidst its various other micro-scenes, San Francisco has long fostered bands incorporating the dreamy and noisy sounds of shoegaze. Over the years, groups like Film School, Black Rebel Motorcycle Club, The Stratford 4, and others emerged from the Bay Area, employing dense, melodic distortion to much acclaim. Recently, it seems, a new crop of shoegaze-influenced bands has begun to emerge, led by breakout acts like Weekend, Young Prisms, and The Soft Moon. You'll recognize some common threads among these bands, but there's a diversity of influences and approaches here that [...]

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