Outside Lands 2014: Your Guide to SF’s Biggest Summer Musical Experience

Outside Lands 2014 show poster (DKNG Studios) It's that time of year again – the yearning masses will descend upon San Francisco this weekend for the City's now hallmark summer musical experience Outside Lands. Yep, the seventh edition of the gigantic gig in Golden Gate Park kicks off Friday at noon and, as you've undoubtedly learned by now, it will be headlined by none other than Kanye, Tom Petty and The Heartbreakers, and The Killers. Headliners can be hit-or-miss, but the strength of Outside Lands (or any festival, for that matter) typically lies in the undercard. Sure, you may get [...]

Outside Lands a homecoming for performers with Bay Area ties

Outside Lands is just one of dozens of summer music festivals that spring up out of nowhere in America’s parks, dustbowls, parking lots and beaches. Nationwide, it’s still at the end of conversations about large festivals like Coachella or Lollapalooza. But for those who’ve made the trek into San Francisco’s Outer Lands the first weekend of August for the last six years, this festival is more than just about the music, wine and food. And for performers who are raised or based in the Bay Area, Outside Lands is a unique opportunity. “It's not just playing another gig for me [...]

Live This Month: March 2014 — an audio guide through upcoming SF concerts

http://media.libsyn.com/media/thebaybridged/LTM_March_2014.mp3 Download: Live This Month: March 2014 — an audio guide through upcoming SF concerts (Podcast #330) 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. With South by Southwest luring over one thousand bands to Austin later this month, it's touring season in indie music. While that means plenty of locals are already on the road, it also means some exciting opportunities to see buzzed-about out-of-town acts without taking a flight to Texas. Those acts include UK producer Forest Swords, touring around SXSW [...]

Tycho releases first single from new album, tour dates

Photo by Reuben Wu Tycho has released the first single from new album Awake, due out March 18 on Ghostly International. "Montana" premiered on Pitchfork last week and makes it clear that Tycho is now most definitely, and confidently, a band. The vision is still Scott Hansen's, who started Tycho as a solo project making expansive, wide-eyed post-rock-esque electronic soundscapes. That is still all present in "Montana", but you also get sharp drumming and electric bass lines that bring more of the rock into the equation. In addition to the new album, Tycho has also announced details of a North [...]

By |February 4, 2014|Tags: |

Video: Tycho – "Ascension"

As we learned from an interview conducted by staff contributor Roman Gokham back in January, Scott Hansen is a multifaceted artist who views his musical moniker Tycho as an audio-visual project. The evidence is painted all over Tycho's promotion material, album art and live shows, and his new music video for the track "Ascension" is no exception. Like a moving cross-processed photo, the entire piece is drenched in solar flares and incandescent colors, offering a warm, aesthetically pleasing visual to go with the acoustic-electronic downtempo tune.

By |May 28, 2013|Tags: |

Mixtape: Bay Area Artists, Remixing and Remixed (Podcast #304)

Mixtape: Bay Area Artists, Remixing and Remixed (Podcast #304) All too frequently, remixes are just okay, but when they are great, they're really something special. A truly great remix can shed new light on the original artist's work and stand on its own as a unique creation. That's no easy feat, either, given the tension between staying true to an original song's components and a reworker's desire to create something new and personal. These days, it feels far too easy to get remix fatigue. Reworkings seem to pop up almost immediately after original songs are released, and they can come [...]

Interview: Tycho pedals down career path mixing music and design

There may be a misconception floating around that San Francisco’s Tycho, a graphic designer cum rising electronic ambient musician, has only two interests. Those people wouldn’t know about Scott Hansen’s other pursuit, cycling. “I’ve done long-distance and endurance sports my whole life,” the Mission District inhabitant said. “I used to run, but I hurt my knee so I can’t do that as much anymore. When I’m home I’m surrounded by my work and all of the anxieties and pressures that surround that. The second I get on that bike, it’s this kind of meditative exercise. Plus, it gets you out. [...]

By |January 16, 2013|Tags: |

Tycho announces September 2012 tour with The Album Leaf

Tycho, the music project of San Francisco-based graphic artist and producer Scott Hansen, announced a 21-date September 2012 tour with San Diego ambient rockers The Album Leaf, kicking off in Los Angeles on the first of the month and wrapping up in Boulder, Colorado on the 26th. When Hansen posted the tour dates on his Facebook page, he professed his admiration for his opening act, calling himself a "long time Album Leaf fan" and stating that "it will be an honour to share the stage with them." Hansen has been touring incessantly in 2012, playing a short European run before [...]

By |July 26, 2012|Tags: , |

No Voices: A Collection of Bay Area Instrumental Rock (Podcast #283)

No Voices: A Collection of Bay Area Instrumental Rock (Podcast #283) Instrumental songs sometimes get unfairly pegged as background music, but the best ones are exactly the opposite -- captivating and hypnotic without a voice or voices dominating the work. The Bay Area is home to a number of artists who create alluring instrumentals, from the drones of Barn Owl and Date Palms to the post-rock compositions of The Drift and Silian Rail and the electronic works of Yalls, Tycho and Devonwho. Artists like Judgement Day and Al Lover & The Haters show that you don't need vocals to establish [...]

Memoryhouse remixes Tycho's "Dive"

First, it was current indie darlings Keep Shelly in Athens who remixed the title track off Tycho's new, highly-praised album Dive. Now Memoryhouse gets in on the action, offering up a great effort of their own which you can hear below. The remix recently debuted on Spin and marks the newest bit in a long thread of well-deserved, positive media coverage for Scott Hansen's musical project. Continuing the push for a banner year, Hansen recently announced a host of new Tycho tour dates, including a stop at The Independent on May 30th. Check them all out below. Tycho 2012 Tour [...]

By |April 19, 2012|Tags: , |
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