b-sides-collageB-Sides On-Air is broadcast on KBCW-44/cable 12 in the San Francisco Bay Area every Saturday night after SNL at 1a. We know it may be a time when either making out or passing out. So, make sure to DVR us every week and check out some highlights from the show here! This past weekend, we spotlighted a bunch of our favorites from this year’s SXSW. Spandau Ballet, ††† (Crosses), Birds of Tokyo, Sleeper Agent, somekindawonderful, Bipolar Sunshine and more were in our recap. Big Data is at the top spot on our top 10 countdown for the third week; check out the list and the vids on this page on the right side!

After 28 years, Spandau Ballet made a triumphant return to the U.S. to showcase their documentary film, Soul Boys of the Western World and also performed their own set as well as at the Lou Reed Tribute.

Spandau Ballet

Before Chino Moreno heads back to the studio with the Deftones, he’s currently working with ††† (Crosses), who released their self-titled album in February.

††† (Crosses)

Up-and-comers, somekindawonderful impressed many during the festival and spoke with B-Sides about their origins and future plans.


Birds of Tokyo are in the early stages of U.S. exposure with their song, “Lanterns”, after scoring big in their homeland of Australia.

Birds of Tokyo

Alex Kandel from Sleeper Agent spoke about the band’s latest album, “About Last Night, the maturation of the band and more.

Sleeper Agent

Formerly known as Kid British, Bipolar Sunshine is the alias for Adio Merchant and he’s impressed many with his debut album, “Drowning Butterflies”. He speaks with B-Sides about his inspirations, writing and more.

Bipolar Sunshine