Wand playing Bottom of the Hill with CCR Headcleaner

(photo: Justin Tenney) LA garage-rockers Wand are coming to Bottom of the Hill on April 15 to headline an all ages gig with The Strange Land and CCR Headcleaner. Wand's new LP, Golem, was released in March via In The Red Records. The album, engineered by Chris Woodhouse and assisted by Bob Marshall, was mixed (with Wand) and recorded by Woodhouse at The Dock in Sacramento. If you're familiar with Woodhouse's prolific resume as mixer/engineer (see Ty Segall, Thee Oh Sees, et al), you already know what you're in for without hearing a single note on Wand's new album. With [...]

Live This Month: April 2015 — an audio guide to upcoming SF concerts

http://media.libsyn.com/media/thebaybridged/LTM_April_2015.mp3 Download: Live This Month: April 2015 (Podcast #360) 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. It sure is a great time to be a fan of classic dream-pop and shoegazer music, with the recently-reunited Ride hitting the US this month for their first US shows in 20 years. By contrast, Warren Defever, leader of longtime 4AD act His Name is Alive, has kept that band actively releasing records since its inception, but the experimental group's 25th anniversary tour across the United [...]

Deathstock Fest coming to Guerneville in June

There was Woodstock ’69, Woodstock ’94 and ’99 (yikes), and now, on a completely new note, there’s Deathstock. SF label Death Records is celebrating their one year anniversary how? With a full blown two-day music festival campout in the woods - duh! The lineup is already partially announced, including many Death Records roster artists like Smiles, Air Surgeon, Tiaras, Teenage Chain, The Strange Land, and Cole Lodge, making it a truly local affair. Friends of the label like Tomorrows Tulips, Danny James, CCR Headcleaner, Part/Human, and label head Brian Wakefield’s own band Emotional are the other additions to the bill [...]

The Strange Land releases cassette under new name

One of our favorite up-and-coming bands of 2014, Michael & the Strange Land, has dropped the "Michael &" and are now simply The Strange Land. They've already released a full-length cassette under the new moniker, which builds on their distinctive brand of rock that somehow manages to feel heavy and "shimmery" at the same time. The self titled album is available on 75 hand-painted and hand-numbered cassettes Grabbing Clouds Records, and you can stream it below. The Strange Land - S/T by Grabbing Clouds Records and Tapes To celebrate the name change and the cassette, The Strange Land is hosting [...]

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