Queen Crescent release new video for “Zodiacal Woman”

I've never been much of a believer in the mixing of flutes and rock n' roll. On this point, I'm a pretty strict segregationist. It's a perfectly fine instrument, it just doesn't belong next to a guitar solo. If you need proof, try getting through Jethro Tull's Thick as a Brick. Yeah, I know, it's impossible. Oakland's Queen Crescent, however, pulls off the combination quite well in their song "Zodiacal Woman." The fact that their '70s proto-metal guitar riffs loom so imposingly large no doubt helps to balance out the diaphanous flute support, and the band successfully emphasizes the sharp [...]

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Mixtape: Rocking Out to San Francisco’s Best Heavy Bands

http://media.libsyn.com/media/thebaybridged/Heavy_Rock_2015_Mix.mp3 Download: Mixtape: Rocking Out to San Francisco's Best Heavy Bands (Podcast #373) The term "hard rock" may have taken a serious beating over the last several decades, conjuring up images of slick radio-baiting songs that actually have more in common with soft pop than anything truly rock and roll. That wasn't always the case. Not only did the heavy, bluesy rock and roll bands of the 1960s -- including pioneers like SF's own Blue Cheer -- offer some killer tunes, but they also laid substantial groundwork for the emergence of metal, punk, and other rock sub-genres in the years [...]

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