April's Best: Our favorite Bay Area songs from the blog last month

Here's our latest month-in-review mix collecting some our favorite new (or new to us) songs recently posted on the website. So much good stuff came our way in April that we've actually got a two-part mix of blog songs this time. As always, we've included links below to download each of these songs individually. Mixtape: Best of the Blog April 2012 (Part 1) Mixtape: Best of the Blog April 2012 (Part 2) Tracklisting: Mix 1 1. Exray's - "Ancient Thing" 2. PreTeen - "Nueva York Is Too Far (from me)" 3. Swiftumz - "Willy" 4. Big Drag - "Let You [...]

tUnE-yArDs: new video for "My Country," Kickstarter project launched for SF Rock Project

Adding to the already-long list of reasons to love tUnE-yArDs, here's the band's new video for "My Country" (directed by Mimi Cave, who was also responsible for this clip for "Bizness"). The kids in the video come from Brightworks and the SF Rock Project, and the band has also launched a Kickstarter project to get an instrument lending library started for the Rock Project. tUnE-yArDs' spring and summer touring includes that live scoring gig at the SFIFF on April 23rd and a co-headlining date at the Fox with St. Vincent on the 24th. More details below. tUnE-yArDs Spring / Summer [...]

By |April 12, 2012|Tags: |

Awesome: tUnE-yArDs live-soundtracking Buster Keaton films at Castro Theater

As part of this year's San Francisco International Film Festival, Merill Garbus and the rest of tUnE-yArDs will be providing live soundtracks to a handful of short films starring Buster Keaton. Oakland-based guitarist Ava Mendoza, who was recently named one of Guitar World's "10 Female Guitarists You Should Know", will also be joining the tUnE-yArDs crew. If somehow the films are still the main attraction for you, here's the list of shorts: One Week (1920), Good Night, Nurse! (1918), The Haunted House (1921), and The Cook (1918). It all goes down April 23 at the Castro Theater. Find more info [...]

By |February 23, 2012|Tags: |

tUnE-yArDs – "Bizness" / "You Yes You" on Jimmy Kimmel Live

tUnE-yArDs at the Rickshaw Stop, 8/12/11 Merrill Garbus and crew can now be considered familiar with the late-night television performance scene, after appearing on Late Night with Jimmy Fallon back in August and, as of last night, conquering the stage at Jimmy Kimmel Live. Watch tUnE-yArDs perform "Bizness" and "You Yes Now" on Jimmy Kimmel Live after the jump:

By |January 6, 2012|Tags: |

Random, Happy Memories of 2011

Some years are great for shows – like 2008. Some are great years for albums, like 2009. But this was a great year for both, from the start. In the order I remembered them: Family Crest – My Living Room; 9/11 Duh. Can you believe this alterna-dad cream dream supreme? A stalwart and happy-go-lucky nonet of classically trained musicians show up at my house to play their lovely, life-affirming chamber pop on the anniversary of 9/11 and my teenage son sits in on clarinet? You just had to be there. But then we would have run out of pasta much [...]

Mixtape: Twelve Bay Area Highlights from 2011 (Podcast #263)

Mixtape: Twelve Bay Area Highlights from 2011 (Podcast #263) We might be biased, but, from this vantage point, 2011 reconfirmed that the Bay Area continues to have the most vibrant music community nationwide. The SF scene cranked out a ton of amazing albums this year, and our final podcast of 2011 highlights twelve great releases from Bay Area artists over the past twelve months. This isn't a "Best of" list per se, but these acts did create some of our favorite music in 2011. We'll be doing more year-in-review coverage over the next few weeks, but, for now, enjoy this [...]

Mwahaha, featuring Merrill Garbus (tUnE-yArDs) – “Love”

Mwahaha's debut self-titled album is due out December 6th, and several tracks from the record have already been offered up as free downloads. Each track ("Sleep Deep", "Rainbow Diamond", and "Poinsettia") provides a unique taste of the whole album, and the latest release is another step in the right direction. "Love", which premiered yesterday via MTV Hive, features Merrill Garbus of tUnE-yArDs, her signature vocals punctuating the rhythmic and explosive new tune. Mwahaha (ft. Merrill Garbus) - "Love" Mwahaha will be at the Independent tonight opening for Diego's Umbrella (9:00 pm, $15, 21+), and the Starry Plough on November 19th [...]

By |November 11, 2011|Tags: , |

Taking Stock of August: A mix featuring ten of our favorite songs from the blog last month

If you're anything like me, you know how difficult it can be to keep track of all of the new music that's constantly floating around the Internet. Here's our latest month-in-review mix collecting some our favorite new (or new to us) songs recently posted on the website. Gathered in the mix are ten new tracks that were posted on TheBayBridged.com in August, with links below to download each of them individually. The Bay Bridged - Best of the Blog August 2011 Mixtape Tracklisting: 1. Ganglians - "Drop the Act" 2. Weekend - "Hazel" 3. tUnE-yArDs - "Gangsta (Ad-Rock remix)" 4. [...]

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