November Pirate Cat Radio Calendar is Done

29 10 2008

Just finished up the calendar for Pirate Cat Radio, download it.





On Baghdad by the Bay, October 30th

29 10 2008

This week on Baghdad by the Bay on Pirate Cat Radio, tune in to 87.9 in SF or LA or listen online starting at 8pm:

SHOW RECORDING


All My Pretty Ones

http://www.myspace.com/myprettyones
8pm

Live Performance
The pretty ones were created when lead singer Derek Schmidt sought a unique outlet for the classic singer/songwriter aesthetic in which he found himself. Slowly the open project has evolved with the additions of Jesse Wade on guitar, Jocelyn Bentley-Prestwich on Oboe, Genessa Kealoha on Upright Bass, and Matt Payne playing Percussion and Accordion. AMPO is not a static unit, and the easy flow amongst the various members keeps their stage performance sparkling at all times. Like most of Derek’s music, All My Pretty Ones’ sound runs from quiet and thoughtful songwriting to sometimes large epics on piano and guitar. Schmidt says his folk, bluegrass, and classical influences combine in an attempt to “further the advance of indie songwriting and sensibilities.” AMPO plays throughout the Bay Area on a regular basis and also enjoys trekking out on larger tours to test their mettle while increasing their audience.

IMG_9631

Arthur Adams (of Blammos)
http://www.myspace.com/arthuradamsmusic
http://www.myspace.com/blammos
9pm

Live Performance
Arthur Adams of BLAMMOS plays upbeat pop, rock & soul music, sings about urban paranoia, soul-sucking demagogues & how occasionally love CAN conquer all, AND dances like a guy who *really* thinks he can dance.  Arthur Adams of “Arthur Adams” plays downbeat folk, gospel & experimental music, sings about his love/hate relationship with Jesus, his “like-like” relationship with Satan & how we really ought to thank God for money, AND doesn’t really dance so much as he taps his feet, twitches and sways.





Pics from the first Baghdad by the Bay Showcase

24 10 2008

IMG_9661

{click for slideshow}





On Baghdad by the Bay, October 9th

9 10 2008

This week on Baghdad by the Bay on Pirate Cat Radio, tune in to 87.9 in SF or LA or listen online starting at 8pm:

SHOW RECORDING

8pm
Lucia Comnes
http://www.luciacomnes.com/
Lucia Comnes is a singer and violinist who interprets songs from many traditions. With a rich background in performance and ethnomusicology, she sings in more than 30 different languages and leads a band that reflects this cultural versatility. An emotive and stunning performer, she takes her audience on a journey around the world as well as into the depths of the human soul. An aspiring composer, Lucia’s first original song, “Water,” debuts on her new album, “On the way.”

9pm
As a People
http://www.myspace.com/asapeople
“Local trio As a People make indie rock that’s as charmingly shambolic as it is blisteringly rockin’. It’s impressive that they can manage to sound so schizophrenic on a three-song EP without altering their sonic palette much from song to song. Luckily, lead vocalist Adam Yas’s theatrical yelp keeps the proceedings from becoming too disjointed. The standout song, “Viktor,” plays with the same loud-quiet dynamics as the rest of the EP by getting groovy when you expect it to simply thrash.” (Aaron Sankin, SF Guardian)





On Baghdad by the Bay, October 2nd

2 10 2008

This week on Baghdad by the Bay on Pirate Cat Radio, tune in to 87.9 in SF or LA or listen online starting at 8pm:

SHOW RECORDING

8pm
Grace Alley

http://www.myspace.com/gracealleysf
Grace Alley was formed in the summer of ’07 with original members Matt O’Brien (guitar), Fred Stark (drums), and Logan Gabriel (bass). The three met in a drug and alcohol recovery program where they took to one another immediately and eventually decided to form a band, which they named “Blood Money”. After writing a few songs, it became apparent that they needed a second guitar player to accommodate the brand of hardcore influenced rock and roll they were creating so they called on friend, Zach Hilty, to join them on second guitar.


8:45
Vin Rouge

http://www.myspace.com/vinrougemusic
Coming from the Bay Area…… Bass driven, heavy rock songs… No love of cliche. Big drum sets, crunchy guitars, and vocal harmonies with vintage gear mixed with soft synths…


9pm
French Disco
http://www.frenchdisco.com/
“This San Francisco quintet is not French, nor does its sound replicate effervescent Gallic dance music. Instead, French Disco’s second EP, Icon, is less Donna Summer and more moody dream pop. Deeply rooted in lo-fi indie, shoegaze, and ’90s Brit sounds, Icon references bands such as My Bloody Valentine and Ride, instantly transporting the listener to 1991, a time when distortion pedals ruled and ethereal vocals were de rigueur. “Sugar,” which sounds like a mixture of Lush and Oasis, is the requisite drug song, which in this case makes being high sound like eating cupcakes and frolicking in a rose garden.”
-SF Bay Guardian








Follow

Get every new post delivered to your Inbox.