The Return of Sir Lord Von Raven

Six years in the making, it finally arrives! It's the second album from Sir Lord Von Raven, The Age of Machines, and yeah it was worth the wait. Not just one but TWO slabs of sexy vinyl genius! Experience a veritable smorgasbord of Bay Area Talent including Eric Von Raven (Time Flys), Greg Ashley (Gris Gris), Josh Miller (Extra Classic, Wrong Words), Wallace LaFont (Prisoner ##1131267), Tony Leal (Part Time), Chris Johnson, and the late great Jay Bronzini (RIP). Buy it from Oakland's very own Guitars & Bongos! Half of G & B's catalog is now double LPs including the [...]

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Burger Boogaloo 2012 grand finale: Strange Boys, Los Vigilantes, Sir Lord Von Raven and Junk Species

Austin's Strange Boys headlined the final Burger Boogaloo fiesta at Thee Parkside on Sunday. Singer Ryan Sambol seems never content to play any song the same way twice. There was a fantastic, slowed-down, twisted version of "Be Brave". They also played a song written during Sambol's recent months living in SF. The song was written about Hardly Strictly Bluegrass and what must have been a powerful set from the often boring Gillian Welch. Sambol had only performed the song solo a few times under the moniker Asabov Sobelo. For the last song, they called up Brigid Dawson (of Thee Oh [...]

Sunday: Nobunny Easter Party at The New Parish

This Sunday at The New Parish, (8pm, $10, 18+), celebrate Easter the way God intended (that's the fun, party God, not the stern Puritanical one) with Nobunny's Ninth Annual Easter Egg Bash. Also performing: The Bananas, Mayyors, The Rantouls, The Splinters and Sir Lord Von Raven. Get excited: Nobunny – "Motorhead with Me" Sir Lord Von Raven - "Take It or Leave It" Mayyors - "The Crawl" The Splinters - "Mysterious"

Monthly Mix: June 2009 (Podcast #170)

[podcast][/podcast] Our latest Monthly Mix episode of the weekly podcast includes music from nine great Bay Area bands -- some submissions we've received at TBB headquarters, some stuff we've posted on the web site recently, all really good stuff. Subscribe to the The Bay Bridged weekly podcast to get each new episode downloaded free to your iTunes the moment it's published! About all of the bands: Oakland songwriter Brian Glaze ("Leader of the Band") returns with his third LP Green Living, out July 13th on World Famous In San Francisco. He'll be at McLaren Park on July 18th as part [...]

Sir Lord Von Raven – New video, debut LP out now

Via i guess i'm floating comes the first video from Sir Lord Von Raven's Please Throw Me Back In The Ocean, out now on HappyParts Recordings. Featuring Eric Von Raven (The Time Flys) and Greg Ashley (The Gris Gris), the band mixes classic rock and roll sounds, with elements of glam, psych and R&B. Check out "Take It or Leave It" below: Sir Lord Von Raven - Take it or Leave it from HappyParts Recordings on Vimeo. Sir Lord Von Raven - "Take It or Leave It" Sir Lord Von Raven has a couple of upcoming shows, July [...]

Budget Rock Showcase VII

The annual Budget Rock Showcase takes over the The Stork Club in Oakland this weekend for "the West Coast's longest running festival for trashy, out of tune (formerly known as 'garage') wacked out music otherwise ignored by the Indie Rock Establishment." With over thirty bands playing over four nights, there's a lot to check out, including some quality local bands like Sir Lord Von Raven (a newish psych rock band featuring former members of The Time Flys and The Gris Gris), The Mantles, Apache and Hank IV, and out-of-towners like Thee Makeout Party. Check out the full lineup and links [...]

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