Soundcheck Local Band Stage

Local bands and Soundcheck favorites rock out at BFD

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.

YOUNG DIGERATI

young digerati1 Five New Bay Area Bands You Need To Know!

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

BAND INFO:  click on their soundcloud page or on facebook

LISTEN/WATCH:  the video for the new track THE DAUPHIN as heard on Radio Soundcheck


KFLAY

kflay Five New Bay Area Bands You Need To Know!

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

sportinglifegroupphoto Five New Bay Area Bands You Need To Know!

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


POUNDERS

pounders alexphoto Five New Bay Area Bands You Need To Know!

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

BAND INFO:  facebook click here, youtube click here

LISTEN:  to the summer punk-pop anthem SCREAM AND LET IT GO here


YOUNG SCIENCE

ys promo pic Five New Bay Area Bands You Need To Know!

*  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!

email your local band suggestions to aaron@live105.com

-Aaron Axelsen, Live 105 Music Director  
  
 

 

 
 

 

Comments (3)
  1. Barb Rocks says:

    It’s time for the Bay Area to get DOWN TO POUND; you don’t want to miss POUNDERS live, so come to one of their shows!

  2. Leah says:

    I’m sure these bands are all great, but I can’t get the music player to work in order to listen to them!

  3. Chris says:

    If the music player isn’t working, you can hear Pounders on ITunes. Listen to the “Chasing The Sun” album, our new release. Thanks! Super stoked on being apart of the top 5. Thanks Aaron, we are grateful.

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