The Bay Area Music Scene continues to produce a bevy of strong talent from its ranks and here we highlight our FIVE favorite new LIVE 105 local bands.
HOMETOWN: now San Francisco based with members from San Jose, Santa Clara and Central Valley
UPCOMING SHOWS: opening for THE LIMOUSINES @ Independent, San Francisco, on April 20
LISTEN/WATCH: the video for the new track THE DAUPHIN as heard on Radio Soundcheck
HOMETOWN: San Francisco and is a graduate of Stanford University (earning two degrees, damn!)
FOR FANS OF: M.IA, AMANDA BLANK, M.N.D.R, SANTIGOLD, PEACHES
UPCOMING SHOWS: opening up for THE SOUNDS this Thursday at popscene (Rickshaw Stop) with DJs Aaron Axelsen (uh, me) and Miles The DJ
NEW MUSIC: KFLAY drops 3 new MIXTAPES on her website this month for FREE! each mixtape features 3 new tracks, a music video and an action photo shot
LISTEN: to the dope ass tune 2 WEAK, sampling GRIZZLY BEAR
and check out this brand new track WAITNG!
THE SPORTING LIFE
HOMETOWN: San Francisco
FOR FANS OF: THE PAINS OF BEING PURE AT HEART, FILM SCHOOL, WILD NOTHING, WEDDING PRESENT
UPCOMING SHOWS: April 5 opening for UK band BRITISH SEA POWER @ The Independent
ARTIST FUN FACTS: band member Terry Yerves played drums on the AQUA TEEN HUNGER FORCE theme song with SCHOOLY D! and Andrew Gomez played guitar and keyboards in the now defunct Bay Area band ECHOBRAIN, which featured ex-Metallica bassist JASON NEWSTED!
BAND INFO: click here
LISTEN: to the fantastic track LIFE IN THE FIELDS here
HOMETOWN: San Jose
UPCOMING SHOW: Saturday, April 30 @ The X Bar at Homestead Lanes, Cupertino, with UNDERGONE and NORTHERN SON
BAND FUN FACTS: members Chris and Justin were back-up singers for 30 SECONDS TO MARS on Conan and Chris was on America’s Got Talent, plus performed live at the NBA All-Star game in Las Vegas a few years ago with STOMP
LISTEN: to the summer punk-pop anthem SCREAM AND LET IT GO here
* HOMETOWN: San Jose
* OTHER: putting out their debut album at some point in 2011 on local label Dub Rock Records (same label as San Jose’s THE HOLDUP)
* FOR MORE ARTIST INFO: click here
* UPCOMING SHOWS: April 30 @ Catalyst, Santa Cruz with WALLPAPER and THE HOLDUP
* LISTEN: to the debut single/demo GETTUH RIDE
LISTEN to RADIO SOUNDCHECK every Sunday night from 7-10pm for the best in New music, indie rock, UK acts, punk AND essential new releases from the BAY AREA MUSIC scene!
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