Mixtape: The North Bay’s Best Indie Bands

http://media.libsyn.com/media/thebaybridged/North_Bay_Mix.mp3 Download: Mixtape: The North Bay's Best Indie Bands (Podcast #341) There's a reason that Napa and Sonoma are known as "Wine Country," not "Music Country," but recent efforts have endeavored to bring the music festival experience to an area that's understandably known more for great food and drink. Over Memorial Day weekend, the Napa Valley Expo hosted the relaunched BottleRock Napa Valley, which drew tens of thousands to see Outkast, The Cure, and a lineup disproportionately heavy on '90s radio stalwarts. Just a few days ago, the Huichica Music Festival served up an indie-oriented two-day fest at the Gundlach [...]

Horrorscopes – "Conundrum"

Most bands say they are influenced by a variety of genres, but with San Francisco's Horrorscopes, you can actually hear that variety of influences in their music. "Most of our songs come from the whole band jamming until we hit a certain groove or catch a certain hook that blows our balls in the straightest way possible," says guitarist Greg Promani. "If everyone's not feeling it, we don't do it." However they developed their sound or whatever you choose to call it, the formula works and can best be understood by simply listening. Check out Horrorscopes' video for "Conundrum" below, [...]

Interview: The Buttercream Gang returns with 'Oh Brother', abum release show at Brick and Mortar Friday, 12/7/12

The Buttercream Gang – Napa-based slingers of Afro-Caribbean-tinged indie rock – released their fourth album Oh Brother in November via their own imprint Pitted Records, and now the band is celebrating with a party at Brick and Mortar this Friday, December 7th. Oh Brother finds a band coming into its own sonically, with the three founding members – Bobby Renz, Robinson Kuntz, and Peter Davies – seamlessly alternating vocal duties and rotating through instrumental obligations, while incorporating unique additions from a bevy of guest musicians. Stream or buy 'Oh Brother' (via Bandcamp): Oh Brother by The Buttercream Gang Renz, Kuntz, [...]

Live This Month: December 2012 — an audio guide through SF concerts this month (Podcast #294)

Live This Month: December 2012 — an audio guide through SF concerts this month (Podcast #294) In Live This Month, we sample some of the great local and out-of-town bands performing in the coming month in the San Francisco Bay Area. Few new albums and winter conditions mean that there's a seasonal dip in the number of bands hitting the road and coming to town in December. A dip, however, doesn't mean that there aren't noteworthy highlights, including the return of former locals Moon Duo, whose latest LP, Circles, came out earlier this year. As luck would have it, Moon [...]

The Buttercream Gang – "Couch Games"

Straight outta Napa, The Buttercream Gang are back with their fourth album, Oh Brother, due in mid-November on the band's own imprint Pitted Records. The trio (comprised of Bobby Renz, Peter Davies, and Robinson Kuntz) just dropped the record's first single, "Couch Games," administering heavy doses of Renz' Afro-Caribbean-influenced guitars, with horns courtesy of Alex Garcia (tenor sax), Brendan Buss (baritone sax), and Cayce Carnahan (trumpet). Bookending the track's unrelenting danceability and tale of a relationship's ebb and flow is some ethereal harp-work of Charlotte Wolter. Listen below, via The Buttercream Gang's SoundCloud page: The trio is wrapping up Oh [...]

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The Deli SF Presents Bling It On: The Toy Soldiers EP Release

The Deli SF has prepared a delicious treat for this Sunday, Oct. 26th: Bling It On! What started as a group of three friends playing music in Santa Cruz and San Francisco, the now Seattle-based band The Toy Soldiers are coming back to the bay area to rock out in celebration of the release of their fresh self-titled EP. Recorded in Vancouver, BC, they're returning to the Bay for a special one-off party to celebrate its release, which will be their last show here for quite awhile. The Toy Soldiers - "Dunk Punk" Making sure the dance party [...]

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