June 1, 2010
We’re sad to report that Tempo no Tempo‘s journey as a Bay Area indie mainstay is drawing to a close. In a recent email, the band wrote:
It’s been an amazing stretch of bandhood, and we’ve accomplished more than we had dreamed of during our existence.Â We particularly want to thank our former bandmate Chris Cadena for playing with us for four years, Shawn Reynaldo for putting out our 2nd record and always calling us out to be a better band, the lovely Splinters for being our sister band, CK Ladzekpo for teaching us African polyrhythm and especially all our families for their consistent support. We want to thank everyone who helped our band along the way, whether it’s bookers, radio stations, promoters, musicians, friends or housemates.
Tempo no Tempo’s final show is this Friday, June 4th at the Rickshaw Stop, along with Born Ruffians and Young Rival (8:30 pm, $12). As extra incentive to see the band one last time, a “liquidation” sale will accompany the performance, wherein the band will sell their CDs and LPs for $1 at the show only.
June 1, 2010
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 June, so head out and see some live music!
About the bands:
Radar Brothers‘ (“Horses Warriors”) new album, The Illustrated Garden, came out earlier this year on Merge Records. Local bands Man/Miracle and Mist and Mast support at the Rickshaw Stop on June 24th.
Dum Dum Girls (“Jail La La”) were a highlight of our SXSW trip, so you shouldn’t miss the opportunity to see this band at The New Parish on June 23rd and at Bottom of the Hill on June 30th. Both shows are with Crocodiles.
At Echo Lake, the new album from Woods (“I Was Gone”), came out last month. Woods will be at Slim’s on June 11th (with Kurt Vile, The Art Museums and The Mantles) and at the Henry Miller Library on June 12th (with the same bands and more).
May 13, 2010
Friday: Lucky Dragons, Eats Tapes @ UC Berkeley Art Museum (7:30pm, $5, more info)
Eats Tapes – Oh Yes You Didn’t (unmastered quick edit) by eatstapes
April 29, 2010
April 27, 2010
The twists and jolts in this new noir mystery for Tempo No Tempo‘s “Pole Position” may induce some motion sickness, but if you turn it off, you won’t find out where they end up! Not only did these three take the long route back from Austin, TX, but they can’t seem to stay home for very long these days. Starting with the Hemlock tonight, they’re headed out for a few dates with Dinowalrus (NY):
April 27th – Hemlock Tavern, SF: Ingot Rot (Tussle side project)
April 28th – Biko House: Santa Barbara, CA
April 29th – The Smell, LA: Foot Village, Signals, Ezra (Gowns), Railcars DJ set
April 30th – Che Cafe, San Diego: Da Bears, Endless Bummer
May 1st – East LA: FMLY Bike Ride with Slang Chickens
May 2nd – Crepe Place, Santa Cruz: Green Flash
May 3rd – 21 Grand, Oakland: The Splinters, Nymph
March 25, 2010
March 16, 2010
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In celebration of our third annual Bay Area Takeover party this Thursday, March 18th at Austin’s Beauty Bar, we’re dedicating this week’s podcast to music from all 15 bands that will be performing at the show. Whether you will be in Austin or not, these are all bands that play around the Bay regularly, and they’re all well worth checking out. Also, Nicole and Anna took over hosting duties for this episode, so enjoy that change-up before our dour monotones return next week.
The editors are all heading down to Austin this week for South by Southwest, although we’ll have Bay Area-related content going up all week. We’ll also be on Twitter from Austin, so be sure to follow @thebaybridged.
About the bands:
- Sonny and the Sunsets (“Too Young To Burn”), 12pm on the Inside Stage. Next SF show: TBA.
- Or, the Whale (“Rusty Gold”), 4:40pm on the Outside Stage. Next SF show: TBA.
- Geographer (“Kites”), 12:50pm on the Inside Stage. Next SF show: TBA.
March 3, 2010
Some Noise Pop shows are a sum of their parts: openers with enough reputation to draw a substantial portion of attendees, rounding out an evening that features a particular headliner, creating a true showcase of bands. Other shows, however, start out being almost entirely about the headliner, and the crowd will reflect as such.
Saturday’s show at Slim’s seemed to fall into the latter category. The venue was absolutely packed to the gills with enthusiastic fans of the Scottish band We Were Promised Jetpacks. There was the giant push to the stage as the headliner trickled on; there were outrageous singalongs and the ever-excited pumping of the fists; there was the obligatory drunk dude in an ugly scenester jacket, thrown out for his over-intoxication and unsuccessful attempts to talk the bouncer into giving him a refund.
In contrast, the excitement for the opening bands was not as obvious, yet by no means unfriendly. The crowd watched with casual appreciation, although it was clear which band they were there to support. Therefore, it was an added bonus that the openers all put on solid, eye-opening performances, which balanced the elements and set the stage for the highly-anticipated closing set.
The local talent known asÂ Tempo No Tempo started off the night. Tearing through cuts from 2009′s Waking Heat, the band’s performance was nothing less than jubilant. Their viral earnestness paired with their terse, angular indie rock quite appropriately set the mood for the remainder of the evening.