B-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 a) you’re out or b) passed out! So, make sure to DVR us every week and check out some highlights from the show here! This past weekend a handful of artists, who were performing at Outside Lands 2014 at Golden Gate Park in San Francisco, joined us for a chat with B-Sides host, Pete Mar. Jack Antonoff of Bleachers spoke about his new album and meeting James Hetfield, lead singer of Metallica, when both were at the festival two years ago. Up-and-coming artist, Vance Joy, whose song “Riptide” is all over the place, talked about one of his favorite bands growing up, Blink-182, along with one of his favorite things, gardening. EDM artist, Boys Noize spoke about his collaboration with Chilly Gonzales on their upcoming album, “Octave Minds”, drumming influences and more! The aforementioned Vance Joy is number one on our countdown again, check out the rest of the top 10 on the right hand side of the page!
B-Sides has long supported Jack Antonoff since his days with his first band, Steel Train when they were openers for Tegan and Sara. The two were reunited with Antonoff’s new band, Bleachers, as the bands have been booked at the same festivals this summer. Supporting the debut album, “Strange Desire”, Antonoff spoke of the differences and changes since the early days and working with fun. Check out the interview!
Here’s the infectious track “I Wanna Get Better” by Bleachers!
Vance Joy created the catchy tune, “Riptide”, that’s been dominating commercial radio and gives him a great start for when his debut album, “Dream Your Life Away” is released in September. Joy spoke about his music, early influences Blink-182 and his days working as a gardener. A very humble and talented guy who was a great interview.
Boys Noize has been entertaining EDM fans for years, having worked with numerous producers such as Skrillex and more recently, Chilly Gonzales. The German producer spoke about his first gig as a DJ, his range in musical influences from Abba to Metallica and more. Boys Noize and Chilly Gonzales will release their album, “Octave Minds” in September.
Here’s a taste of the collaboration, Octave Minds
Finally, check out some of the fashions worn at the seventh year of the annual Outside Lands Music & Arts Festival at Golden Gate Park.