Live This Month: August 2012
Listen to The Bay Bridged mix of tunes by bands playing around the Bay Area this month, including Twin Shadow, Birds & Batteries, Chromatics and more.
August means the return of the Outside Lands Festival, the latest installment of which deftly balances the expected big name headliners with a healthy serving of compelling indie artists. There are certainly plenty of good options to keep attendees satisfied all weekend long, but if you're considering a single day ticket, we'd recommend skipping work on Friday, as opening day looks to have the strongest all-around bill.
There are plenty of compelling musical offerings beyond Outside Lands, though, as locals like Birds & Batteries and Young Moon celebrate the release of their fourth and first LPs, respectively. Twin Shadow brings its simmering new retro-pop album Confess to the Great American Music Hall for two shows, while Portland's The Memories bring their Underwater Peoples-endorsed indie pop to a Northwest-centric show at Cafe Du Nord. As always, take a listen, then go see some shows!
About the bands:
Young Moon -- "Winds Light"
Danny Paul Grody and Vestals open Young Moon's Navigated Like The Swan record release party at the Hemlock Tavern on August 9.
Also on KQED.org this week ...
KQED Science Site Relaunches
All of KQED's science and environment content is now aggregated in one place on KQED.org. Find everything from Astronomy to Zebras!
Enter the New "ImageMakers" Screening Room
Enjoy films from present and past seasons of KQED's short independent film series, divided into Animation, Comedy, Drama, and Suspense.