Episode 144: Twelve From 2008

[podcast]http://media.libsyn.com/media/thebaybridged/Best_of_2008_Show.mp3[/podcast] It's pretty amazing how many great releases came from Bay Area bands this year, and we were pleased to interview many of these groups on our podcast in 2008. This week's episode features music from twelve of this year's best as featured on our show during the past twelve months. If you like what you hear, check out our feature episodes spotlighting each of these bands. This will be our last podcast of the year, but we'll be continuing regular blogging right into 2009. Happy holidays! About the bands: - Man/Miracle: "Pushing and Shoving" [from the Pushing and Shoving [...]

CreativemindsSF show Thursday at Rickshaw

Yet again the folks at CreativemindsSF, a grassroots, artist-run art and music promotion project, are bringing together some fantastic local bands at the Rickshaw Stop this Thursday. Loquat, Built for the Sea, Winter's Fall and DF Tram will perform. In a somewhat random but still prestigious occurrence, Loquat was recently featured on the Victoria's Secret Pink website, alongside Bloc Party, The Kaiser Chiefs and more. They just released their album Secrets of the Sea in early November, and have been doing lots of exciting things. Check out our feature podcast with Loquat from October. The bands are all coming down [...]

Episode 135: Winter’s Fall

[podcast]http://media.libsyn.com/media/thebaybridged/Winters_Fall_Show.mp3[/podcast] This week's podcast features Berkeley quartet Winter's Fall, a band that deftly mixes indie atmospherics with driving country-rock to create a unique, exciting sound. When we received the group's self-titled album earlier this summer, we were quite simply blown away. It's an astonishingly fully-realized work, especially considering that it's the band's first full length release. Lead singer/songwriter Peter Stanley's voice feels like the perfect conduit for his heartfelt lyrical imagery, and both blend well with the group's layered, engaging songwriting. The band includes a mix of longtime friends and family, which might explain how effortlessly they found a sound [...]

By |October 7, 2008|Tags: |

Winter’s Fall: Winter’s Fall

"Indie? Narco-Country?" That's the question posed by Berkeley quartet Winter's Fall on their web site, and it's one that could be asked of a number of the bands dominating alternative music today. In recent years, groups like My Morning Jacket, Band of Horses and Fleet Foxes have emerged as the spiritual successors to Neil Young and his CSN brethren, mixing reverb-saturated vocals and twangy guitars into music that's firmly rock-pop but with an introspective emotional core. From the moment you hear singer Peter Stanley's voice, it's apparent that Winter's Fall draws from this same lineage, but the band's first full [...]

By |September 29, 2008|Tags: , |
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