Friday, September 12, 2008

"480 Minutes" featuring new Dressy Bessy, Secret Machines

The Treasure Island Music Festival is just a week away now -- Saturday 9/20 and Sunday 9/21. TIMF is a 2-day music festival in the middle of the San Francisco Bay (literally), and we've got pairs of tickets for the entire festival to give away. Each pair is a $230 value, so tune in and listen closely during today's show for your chance to win Treasure Island Music Festival tickets.

The lineup includes BAGeL Radio faves Okkervil River, TV On The Radio, Vampire Weekend, The Kills, Foals, CSS, John Vanderslice, Loquat, The Morning Benders, Port O'Brien, and The Raconteurs. When you hear those bands during "480 Minutes" today, get in touch (contact info below) and your name will become eligible to win. All entrants' names will be scribbled onto pieces of paper, folded up, and tossed into a hat. Winners names will be drawn from the hat at 2pm Pacific Time, and all entries need to be in by 12 noon.

New music today will include songs by Dressy Bessy (Denver, CO), Brown Shoe (Folsom, CA), Dungen (Vastergotland, Sweden), Grampall Jookabox (Indianapolis, IN), Dylan Champagne (Oakland, CA), Miniature Tigers (Phoenix, AZ), Jared Mees & The Grown Children (Portland, OR), The Mojomatics (Venice, Italy), Marianne Dissard (Tucson, AZ), Mother Mother (Vancouver, Canada), Noah And The Whale (London, England), Portugal. The Man (Wasilla, AK), The Secret Machines (New York, NY), Smile Smile (Dallas, TX), and These United States (Lexington, KY).

Please tune in to "480 Minutes" today and every Friday. The show runs live from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Pacific Time, is rebroadcast starting at 8 p.m., then twice more on Saturday. On Saturday night at midnight we return to regular BAGeL Radio programming.

Next week's show will feature and afternoon visit by The Grey Race from Brooklyn, NY. I need to ask them to bring me a jar of my favorite Brooklyn mustard.

Reach out and e-touch us during the show via:

Yahoo IM: bagelradio
AOL/iChat: bagelradiolive
MSN Msgr:

or send an instant message directly through the BAGeL Radio site on the bottom right of the window where is says "click here to chat," or, give the StudioCam chatroom at a try:

StudioCam will serve an actual purpose today -- it will allow you to watch the Treasure Island Music Festival ticket winners names being pulled out of the hat!

Recent Gig Photos at

Bay Area Gig eList (upcoming shows of interest):

Desa/ Judgement Day/ 187 Calm @ Bottom of the Hill 9/12
Squeeze @ The Regency Grand 9/12
*Squeeze @ The Mountain Winery 9/13
Xui Xiu/ Evangelista/ Prurient/ Mary Halvorson & Jessica Pavone @ Bottom of the Hill 9/13
The Flatliners/ Broadway Calls/ Nothington @ Bottom of the Hill 9/14
KAV/ The Otherside/ Gliss @ Bottom of the Hill 9/16
*Miles Hunt (of The Wonder Stuff) @ Cafe du Nord 9/16
These Arms Are Snakes/ sBach/ The Catholic Comb @ Bottom of the Hill 9/17
Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds @ The Warfield 9/20
*The Wedding Present/ Earlimart @ The Great American Music Hall 9/21
*Liam Finn/ The Veils/ Dominant Legs @ Bottom of the Hill 9/23
Spoon @ The Fillmore 9/22, 23, & 24

The Rumble (1st Anniversary Party!) @ Harlot featuring a rocking mini-set by The Ettes and guest DJ Aaron Axelson 10/1 RSVP here for free admission
Born Ruffians/ Plants And Animals/ TBA @ Bottom of the Hill 10/15
Light FM (CD release) @ The Knockout 10/29

* = I'm there
** = I'm DJing
# = win tickets during "480 Minutes"

more upcoming shows

News: There's a reason Karl Rove has been keeping his candidates from talking with the press -- they are lousy at it! Even when simply sticking to the same canned answers they've been fed in their scripted speeches they look uncomfortable and unconvincing. Truly embarrassing performances by both yesterday.

Still, there are Americans out there who believe recycled, discredited rumors about "reparations" that have been floating against black politicians for decades. These closet racists are going to accept those lies as truth and use them as an excuse to vote for the old white guy who wants to continue the Bush policies that have decimated the country from coast to coast.


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