Kyle Morton of Typhoon performing at Swedish American Hall tomorrow

Portland-based mini orchestra Typhoon teased some vague news back in September with a simple 24-hour warning. The next day we were gifted a 10-song record from bandleader Kyle Morton to be accompanied by a short tour later in the winter. The solo release, What Will Destroy You, will come naturally to the ears of fans of the band with Morton’s songwriting holding the full spotlight. What is usually a force of just over 10 additional musicians is replaced for the most part by acoustic guitar. The Swedish American Hall will play host to Morton's second night out on his first [...]

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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 [...]

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 [...]

Taking stock of South by Southwest 2011: Highlights, photos, and an attempt to make sense of things

When, last Saturday afternoon, Wild Flag's Carrie Brownstein remarked mid-set, "This is our seventh of eight shows at South by Southwest," it was difficult not to hear some sense of relief in her voice. There is an inherently numbing effect to the South by Southwest experience; at some point, I think, both the body and mind, additionally encumbered by the baggage of Tex-Mex and beer, begin to reject new musical experiences. This year's South by was, we have been told, the biggest festival yet. For those of us rooted in indie culture, however, bigger doesn't always mean better, and there [...]

Recommended at Noise Pop, 2/22-2/23: Merge Records bands, Admiral Radley/Typhoon, Dirty Ghosts, and more

We'll be offering our Noise Pop picks over the next several days. Then, as the festival proceeds, our writers and photographers will be reporting back from a whole bunch of Noise Pop events. Looking forward to something in particular? Let us know in the comments. Cafe Du Nord hosts a mostly Merge Records showcase on Wednesday night (8pm, $15), with resurgent indie pop pioneers Versus joining The Love Language and Telekinesis. The last band recently released 12 Desperate Straight Lines, a super-catchy album borne out of Michael Benjamin Lerner finding himself last July "with no band, a case of vertigo, [...]

Mixtape: Previewing the 2011 Noise Pop Festival (Podcast #243)

Previewing the 2011 Noise Pop Festival This episode is presented by KQED.org. Long before we started The Bay Bridged, we'd look forward to February's annual Noise Pop Festival, and now, in the fest's nineteenth year, things are no different. That's a remarkable achievement, and this year's week of events brings together buzzworthy out-of-town bands and talented locals for stacked four band bills sampling some of the best in contemporary indie rock. Subscribe to the The Bay Bridged podcast! The Noise Pop Calendar, while extremely helpful, might also be a little staggering, which is why we've compiled this mix of sixteen [...]

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