Ingredients for The Most Spectacular Party: The Ian Fays at Chabot Space & Science this Saturday

This Saturday, September 27th, The Octopus Literary Salon cooks up the most spectacular Equinox party. It all comes to a boil at Chabot Space & Science Center, 7:00-10:00pm 1. The Ian Fays : Twin sisters Sara and Lizz bring their pure pop bliss live to the MEGADOME while... 2. Dinosaurs Alive!: A 70mm, Omnimax-style film will play overhead 3. John Morgan of the John Brother's Piano Company will play while... 4. Buster Keaton: The greatest silent film star of all time will appear on the dome 5. This ALL AGES event will include pumpkin carving and squash bowling 6. Big [...]

By |September 22, 2014|Tags: , |

The MEGADOME Series at Chabot Space & Science, with Greg Ashley, John Morgan, The Ian Fays, Swiftumz

Step inside the MEGADOME, where the best local bands play beneath Omnimax-style films at Chabot Space & Science in the beautiful Oakland hills!  This monthly series is all brought to you by the good people at The Octopus Literary Salon. Expect storytelling, audience participation, tamales y Tecates. Each show runs from 6-11pm and is all ages. After the show, head upstairs to the giant telescopes and view the cosmos. Friday, August 29th enjoy music from Greg Ashley & John "Brothers" Morgan Films: The Mysteries of Egypt plus select silent shorts Greg Ashley is pure genius.  Perhaps best known for his seminal Texas band, The [...]

The Ian Fays release new record and weekly videos!

The Ian Fays' fourth LP, The Most Spectacular Party, is hot off the presses! Recorded at Jackpot! Recording Studio in Portland, the band will play a release show up that way on November 30 at Alahambra’s Tebbets Lounge before heading off to tour Italy. For those of us stuck here, they are also doing a great video project. The Fays will release one video each week for the next eleven weeks (one for each song on the record). Check out the first two videos now! If you like what you see, buy the record on Bandcamp. For the uninitiated, [...]

By |November 19, 2013|Tags: |

Multiple Sclerosis fundraiser tomorrow (9/15/12) with Ian Fays and Will Sprott band at the Blue Macaw!

Just a reminder that tomorrow, Saturday, September 15th, is the Multiple Sclerosis fundraiser that everyone is talking about. Enjoy not one but TWO! incredible bands! Support Team Menstrual Cycles! Help find a cure!!! Will Sprott plays great solo gigs around here quite regularly, but it will be a very special treat indeed to see him with a full band. Will is sure to soothe your soul with his mmmmm toasty vocal delights. Take that, Quiznos. The Ian Fays will grab your heart right through your ear canal, then squish it with a smile. You will dance, you will cry. You [...]

By |September 14, 2012|Tags: , |

Help raise money for Multiple Sclerosis with Will Sprott and The Ian Fays at the Blue Macaw, 9/15/12

The annual Waves to Wine bike ride will cruise across the golden gate bridge in just a few weeks (September 22-23). The two-day, 175-mile ride is a major fundraiser for the National MS Society, and money goes directly to innovative programs, services and research. There are more than 180 teams riding this year, including one very special team... Team Menstrual Cycles is the little team that could. Sporting quite a few biker gynecologists (bicycle that is) and the most amazing team shirts around (available for purchase!), they have grown to be top fundraisers for the cause, bringing in over $100k [...]

By |September 5, 2012|Tags: , |

Ian Fays, Strand of Oaks and Crooked Fingers at Bottom of the Hill 11/23/11

It's the always eerie night before Thanksgiving and I'm already seeing double. This time we cannot blame the Wild Turkey. San Francisco's Ian Fays include twins Lizz and Sara, older sister Lena (on triangle, tambourine and more!), Lizz's husband on drums plus "a friend" on bass. It is, as they announce, "a family affair". Lizz and Sara don't appear to be identical twins, but in their matching outfits it's still quite a spectacle. There is something incredibly powerful about sibling bands. From the Jackson 5 to the Strange Boys, The Brothers Johnson to the Sadies and Meat Puppets!!, you can [...]

Video: The Ian Fays on They Shoot Music – Don’t They

Indie pop trio The Ian Fays went on tour in Europe this past winter, where they took part in the above live session with They Shoot Music - Don't They, a young video cooperative with an extensive live session library produced out of Vienna, Austria. After doing a radio interview, the ladies gave this acoustic performance to the camera while on the University of Vienna campus. You can see one more video from the session below.

Mixtape: Surveying the Indie Pop Renaissance (Podcast #241)

Mixtape: Surveying the Indie Pop Renaissance (Podcast #241) We love psych rock, garage, folk rock, singer-songwriter stuff, and a variety of other musical genres here at The Bay Bridged, but our first love was, and will forever be, indie pop. From the jangly to the synthy, an uber-catchy, clever pop song is something to be treasured. After what felt like a few slightly lean years for the genre (from our perspective, anyway), we're now in the midst of a real fertile time for great indie pop. This month's mixtape collects over an hour's worth of great new and recent indie [...]

The Ian Fays – “Everyday, Airplanes (roads, roads, roads)”

It's been awhile since the Ian Fays released their debut album. In fact, we have to recall back to 2005 when The Damon Lessons first introduced us to the band's classic indie pop. With only Dylan's Lost Days to tide us over since then, it comes as great news that Jensen's Camera is out now, via We Were Never Being Boring collective. "Everyday, Airplanes (roads, roads, roads)" is soft and plinky, with delicate vocals and a slightly wistful edge. "Everyday, Airplanes (roads, roads, roads)" Previously: Audio-Visual: Local music meets fashion with the Ian Fays Podcast Episode 66: The Ian Fays

By |January 13, 2011|Tags: |

Audio Visual – local music meets fashion with The Ian Fays

Audio Visual is a series exploring the fashion choices of local musicians. The Bay Area music scene is nothing if not diverse and this noncomformity is as evident in clothing as it is in music. With this in mind, Audio Visual strives to analyze the connection between the sartorial choices of musicians and their work. The Ian Fays play sweetly charming indie pop with a tinge of nostalgic melancholy. The female trio's approach to dressing is anything but melancholic. Sara, Lizz and Lena wear coordinated, themed clothing to every show they play. Themes run the gamut from holiday to Mondrian. [...]

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