No Voices: A Collection of Bay Area Instrumental Rock (Podcast #283)

No Voices: A Collection of Bay Area Instrumental Rock (Podcast #283) Instrumental songs sometimes get unfairly pegged as background music, but the best ones are exactly the opposite -- captivating and hypnotic without a voice or voices dominating the work. The Bay Area is home to a number of artists who create alluring instrumentals, from the drones of Barn Owl and Date Palms to the post-rock compositions of The Drift and Silian Rail and the electronic works of Yalls, Tycho and Devonwho. Artists like Judgement Day and Al Lover & The Haters show that you don't need vocals to establish [...]

The return of Okay: Cafe Du Nord on 2/21/12 with The Drift and Martha Grover

Marty Anderson has maintained a following over the years despite never touring, aside from the odd show here or there in the past (a little bit of research revealed his last show was probably in 2008). After releasing two outstanding records in 2005, Low Road and High Road, and Huggable Dust in 2008 under the moniker Okay on Absolutely Kosher, Anderson has been MIA ever since. [Ed. Note: After an exclusive contribution to The Bay Bridged, Volume 2 also in 2008!] Okay - Goal by The Bay Bridged A rare form of Crohn’s disease keeps Anderson more or less confined [...]

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Taking Stock of September: A mix featuring eighteen of our favorite songs from the blog last month

If you're anything like me, you know how difficult it can be to keep track of all of the new music that's constantly floating around the Internet. Here's our latest month-in-review mix collecting some our favorite new (or new to us) songs recently posted on the website. Gathered in the mix are eighteen (!) new tracks that were posted on in September, with links below to download each of them individually. The Bay Bridged - Best of the Blog September 2011 Mixtape Tracklisting: 1. Thee Oh Sees - "Carrion Crawler" 2. Burnt Ones - "Do the Spell" 3. The [...]

New on Temporary Residence Limited: Albums from SF’s The Drift and Moholy-Nagy (The Alps, Tarentel) Temporary Residence Limited, the label home to post-rock and prog household names like Explosions in the Sky, Three Mile Pilot and more, have new albums coming out from two bands out of San Francisco: The Drift and Moholy-Nagy. The Drift - "Horizon" The Drift release Blue Hour on October 4, and will be touring Europe supporting Explosions in the Sky in November. A little about the band, and their new full-length from TRL: It's been a long, very difficult few years for our beloved friend in The Drift. The passing of Jeff Jacobs and the departure of Safa Shokrai [...]

Soundwave Festival kicks off this weekend, runs 6/6/10 – 8/13/10 The fourth season of the Soundwave Festival starts this Sunday, June 6th, brought to us by ME'DI.ATE Art Group: ME’DI.ATE’s Soundwave Festival is San Francisco’s premier experiential arts festival held every two years over the span of two months over the summer. Bringing together sound purveyors from across the sonic spectrum (from sound art to experimental to classical to popular music), Soundwave presents innovative performances and activities that challenge the way audiences see and hear sound and music. This year's festival will feature over 75 artists in 35 performances, in partnership with institutions/organizations such as the de Young, Yerba [...]

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