Friday, June 27, 2008

"480 Minutes" - Nu-gazer Ascending

The onslaught continues -- this week's "2vet" playlist (that's what I name the weekly playlist of submissions each week) was 465 songs long. That's a totally absurd number of songs. Usually it's between 200 and 300, and during the summer months it's always been far less than that. Just what is going on? Will someone please tell me?

Several of today's new acts can be shoehorned into the category of Nu-gazer* (that's current Shoegazer), and it's nice to hear bands who can write songs reviving that early 90s genre (epitomized by My Bloody Valentine, Ride, and Lush).

Today's program will contain never-before-heard on BAGeL Radio music including new *Joshua Lanes (Long Beach, CA), Earlimart (Los Angeles, CA), Calico Horse (San Diego, CA), Birdmonster (San Francisco, CA), *Boy In Static (San Francisco, CA), The May Fire (San Francisco, CA), Head Like A Kite (Seattle, WA), The Duchess And The Duke (Seattle, WA), Be Your Own Pet (Nashville, TN), The Delicious (Bloomington, IN), Hercules And Love Affair (Brooklyn, NY), The Hold Steady (Brooklyn, NY) (it's like Bob Mould meets Bruce Springsteen), Services (Brooklyn, NY), The Song Corporation (Brooklyn, NY), *Dead Heart Bloom (New York, NY), mrandmrsmays (Austin, TX), Shearwater (Austin, TX), YellowFever (Austin, TX), The Awkward Stage (Vancouver, Canada), Brendan Canning (Toronto, Canada), SJ Esau (UK), The Twilight Sad (Kilsyth, Scotland), and 4 Bonjour's Parties (Tokyo, Japan).

Today listeners will have a chance to win one last DVD copy of the acclaimed film about Joy Division lead singer Ian Curtis, Control, and we continue our ticket giveaway for for The Download Festival at the Shoreline Ampitheatre. The July 19th lineup includes The Jesus & Mary Chain, Gang Of Four, Atmosphere & Brother Ali, Brand New, Mute Math, Yeasayer, Sia, M83, Mates of State, The Whigs, William Fitzsimmons, Cut Copy, Datarock, Flosstradamus, RJD2, Duke Spirit, Tapes n Tapes, Blitzen Trapper, Louis XIV, Airborne Toxic Event, and De Novo Dahl, amongst others, so tune in and when you hear a song by one of those bands, get in touch and you might just win yourself a pair of free tickets. Buy tickets here for just $20.

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Please tune in to "480 Minutes" today and every Friday. The show runs live from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Pacific Time, then is rebroadcast starting at 7 p.m., then twice more on Saturday. On Saturday night at midnight we return to regular BAGeL Radio programming.

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Bay Area Gig eList:

Robert Plant & Alison Krauss @ The Greek Theatre 6/27

Panther/ The Botticellis/ Pickwick/ Winters Fall @ Bottom of the Hill 6/27

*Palace Family Steak House @ Beale Street Bar & Grill 6/28

Chuck Ragan/ Kevin Seconds/ The City @ Bottom of the Hill 6/28

Camper Van Beethoven @ The Fillmore 6/28

Constantines/ Ladyhawk @ Slims 7/2

Jet Age/ D.W. Holiday @ The Hemlock Tavern 7/2

Modey Lemon @ The Hemlock Tavern 7/4

Yaz @ The Paramount Theatre 7/7

Retribution Gospel Choir (featuring Alan from Low) @ Bottom of the Hill 7/8

BAGeL Radio Presents...

**The (July) Rumble @ Harlot 7/9 featuing an intimate mini set by The Heavenly States RSVP here for free admission

Maria Taylor/ Jonathan Rice/ Nik Freitas @ Bottom of the Hill 7/9

The Parlor Mob/ Lemon Sun/ The Moanin Dove @ Bottom of the Hill 7/10

The Bay Bridged Presents..20 Minute Loop/ Caves/ Man-Miracle @ Bottom of the Hill 7/11

Rykarda Parasol & The Tower Ravens/ Candy Apple/ Death Of A Party @ Uptown Nightclub 7/12

The Police/ Elvis Costello @ Shoreline 7/14, 15, & 16

*Wolf Parade @ The Fillmore 7/17

Stan Ridgway presents Wall Of Voodoo @ The Great American Music Hall 7/17

Joseph Arthur @ The Great American Music Hall 7/18

#The Download Festival @ Shoreline Amphitheatre 7/19 win tickets on BAGeL Radio

The Zombies @ The Grand Regency 7/20

Grand Ole Party/ Sugar And Gold/ Shannon And The Clams @ Bottom of the Hill 7/22

The Duke Spirit/ Aarows/ Scene of Action @ Bottom of the Hill 7/23

Stone Temple Pilots/ Black Rebel Motorcycle Club @ The Greek Theatre 7/25

The Watson Twins/ Tim Fite/ Okay @ Bottom of the Hill 7/28

Rocky Votolato/ Owen/ Piss Pissedofferson @ Bottom of the Hill 7/29

The Subways/ The Bruises @ Bottom of the Hill 7/30

Bloc Party/ Does It Offend You, Yeah? @ The Fillmore 7/30
The English Beat/ The Fixx/ The Alarm @ Mountain Winery 7/31

Conor Oberst And The Mystic Valley Band/ Dri @ Bottom of the Hill 8/1

Conor Oberst And The Mystic Valley Band/ Dri @ Bottom of the Hill 8/2

**The (August) Rumble @ Harlot 8/6

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