Friday, October 23, 2009

"480 Minutes" 10/23/09

Well it's late October and that means Halloween, playoff baseball, and leaves a-turnin' colors. Even here in the Bay Area this year, the leaves are a-turnin' colors. It's pretty. It's also pretty amazing. Not as amazing as the baseball playoffs have been (umpiring notwithstanding), but amazing nonetheless. Go ANSKY!

Also amazing was the Treasure Island Music Festival (photos) last weekend. Sunday was perhaps the single strongest festival lineups I've ever seen. Highlights were Bob Mould playing pretty much all Sugar and Hüsker Dü songs, The Walkmen (they are hit or miss and no doubt this was a 'hit' performance), Spiral Stairs (aka Scott Kannberg of Pavement fame), and The Flaming Lips who were more than just the icing on the festival cake. It would have been worth standing outside in the cold all day just for them. If you've never seen The Flaming Lips take my advice and see them at your next opportunity. Even if you don't like their music, the live show is a spectacle that must be experienced. Take a day off work, drive a couple of hundred miles, fly...whatever it takes, next time they play anywhere near you, go. No excuses.

Today on BAGeL Radio we will feature brand-spanking new music from Man/Miracle (Oakland, CA), Middle Distance Runner (Washington, DC), Thao (Oakland, CA), and They Might Be Giants (Brooklyn, NY).

Please tune in today and every Friday to 480 Minutes between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. Pacific Time.

The 2009 Treasure Island Music Festival (click to see all the photos):

Bay Area Gig eList (upcoming shows of interest):

10/23 Lloyd Cole @ Swedish American Hall
10/23 These Are Powers/ Mi Ami @ The Knockout
10/23 Islands/ Jemina Pearl/ Toro Y Moi @ Bottom of the Hill
10/24 Finest Dearest @ Hemlock Tavern
10/25 Gris Gris/ Thee Oh Sees @ Bottom of the Hill
10/26 Sunset Rubdown @ Great American
*10/27 Le Loup/ Nurses/ French Miami @ Bottom of the Hill
10/29 Shonen Knife @ Rickshaw Stop
10/29 Times New Viking/ Axemen/ Clipd Beaks/ Work @ Bottom of the Hill
10/30 No Age @ Great American
10/30 Melt Banana @ Slim's
10/30 Pine & Battery/ New Montgomery/ OONA/ The Hi-Nobles @ Bottom of the Hill
10/31 Loquat/ LoveLikeFire @ Bottom of the Hill
11/1 Rakes @ Slim's
11/1 Skinny Puppy @ The Regency Grand
11/1 Shonen Knife/ Ty Segall/ Dreamdate @ The Uptown (Oakland)

**11/4 BAGeL Radio Presensts...
The Rumble @ Harlot

* = I'm there
** = I'm DJing

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