During LAMC 2014, www.BAMM.tv had the pleasure to record a couple of impromptu songs with Esteman! The opportunity appeared and we took it, and what happiness it brought us to have this video. Enjoy this song with us, and fly away to “otro planeta” (another planet).
We asked some of the great acts who have performed for BAMM.tv to pick their favorite albums from the year gone by. Today it’s the turn of French Cassettes and Ash Reiter …
BAMM.tv Presents, Proving Grounds: French Cassettes – “Mouth Drum” from BAMM.tv on Vimeo.
(French Cassettes have three San Francisco dates coming up in early 2015 – Two Nights at Amnesia on 1/15/15 and 1/16/15, and one night at The Chapel on 2/13/15)
1. Timber Timbre, ‘Hot Dreams’
We asked some of the great acts who have performed for BAMM.tv to pick their favorite albums from the year gone by. Today it’s the turn of Kendra McKinley and Astro …
BAMM.tv Presents: Kendra McKinley – “Chestnut Street” from BAMM.tv on Vimeo.
(You can catch Kendra live at The Filmore in San Francisco on Jan 31st)
1. St. Vincent – ‘St. Vincent’
We asked some of the great acts who have performed for BAMM.tv to pick their favorite albums from the year gone by. Today it’s the turn of Sioux City Kid and LoNero …
SIOUX CITY KID
BAMM.tv Presents: Sioux City Kid and the Revolutionary Ramblers – “Little Hell Parts 1 and 2″ from BAMM.tv on Vimeo.
1. Sturgill Simpson: Metamodern Sounds in Country Music
We asked some of the great acts who have performed for BAMM.tv to pick their favorite albums from the year gone by. Today it’s the turn of Benn Jordan (aka The Flashbulb) and Vandella …
BAMM.tv Presents: The Flashbulb – “Virtuous Cassette” (live at SXSW) from BAMM.tv on Vimeo.
1. The Future Sound Of London – Environment Five
When I was a teenager, I was probably listening to FSOL more often than not, so maybe I’m biased here. Environment Five is the apex of what these 2 musicians are capable of. Everything is gentle and unpredictable, no beat “drops”, no melody reaches a climax, no idea is illegal, and sounds that would seem cheesy everywhere else are welcomed on this canvas. Dazed And Confused era guitars dance with wind chimes while relaxing waterfalls give way to something ominous and terrifying in the distance. Nothing short of brilliant.
Blackbird Blackbird’s new album Tangerine Sky contains some of most elegant material we’ve heard yet from the burgeoning SF songwriter/producer. Full of surprises, Tangerine Sky takes a creative approach to meshing a wide array of contemporary styles into something unique that can only exist in the now. This is futuristic electronic-pop that doesn’t look back for inspiration, instead tying together elements of forward thinking hip-hop/R&B, space-age folk, and the meditative grooves of house and techno.
Check out the official video for Tangerine Sky’s title track above – an exclusive BAMM.tv production! Oh, and if you want to find out more about this great act, it’s all here …
Anywhere near Petaluma, California on the 6th-9th November? Are you a fan of great music (well, as you’re checking out BAMM.tv, we’re gonna assume that’s a a rhetorical question, but play along)? Then you need to check out the O-Positive festival – buy your tickets here and make sure you’re on board for the last big party of 2014.
There are lots of acts playing at O-Positive who have also performed for BAMM.tv – so many, infact, that we’ve put together a playlist of them all for your listening pleasure. Check it out below. We’re too good to you sometimes …
“There were days you smiled big enough for me to feel like I was the only one who knew how many teeth you had, and nights you smiled just enough to make me feel like I embarrassed you.” There are many reasons why you should watch this spoken word performance, but here at BAMM.tv we don’t know of any more compelling than the line quoted above.
It’s one thing for artists to write and perform a piece of music, but it’s an entirely different thing when you can tell they believe in every note and word they have at their disposal. To say Rachel Lark sells this performance isn’t enough. She believes in it, which makes all the difference in the world.
Some songs are inviting, while others are demanding. “25 Siren” falls into the latter category. Brother Grand grabs you by the collar with this song. Ben Henderson’s vocals howl and hiss, and Endika puts the upright bass to use like a Swiss Army knife.