Tim Cohen announces new solo album ‘The Modern World’

The great Tim Cohen (of The Fresh & Onlys and Magic Trick) just announced a new solo album. The Modern World comes out on Sinderlyn on September 28, and it's a self-recorded effort that finds Cohen playing all of the instruments (save some drums and horns) as well. Below, check out "Goodness," the first single from the new record. According to the artist: "Like many of my songs, 'Goodness' spills forth as a plea of sorts. A mixture between happy and sad. A contented malaise. Throw in the dissonant synth stabs over the sing-along chorus. It just feels like goodness [...]

By |July 30, 2018|Tags: |

A “Fresh & Onlys Divorce Reunion” is at Night Light tonight

Grace Sings Sludge (Grace Cooper) and Earth Girl Helen Brown (Heidi Alexander) have been a part of some great San Francisco bands, namely The Sandwitches and The Fresh & Onlys. Tonight they're sharing the stage with their old bandmate, Fresh and Onlys' front man Tim Cohen for a great cozy show at the Night Light in Oakland. Of primary importance tonight is the release of Grace Sings Sludge's LP Life with Dick, out now on vinyl via Empty Cellar Records. Cooper's voice is always strong and alluring, yet very dark on Life with Dick. I picture her confidently delivering her [...]

Mixtape: Northern California’s Best Music Festivals

This episode first appeared on KQED.org. http://media.libsyn.com/media/thebaybridged/Festivals_2017_Mixtape.mp3 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 [...]

Tim Cohen of The Fresh and Onlys playing Rickshaw Stop on Wednesday

Aside from a few scattered appearances here and there, The Fresh and Onlys — one of San Francisco’s longest-tenured and most-revered bands — have been dormant in recent times. Although chief songwriter Tim Cohen said the group is on good terms now, there is a certain whiff of uncertainty with the Fresh and Onlys (a situation that is not unfamiliar for any band that has been together for more than 10 years). Fortunately for fans of the group, the various members of the Fresh and Onlys have been active during the band’s recent dry spell. Guitarist Wymond Miles just released [...]

Photos: Rodrigo Amarante, Kevin Morby, Tim Cohen at the Swedish American Hall

Rodrigo Amarante (photo: Natasha Dangond) Brazilian indie rock singer Rodrigo Amarante played to a full house at The Swedish American Hall on Wednesday, July 29, 2015, with Tim Cohen (of The Fresh & Only's) and Kevin Morby set as his opening acts.  Photographer Natasha Dangond was there to capture these intimate shots from the night's performances.

Tim Cohen of Magic Trick and The Fresh & Onlys returns to SF

We are very stoked to announce that Tim Cohen, mastermind behind Magic Trick and The Fresh & Onlys, has moved back to San Francisco after having lived in Arizona for the past year. Though he's been away, the fuzzy pop connoisseur has remained a constant presence in our scene with 2013 releases from both of his bands: The Onlys' Soothsayer EP and Magic Trick's River of Souls LP. Cohen will be making his homecoming performance as a reinstated resident of the Bay this Saturday, February 22, with Magic Trick at the Chapel. If you haven't allowed yourself the chance to get into this [...]

Magic Trick drops single "Crazy Teeth"

Tim Cohen-led project Magic Trick is releasing River of Souls, its third installment, this December 3 via Empty Cellar Records. Recorded in Cohen's own attic studio (which he named The Tree House), the new album approaches themes of love and escapism via the lo-fi pop he is known for within his foggy hometown. The ten-tracked album brandishes sparring female vocalists over James Kim's percussion and Alicia Vanden Heuvel's driving basslines. But Tim Cohen/Fresh & Onlys purists need not fear—Magic Trick's third album features Cohen jams through and through. Don't believe us? Check out "Crazy Teeth" and the previous single "Come Inside" below. [...]

By |November 19, 2013|Tags: , |

Magic Trick record release show set for 6/28/12 at California Academy of Sciences' NightLife

Tim Cohen's most recent venture Magic Trick (no longer coined "Tim Cohen's Magic Trick") will release its new LP Ruler of the Night on 6/12/12 on the Hardly Art label, and they are celebrating the occasion with a record release show at the California Academy of Science's NightLife program on 6/28/12. Britt Govea, DJ and founder of (((folkYEAH!))), will also be performing at this special version of the Academy's NightLife series, which is entitled "Gallery Crawl NightLife" and will transform the natural history museum into a pop-art museum: For one night only, the Academy will transform into a pop-up art [...]

By |June 13, 2012|Tags: , |

Tim Cohen playing Wood Shoppe SF series at Brick and Mortar tonight, 6/5/12

San Francisco stalwart Tim Cohen is headlining tonight's (6/5/12) installment of the Wood Shoppe SF series at Brick and Mortar. Wood Shoppe, the free concert series aimed at exposing people to local and national emerging artists "without the pressure of a cover charge," started in February and is held the first Tuesday of every month, so far featuring Wet Illustrated, Burnt Ones, Australia's Grace Woodroofe, and New Zealand's Midnight Youth. Cohen — whose primary endeavor The Fresh & Onlys is headlining our 2012 Phono Del Sol Music and Food Festival on July 21st one week away from his second official [...]

By |June 5, 2012|Tags: |

Review: Sonny Smith “Sees All Knows All” with Tim Cohen, Sunfoot

When Tim Cohen took the stage at The Lost Church sans any of his usual suspects on February 4th, he informed us that he’d be playing three songs, which could have left us wanting more — in terms of time, anyway — if they’d been of The Fresh & Onlys' short-garage-pop-song variety. But enough hypothesizing: he didn’t, and they weren’t. Rather, Cohen played each of the tracks off his latest record with the Magic Trick, The Glad Birth of Love. Anyone familiar with the album will know that it’s made up of four songs spanning 45 minutes: “Cherished One,” “Daylight [...]

By |February 9, 2012|Tags: , |
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