Bay Area Music Links: Heavy Metal Cruise Ship, DaVinci Doesn't Dare

New Portraits compilation celebrates local songwriters. [The Bay Bridged]

So there's a cruise ship dedicated to heavy metal, and local longhairs Testament and Death Angel are playing aboard the 70,000 Tons of METAL. [Ear Bud]

Video: Sigur Ros frontman Jonsi plays at Amoeba before heading down to Coachella. [SFist]

Local band Billy & Dolly poured their heart, soul and bank account into a gorgeous album, only to give it away for free. [KQED]

Pitchfork digs local rapper DaVinci, even tho his record “contains almost no aesthetic daring.” [Pitchfork]

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