Download seven Velvet Underground covers from The Fresh & Onlys, Blasted Canyons, Burnt Ones, and more

As we previously reported, Castle Face Records is releasing a tribute album to The Velvet Underground & Nico in conjunction with the 45th anniversary reissue of that classic VU record. The bad news is that the label's already sold out of copies -- just another reason to see any of these bands at shows, I think -- but tracks from the covers record have been steadily leaking around the web in recent weeks. Here's the bulk of the record, most of which can be downloaded for your future listening pleasure. (Download here.)

Ty Segall, Thee Oh Sees, The Fresh & Onlys on 'The Velvet Underground & Nico' tribute

Ty Segall, Thee Oh Sees, and The Fresh & Onlys are among those that recorded cover tracks for an upcoming The Velvet Underground & Nico 45th anniversary tribute. If anyone could do justice to Lou Reed and company's iconic 1967 debut, it would be these guys. White Fence, The Mallard, Burnt Ones, and Warm Soda also contribute to the the album, which will be released in various formats on October 30th via John Dwyer's Castle Face Records label in conjunction with Universal Music Enterprises. The initial release of 'The Velvet Underground & Nico' by Castle Face And Friends will include [...]

The Fresh & Onlys share "Presence of Mind" and North American tour dates

Between headlining our own Phono del Sol Festival and performing at this year's Woodsist Festival, San Francisco garage rockers The Fresh & Onlys have had an eventful summer already. Showing no signs of slowing down, the band has released a new track called "Presence of Mind," from their upcoming album Long Slow Dance, and announced a new string of North American tour dates. Long Slow Dance is out September 4th on Mexican Summer. The album is the highly anticipated follow up to Play it Strange, released in 2010 on In the Red Records. The Fresh & Onlys are releasing a [...]

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Phono del Sol Preview: The Fresh and Onlys 101

If you've never heard of the Fresh and Onlys it's not too late to get to know them. One of San Francisco's favorite bands for four-going-on-five years, the Fresh and Onlys are busy, you know, gathering fans in and out of city borders and making Pitchfork fall in love with them, upholding the Bays' musical legacy with their stylized psychedelic sound. We've got everything you need to know to get you caught up in time for Phono del Sol tomorrow, 7/21/12 (get your tickets now!). Year formed: 2008 Sounds like: Their facial hair. An insufferable music snob would describe them [...]

Live This Month: July 2012 — an audio guide through SF concerts this month (Podcast #282)

Live This Month: July 2012 — an audio guide through SF concerts this month (Podcast #282) 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. So our top recommendation this month isn't terribly surprising, but it's a festival we're extremely excited about. On July 21, 2012, we'll be throwing the second annual Phono del Sol Music and Food Festival in Potrero del Sol Park. We've got seven great bands lined up -- The Fresh & Onlys, Unknown Mortal Orchestra, Gardens & Villa, Dominant Legs, [...]

Phono del Sol performers The Fresh & Onlys announce new record: 'Long Slow Dance' out 9/4/12

Using the very same reel-to-reel tape recorder first employed to capture the line, "I saw a werewolf drinking a piña colada at Trader Vic's/his hair was perfect," The Fresh & Onlys laid down the tracks for their upcoming release, Long Slow Dance, due out September 4 on Mexican Summer. Yeah. That's definitely Warren Zevon's line, in case you were wondering. And in case you're wondering who Warren Zevon is, well, he was friends with this dude. The album, which begs to be abbreviated "LSD," was recorded at Lucky Cat Studios by SF-based producer/engineer Phil Manley, who has tracked for the likes of Wooden [...]

Announcing the 2012 Phono del Sol Music and Food Festival: Fresh & Onlys, UMO, Dominant Legs, Gardens & Villa and more!

Fans of indie music and food trucks take note: the 2012 Phono del Sol Music and Food Festival is coming! This second annual celebration of great Bay Area music and food returns to Potrero del Sol Park in San Francisco's Mission District for an all-day, all ages extravaganza on July 21, 2012. Produced by The Bay Bridged, Phono del Sol 2012 features seven top-notch indie rock bands, mixing local favorites with several of the West Coast's best performers for a day of exciting and eclectic sounds. Co-headlined by The Fresh & Onlys and Unknown Mortal Orchestra, the fest will also [...]

April's Best: Our favorite Bay Area songs from the blog last month

Here's our latest month-in-review mix collecting some our favorite new (or new to us) songs recently posted on the website. So much good stuff came our way in April that we've actually got a two-part mix of blog songs this time. As always, we've included links below to download each of these songs individually. Mixtape: Best of the Blog April 2012 (Part 1) Mixtape: Best of the Blog April 2012 (Part 2) Tracklisting: Mix 1 1. Exray's - "Ancient Thing" 2. PreTeen - "Nueva York Is Too Far (from me)" 3. Swiftumz - "Willy" 4. Big Drag - "Let You [...]

Ticket Giveaway Thursday: The Aerosols, Blowoff, The Fresh & Onlys, Escalator Hill

To enter any contest submit an email to contest[at]thebaybridged[dot]com with your full name in the body and the concert you’re entering the contest for in the subject line. You may only submit your name once to only one contest. Winners for each show will be decided using the guidelines listed below. Friday, April 27th The Aerosols, The Soft Bombs, The Goldenhearts, Billy Cramer and Share the Land, DJ Neil Martinson @ Brick and Mortar To win a pair of tickets to the show be the THIRD person to enter! The show starts at 9pm, $7/$10, 18+. Purchase advance tickets here. [...]

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