Scalped to bring their “spinkick-metal” across States, debut new EP

San Francisco hardcore outfit Scalped announced a full U.S. tour and a new EP on Video Disease. The last time I caught this band, the vocalist had already ditched his shirt and Tony Molina was posted in the corner with his guitar strap adjusted to collar bone height for optimal riffing angles. Sadly, it seems Tony's time with the band has come to an end (via announcement on their Bandcamp), but if the new EP and tour plans are any indication, the group has no intention of slowing down. 2nd EP opens with a sample from SF rapper San Quinn's record [...]

By |May 11, 2015|Tags: |

Hardcore act Scalped dropped debut 7″ in October

Scalped has gone pretty under the radar in these parts since they dropped their demo earlier this year. Aside from an inclusion of the band's demo track "Stranger" in our 2014 San Francisco Punk, Post-Punk and Hardcore Mixtape back in April, there's been nary a word mentioned on The Bay Bridged about this hardcare quintet that features none other than TBB-favorite Tony Molina, along with Max Torchio Wickham and a few others that only identify themselves by their first name and last initial (keeping it incognito and such). Well, Tony M., Max W., and friends just released (if "just" can [...]

By |December 12, 2014|Tags: |

Mixtape: 2014 San Francisco Punk, Post-Punk and Hardcore Download: Mixtape: 2014 San Francisco Punk, Post-Punk and Hardcore (Podcast #334) In 2012, ancient by Internet standards, we showcased a mixtape of local punk, post-punk and hardcore bands that featured terrific groups like Ceremony, Loma Prieta, Terry Malts, Wild Moth, and Synthetic ID. Since then, we've seen a number of promising new bands emerge -- Scraper, Creative Adult, and others we've showcased on the podcast in the interim -- but it felt like high time to do a deeper dive back into Bay Area punk. This mix includes twenty-two Bay Area punk, post-punk and hardcore bands that we haven't [...]

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