Live this week: Bay Area shows 5/24-5/30

This week in the Bay Area: Monday 5/24 The Baths, Future Islands, Lower Dens @ El Rio Tuesday 5/25 Maus Haus, Boomsnake, Hosannas @ Hemlock Tavern Spectrum, Wooden Shjips @ Great American Music Hall Wednesday 5/26 Erin Brazill, Fancy Dan Band, Hang Jones @ Hotel Utah Vetiver, Mumlers Thursday 5/27 San Folk Disco: Eric McFadden, JL Stiles, Jenny Kerr @ Cafe du Nord Adam Stephens, Honeycomb @ New Parish (Oakland) SF Popfest: TUNE-YARDS, Eux Autres, Social Studies, Knight School @ Rickshaw Stop Friday 5/28 Tigon, Hanalei (record release), The New Trust, The Abominable Iron Sloth @ Thee Parkside Birds & [...]

A day of wine and indie rock: Huichica Music Festival features Citay, Fruit Bats, Vetiver and more

Sonoma's Gundlach Bundschu Winery has announced a particularly attractive reason to head wine tasting on Saturday, June 5th. The Huichica Music Festival features an awesome, mostly local collection of bands at the winery's outdoor amphitheater: Citay, Fruit Bats, Vetiver, Tussle, Extra Classic, and Tortured Genies. Citay - "Mirror Kisses" Fruit Bats - "The Ruminant Band" Vetiver - More of This (Neighbors Remix) Tickets are $30 ($35 at the door), but include a complimentary wine tasting from 1–6pm. Purchase tickets here.

By |April 27, 2010|Tags: , , |

Best of 2009: Micayla Grace of Leopold and his Fiction on Vetiver

One of my favorite SF-based release from 2009 is Vetiver’s Tight Knit. Listening to this album is as soothing as is a cup of chamomile tea with honey on a rainy day – or like plugging in an air purifier in a smoky hotel room in Texas. Tight Knit is beautifully timeless from start to finish, confident and optimistic, and listening to it evokes a notion that reminds me to enjoy life’s moments, however swift and fleeting. Oh yea, and one of my favorite musical moments of ‘09 was listing to “Everyday” live from the top of the Treasure Island [...]

By |December 28, 2009|Tags: |

Thirty-Two Great San Francisco Bay Area Albums from 2009 (Part 2)

Here's the second part of our retrospective on great Bay Area albums from 2009. Read Part 1 of this collection here. Download all 32 songs featured in these two articles here (Part 1) and here (Part 2). Sonny and the Sunsets - Tomorrow is Alright Sonny and the Sunsets - "Too Young To Burn" Grand Lake - Nevermint Grand Lake - "She's a Hater" Vetiver - Tight Knit Vetiver - "Everyday" Cryptacize - Mythomania Cryptacize - "Tail & Mane" Odawas - The Blue Depths Odawas - "Harmless Lover's Discourse" Still [...]

Ten from 2009 (Podcast #194)

[podcast]http://media.libsyn.com/media/thebaybridged/2009_Show.mp3[/podcast] In preparing some end-of-the-year features that will run over the next week, we were once again struck by how many Bay Area bands made a significant impact on indie music this year. We were pleased to sit down with some of the Bay Area's best this year for interviews on our podcast, and have collected music from 10 of our favorite interviewed bands for this recap episode. If you like what you hear, check out our podcast episodes spotlighting each of these bands. This will be our last podcast of the year, but we'll be continuing regular blogging right [...]

November 2009 Monthly Mix (Podcast #191)

[podcast]http://media.libsyn.com/media/thebaybridged/November_2009_Mix.mp3[/podcast] Our latest Monthly Mix episode of the weekly podcast includes music from nine great Bay Area bands -- some submissions we've received at TBB headquarters, some stuff we've posted on the web site recently, all really good stuff. Subscribe to the The Bay Bridged weekly podcast to get each new episode downloaded free to your iTunes the moment it's published! About this week's bands: Brilliant Colors ("Absolutely Anything") recently released their debut LP Introducing on Slumberland Records. They'll be playing with Hunx and His Punx at the Hemlock Tavern on January 3rd. The Hourglass is Social [...]

Citay and Vetiver get remixed

New, Improved, LIVE participants Citay have been hard at work this year on a new album, but they also took some time to compile reworkings of songs from 2007's Little Kingdom into a new album called Remixes. Says Dead Oceans: From the ambient textures of White Rainbow's "Eye on Dollar" remix to Cornershop's Anthony Saffery adding sitar and percussion to "First Fantasy," these are anything but typical remix rave-ups. These Are Powers' Brenmar (aka Bill Salas) gives "Moonburn" a playful, skittering treatment, while Black Mountains' Steve McBean adds his effected vocals to "Former Child" – the end result sounding more [...]

By |November 13, 2009|Tags: , |

The Bay Bridged Presents: Vetiver’s CD Release Party Tonight!

Amidst seemingly nonstop US and European touring, Vetiver returns to San Francisco in early April for a very special homecoming performance. It was a treat to see the band at the Bay Area Takeover at SXSW and we're very happy to present the official CD release party for their latest album, Tight Knit, out now on Sub Pop Records. As many critics have noted, the new album is an incredibly moving work, full of memorable layered songs that sound great live. Advance tickets are highly recommended for this one! The Bay Bridged Presents Vetiver (CD Release) Richard Swift Adam Stephens [...]

Episode 158: Vetiver

[podcast]http://media.libsyn.com/media/thebaybridged/Vetiver_Show.mp3[/podcast] Subscribe to the The Bay Bridged weekly podcast to get each new episode downloaded free to your iTunes the moment it's published! This week's podcast features Vetiver, a folk-rock band led by San Francisco's Andy Cabic and one that likely needs little introduction to Bay Area indie music fans. After moving from North Carolina to SF following the dissolution of his band The Raymond Brake, Cabic found himself immersed in a community of forward-thinking musicians, eventually co-founding the band Tussle and creating a demo of solo recordings that found its way to Thom Monahan (Pernice Brothers, The Lilys). Over [...]

By |April 7, 2009|Tags: |
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