CD release parties tonight: The Splinters, Veil Veil Vanish

As you'll see in the Weekend Picks, tonight at Amnesia (9pm, $7), The Splinters are holding a party for their new album Kick, which comes out on Tuesday on Double Negative Records. They'll be joined by two other great local bands at the show -- Hunx & His Punx and Magic Bullets. The Splinters - "Mysterious" (from Kick) Also tonight is Veil Veil Vanish's party at Popscene (9pm, $8) to celebrate the release of their first full length, Change In The Neon Light. The gothic-shoegaze band's new record was produced by ATOM (Yeah Yeah Yeahs, The Cribs, Maximo [...]

Noise Pop 2010: Foreign Born, The Fresh & Onlys, Free Energy, The Splinters @ Rickshaw Stop

Photos by: Rachel Keenan Thankfully, the rain dissipated to welcome the first proper full slate evening of Noise Pop acts. It's always a bit of transition to slip into "festival" mode, where four band bills can test the weariness of your legs and ears, not to mention your liver. The sets can be a bit shorter, if not strategic, but the discovery of a new bff band is always looming. Although the room was slowly filling up, it was fitting to hear a pocket of natural reverb grace the harmony-driven 60s basement pop of the The Splinters, who hail from [...]

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

[podcast][/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 [...]

The Splinters – “Mysterious”

The Splinters - "Mysterious" (from Kick) Berkeley/Oakland band The Splinters release their debut full-length, Kick, on March 9th, 2010 on Oakland's Double Negative Records. The quartet formed in 2008, and have a couple of releases (CD-r, 7") under their belts, but Kick, with its blend of garage rock enthusiasm and girl-group/indie pop catchiness, has them poised to make a bigger splash nationally. To that end, they're heading down to SXSW and doing a bunch of touring in the coming months. The band's record release show is at Amnesia on March 4th, with Hunx and His Punx and Magic [...]

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Tonight: Spencey Dude & the Doodles 7″ release

Maybe you haven't heard of the good-time trio Spencer Dude & The Doodles, but with a name like that, how will you forget it? Their infrequency of live shows is because the Doodles are just being too busy with other things, like practicing their accents and coming to a consensus on their top "babes." Spencer claims that "me and Oscar both have softspots for early 90s Lookout Records bands, and me and Anna share a love of Miley Cyrus and Beyonce." Tuesday at the Hemlock, they'll unite to celebrate the release of their debut 7", an 4-song indication of their [...]

Best of 2009: Tempo No Tempo on The Splinters

I was at the first Splinters show -- well, both of their first shows. One was 3/4's of the band singing songs in the living room I shared with them in our house in Berkeley, playing their songs based on inside jokes, acoustic guitar strums and bedroom rehearsals. The next was the first with their drummer Courtney, where those songs met a nervous, unsure loudness filled with feedback and amp hum to an art gallery full of friends. The Splinters - "Sorry" That's what makes their song "Sorry" so amazing to me, even back when heard in a [...]

By |December 24, 2009|Tags: |

Triple Record Release Saturday: Brian Glaze, The Splinters, The Perverts

The Splinters - "Splintered Bridges" There's a triple record release show going down this Saturday at Amnesia, with Brian Glaze, The Splinters, and The Perverts all celebrating new vinyl. Glaze's new album, Green Living, is out now on World Famous In SF, while The Splinters' first official release is the Splintered Bridges 7" on Double Negative Records. Brian Glaze - "Leader of the Band" Garage rock trio The Perverts (whose ranks include Ty Segall) are celebrating the recent release of their debut 7" by HBSP-2X Records, and the band opens Saturday's show. 9pm, $tba.

The Splinters play with Buzzer, Brilliant Colors @ BotH tomorrow

In every town live few riot grrrls, and in Oakland reside The Splinters -- peppery and adorable, which has probably been said more than enough. I've encountered a few of the girls, as friends of a friend at a party, of course -- and I can say just after a brief encounter that I'd want to hear/see their band. What's the difference but a change in environment and a couple instruments in their hands? These girls definitely have figured out how to have fun, independent the setting. The Splinters - "Splintered Bridges" Playing carefree, 3-chord carols is a [...]

Episode 137: October 2008 Monthly Mix

[podcast][/podcast] It's time once again for a Monthly Mix episode of our weekly podcast. These eight songs are all from new or recently released albums by some great Bay Area bands. About all of the bands: San Francisco indie-pop band Photons ("Animals") recently released an excellent self-titled debut album. They will be at the Retox Lounge on October 23rd and the Make-Out Room on November 16th. Singer-songwriter Goh Nakamura ("Hangman") latest winning collection of rock-pop is titled Ulysses. You can hear more here and can catch him at the Rickshaw Stop on November 5th with Audio Out Send and Evening [...]

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