Tyondai Braxton (ex-Battles) leads Saturday’s Switchboard Music Festival

The 2016 Switchboard Music Festival is the ninth annual installment of the day-long, genre-mixing fest, which showcases new works from a variety of local and out-of-town performers. This year's Switchboard takes place this Saturday at the Brava Theater, and it's headlined by Tyondai Braxton, previously of Battles. Braxton will be performing HIVE, described by his record label as "a live multimedia work that was part architectural installation and part ensemble performance with five musicians sitting cross-legged atop their own space-age oval pods. Designed by Danish architect Uffe Surland Van Tams, each pod was programmed to complete the sonic mood of [...]

Sunday: The Fifth Annual Switchboard Musical Festival, with Faun Fables, Beep, Dominique Leone and more

The Switchboard Music Festival will celebrate its fifth anniversary on April 1st with eight hours of non-stop music from Bay Area artists who are pushing the boundaries in their respective genres. BEEP - "Wolf Pantalones (feat. Merrill Garbus from Tune-Yards)" The lineup includes a number of artists we've blogged about here before -- Faun Fables, Beep, Dominique Leone, and Ramon & Jessica -- as well as Volti, Jeff Anderle, Cornelius Boots, Dan Cantrell, Grains, Danny Holt, Hurd Ensemble, The Living Earth Show, Mercury Falls, Nonsemble 6, and the San Francisco Conservatory Guitar Ensemble. Faun Fables - "Parade" Ryan Brown, a [...]

Sunday: fourth annual Switchboard Music Festival celebrates Bay Area musicians

Birds & Batteries - "Strange Kind of Mirror" It's great to see annual happenings in San Francisco music, so we are pleased to share information about Switchboard Music Festival's fourth occurrence this Sunday, April 3 at the Brava Theater (24th & York, 2-10pm). Celebrating local musicians and their diverse creations, this year's lineup is topped off with Birds & Batteries, but enlists a unique variety of acts, from jazz quartets and experimental "scratch guitar," to the traditional big band ensemble. To get a sampling of the 2011 lineup, Switchboard has compiled a podcast series! More details regarding ticket sales can [...]

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