March 23, 2010 by Nicole L. Browner · Leave a Comment »
Filed Under Mp3, News
Mi Ami and High Places (LA) are both headed to the Rickshaw Stop this Wednesday to support their newest Thrill Jockey releases with LA’s Smell allstars, Protect Me (8pm, $12). While High Places’ High Places vs. Mankind is out today, Mi Ami’s Steal Your Face LP has been announced to drop April 6.
The Steal Your Face LP will include “Latin Lover” (featured below), plus five other songs embodying Mi Ami’s loud, erratic style of avant-garde. Mi Ami has done a fine job of creating a sound that you can’t quite put your finger on, but applies an anthropological wonderment to dance-punk and noise. This EP will be Mi Ami’s second Thrill Jockey release, and will include a supporting tour through the Midwest, a record release show at home April 29 (details TBA), and a trip to Europe this spring (dates on MySpace).
As I plan to pick up High Places vs. Mankind Wednesday at the show, it’s fair to make some predictions — as “On Giving Up” insinuates, High Places’ newest batch of material maintains their experimental side of arrangement, but orbits dub-dance rhythmics more than before.
March 23, 2010 by The Bay Bridged · Leave a Comment »
Filed Under KQED, News, Podcast
Stream the episode:
This week, our podcast features San Francisco singer-songwriter Sonya Cotton. Sonya’s part of a local indie folk-rock scene brimming with talent, and her sophomore album Red River, released last year, is a haunting and moving work. Recorded with Scott McDowell, and featuring the contributions of over a dozen guest musicians, Red River‘s diverse instrumentation adds to its detail-rich character. Cotton’s songs musically and lyrically unfold over multiple listens; there’s a thoughtfulness at work here that she also demonstrated in our very enjoyable interview.
We sat down with Sonya earlier this year to discuss her origins and the process of writing and recording Red River. We’ve also included four songs from the album in the show (“Red River”, “Knowing Mother”, “Canal” and “Hilltop Hymn”).
- Purchase Red River and Out of the Ocean from Sonya’s web site.
- Watch Sonya Cotton on the Chasing the Moon podcast.
- See a video for “Hunters” on Vimeo.
March 22, 2010 by Ben Van Houten · Leave a Comment »
Filed Under Bay Area Bands, Mp3, News, Video
SF’s Sean Hayes recently self-released his sixth album, Run Wolves Run, and he’s performing this Wednesday at The New Parish in Oakland (8pm, $15, 18+). “When We Fall In” is the first track on the new album, and it’s perhaps the perfect introduction to Hayes’ heartfelt singing and genre-blurring approach to folk-rock.
Here’s another video from the new album, for the song “Garden”:
On Wednesday, Sean Hayes will be joined by the extremely talented Kacey Johansing. He also has a bunch of recently announced East and West Coast dates, which you can see below:
Ticket & Album Giveaway: Serena-Maneesh, The Depreciation Guild, Veil Veil Vanish @ Bottom of the Hill Tomorrow
March 22, 2010 by Christian Cunningham · Leave a Comment »
Filed Under Coming to the Bay, Giveaway, Mp3, News, Video
Serena-Maneesh is headed to Bottom of the Hill tomorrow night to celebrate the release of their newest album, S-M 2: Abyss in B Minor, in stores tomorrow. They will be accompanied by tour mates The Depreciation Guild and locals Veil Veil Vanish.
We are giving away a pair of tickets to this show! To enter send an email to email@example.com with your full name, the phrase “I want to see Serena-Maneesh!” in the subject line. Please also include your mailing address in the body of the message. The EIGHTH person to enter will win a pair of tickets to the show AND the 12″ vinyl single for “Ayisha Abyss”.
The show is $12, 9pm, 21+. Purchase advance tickets here.
Check out all tour dates with The Depreciation Guild after the jump: [More...]
March 22, 2010 by Nicole L. Browner · 1 Comment »
Filed Under News, Noise Pop 2010, Video
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This year’s Noise Pop 2010 Festival was a blast, and on top of the two shows The Bay Bridged presented at the Swedish American this year, we also hosted a Noise Pop Happy Hour at Bender’s with Hunx & His Punx, Spencey Dude & the Doodles, and Weekend. Thanks to the event’s sponsors, Fernet Branca and Noise Pop, we were able to have some fun with both the bands and attendees, shown in the video above. Again, we’d like to thank everyone that made our Happy Hour such a packed and exciting event.
March 19, 2010 by Nicole L. Browner · 1 Comment »
Filed Under News, Video
To all the mopers home in San Francisco wishing they were here in Austin, what really makes us envious is missing the opportunity to see Xiu Xiu Saturday, with co-headlining Tune-Yards and Noveller (Brooklyn) at Bottom of the Hill (10pm, $12).
Nothing but praise continues to circulate since the release of Xiu Xiu’s newest on Kill Rockstars, Dear God, I Hate Myself, and some disturbance has come along with the album (just as many might expect from Jamie Stewart). It almost feels irresponsible to re-post the video above of the album’s title track and first single — it might keep you up at night. Full US tourdates with Tune-Yards are available on the Xiu Xiu website.
March 18, 2010 by The Bay Bridged · Leave a Comment »
Filed Under Feature Article, News, Presents!
As a reminder, the party’s happening TODAY Thursday, March 18th, 2010 from 11:30am to 6pm at Austin’s Beauty Bar, with performances by fifteen of the San Francisco Bay Area’s hottest artists representing a broad cross-section of the Bay’s fertile indie music scene.
Here’s the full schedule of set times for the Takeover:
11:30am on the patio: The Ferocious Few
12:00pm: Sonny and the Sunsets
1:40pm: Young Prisms
2:30pm: Ty Segall
3:20pm: The Sandwitches
4:10pm: Birds & Batteries
12:20pm: Tempo No Tempo
1:10pm: Leopold and his Fiction
2:50pm: Sleepy Sun
3:40pm: Still Flyin’
4:40pm: Or, the Whale
With DJ sets from Bagel Ted (Bagel Radio) throughout the day.
Also important: We’re excited to be kicking off the day with a special extended Trumer Pils Happy Hour, meaning delicious free beer while supplies last, courtesy of the Bay Area’s own Trumer Brauerei!
More information about the party and profiles of all of the performing acts can be found at TheBayAreaTakeover.com. The party is FREE, but you should RSVP at the BATO web site to receive priority admission.
The Bay Area Takeover is sponsored by Site and Sound, BAGeL Radio, Tricycle Records, Zazzle, Trumer Brauerei and Noise Pop. Affordable last-minute sponsorships for the event are still available. Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org for more information. Media inquiries about the event should be directed to email@example.com.
The Bay Area Takeover is presented by The Bay Bridged, a fiscally sponsored nonprofit arts organization committed to educating the public about the San Francisco Bay Area independent music community and encouraging public support of local independent music by providing Bay Area musicians with unique opportunities to receive public exposure and create original musical works.