Interview: Flaming Lips’ Wayne Coyne and Steven Drozd discuss ‘The Terror,’ the evolution of their live show and much more
April 8, 2009 by The Bay Bridged · Leave a Comment »
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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)
Adam Stephens (of Two Gallants)
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April 7, 2009 by Ben Van Houten · Leave a Comment »
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San Francisco’s Still Flyin’ have been performing for about five years, but are only now releasing their first full length album Never Gonna Touch The Ground (out 4/21 on Ernest Jenning Record Co.). Led by Sean Rawls, the dozen-plus rotating member band’s rep is for a strong rock steady/reggae-based sound, but “The Hott Chord Is Struck” is unabashed pop and, in my opinion, an early contender for jam of the summer. Seriously, I want to hear this spreading good times from open windows, on car stereos, and boomboxes on park benches.
“Good Thing It’s a Ghost Town Around Here” is uber-catchy as well, with an appropriately monster-filled video:
April 7, 2009 by Nicole L. Browner · Leave a Comment »
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Currently there are two galleries up for viewing pleasure: one a collection of Lauren Dukoff’s photographs, with many of her Warhol-esque depictions of Devendra Banhart for sale in the webstore.Â The second gallery gives those who missed the Sights of Sounds art exhibit at this year’s Noise Pop Festival a second chance: there’s a limited selection of the work shown at Park Life, from musicians Mark Mothersbaugh, Jesse Michaels of Operation Ivy and several others.Â Alissa Anderson (Vetiver) took a nice snap of frontman Andy Cabic on the corner of 6th and Clement (shown above) going for $250.
April 7, 2009 by The Bay Bridged · Leave a Comment »
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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 four acclaimed albums, Cabic and Monahan have developed a folk-rock sound balancing relatively understated melodies with gorgeous layered production. Cabic’s musical influences, some of whom he covered on 2008′s A Thing of the Past, are numerous and diverse, and critics have praised the band’s ability to transform well-worn classic folk and rock sounds into something both familiar and modern.
In February, Vetiver released its most prominent album to date, Tight Knit, on Sub Pop Records. As we’ve written at length elsewhere, the album manages to be both exciting and restrained, expanding the Vetiver sound into songs with strong pop and boogie leanings while delivering plenty of the layered folk-rock fans have come to expect and enjoy. Imminently listenable, it’s another strong addition to the band’s body of work that they’re supporting with a series of US and international tours. If you can see them live, we highly recommend you check them out.
April 6, 2009 by Nicole L. Browner · Leave a Comment »
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What a way to solve geographical differences: introducing a new concert series, LA[Heart]SF, sponsored by blogging pals New and Used Records (SF) and Radio Free Silverlake (LA). The mission is to bring together the LA and SF scenes by alternating shows in the cities each month, inviting local heroes up and down the coast.
The partnership kicks off in San Francisco at El Rio this Saturday with Bay Bridged favorites Birds & Batteries and French Miami, and visiting from down south will be The Flying Tourbillon Orchestra. The show starts at 9pm with a $7 cover.
So we already know and love French Miami and Birds & Batteries, but who’s The Flying Tourbillion Orchestra, besides a long and elusive name? Well, they’re a whopping six-member band, melody-wealthy and eclectic. Try this one out:
April 6, 2009 by Emily Logan · Leave a Comment »
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As evidenced by this year’s South by Southwest, Portland may just be taking over the independent music world. There are so many good bands coming out of Portland, it’s hard to keep track. We were lucky enough to see many of these, but one that really made an impression on us is Loch Lomond. They will grace San Francisco with a show at Cafe du Nord on Monday, April 13, and you can win two tickets! Keep reading for info.
The term “chamber pop” seems to be coming up a lot to describe Loch Lomond, but the rich textures created by this seven-piece band form a weave of different styles in a way that goes far beyond the scope of those two words. The band mixes guitars, bass, keyboard and drums with gossamer vocal harmonies, banjo, mandolin, viola, clarinet and vibes. As if the symphonies created by so many instruments wasn’t enough, lead singer Richie Young’s vocals can sound like at least 4 different people, from deep and resonant to high and nasal and everything in between. [More...]
April 3, 2009 by Emily Logan · Leave a Comment »
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Continuing what’s becoming one of our favorite traditions, The Uptown will host another amazing night of local music with First Friday tonight. Scissors for Lefty, French Cassettes and Alright Class will perform.
Doors open early at 6pm so you can take advantage of the $2 Pabst. The show starts at 9pm and there’s no cover!