bfd logo BFD: Get to know your local band stage!

Don’t miss some of the hottest local bands in the Bay Area on the BFD Local Band Stage this weekend!

Scene of Action ~ Geographer ~ Northern Son ~ I Am Empire ~ The Holdup ~ I The Mighty ~ Veil Veil Vanish ~ Leopold and His Fiction ~ Sioux City Kid & The Revolutionary Ramblers ~ US Air Guitar SF Champion

Click “more” to find out more about the bands!

Scene of ActionScene of Action (Berkeley)

3-piece rock band on Popsmear records
Named one of “100 Bands You Need to Know in 2010” by Alternative Press magazine.
Won NSSN 2009 local band contest to open for Muse and more.
Recommended Tracks: Sexception, Daydream Stop Shock 

GeographerGeographer (SF)

3-piece indie rock band originally from New Jersey
Features guitar, synthesizer, and a cello for a truly unique sound
Named one of “3 Undiscovered Bands You Need to Hear Now” on
Recommended Tracks: Kites, Can’t You Wait

Northern SonNorthern Son (SJ)
5-piece classic rock-inspired band
Contains members of members from local band My Former Self
“Love Will Find a Way” from their new album Wider Skies featured on Soundcheck
Recommended Tracks: Love Will Find a Way, Undertow

iamempire BFD: Get to know your local band stage!  I Am Empire (SJ)

5-piece punk band
Their video for “You’re a Fake” was featured on the front page of Myspace Music
Named one of the “Unsigned Bands of the Month” by Alternative Press
Recommended Tracks: You’re a Fake, The Elevator

The HoldupThe Holdup (SJ)

4-piece reggae-rock band on Dub Rock Records
First full-lenght album “Stay Gold” made it on to iTunes’ “What’s Hot” list for 6 weeks
Has performed with Dirty Heads, Rebelution, and Afroman
Recommended Tracks: Good Times, Wild Child

I The MightyI the Mighty (SF)
4-piece unsigned rock band
Their EP “Hearts and Spades” available to download for free through a “track hunt”
Recommended Tracks: Technicolor, I the Mighty Defeatist
Veil Veil VanishVeil Veil Vanish (SF)
4-piece band on Metropolis Records with a dark synth-pop sound
Debut album “Change in the Neon Light” has received great reviews, including 9/10 on
Recommended Tracks: Change in the Neon Light, Anthem for a Doomed Youth
Leopold & His FictionLeopold and His Fiction (SF)
3-piece garage rock band on Native Fiction Records
For fans of Kings of Leon and Cage the Elephant
Recommended Tracks: Ain’t No Surprise, Be Still

Sioux City Kid

Sioux City Kid & the Revolutionary Ramblers (SF)
Winners of the BFD Local Band Contest!
Recommended Track: Worried Mind Ramblin’ Song

Plus, the winner of the San Francisco Air Guitar Championship will be performing on the Local Band Stage too!

Comments (2)
  1. RF says:

    Hey guys…..awesome BFD yesterday. And every year I’m so impressed on how you help the local music scene. One suggestion..the sound system on the Local stage was really inferior. These were all great bands and needed to be heard more clearly. Really enjoy the local feel. For me, this is as cool as the main stage!

    1. Marshall says:

      Sad to hear that the Local Band sound was bad again this year… same situation last year (2009)…

      I think the problem then was that the house (audience) sound was being run from the stage itself (as the band’s monitors usually are) so the sound person couldn’t tell what the audience was (or wasn’t) hearing…

      Maybe next year the soundboard for the house sound will be located out in the audience. If it was this year (I didn’t go) then I don’t know what would fix the problem. But I hope it get fixed – local bands really look forward to the big BFD exposure potential, and to have that ruined by poor sound is just wrong!

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