After five years as a Bay Area band, Tempo no Tempo bid adieu 6/4/10

We're sad to report that Tempo no Tempo's journey as a Bay Area indie mainstay is drawing to a close. In a recent email, the band wrote: It's been an amazing stretch of bandhood, and we've accomplished more than we had dreamed of during our existence. We particularly want to thank our former bandmate Chris Cadena for playing with us for four years, Shawn Reynaldo for putting out our 2nd record and always calling us out to be a better band, the lovely Splinters for being our sister band, CK Ladzekpo for teaching us African polyrhythm and especially all our families [...]

Live This Month: June 2010 (Podcast #216)

Live This Month: June 2010 (Episode 216) Every month, we dedicate the first week's podcast to highlighting some of the great local and out-of-town bands performing soon in the San Francisco Bay Area. We've got ten great bands playing some excellent shows around the Bay in June, so head out and see some live music! Subscribe to The Bay Bridged Podcast to get each week's new episode downloaded free to your iTunes! About the bands: Sadly, Tempo No Tempo ("Kilometer") are calling it quits with one final show on June 4th at the Rickshaw Stop. They'll be playing with Born [...]

Weekend Mix: 5/13-17

Thursday: Tempo No Tempo, Fake Drugs, Cosmonauts, Starfucker (DJ Set), oOOoO (DJ Set), Bye Bye Blackbird (DJ Set) (9pm, $5) Tempo No Tempo - "Kilometer" Friday: Lucky Dragons, Eats Tapes @ UC Berkeley Art Museum (7:30pm, $5, more info) Eats Tapes - Oh Yes You Didn't (unmastered quick edit) by eatstapes Saturday: Tortured Genies, Gravid Wives, The Lambs, Sean Smith & the Present Moment @ Amnesia (9pm, $5) The Lambs - "In the Streets" Sunday: Port O'Brien @ Artaud/Z-Space (4pm, free with ticket) Port O'Brien - "Oslo Campfire" Monday: Meta, Stirling Says, Burnt Thumbs [...]

Weekend Mix: 4/29-5/3

Thursday: Mi Ami (record release), The Baths, Ecoli @ Amnesia (9pm, $8) Mi Ami - "Cut Men" Friday: Rogue Wave, Man/Miracle @ The Fillmore (8pm, $19) Rogue Wave - "Good Morning" Saturday: Maus Haus, White Cloud, Rafter @ Bottom of the Hill (10pm, $10) White Cloud - "Galapagos (demo)" Sunday: Tempo No Tempo, Dinowalrus @ Crepe Place (Santa Cruz, 8pm) Tempo No Tempo - "Kilometer"

Tempo No Tempo – “Pole Position” video + tour dates The twists and jolts in this new noir mystery for Tempo No Tempo's "Pole Position" may induce some motion sickness, but if you turn it off, you won't find out where they end up! Not only did these three take the long route back from Austin, TX, but they can't seem to stay home for very long these days. Starting with the Hemlock tonight, they're headed out for a few dates with Dinowalrus (NY): April 27th - Hemlock Tavern, SF: Ingot Rot (Tussle side project) April 28th - Biko House: Santa Barbara, CA April 29th - The Smell, LA: [...]

Weekend Mix: 3/25-29 Thursday: Neon Indian (DJ Set), Afghan Raiders, Boyz IV Men, Sweat Wet @ Milk Bar (8pm, $5) Friday: The Old Fashioned Way, Sands @ Cafe du Nord The Old Fashioned Way - "Robot on Fire" Saturday: Trainwreck Riders, J. Irvin Dally @ EverGold Gallery Trainwreck Riders - "Chug Along" Sunday: Small Black/Washed Out, Pictureplane, Young Prisms @ The Rickshaw (7pm, $10) Young Prisms - "Weekends and Treehouses" Monday: Tempo No Tempo, World's Greatest Ghosts, The Yellow Dress @ The Knockout (8pm) Tempo No Tempo - "Kilometer"

Bay Area Takeover Mix (Podcast #205)

[podcast][/podcast] In celebration of our third annual Bay Area Takeover party this Thursday, March 18th at Austin's Beauty Bar, we're dedicating this week's podcast to music from all 15 bands that will be performing at the show. Whether you will be in Austin or not, these are all bands that play around the Bay regularly, and they're all well worth checking out. Also, Nicole and Anna took over hosting duties for this episode, so enjoy that change-up before our dour monotones return next week. The editors are all heading down to Austin this week for South by Southwest, although we'll [...]

Noise Pop 2010: We Were Promised Jetpacks, The Lonely Forest, Bear Hands, Tempo No Tempo @ Slim’s

Some Noise Pop shows are a sum of their parts: openers with enough reputation to draw a substantial portion of attendees, rounding out an evening that features a particular headliner, creating a true showcase of bands. Other shows, however, start out being almost entirely about the headliner, and the crowd will reflect as such. Saturday's show at Slim's seemed to fall into the latter category. The venue was absolutely packed to the gills with enthusiastic fans of the Scottish band We Were Promised Jetpacks. There was the giant push to the stage as the headliner trickled on; there were outrageous [...]

Bay Area Takeover 2010 @ SxSW: Full Lineup Announced!

San Francisco's premier indie music source The Bay Bridged is proud to announce the details for the 2010 Bay Area Takeover, our third annual free day party during the 2010 South by Southwest Music Festival. The party's happening on Thursday, March 18th, 2010 from 11:30am to 6pm at Austin's Beauty Bar. Following in the tradition of two years of acclaimed events, BATO 2010 features our best lineup yet, with performances by fifteen of the San Francisco Bay Area's hottest artists, who represent a broad cross-section of the Bay's fertile indie music scene. Highlights include psych-rockers Sleepy Sun (ATP Recordings), the [...]

Thirty-Two Great San Francisco Bay Area Albums from 2009 (Part 2)

Here's the second part of our retrospective on great Bay Area albums from 2009. Read Part 1 of this collection here. Download all 32 songs featured in these two articles here (Part 1) and here (Part 2). Sonny and the Sunsets - Tomorrow is Alright Sonny and the Sunsets - "Too Young To Burn" Grand Lake - Nevermint Grand Lake - "She's a Hater" Vetiver - Tight Knit Vetiver - "Everyday" Cryptacize - Mythomania Cryptacize - "Tail & Mane" Odawas - The Blue Depths Odawas - "Harmless Lover's Discourse" Still [...]

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