Communion in the Redwoods: Three Days of Music in Big Sur

If you missed Treasure Island Music Festival, or you want something a little less urban and a little more acoustic, UK's Communion may have just the event for you. Communion teamed up with local promoters (((folkYEAH!))) to create Communion in The Redwoods at the Fernwood Resort in Big Sur. The festival will feature a slew of artists from Northern California, including The Devil Makes Three, Sea of Bees, Waters, and Grahame Lesh & Friends. The lineup is great, but you also have the opportunity to camp in a gorgeous setting - two and three-night camping packages, along with single day [...]

The Brothers Comatose host release party this Saturday at Great American Music Hall for new LP 'Respect the Van'

San Francisco bluegrass quintet The Bothers Comatose will release their sophomore album Respect the Van on May 22nd, and have scheduled the official release party for this Saturday at Great American Music Hall. Sioux City Kid and Tiny Television will open to kick the night off. Check out the video for "The Scout" (off Van) below. The band is a product of brothers Alex and Ben Morrison's family acoustic parties, which heavily influence their current bluegrass-folk fusion sound. With Alex on banjo and vocals, and Ben on guitar and vocals, the lineup is rounded out by Geo Benedetti (bass, vocals), [...]

April 2010 Monthly Mix (Podcast #211)

[podcast][/podcast] Our latest Monthly Mix episode of the weekly podcast includes music from nine Bay Area bands, including a number of submissions and some recently blogged-about artists. Enjoy! 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: The Heavenly States ("A Man For Our Times") recently contributed a song to the Karl Rove: Courage and Consequence compilation. They also have a new EP coming out this summer. The Blank Tapes ("Driving Out Of My Mind") have a new album, Home Away From Home, [...]

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