Band Art with Megan Badilla

We’re always interested in artists whose collaboration with the music industry goes beyond the realm of typical. Artist Megan Badilla has had her hands in a lot of different projects in the Bay Area and we had the pleasure of sitting down and speaking with her. Badilla is a California-raised (shout out to Salinas!) and USF-educated lady who has lived in San Francisco the past several years. She feels very enamored with the music and arts scene here, and it shows through the many connections she’s made throughout the music and arts world. We chatted about the types of work [...]

Ring in the holiday season with three Bay Area legends

An abundance of data has emerged recently showing that contract work is starting to catch up to full-time employment as the norm, especially for young adults. If you're not a contractor or freelancer yourself, you can probably six-degrees-of-Kevin-Bacon your way to someone in your personal network who is. Which means that a lot of us are getting kinda stiffed on things like health insurance, job security, and company-funded holiday parties. If you're not lucky enough to score an invite to a lavish tech firm blowout this year, procure yourself a ticket to Sleep Talk Winter Wonderland next month with Shannon [...]

Throwin’ Bo’s announces final Elbo Room lineup

Back in March, we announced the arrival of a new monthly series, Throwin' Bo's at Elbo Room. In the last few months, they've showcased local acts like Half Stack, Yogurt Brain, and Bear Call at places like Elbo Room and Milk Bar. However, all good things must come to an end: As Elbo Room's Mission location heads into its final days, so must Throwin' Bo's' Elbo Room presentations. The series sends the venue out with one last rock and roll romp, led by The She's. Supported by Blades of Joy , Ziplock, and Thriftys, this is one 100% local lineup [...]

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Ticket Giveaway: The She’s at Bottom of the Hill

You know when you're in high school and dream of putting together one epic band? Speaking for myself, I know this feeling from being inspired by so many other coming-of-age films where the sole premise is a small garage band aiming to "make it" in the music industry. That's exactly what The She's are all about. The only difference is they actually fulfilled that didn't just dream it, they're living it. The She's are an all-girl band straight out of the Bay Area made possible by Sami Perez (bass), Hannah Valente (vocals), Eva Treadway (guitar), and Sinclair Riley (drums). Together, [...]

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Mixtape: Highlights from Bay Area Music in 2017

This episode originally ran on Download: Mixtape: Highlights from Bay Area Music in 2017 (Podcast #419) With each passing day, 2017 appears increasingly determined to solidify its place as the worst year in recent memory. Despite all of the hardships being experienced locally, nationally, and around the globe, the year has offered a wealth of impressive albums from Bay Area musicians. For some of the notable artists featured in this mixtape, their 2017 successes built on the previous year's achievements. Jay Som followed up 2016's buzzed-about Turn Into compilation with her first proper LP Everybody Works. It's a [...]

Live This Month: November 2017 — an audio guide to upcoming Bay Area concerts Download: Live This Month: November 2017 (Podcast #416) 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. Among this month's highlights are two of San Francisco's most buzzed-about acts, The She's and Giraffage, both of whom just released long-awaited new albums. The new set from The She's, "all female rock and roll quartet", is the quartet's first LP in six years, and it reveals the band's growth as songwriters while still packing a ton of melodic punch. Charlie Yin's first Giraffage full length, [...]

Mixtape: Northern California’s Best Music Festivals

This episode first appeared on Download: Mixtape: Northern California's Best Music Festivals (Podcast #407) Music festival season unofficially kicked off over Memorial Day weekend, with the latest installment of the BottleRock Napa Valley festival attracting 120,000 attendees for three days of food, wine, and over 80 bands ranging from the Foo Fighters to the Napa Youth Symphony. The number and types of music fests has grown considerably in recent years -- among this year's new offerings are not one, but two new music and comedy weekends coming to the Bay in June -- surely to the dismay of [...]

Review + Photos: The She’s define the Bay Area punk scene at The Independent

The She's (photo: Kristin Cofer) As soon as I got in line, I was surrounded by members of other bands in the Bay Area. From Quaaludes to Jay Som to Bear Call to Sirena Victima to Pardoner. The She's brought out everyone, even people who probably have never played a show together, but all love The She's and the Bay Area scene. After one of the most stressful weeks of the year — already — we all were there together for a band that makes everyone happy, not only when seeing them live, listening to them alone on the 28 bus [...]

Ticket Giveaway Wednesday: Lydia Loveless, Leopold and his Fiction and more

(illustration: Cassidy Miller) To enter for a chance to win tickets to any show below, email with the name of the band and the date of the show you’re entering in the subject line and your full name in the body of the email. Winners will be selected at random and notified via email. Thursday, January 26 The She's, Terry Malts, Meat Market @ The Independent 8pm, $12, 21+. Buy advance tickets here. Saturday, January 28 Lydia Loveless, Angelica Garcia, M. Lockwood Porter @ The Independent 9pm, $18, 21+. Buy advance tickets here. Wednesday, February 1 Leopold and his [...]

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