Interview: Flaming Lips’ Wayne Coyne and Steven Drozd discuss ‘The Terror,’ the evolution of their live show and much more
February 19, 2009 by Emily Logan · Leave a Comment »
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February 18, 2009 by Emily Logan · Leave a Comment »
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Hailing from Wisconsin, A B & the Sea have officially moved to San Francisco. After having dipped their feet into the Bay Area music scene, they will bring their infectious indie pop to Noise Pop this year, playing next Friday, Feb. 27 at Bottom of the Hill with Dear and the Headlights (AZ), Kinch (AZ) and Big Light.
A B & the Sea bring back some old-fashioned surf-pop music that even references California (though… “southern California,” hmm). The guitar effects, cymbal-heavy drum beats and multi-part harmonies are catchy and nostalgic. The band brings these classic elements together with the noticeable influence of modern indie pop bands like Death Cab and The Shins.
The band will release a debut full-length in April, which is being produced by Chris Chu of The Morning Benders and recorded at Different Fur Studios in SF. In March they will open for Marcy Playground at the Red Devil Lounge.
Their Noise Pop show begins at 8:30 and is $10 advance, $12 at the door.
February 18, 2009 by Ben Van Houten · Leave a Comment »
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New Pornographers frontman A.C. Newman is back with his second solo album, Get Guilty, and fans of chamber power-pop will find much to enjoy from the new release, out now on Matador Records. To my ears, it’s a little more stately than his previous album The Slow Wonder, with a lot of strong songwriting to boot.
We’re pleased to be giving away a pair of tickets to AC Newman’s Noise Pop show on Saturday, February 28th at The Independent. To win the tickets, send an e-mail to contest[at]thebaybridged.com with your name, mailing address and an answer to the question: “What’s your musical guilty pleasure?” We will pick the lucky winner at random on Monday, February 23rd at noon and notify them via e-mail.
February 17, 2009 by The Bay Bridged · Leave a Comment »
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This is the second of two podcast episodes spotlighting the diverse mix of excellent bands playing during the 2009 Noise Pop Music Festival. We have twelve great local and touring bands in the episode, all of whom are performing during Noise Pop, which runs from February 24th to March 1st. You can listen to our first Noise Pop 2009 episode here.
LA indie pop band The Submarines (“Waiting for a War”) kick off the episode with a cover of a song by their current tourmates, The Morning Benders. Both bands will be co-headlining at Slim’s on Friday, February 27th, with The Mumlers and Rademacher supporting.
Originally from Wasilla, Alaska (yes, Sarah Palin’s Wasilla) and now based in Portland, Portugal. The Man (“Out And In And In And Out”) headline a great show during Noise Pop. On Saturday, February 28th, they’ll be playing with Girls, and Love is Chemicals at Cafe Du Nord.
Thao Nguyen (“Beat [Health, Life, and Fire]“) plays solo during Noise Pop at a show we’re pleased to present on Thursday, February 26th at the Swedish American Hall. David Dondero, Sean Smith, and Colossal Yes also perform.
San Francisco singer-songwriter Donovan Quinn (“Holy Agent”) also performs at the Swedish American Hall during the festival. Bob Mould headlines the Saturday, February 28th show, with additional performances from Mark Eitzel and Jason Finazzo. This show is also presented by The Bay Bridged.
Currently working on a second album, San Francisco’s Sugar and Gold (“Slice Me Nice”) will be performing at a Noise Pop Happy Hour show hosted by The Bay Bridged. The show also features maus haus and Tempo No Tempo. As with all of the Happy Hours, the show’s at Benders.
February 17, 2009 by Emily Logan · Leave a Comment »
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For the past year or so, Sholi has brought us endless news and exciting occurrences, mostly in the form of tidbits – signing to a new record label, releasing a 3-song EP and other singles, touring with Iron and Wine, helping out with the Obama campaign, etc. The latest is so far the pinnacle – their debut, self-titled full length breaks today, Feb. 17, on Touch and Go/Quarterstick Records. The band will celebrate their record release during Noise Pop, next Sat., Feb. 28 at Bottom of the Hill.
The album was produced by Deerhoof’s Greg Saunier at New, Improved Studios in Oakland. Dusted Magazine described Sholi in terms of “indie rock truisms, a la the Walkmen, and a traditional side to handle the ethnic material like Morricone might have, with a lot of instrumental flash and a noble, heads-up presence.” You can still download their free, 3-track digital EP, Dreams Before People (as a zip file), of which the title track is simply breathtaking.
You can purchase the record from Touch and Go’s website. The record release show will also include The Dead Trees (Portland), Everest (LA) and Jake Mann. The show starts at 9pm and costs $12. Sholi will also be playing The Bay Area Takeover at SXSW in Austin, as well as a Touch and Go Records Showcase.
February 16, 2009 by The Bay Bridged · Leave a Comment »
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Tearing back through the Bay Area, Audrye Sessions will be releasing their self-titled debut album tomorrow, Feb. 17, while in the middle of their west coast tour. In celebration of their homecoming and album release, Audrye Sessions will shake your foundation live in SF at the Bottom of the Hill on Thursday, Feb. 19. And to further promote the debut album in front of their home crowd there will be a free show held at Amoeba Records in Berkeley on Friday.
Some are calling 2009 the breakthrough year for Audrye Sessions, although appearing disarming and tame (don’t be fooled), they convey a fresh change of landscape with a emotive and moving sound enabling them to assert themselves as an up-and-coming indie pop progressive rock powerhouse.
February 13, 2009 by Ben Van Houten · 1 Comment »
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The Bay Bridged is proud to partner with the 2009 Noise Pop Music Festival to bring you comprehensive online coverage before, during and after the festival, as well as to present some great shows as part of it. We are excited to host a variety of amazing local bands and Bay Area favorites for three great nights of music at at the historic Swedish American Hall. The full list of shows include:
The Mountain Goats (solo)
Wednesday, February 25th
Doors: 6:30pm. Show: 7:30pm.
SOLD OUT, 21+
This show is sold out. Noise Pop badge holders must arrive within 60 minutes after club doors open to guarantee entrance.