Friday, January 15, 2010

"480 Minutes" - RIP Jay Reatard

Hello. We are back, as in really back, not just back from vacation, but back and armed with new music to play for you.

Before we get to that, a quick note about the devastating earthquake in Haiti. Haiti needs our help. The country needs disaster relief desperately, and there are a couple of very easy ways you can help. One is to text 'HAITI' to 90999, which will show up as a $10 charge on your phone bill, and the $10 will go directly to the American Red Cross to help with disaster relief. Another really easy and novel way to donate is via iTunes. Just click here and you will be able to use your iTunes account to donate $5 - $250 to the American Red Cross. Google has also set up a donations page. Please give what you can. And in case you are wondering how Haiti got so poor, it's not because it made a "pact to the devil," as "Christian" broadcaster Pat Robertson asserted to his 700 Club flock (true story). Here's one take on the history that brought Haiti to this point.

In other misery, Jay Reatard died in his sleep in his Memphis apartment this week. He was 29 years old. Check out the documentary below.

Turning attention to the music...

Today 480 Minutes will debut new songs as well as some that have been around for a while but have not yet had their BAGeL Radio debut. Are you ready? The show will feature music from Blakroc (The Black Keys and hip-hop MCs including RZA, Q-Tip, and Mos Def), Florence And The Machine (London, England), The Heavy (Noid, England), The Laughing (Austin, TX), Little Girls (Toronto, Canada), MiC K!NG & Chum (Philadelphia, PA), Oh No Ono (Copenhagen, Denmark), Retribution Gospel Choir (Duluth, MN), Tempo No Tempo (San Francisco, CA), Thee American Revolution (Kennesaw, GA), and We Were Pirates (Washington DC).

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

Bay Area Gig eList (upcoming shows of interest):

*The Coup @ The Independent 1/15
Asobi Seksu @ Swedish American Hall 1/17
Har Mar Superstar plus Popscene DJs @ Rickshaw Stop 1/21
*West Indian Girl/ Birdmonster/ Orange Peels @ Bottom of the Hill 1/22
Cold War Kids @ The Fillmore 1/23
Cribs @ Bimbo's 365 Club 1/27
Horse Feathers/ TV Mike And The Scarecrowes/ Liquid Indian @ Bottom of the Hill 1/27
The Soft Pack plus Popscene DJs@ Rickshaw Stop 1/28
Polysics @ Bottom of the Hill 1/28
Mates of State @ Cafe du Nord 2/1

BAGeL Radio Presents...The BAGeL Radio 7th Birthday Party along with The Owl Mag 5th Anniversary and Noise Pop Warm Up gig all combining to mark the return of SF's favorite indie rock noise pop monthly party: The Rumble. The event will feature live sets by Jaguar Love/ My First Earthquake/ The Butterfly Bones, plus resident Rumble DJ BAGeL Ted from BAGeL Radio @ Cafe du Nord 2/3

*The Thermals/ Thao and the Get Down Stay Down @ Great American Music Hall 2/5
Daedelus/ Jogger/ Nosaj Thing @ Mighty 2/6
Rhett Miller/ Leslie And The Badgers @ The Independent 2/6
The Lonely H./ Leopold And His Fiction/ The Blank Tapes @ Bottom fo the Hill 2/6
Nouvelle Vague @ Regency Grand 2/7
Editors/ Antlers @ The Warfield 2/8
St. Vincent/ Wildbirds & Peacedrums @ Great American 2/8
Vivian Girls/ Best Coast @ Bottom of the Hill 2/9
Alice In Chains @ Fox Theater (Oakland) 2/11
*Wild Beasts/ Still Life Still/ Magic Bullets @ The Independent 2/11
Van Dyke Parks/ Clare And THe Reasons @ SWedish American Hall 2/12
*Alec Ounsworth @ Cafe du Nord 2/12
Billy Joel/ Elton John @ Oracle Arena 2/13
Blowoff (hosted & DJed by Mob Mould and Rich Morel) @ Slim's 2/13
Girls/ Magic Kids @ Great American Music Hall 2/14
The Damned @ Slim's 2/14

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

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