Mixtape: Ten Standout Singers from the San Francisco Bay Area

http://media.libsyn.com/media/thebaybridged/Voices_2016_Mixtape.mp3 Download: Mixtape: Ten Standout Singers from the San Francisco Bay Area (Podcast #395) This podcast originally appeared on KQED.org. San Francisco's Minna Choi has been known to indie musicians and music fans as the leader of the Magik*Magik Orchestra, contributing orchestral accompaniments to live performances and albums by countless acclaimed artists over the years. More recently, though, Choi announced a solo project under the Magik*Magik moniker, and unveiled a stunning duet with How To Dress Well. "Laugh a Lot" reveals Choi as not just a gifted composer, arranger, and conductor, but also as an impressive vocalist. More broadly, the [...]

Tabernacle shares ‘Selections,’ opens for Flock of Dimes tomorrow

Photo: Katherine Sevin Sheehan Oakland's Andrew Simmons, aka Tabernacle, recently compiled several loose singles he's been sitting on into a cohesive album he's calling Selections. Simmons is at his best when his shimmery, space-y arrangements let his strong, somewhat unique voice shine through. It isn't quite, country, folk, rock, or smooth jazz, but you'll feel elements of it all across the eight tracks of Selections: Tabernacle will perform with three guitars (and no bass, synth, sax, or drums) tomorrow night at Bottom of the Hill, opening for Flock of Dimes, the solo project of Wye Oak's Jenn Wasner. Simmons excels [...]

By |October 17, 2016|Tags: |

Tabernacle – “Bury a Tooth/Let Me Be”

Oakland's Tabernacle is a project fronted by Oakland's Andrew Simmons that rarely plays shows and just releases music whenever Simmons feels like it. There's plenty of bands around town that release music like this that normally wouldn't capture our attention. But there aren't many bands like this that are this damn...good. Tabernacle has a sound that doesn't quite sound like much I've heard before: at times I get the feeling like I'm in the middle of one of those epic James McMurty tales except it's set in a California soundscape, and I appreciate that. Simmons, who fronted local band Sands [...]

By |March 10, 2015|Tags: , |

Tabernacle releases new EP 'Three' as free download

Tabernacle, the side project of Sands guitarist Andrew Simmons, is an outlet we haven't heard much from since its 2009 debut, Word, Pioneer. A few days ago, however, the Bandcamp page came alive with a trio of new songs titled, appropriately, Three. Have a listen below and download it for free. Three by Tabernacle Between this project and Sands, it's acceptable to think selfishly and wish Simmons' outlets produced more material and appeared live more often. But wishing should be the extent of it. Surprises like Three wouldn't really be surprises if they surfaced consistently. Thanks for the music, Andrew!

By |April 6, 2012|Tags: , |

March 2010 Monthly Mix (Podcast #207)

[podcast]http://media.libsyn.com/media/thebaybridged/March_2010_Mix.mp3[/podcast] Our latest Monthly Mix episode of the weekly podcast includes music from nine Bay Area bands, mostly from submissions we've received here at The Bay Bridged. Subscribe to the The Bay Bridged weekly podcast to get each new episode downloaded free to your iTunes the moment it's published! About this week's bands: Kelley Stoltz ("Pinecone") is one of the many fine artists on the In A Cloud: New Sounds From San Francisco compilation LP that came out earlier this month. Catch him at the Make-Out Room on April 11th with the Western Family Orchestra and Sarah Bethe Nelson (of [...]

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