Don’t miss some of the hottest local bands in the Bay Area on the BFD Local Band Stage this weekend!
Scene of Action ~ Geographer ~ Northern Son ~ I Am Empire ~ The Holdup ~ I The Mighty ~ Veil Veil Vanish ~ Leopold and His Fiction ~ Sioux City Kid & The Revolutionary Ramblers ~ US Air Guitar SF Champion
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Scene of Action (Berkeley)
3-piece rock band on Popsmear records
Named one of “100 Bands You Need to Know in 2010” by Alternative Press magazine.
Won NSSN 2009 local band contest to open for Muse and more.
Recommended Tracks: Sexception, Daydream Stop Shock
3-piece indie rock band originally from New Jersey
Features guitar, synthesizer, and a cello for a truly unique sound
Named one of “3 Undiscovered Bands You Need to Hear Now” on Spin.com
Recommended Tracks: Kites, Can’t You Wait
Northern Son (SJ)
5-piece classic rock-inspired band
Contains members of members from local band My Former Self
“Love Will Find a Way” from their new album Wider Skies featured on Soundcheck
Recommended Tracks: Love Will Find a Way, Undertow
I Am Empire (SJ)
5-piece punk band
Their video for “You’re a Fake” was featured on the front page of Myspace Music
Named one of the “Unsigned Bands of the Month” by Alternative Press
Recommended Tracks: You’re a Fake, The Elevator
The Holdup (SJ)
4-piece reggae-rock band on Dub Rock Records
First full-lenght album “Stay Gold” made it on to iTunes’ “What’s Hot” list for 6 weeks
Has performed with Dirty Heads, Rebelution, and Afroman
Recommended Tracks: Good Times, Wild Child
I the Mighty (SF)
4-piece unsigned rock band
Their EP “Hearts and Spades” available to download for free through a “track hunt”
Recommended Tracks: Technicolor, I the Mighty Defeatist
Veil Veil Vanish (SF)
4-piece band on Metropolis Records with a dark synth-pop sound
Debut album “Change in the Neon Light” has received great reviews, including 9/10 on Blurt.com
Recommended Tracks: Change in the Neon Light, Anthem for a Doomed Youth
Leopold and His Fiction (SF)
3-piece garage rock band on Native Fiction Records
For fans of Kings of Leon and Cage the Elephant
Recommended Tracks: Ain’t No Surprise, Be Still
Sioux City Kid & the Revolutionary Ramblers (SF)
Winners of the BFD Local Band Contest!
Recommended Track: Worried Mind Ramblin’ Song
Plus, the winner of the San Francisco Air Guitar Championship will be performing on the Local Band Stage too!