Mixtape: The Musical World of Kelley Stoltz

This post first ran on KQED.org. http://media.libsyn.com/media/thebaybridged/Kelley_Stoltz_Mixtape.mp3 Download: Mixtape: The Musical World of Kelley Stoltz (Podcast #389) If one were only to consider his consistently strong solo albums, San Francisco musician Kelley Stoltz would rightly be labeled an impressive talent. Over the past decade and a half, he's released seven LPs of finely-tuned rock-pop for labels that include Castle Face, Third Man, and Sub Pop. Influenced by classic artists like The Kinks and The Beach Boys, Stoltz conveys a unique and ever-evolving interest in pop mixed with elements of psychedelia and garage rock. Even more impressively, his solo albums have [...]

Useless Eaters to release live album in November

In San Francisco's Tenderloin district is a kitsch, vintage clothing store known for occasionally throwing shows in the basement of their building located on Larkin St., a venue also known by locals as VACATION SF. Memphis-bred, San Francisco-based act Useless Eaters have recently recorded one of their shows at the location and are releasing their live performance album on John Dwyer of Thee Oh Sees' label Castle Face Records. The band's live album is part of a series put together by the label in honor of various live performances throughout the city. Castle Face Records' Live in San Francisco series [...]

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Useless Eaters release singles collection

  Is your seventh year as a band too soon to release a singles and rarities collection? Not if you're Useless Eaters. Hot on the heels of last year's well-received full-length, Bleeding Moon, punk throwbacks Useless Eaters are releasing Singles: 2011-2014, a collection of hard-to-find UE gems. Stream some select cuts here. USELESS EATERS "Singles: 2011-2014" by Useless Eaters Singles contains rare and out-of-print singles, plus a guest appearance from Ty Segall on "I Hate the Kids." The new record will be available on April 14th via Slovenly Records. Get it on digital, CD, or splattered vinyl. Useless Eaters are [...]

By |March 9, 2015|Tags: |

Mixtape: Hidden Gems from San Francisco Music in 2014

http://media.libsyn.com/media/thebaybridged/Hidden_Gems_2014_Mix.mp3 Download: Mixtape: Catching Up With Some Former Locals (Podcast #350) 2014 was another great year for releases from Bay Area bands, but some of the year's most impressive releases may not have initially received the attention they deserved. Those sorts of oversights are understandable given the volume of new albums coming out year-round. Still, as we approach the time of year when people naturally begin assembling their "Best of 2014" lists, it seemed like the right point to look back at ten of the year's most interesting local releases that may not have gotten their due when they arrived. [...]

Useless Eaters stream new album Bleeding Moon

SF-via-Memphis' Useless Eaters are sharing their latest (and highly-anticipated) LP, Bleeding Moon, streaming now on Wondering Sound. Check out the most recent single and crowd favorite, "American Cars," below. https://soundcloud.com/castle-face-1/01-american-cars/s-z62tB?in=castle-face-1/sets/useless-eaters-bleeding-moon-1 Out this month via Castle Face, Bleeding Moon rattles and shakes with the sweat and syncopation; the whine and grit of very early punk rock. While it's a slight departure from the band's slightly more melodic past, it'll still destroy your car speakers and probably annoy anyone sitting next to you on the bus. Useless Eaters, the brainchild of "angular punk" maker Seth Sutton, relocated to and expanded in the [...]

By |October 9, 2014|Tags: |

Mixtape: 2014 San Francisco Punk, Post-Punk and Hardcore

http://media.libsyn.com/media/thebaybridged/Punk_Mix_2014.mp3 Download: Mixtape: 2014 San Francisco Punk, Post-Punk and Hardcore (Podcast #334) In 2012, ancient by Internet standards, we showcased a mixtape of local punk, post-punk and hardcore bands that featured terrific groups like Ceremony, Loma Prieta, Terry Malts, Wild Moth, and Synthetic ID. Since then, we've seen a number of promising new bands emerge -- Scraper, Creative Adult, and others we've showcased on the podcast in the interim -- but it felt like high time to do a deeper dive back into Bay Area punk. This mix includes twenty-two Bay Area punk, post-punk and hardcore bands that we haven't [...]

Review & Photos: Useless Eaters, Scraper, Generation Loss @ Hemlock Tavern

Useless Eaters played a short set at the Hemlock Tavern on Friday, and denied yells for more. Halfway through, Seth broke a string; somehow unable to get another, he left his guitar on the floor and moved to full vocal duties. It took a song for the band to reconfigure, but ultimately it worked. The band morphed into a more primitive punk sound and the crowd responded with a swirling mosh pit. The spontaneous rearrangement was impressive, but, shoved to stage left, I yearned for a guitar string. I wanted the show to pick up where the second tune of [...]

Giveaway: The Abigails, Useless Eaters, Creeping Pink head to the Fuzz Box tonight!

Want to help Brick & Mortar ring in its monthly night of psych rockin, Fuzz Box, at the first installment of 2014? It goes down tonight with The Abigails, Useless Eaters, and Creeping Pink. Al Lover will be there too, keeping it interesting between sets. Email me at mike.g@thebaybridged.com for the chance to win one of two pairs of tickets I have to give away. I'll email the winners by 5:00 this afternoon. Check out Songs of Love & Despair by The Abigails: The Abigails, Useless Eaters, Creeping Pink, DJ Al Lover Brick & Mortar Music Hall January 16, 2014 [...]

Useless Eaters (Nashville) join Blasted Canyons tonight at the Hemlock Tavern, 3/28/13

Nashville-based punk outfit Useless Eaters have wasted no time taking it easy over the last few years. On top of releasing a studio album every year for the last three years, including the 2013 LP Hypertension, the band has made appearances at South By Southwest and Idaho's Treefort Festival in the last two weeks alone. Driven by the songwriting prowess of guitarist and vocalist Seth Sutton, a self-taught artist who considers dropping out of high school the best decision he's made, Useless Eaters is a band that views punk as an attitude instead of a fashion statement. Inspired by the freedom to [...]

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