Tuesday, July 14, 2009

SF Briefs: Regional Bias, Why?, The Dodos

+ On Friday, July 31st, The Bay Bridged present their biggest San Francisco event yet - a benefit for the site entitled Regional Bias: A Celebration of Bay Area Music and Culture.
Taking place at the historic Verdi Club in Potrero Hill, Regional Bias is a celebration of the things that make living in the Bay Area a great, unique experience. As you might expect, we’ll have four of the best San Francisco Bay Area bands and some celebrity DJs providing great music throughout the night, but we’ll also be showcasing some of the other things we love: the Bay’s vibrant visual arts and food scenes. But if the rich experience isn’t enough, here’s a little added incentive: proceeds from the event will support The Bay Bridged’s efforts to bring you the best of the San Francisco Bay Area music scene.
The lineup features French Miami, Adam Stephens and the Finite Plan, Or The Whale and Leopold and His Fiction, plus DJ sets from John Vanderslice and Joshua Rampage (Maus Haus).

+ Pitchfork is premiering the new Why? song, "The Blackest Purse."
Musically, there's not even a hint of WHY?'s art-rap past in "This Blackest Purse". The Bay Area band recorded Eskimo Snow at the same sessions that produced their last album, 2008's Alopecia. But "This Blackest Purse" is warmer and slower than anything on that record; the piano is positively Ben Folds-ian.
Eskimo Snow is out September 22 on Anticon.

+ You can stream the new Dodos album, Time To Die, in full right here. The album is out September 15. [via MBV]

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