Mixtape: Bands of the 2014 Phono del Sol Music Festival

http://media.libsyn.com/media/thebaybridged/Phono_2014_Mix.mp3 Download: Mixtape: Bands of the 2014 Phono del Sol Music Festival (Podcast #340) We're just a month away from the 2014 Phono del Sol Music & Food Festival! Our fourth annual all day, all ages fest returns to Potrero del Sol Park on Saturday, July 12, 2014, with a lineup full of great local and touring bands! This mixtape collects two songs each from all ten of the terrific acts performing at this year's festival, including Wye Oak, Thao & The Get Down Stay Down, Nick Waterhouse, Blackbird Blackbird, White Fence, Yalls, Tony Molina, A Million Billion Dying Suns, [...]

Tony Molina added to Phono del Sol 2014!

Today, we're excited to announce the tenth and final artist performing at the 2014 Phono del Sol Music Festival: San Francisco's Tony Molina! A veteran of bands like Ovens, Caged Animal and Violent Change, Molina's solo work took off with Dissed and Dismissed, a terrific LP recently reissued by Slumberland, and he also contributed to Matador Records' Singles Going Home Alone series last year. https://soundcloud.com/slumberland-records/tony-molina-nowhere-to-go Having just wrapped up a US tour with Against Me! and Big Eyes, we're thrilled to have Tony Molina at our all ages, all day festival in Potrero del Sol Park on July 12, 2014, [...]

Review & Photos: Tony Molina, Life Stinks, Violent Change @ the Hemlock

Photo: Ruby Perez Saturday night at the Hemlock Tavern proved to be quite the gathering for the Bay Area music scene. Playing to an entirely packed house, Tony Molina, Life Stinks, and Violent Change sold out the venue before the first band could even set up. The night was bound to be exceptional, the lineup included some of San Francisco’s most praised and celebrated bands of the last year. Tony Molina, whose Dissed and Dissmissed LP rapidly sold out when initially released on Melters, is set to have his second running on Slumberland in March. Pre-orders have already begun and it [...]

Cold Beat & Tony Molina playing free show at The Uptown

Cold Beat and Tony Molina, the acts behind some of 2013's best releases, are teaming up on the first Friday of 2014 to give their fans a great gift for holidays – a free show at The Uptown. Oakland's Yi and Washington native Cairo Pythian round out the bill, opening the evening at the Oakland venue. Cold Beat, the solo moniker of Grass Widow’s bassist and co-songwriter Hannah Lew, dropped its debut EP Worms/Year 5772 earlier this year. The record, which we described as a "whirlwind of weird synthesizers, electronic remixes, and heavy post-punk bass lines," can be streamed in [...]

Mixtape: Thirteen Bay Area Highlights from 2013 (Podcast #322)

http://media.libsyn.com/media/thebaybridged/2013_Highlights_Mix.mp3 Download: Mixtape: Thirteen Bay Area Highlights from 2013 (Podcast #322) As usual, our year-end wrap-up podcast comes leaden with hemming, hawing and caveats aplenty. How can another wide-ranging year full of impressive Bay Area releases be distilled down to a coherent list of "best" works? The obvious answer is that it can't. Ultimately, this podcast collects thirteen bands that had impressive 2013s, including a number of groups that won't be a surprise to attendees of Bay Bridged events or close followers of the blog. 2013 was once again banner year for local garage rock, with another stellar album from [...]

Tony Molina drops 'Six Tracks E.P.' on Matador (stream "Breakin' Up")

Local rising star Tony Molina has a new record out on Matador as part of the legendary indie label's Singles Going Home Alone subscription series. The album, which has the comically straightforward title Six Tracks E.P., is another dose of Molina's undeniably catchy power pop. The first track that he has made available for streaming is the minute-and-a-half gem "Breakin' Up", featuring a riff that you may (or may not, depending on your age) recognize as quite similar to that in Thin Lizzy's "Southbound", off the Irish rockers' 1977 album Bad Reputation – which probably explains the Molina-sanctioned t-shirts for [...]

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Live This Month: October 2013 — an audio guide through SF concerts this month (Podcast #316)

http://media.libsyn.com/media/thebaybridged/LTM_October_2013.mp3 Download: Live This Month: October 2013 — an audio guide through SF concerts this month (Podcast #316) 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. October brings the return of two of our favorite SF festivals: Hardly Strictly Bluegrass and the Treasure Island Music Festival. Both are local traditions that promise quality music offerings, and while we're including bands from both in this episode, the whole episode could have been devoted to the festivals' prospective highlights. Beyond those two, and TIMF's related [...]

Editors’ Picks: What We’ve Been Listening to This Week (Vetiver, Owen, Hausu, Tony Molina)

Andy Cabic of Vetiver Anna: Yesterday's news that DOMA was declared unconstitutional and the US District Court's ruling overturning Prop 8 would stand had me grinning from ear to ear all day long. I couldn't bear to listen to anything that was not as happy and bright as my mood, so I turned to my default "Case of the Happies" playlist and found myself hitting repeat on Vetiver's "Can't You Tell." If I remember correctly, "Can't You Tell" was the first song released for 2011's The Errant Charm, and it makes me feel just as warm and wonderful as it [...]

Violent Change releases debut LP on Catholic Guilt Records

We last heard from SF's Violent Change in October when the band dropped its debut EP Suck On The Gun via city-based label Melters. The excellent 7-inch was moderately successful, initially moving quickly off local record store shelves and garnering attention from a handful of media outlets. At the end of March, Violent Change returned with its first full-length via Catholic Guilt Records. The record is something of a departure from Suck On The Gun, not necessarily in terms of the songwriting (which remains just as choice as on the EP), but more in terms of its overall sonic qualities. [...]

Tony Molina's 'Dissed and Dismissed' out on Melters

Tony Molina has never suffered a shortage of musical outlets over the years. He was the frontman of the late, great SF band Ovens. He played in Sopors. He's the lead guitarist for Violent Change and also sings for Caged Animal. Now he's back with his first solo effort, a punk-infused indie rock record called Dissed and Dismissed, out yesterday on SF label Melters. Dissed and Dismissed's 12 tracks live up to the record's outsider-oriented title, reeking of disenchantment and disaffection, with Molina's laid back vocal style coursing over the top of fuzzed out riffs. In fact, Molina's songwriting exudes [...]

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