Premiere: The Vibrating Antennas contemplate mundane life on “Westward Drag”

Santa Rosa's The Vibrating Antennas is just about ready to release their second full length State of the Art, set for an April 30 release on San Francisco based Don't Look Down Records, and today, we're excited to give you a first listen into a new track from the album. Like so many of the bands we come across form the North Bay, they play their music loud, but The Vibrating Antennas hold back just a touch to give their music a feeling of cool composure. On "Westward Drag", we have walls of distorted guitars, heavy bass, and a climactic [...]

Mixtape: The North Bay’s Best Indie Bands

http://media.libsyn.com/media/thebaybridged/North_Bay_Mix.mp3 Download: Mixtape: The North Bay's Best Indie Bands (Podcast #341) There's a reason that Napa and Sonoma are known as "Wine Country," not "Music Country," but recent efforts have endeavored to bring the music festival experience to an area that's understandably known more for great food and drink. Over Memorial Day weekend, the Napa Valley Expo hosted the relaunched BottleRock Napa Valley, which drew tens of thousands to see Outkast, The Cure, and a lineup disproportionately heavy on '90s radio stalwarts. Just a few days ago, the Huichica Music Festival served up an indie-oriented two-day fest at the Gundlach [...]

Bay Area punk bands Loma Prieta, High Water, The Vibrating Antennas to play Gilman

East Bay collective 924 Gilman St. is known for some impressive punk and ska acts from the Bay Area and beyond, and, this Friday, the DIY, all ages-friendly spot will be hosting one of those important nights of music, with an impressive six band line-up of West Coast hardcore punk, screamo, and similar sounding bands. Hailing from the Bay Area are Loma Prieta, High Water, The Vibrating Antennas, and The Down House are a part of the bill, which is rounded out by LA hardcore band Dangers and Portland indie-punks Anne. Demo by The Down House The eclectic mix of [...]

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