Brijean signs to Ghostly International, releases “Moody”

Photo by Jack Bool Brijean, the duo of percussionist/singer Brijean Murphy and multi-instrumentalist Doug Stuart, returns with a new single and some pretty big news. They've signed to Ghostly International, current home of Tycho and Shigeto, among many others. Ghostly has also re-released the duo's excellent debut album Walkie Talkie. Both members of Brijean are accomplished in their own right; Murphy has toured internationally with Poolside, Toro y Moi, and U.S. Girls. Stuart has performed with a host of Bay Area bands for the past decade plus, including Bells Atlas, Meernaa, and Luke Temple. Together, the two musicians [...]

Photos: Tycho + Poolside at the Greek Theatre

Tycho (photo: Jon Bauer) Berkeley's iconic Greek Theatre was graced by the smooth sounds of California's own visual artist and digital composer Tycho. He was there in support of his latest album, Weather, and it was an excited audience in attendance ready to rock out to the Grammy-nominated musician. They were also support by Los Angeles band Poolside, and our photographer Jon Bauer was there to capture both acts in the gallery below.

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Poolside hits Public Works for high class party this weekend

The SoCal daytime disco duo Poolside, made up of former Denmark and San Francisco residents Filip Nikolic and Jeffrey Paradise, are gearing up for a party at Public Works in SF on Saturday, June 10. With a brand new album slated for release this summer, the duo's upcoming DJ set should feature many new remixes and Poolside originals for the first time. These days, Poolside is a high-demand act worldwide, and is incredibly selective about where, when and how often they will perform. This weekend's SF set precedes a handful of upcoming festival dates, capped by a September headlining performance at Luna Light [...]

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Poolside returns with summer plans after year-long hiatus

In late 2010, the “inappropriate ubiquity” of thundering dubstep was just beginning to peak. “I’m sure it got more popular after that,” continued Jeffrey Paradise, the San Francisco half of Los Angeles-based electronic duo Poolside. “But it was everywhere and becoming the very cool thing to do.” Commercials, Hollywood films, and even hotel lobby playlists would all bite on the trend. So when Paradise and Filip Nikolic finally got some solid studio time together after five years of spitballing ideas, one thing they definitely agreed on was whatever they did, it had to be chill. “So we were like OK, [...]

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The Bay Abridged: Mar 31- Apr 12

Cougar on a Meth Binge at our 25th Street Recording event, Apr 2, 2016. (photo: Jon Bauer) In this recurring feature known as The Bay Abridged, our staff writers will provide short, witty recaps on shows they attended around the Bay Area. A scene check, a heat check, and sometimes more — stop by every other Wednesday for the most comprehensive and concise recap of last week's Bay Area concert scene. The Floozies, SunSquabi, Sugar Beats @ The Catalyst (SCZ) Mar. 30. The brothers Matt and Mark Hill of Lawrence, KS have been dubbed “the undisputed kings of electro-funk” by [...]

WillCall New Year's Eve club takeover

Pretty much every New Year's Eve I’ve known since entering adulthood has been cursed with the same question: “What to do?” Option 1: spend way too much money on tickets to a monstrously large NYE festival event for which you may have to travel. Option 2: Keep it casual at a friend’s house or house party, or maybe even a dive bar if the night goes there. Option 3: Find a good show with a great artist playing and take the night from there. Ultimately, option 3 always sways me – it’s just planned enough so that I have a [...]

Review: The 2013 Treasure Island Music Festival

This year's Treasure Island Music Festival attracted a diverse crowd, most of which partied way too hard during the high-energy dance sets of Saturday to attend Sunday's more guitar-oriented lineup. Sunday was also much colder, with lines for coffee often stretching beyond lines for beer. Schools of glowing white jellyfish drifted through the festival grounds on handheld sticks, as music fans wandered back and forth between the two stages. Giraffage kicked things off at noon during Saturday's stretch of the festival after an introduction from Noise Pop/Salty Artist Management's Chad Heimann aka Chad Salty, performing sample-driven dance music for the [...]

Live This Fall: a special audio guide through SF Bay Area concerts this fall (Podcast #313) Download: Live This Fall: a special audio guide through SF Bay Area concerts this fall (Podcast #312) This special bonus episode of our podcast surveys some of the many noteworthy concerts taking place in San Francisco this fall. It's produced in conjunction with KQED Arts' upcoming Fall Arts Guide, which will offer a complete preview of upcoming highlights from the Bay Area arts world. In this episode, Ben, Christian, and Jason offer some individual picks for must-see shows in the months ahead, alongside songs from the artists discussed. Along the way, we chat about the undeniable appeal of Thee [...]

Mixtape: Fifteen Highlights from South by Southwest 2013 (Podcast #302)

Mixtape: Fifteen Highlights from South by Southwest 2013 (Podcast #302) As discussed earlier today, we saw a ton of great bands at South by Southwest 2013. Here are fifteen SXSW discoveries from a number of genres. As you'll see, the first half of the mix (Side A, if you will) includes some of our favorite rock, punk and psych highlights from SXSW. The second half, by contrast, is all about electronic pop. We'd previously covered a few of these acts before, but we'll be watching all of them closely in the future. For more about these bands and all of [...]

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