April 8, 2010 by Nicole L. Browner · Leave a Comment »
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Thinking a little ahead to the near future (for once), this coming Monday, the Elbo Room is hosting a solid and extremely affordable evening of Americana/psych rock, with Nick Jaina (Portland), Mark Matos & Os Beaches and Buxter Hoot’n (8:30pm, $5 and $2 drink specials!!).
Like other current superstars of the PDX folk scene — such as Loch Lomond, Shelley Short and Weinland — the Nick Jaina band boasts outstanding musicianship, vivacious stage performance and overall just embody the local folk flavor. Jaina is on the brink of already his fourth HUSH Records release, A Bird In The Opera House, which will most likely be available on the eve of its release.
Mark Matos & Os Beaches shall provide “rock and roll gospel” during the show’s midway stretch. Last year’s release Words of the Knife is also on the brink of greatness, as it is to soon arrive on vinyl, and the album credits note help from Matt Adams (Blank Tapes), Tom Heyman (The Court & Spark), Dave Mihaly (of Jolie Holland‘s band), Kacey Johansing, and the former members of Campo Bravo. Last, a name fairly fresh to our tongues is Buxter Hoot’n — who probably could also pull off the “rock and roll gospel” facade with their rampant psychedelic jamming, crossed with the genes of Crosby, Stills, and Nash-styled rural rock. Get your week started off right (or terribly, terribly wrong) with Elbo’s $2 drink specials, and a wide array of audible enjoyment.
April 8, 2010 by Anna Gazdowicz · Leave a Comment »
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Thee Oh Sees, a band not know for idleness, are set to release another album of garage-rock proportions. Warm Slime comes out on May 11th via In the Red, who also released 2009′s Help. Of course, the band’s also been releasing aÂ seemingly endless series of 7″s and EPs over the past year, as well as the Dog Poison album on Captured Tracks.
From the sound of things (i.e. “I Was Denied”), Thee Oh Sees are continuing in their tradition of experimental lo-fi, with a newly refined assault of sound and overall jovial feel, punctuated by a series of hyperactive “la la las.”
Thee Oh Sees are scheduled to play the Uptown this Saturday, April 10th (9:00 pm, $10). Fellow local punk rockers Grass Widow and Tropical Sleep will open the show. Thee Oh Sees will also play the Fillmore on April 23rd, opening for Yo La Tengo.
April 8, 2010 by Nicole L. Browner · Leave a Comment »
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April 7, 2010 by Ben Van Houten · 6 Comments »
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One of the standout tracks from the In A Cloud comp is the debut song from Exray’s, the latest band from Jon Bernson (Ray’s Vast Basement, Window Twins, Black Fiction). The band recently released this video for the track, created by Jeanne Applegate.
Exray’s debut album has been completed, and will be released this summer by Howells Transmitter.
April 7, 2010 by Ben Van Houten · Leave a Comment »
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In celebration of the awards in 35 categories, the Weekly’s throwing a party tonight at 111 Minna from 5-9pm. To entice attendance: “Food will be provided by Kung Fu Tacos, Gold Mirror, Cinnaholic and Casa Sanchez. Open bar will be sponsored by Asahi Beer, Devotion Vodka, Distillery 209 Gin and Vitamin Water.” RSVP is mandatory, so send your name to firstname.lastname@example.org to get on the list.
April 7, 2010 by The Bay Bridged · Leave a Comment »
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TheBayBridged.com and New, Improved Recording are proud to announce our latest New, Improved, LIVE studio session featuring Miles Kurosky joined by his former bandmates from acclaimed indie pop band Beulah. This four-song session features the guys performing songs from Kurosky’s debut solo album The Desert of Shallow Effects, last month on Majordomo Records.
Visiting New, Improved Recording to work with Eli Crews, Kurosky was surprised to see some familiar faces at the session. In secret, Crews had gathered the rest of Beulah the evening prior to rehearse Kurosky’s album, and the talented folks served ably as the backing band for the session. It had been six long years since all the men of Beulah had taken instruments in the same room — their farewell hometown show was at the Fillmore in June 2004 — and the session is reassurance of the lifelong bonds between Kurosky and his former bandmates.
For even more, check out videos and photos from the session and an interview with Miles Kurosky at our New, Improved, LIVE page!
New, Improved, LIVE, featuring: Miles Kurosky (with members of Beulah)
We’ve got plenty of great performances scheduled to come in future months, and all of our past episodes, featuring Port O’Brien, Yoni Wolf (of Why?), Sleepy Sun, Thao Nguyen, and Deerhoof, can be found at thebaybridged.com/new-improved-live/. Acclaimed performers and a top notch studio means great free music that redefines the studio experience: New, Improved, LIVE.
April 6, 2010 by The Bay Bridged · Leave a Comment »
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Stream the episode:
Every month, we dedicate the first week’s podcast to highlighting some of the great local and out-of-town bands performing soon in the San Francisco Bay Area. We’ve got ten great bands playing some excellent shows around the Bay in April, so head out and see some live music!
About the bands:
Local indie pop band A B & The Sea (“Yellow Haired Girl”) have been giving away a series of digital singles lately, and they are currently recording a new full length album. The band is supporting Everybody Was In The French Resistance…Now at Bottom of the Hill on April 27th. Carletta Sue Kay opens the show.
Three Ring Records recently released SF band The Society of Rockets‘ (“Olivia Odyssey”) latest album, Future Factory. Catch them at the Hemlock Tavern on April 18th, with Little Bridges and The Panduhs.