Mixtape: New Releases from Some of the Bay Area’s Best Record Labels

http://media.libsyn.com/media/thebaybridged/Record_Labels_2016_Mixtape.mp3 Download: Mixtape: New Releases from Some of the Bay Area's Best Record Labels (Podcast #393) Support for this podcast is provided by Goldstar. Visit their web site at goldstar.com/thebaybridged The post first ran on KQED.org. A record label may not be a necessity for a musician in 2016, considering the remarkable ease with which anyone can record an album and put it out into the world, and its benefits may not be obvious to some, given the precarious state of the music industry as a whole. Still, amidst the sea of countless new releases every week, there's undeniable value [...]

Violent Change releases new LP ‘A Celebration of Taste’ (opening for The Young and Rat Columns on Sunday)

San Francisco's Violent Change released their second LP A Celebration of Taste via city-based label Melters back in June. Following the band's excellent 2012 debut EP Suck On The Gun and last year's self-titled full-length (both of which featured a somewhat rotating cast of musicians including Tony Molina), frontman Matt "Gladys" Bleyle is joined this time around by "fellow noise maker/kindred spirit" Sterling Mackinnon, and the result is, well, nothing short of excellent. A Celebration of Taste's 13 tracks clock in at only a combined twenty-two minutes, but it's twenty-minutes of pure power pop punk bliss that will often slip [...]

Wood Shoppe presents San Francisco Is Doomed compilation release show

These days, there's been a lot of debate over whether or not the San Francisco music scene is truly dead or not (see: Not Dead Yet Fest, this SF Weekly article). Then on Tuesday, a compilation tape, San Francisco is Doomed, by Hannah Lew's label Crime on the Moon (which we told you about earlier in the month) injected itself into that conversation, featuring an array of artists including the likes of Scraper, Thee Oh Sees, Mane, and many more. And what better way to celebrate the release of this comp than a free show thrown by Wood Shoppe SF [...]

Review & Photos: Tony Molina, Life Stinks, Violent Change @ the Hemlock

Photo: Ruby Perez Saturday night at the Hemlock Tavern proved to be quite the gathering for the Bay Area music scene. Playing to an entirely packed house, Tony Molina, Life Stinks, and Violent Change sold out the venue before the first band could even set up. The night was bound to be exceptional, the lineup included some of San Francisco’s most praised and celebrated bands of the last year. Tony Molina, whose Dissed and Dissmissed LP rapidly sold out when initially released on Melters, is set to have his second running on Slumberland in March. Pre-orders have already begun and it [...]

Review & Photos: Thee Oh Sees answer our prayers @ The Chapel, 10/10/13

San Francisco's royal family, Thee Oh Sees, are setting out on a month long US tour with Austin psychopaths OBN III's and Minneapolis lunatics The Blind Shake. The circus began with a sold-out, three-night takeover at The Chapel. SF should be naming a fucking street after Thee Oh Sees. Maybe we can evict some of the bullshit gentrified establishments on Valencia and rename it Oh Sees Alley? In the meantime, you can get Thee FFuzz Warr Overload pedal from Death By Audio. Petey Thee Oh Sees are permanently on fire. They never let you down, and the amount of sweat [...]

Violent Change releases debut LP on Catholic Guilt Records

We last heard from SF's Violent Change in October when the band dropped its debut EP Suck On The Gun via city-based label Melters. The excellent 7-inch was moderately successful, initially moving quickly off local record store shelves and garnering attention from a handful of media outlets. At the end of March, Violent Change returned with its first full-length via Catholic Guilt Records. The record is something of a departure from Suck On The Gun, not necessarily in terms of the songwriting (which remains just as choice as on the EP), but more in terms of its overall sonic qualities. [...]

Tony Molina's 'Dissed and Dismissed' out on Melters

Tony Molina has never suffered a shortage of musical outlets over the years. He was the frontman of the late, great SF band Ovens. He played in Sopors. He's the lead guitarist for Violent Change and also sings for Caged Animal. Now he's back with his first solo effort, a punk-infused indie rock record called Dissed and Dismissed, out yesterday on SF label Melters. Dissed and Dismissed's 12 tracks live up to the record's outsider-oriented title, reeking of disenchantment and disaffection, with Molina's laid back vocal style coursing over the top of fuzzed out riffs. In fact, Molina's songwriting exudes [...]

Violent Change dropping debut EP 'Suck On The Gun', record release show at New Parish tonight, 10/22/12

San Francisco lo-fi pop-punk outfit Violent Change is set to release its debut EP Suck On The Gun tomorrow on Melters Records. The EP follows on the heels of the band's demo cassette that sold out in short order, and it will be fêted with a record release party tonight at the New Parish in Oakland, with POW!, Scrapers, and Die Hard opening. Violent Change features the solo recordings of Mill Valley-son Matt (aka Gladys) Bleyle, formerly of Bay Area acts Sopors, the ABI YOYOS, and Yankee Kamikaze, and now features Tony Molina of Ovens. Listen to the EP track [...]

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