Friday, May 14, 2010

"480 Minutes" - New Music By The National

As long-time BAGeL Radio listeners know, we love The National. We love their stuff from before Alligator made a few influential music types take notice, and now we have our grubby little hands on High Violet, their first album since Boxer landed the band on so many "bands of the decade" lists. It will take a few dozen more listens to determine where this album ranks, but suffice it to say High Violet does not disappoint. And this despite our mammoth expectations for The National's follow-up to three of our favorite albums of the 2000s. We'll be debuting some new National songs for you today during 480 Minutes, along with new music from The Dead Weather (Nashville, TN), The Futureheads (Sunderland, England), LCD Soundsystem (Brooklyn, NY), Pearly Gate Music (Seattle, WA), The Poison Control Center (Ames, IA), Resplandor (Lima, Peru), The Salteens (Vancouver, Canada), The Slow Poisoners (San Francisco, CA), and Statuesque (London, England).

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

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BAGeL Radio Gig Photos (

Apologies for forgetting to include gig photos lately, here are some recents:

Los Campesinos @ The Regency Grand Ballroom

Gareth of Los Campesinos

The Wedding Present @ The Independent

David Gedge of The Wedding Present

Love Is All @ The Rickshaw Stop

Josephine of Love Is All

Bay Area Gig eList (upcoming shows of interest):

*Starfucker/ Butterfly Bones/ Silver Swans/ Fake Drugs @ The Rickshaw Stop 5/14
Xeno and Oaklander/ Epee Du Bois/ The Soft Moon @ The Milk Bar 5/15
*Shout Out Louds/ Freelance Whales @ Great American 5/18
Francis @& The Lights @ Great American 5/19
*Frightened Rabbit @ The Fillmore 5/19
Rocky Erickson with Okkervil River @ The Fillmore 5/20
Broken Bells/ The Morning Benders @ Regency Grand 5/21
Tracy Bonham/ The American Professionals @ The Uptown (Oakland) 5/21
Horse Feathers/ Dawn Landes/ Garrett Pierce @ Bottom of the Hill 5/23
Caribou/ Toro Y Moi @ The Independent 5/24
Minus The Bear @ Regency Ballroom 5/26
OK Go/ Earl Greyhound @ The Fillmore 5/26
*The National/ Ramona Falls @ The Fox Theater (Oakland) 5/26 & 27
My Life With The Thrill Kill Kult @ Red Devil Lounge 5/27
Nada Surf @ Great American 5/27
Yacht @ The Independent 5/27
Frog Eyes/ Mt. St. Helens Vietnam Band @ Hemlock Tavern 5/29

BAGeL Radio Presents... The Rumble @ Cafe du Nord 6/2

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