Mixtape: New Directions in San Francisco Bay Area Punk

This mixtape was first published on KQED.org. http://media.libsyn.com/media/thebaybridged/2016_Punk_Mixtape.mp3 Download: Mixtape: Rocking the Latest in San Francisco Bay Area Punk (Podcast #397) From the Dead Kennedys and Crime to Operation Ivy and Green Day -- to say nothing of countless pioneering and influential bands -- the Bay Area's punk legacy looms large over the genre. Even today, a wide variety of local bands continue to breathe new life into punk's many forms, with groups like Joyride!, Los Huaycos, and Butanna offering up vital new takes on pop-punk, skate-punk, and politically-charged punk rock, respectively. Equally impressive, though, are the sizable number of [...]

Mixtape: 2014 San Francisco Punk, Post-Punk and Hardcore

http://media.libsyn.com/media/thebaybridged/Punk_Mix_2014.mp3 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 [...]

Noise Pop: No Age, Cheatahs, GRMLN, Straight Crimes pack the house at Brick & Mortar

No Age High level energy perpetuated throughout the crowd as people weaved in and around one another at Brick and Mortar. Their second night performing in San Francisco, Los Angeles’ No Age would be leading a sold out show that included openers Cheatahs, GRMLN, and Straight Crimes. Unfortunately, this reviewer just missed Straight Crimes and wasn’t able to catch much of their set. By the time I arrived, GRMLN had already set up a handmade banner across the stage, with their band name scrawled sloppily across with black marker. Everything about this band felt like teen angst at its very [...]

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