Show Review: The Morning Benders, Miniature Tigers, The Mumlers @ Independent 3/31

It was a show for the ages. The Morning Benders, with their new album, Big Echo, in tow, teamed up with their friends The Mumlers for a sonic feast. Things kicked off early with The Mumlers taking the stage shortly after 8pm. I was upset with myself for missing their set during Noise Pop so I owed it to myself to make sure I was at this show. The Independent is a great venue, a personal favorite of mine, and was the largest one I've seen the guys play to date. Treating us loyal fans well, they played through several [...]

Noise Pop 2010: The Mumlers, The Growlers, Sonny and the Sunsets, The Ferocious Few @ Cafe du Nord

Written by Todd Wanerman Noise Pop’s Friday night roster posed some maddeningly appealing choices. Some members of our usual research team opted to check out Atlas Sound etc. at the Great American, arguing that it offered the promising new talent that the festival excels in. I and several of my familiars could not resist The Mumlers, The Growlers, Sonny and the Sunsets and The Ferocious Few at Café du Nord. True, I have seen the three local acts on the bill many times. But the prospect of all three of them together, with a fourth act fresh off of touring [...]

Noise Pop 2010 Preview Mix – Part 2 (Podcast #202)

[podcast]http://media.libsyn.com/media/thebaybridged/Noise_Pop_2010_2.mp3[/podcast] This week's podcast offers up songs from eleven of the great bands performing during the 2010 Noise Pop Music Festival, which kicks off on today, February 23rd. If you missed last week's preview mix, check it out here, and stay tuned all week for comprehensive coverage of Noise Pop 2010. Subscribe to The Bay Bridged Podcast to get each week's new episode downloaded free to your iTunes! About the bands: Grass Widow ("To Where") recently signed to Kill Rock Stars, with an album forthcoming in August. See them with P.E.E., True Widow, and Ovens on February 27th at Cafe [...]

Thirty-Two Great San Francisco Bay Area Albums from 2009 (Part 2)

Here's the second part of our retrospective on great Bay Area albums from 2009. Read Part 1 of this collection here. Download all 32 songs featured in these two articles here (Part 1) and here (Part 2). Sonny and the Sunsets - Tomorrow is Alright Sonny and the Sunsets - "Too Young To Burn" Grand Lake - Nevermint Grand Lake - "She's a Hater" Vetiver - Tight Knit Vetiver - "Everyday" Cryptacize - Mythomania Cryptacize - "Tail & Mane" Odawas - The Blue Depths Odawas - "Harmless Lover's Discourse" Still [...]

The Mumlers bring it home @ The Hemlock

Photos by: Agata Kamler Wednesday night isn't your typical marquee night when it comes to going to see a show. Let's face it.. it's the middle of the week and you're probably getting beat up at work, but those who were vigilant enough to strike it out to the Hemlock on Wednesday were treated to a all-around fantastic night of music. First off, Osage Orange from Vermont took the stage. A bunch of horns and an accordion played accompaniment to the usual guitar, bass, drum. The band sounded like something out of the old-world maritime tradition with a little pop [...]

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The Dodos, Mumlers Shine @ Henry Miller (Sat. 9/26)

Photos by: Bank of Karma If you build it...they will come, and (((folkYEAH!))) has surely nestled itself into the soul of Big Sur over the past four years, drawing both Bay Area and national talent into unconventional settings that make it hard to return to the dive bars and overlarge auditoriums within our urban confines. The grounds of the Henry Miller library, if you haven't been, basically consist of a large yard, with a backdrop of gorgeous greenery and redwoods and an extended deck leading out from the small store that houses a hodgepodge of the author's memorabilia and other [...]

The Mumlers (Podcast #180)

[podcast]http://media.libsyn.com/media/thebaybridged/Mumlers_Show.mp3[/podcast] This week, our podcast features The Mumlers, a San Jose band whose sophomore album, Don't Throw Me Away, comes out today on Galaxia Records. The group's members were initially intended to be guest contributors on a solo recording by lead singer Will Sprott. Instead, they've united to become a formidable band full of talented musicians, whose first album, 2008's Thickets & Stitches, channeled their skills into a loose collection of folk, rock, blues and soul. Since that album's release, The Mumlers have been supporting the record with entertaining live shows that allows the sextet's players to switch between multiple [...]

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Weekend Mix: 6/25-28

Thursday: Papercuts, Port O'Brien, Still Flyin' @ The Independent Papercuts - "You Can Have What You Want" Friday: Sugar & Gold, Music for Animals, Castledoor @ Rickshaw Stop Sugar & Gold - "Slice Me Nice" Friday: Magic Bullets, Shannon and the Clams, Bridez @ Bottom of the Hill Magic Bullets - "The Book is Closed" Saturday: Citay, Tune-Yards, The Dry Spells, Dame Satan @ Tempest The Dry Spells - "Lost Daughter" Sunday: Telekinesis, The Mumlers, Mist and Mast @ Bottom of the Hill The Mumlers - "Red River Hustle" [...]

Ticket Giveaway Wednesday: Papercuts, Goh Nakamura, Telekinesis

It's time for our weekly installment of Ticket Giveaway Wednesday. There are some great local and touring bands playing around the area - and you can see them for free! Thursday, June 25th - Papercuts, Port O'Brien, Still Flyin' @ The Independent Papercuts will be headlining an incredible all local evening over at The Independent on Thursday supporting their newest album, You Can Have What You Want. Joining them are west coast tourmates, Port O'Brien, who are getting ready to release a new album thisfall which was produced by Papercuts own Jason Quever. Still Flyin' will be opening the show [...]

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