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Well folks, it’s been a fun ride. For nearly the past decade, I’ve been bringing you the best of the San Francisco…
LOBSTER - I love you. Hey, Whaddaya Say, Let's Radio!
DISCHARGE LOUNGE - Well, this was a fun session! If you don't believe me, listen to it, and also look at the photos. And…
MAYA LAW - Even though she's just 16, Maya is already all over the local music scene, playing live sessions for the BBC,…
ALTO 45 - It's good to have the Alto 45 boys back in Old School Studios. Even if there's been a nine year gap between…
THE WOODLAND CREATURES - Today is the long-time-coming return visit of folky acoustic duo Woodland Creatures. Their…
HOT RAISIN - It's the old team, back together again! Myself and the Hot Raisin girls go back a long way. All the way to…
ROBYN ASTRID - I found out about Robyn's music via local legend Richard Shashamane's excellent http://norwichblog.com/,…
Bay Area Live goes on the road! I’m on tour with my band Face Tat, and while I was traveling through the Pacific…
BALD WIFE - I saw this band play a storming set to a packed crowd at The Playhouse Bar in Norwich recently, and simply…
THE EXTONS - Tonight ladels and jellyspoons, we have for you a great little band from Kings Lynn, called The Extons.…
THE SOUND OF SIGHT - Been wanting to book Sound Of Sight for a long time. Since they played as a trio at an Old School…
It’s been a great summer. Bay Area Live got rocked by Parae and Soft Lions and got loud and sweaty with metal bands…
ROPE STORE - If you like your music with a touch of soul, and if you like it crunchy, and a little bit drunk, then…
13TH CHIME - This week's band are the legendary UK goth band 13th Chime. They formed in Haverhill, UK in 1980, building…
CHAD MASON - If you're a long-time listener to the show, you'll have heard Chad Mason before, whether you realise it or…
Up-and-comers Soft Lions hail from San Diego, but they recently made the trek up to San Francisco — and I was there…
We’ve digging into all live jams today! Got dibs on a medley from Keaton Simon’s residency in Los Angeles at The…
MR DAVID VINER - There are a variety of music-based ways that you may have heard of Mr David Viner. You may already be a…
SAM LEES - Well, what a lovely time I had meeting Sam and recording this session! Sam plays solo gigs around the Norwich…
There’s been some great metal on Bay Area Live all year long! It’s time for a look back at all the heavy, thrashing…
SAVAGE ISLAND - The band formerly known as Juke & The All Drunk Orchestra are BACK, and only very slightly less…
JOLIE HOLLAND - This week, we have a lovely intimate set from the fantastic Jolie Holland. And what a pleasure it was to…
THE TEAMSTERS - These guys sure know a good song when they hear one, and write it, and then play it, and you hear it and…
Happy 4th of July weekend! We're celebrating today with sessions from Roz and the Ricecakes (Providence, RI), Kabaka…
Fan Week - It seems as though there are two types of concert attendees: those that are constantly taking photos and…
BOX OF LIGHT - I have a bit of a thing about deliberately getting this band's name wrong, but just for today, their…
It’s Metal Month Part 2 on Bay Area Live! At long last you can listen to the full Walken set taped at San…
BIRDS OF HELL - This week's victim, I mean, band, is Birds Of Hell. Birds Of Hell aren't in fact plural most of the…
THE FOOLS MOON - My good friend and band-mate Georgie had been going on and on about The Fools Moon for months, and when…
HOLLY LERSKI - I'd seen Holly's name around the local music scene for many years, but for some reason that escapes both…
It’s metal month here on Bay Area Live. Two of San Francisco’s finest, Giant Squid and Walken, headlined two nights…
NICK PRIDE & THE PIMPTONES - I'd first heard the band on a number of excellent Funk & Soul compilations over the…
THE ANNA MUDEKA BAND - I am in a band with an excellent drummer and lovely human called Tom. I first saw him drumming in…
TIBETAN NIGHT TERRORS - Well, today's session is gonna be a lorra, lorra fun! Even without the Cilla Black accent, it's…
THE SOUND OF SIGHT & ROPE STORE - What a night ladles & jellyspoons, what, a night! Kicking off the last Old…
THE BARON FOUR - We've wanted to book The Baron Four for ages! And finally it happened, the planets and stars aligned.…
NERVOUS TWITCH - This week, we're fresh, or rather, hungover, from the gig that Nervous Twitch did last night at The…
This week, we have a dreamy and reverb-drenched set from Cove Hithe. I'd never met them until this session, but my…
BEBOX - Having seen Bebox do her live thing at a few gigs, including on of Iain Lowery's OST nights at Cinema City, I…
BORN LOOSE - What can I say about Born Loose that hasn't been said already..? A truly legendary live band from Brooklyn,…
THE VICARS OF STIFFKEY - If you're wondering whether this week's band is really a bunch of vicars, from the village/town…
FEDERAL TELE - I'm not very good with keeping up with all the latest hot genres, but I guess you'd describe this as…
30 minutes of Gov’t Mule, who just added more dates to their tour with John Scofield. Plus, new tunes from…
MARLA - It's a sort of return visit for Marla, only last time they were here the band had a different name, and a load…
THE RED CORDS - It's party time here at the studios they like to call old school. And kicking it off we have, or had…

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