The Max Savage Show featuring musical guest Toro y Moi

Max Levenson, aka Max Savage, aka one of the newest writers at The Bay Bridged, has put together a live audience variety show that is very East Bay. He's enlisted the help of his friends to create the first episode of The Max Savage Show filled with high-stakes hilarity, interviews with very local and very reputable industry shakers, and a performance from Toro y Moi. The crazy thing is that it's free with a suggested donation of $5 which will go directly to the Oakland Fund for the Arts. Levenson explained the sorts of antics that may happen at a Max Savage Show: "The show [...]

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SONG-FREUD: Toro Y Moi’s “Empty Nesters”

Welcome to SONG-FREUD, a new weekly column that goes where no other blog will go in order to get to the cold hard truth hidden between the verse and the chorus. Think of it as a deep cavity search of your favorite local tunes, a staggeringly authoritative examination of what a song really means, often in ways that the songwriters themselves never considered. In reality, SONG-FREUD is a pro bono psychotherapy session available for public consumption. It is really important for society because therapy can be really expensive, isn’t always covered by ObamaCare and can totally cut into your organic produce [...]

By |January 22, 2015|Tags: |

Review & Photos: Toro y Moi, Sinkane, Dog Bite, James & Evander @ The Independent, 3/2/13 (Noise Pop 2013)

Toro y Moi (Photo: Mike G.) James & Evander kicked off a night of chill electro/rock at The Independent on Saturday, and they did it with their characteristic laid-back vibe. I love these guys and their house-inspired indie rock tunes. What else can I say that we here at The Bay Bridged haven't already said about James & Evander a million times over the course of the band's incredible past couple of years? It's almost criminal that they were the openers and played to a fraction of the number of people who rolled through The Independent for the second of [...]

Do415 announces Scene Unseen II with Toro y Moi, Washed Out, Young Magic

Just six months after Do415’s first highly successful Scene Unseen party, the Bay Area tastemaker has announced their second event of the series, Scene Unseen II, taking place on March 1st at 1015 Folsom. While the debut Scene Unseen party hosted mainly to the electronic-infused hip hop and rap scenes, Scene Unseen II boasts a electronic pop heavy lineup including Toro Y Moi, Washed Out, and Young Magic. The lineup is exceptionally strong, especially considering Toro Y Moi’s recently released third LP, Anything In Return, as well as his highly buzzed-about cameo on Nosaj Thing’s latest track, “Try”. Scene Unseen [...]

Glenn Jackson of James & Evander debuts solo track "Save"

Glenn Jackson, one half of Oakland electronic pop duo James & Evander, recently debuted a new solo track called "Save". The instrumental jam premiered on The Fader last week and features Jackson using a simple piano and drum sample, building up to a subtle dance track made from only the purest of vibes. You can stream "Save" below. Jackson (who also runs a music blog called Mapzzz and the label West In Dust, in addition to working as a freelance writer for various publications) will release a new solo album, the Morning Swim EP, on February 5th via Ceremony. His [...]

Toro y Moi announces new album 'Anything In Return,' San Francisco listening party

Berkeley resident and chillwave pioneer Chaz Bundick announced his next album under the Toro y Moi moniker. Anything In Return will come out January 22nd via Carpark Records. Here's the record's first single, "So Many Details": As you could perhaps tell from "So Many Details," Anything In Return is a much less hazy psychedelic experience than the previous two Toro y Moi efforts. It's more straightforward, with the hip hop influence a little more in the fore and the hooks more dominant. This, it turns out, is no accident. "I was trying to make a pop record," Bundick told Interview [...]

By |October 31, 2012|Tags: |

Win tickets to see Toro Y Moi, Dum Dum Girls at Great American Music Hall

Hats off to the Great American Music Hall, which has booked an unrelenting series of awesome shows to kick off the first ten days of October. The month starts with two shows headlined by Toro Y Moi on 10/1 and 10/2, followed by Dum Dum Girls on 10/4. Tickets are still available for all three shows, but, as the title of this post already spoiled, we have some to giveaway! Dum Dum Girls - "Coming Down" We're giving away a pair of tickets to see Toro Y Moi on 10/2 and a pair to see Dum Dum Girls on 10/4. [...]

By |September 29, 2011|Tags: , |

Live This Month: March 2011 – an audio guide through SF concerts this month (Podcast #244)

Live This Month: March 2011 (Episode 244) 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. As South by Southwest approaches later in March, bands are hitting the road, crisscrossing the US before converging on Austin. What this means for Bay Area music fans is a ton of buzz-backed touring bands stopping in SF, and equally promising locals playing some final shows before heading out on the road. Enjoy this mix and then go check out some shows! Subscribe to The Bay Bridged Podcast! [...]

Weekend Mix: 4/8-12

Thursday: Miles Kurosky, Pancho-san, Lia Rose @ Bottom of the Hill (8:30, $12) Miles Kurosky - "Dead Language Blues" (from N,IL) Friday: Love of Diagrams, Weekend, Fever Dream @ Hemlock (9:30pm, $7) Weekend - "All American" Saturday: Kowloon Walled City, Hollow Mirrors, Across Tundras, Lost Machine @ Thee Parkside (9pm, $7) Kowloon Walled City - "Diabetic Feet" Monday: The Ruby Suns, Toro y Moi, Dreamdate @ Bottom of the Hill (9pm, $10) Toro y Moi - "Blessa"

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