TheBayBridged.com is proud to present the latest in our series The Bay Bridged Presents concerts, an event bringing together three of the San Francisco Bay Area’s best bands and musicians in a special concert to support a fantastic cause.

The Bay Bridged Presents:

Honeycut
The Ebb & Flow
Michael Zapruder

Thursday, January 18th, 2007
Café du Nord, 2170 Market Street (between Church and Sanchez)
9pm, $8-15 (sliding scale)

For advance tickets, click here!

Honeycut’s debut album The Day I Turned to Glass has vaulted the group onto numerous year-end “Best of� lists. As Marisa Brown of AllMusic.com wrote, “Only occasionally do you find a group or album that manages to incorporate diverse influences into a unique sound and still remain absolutely accessible, be it to the casual radio listener or the diehard record collector... the band weaves its way through soul, funk, rock, bossa nova, and electronica without ever stopping firmly on one, instead creating something that's very much their own.... giving Honeycut an almost unclassifiable vibe about them that makes them entertaining and danceable while retaining their musical integrity.� We recently had the pleasure of interviewing Honeycut, an episode which will be up in the week before the event.

The Ebb & Flow received much acclaim for their 2005 release Time to Echolocate, which the San Francisco Chronicle ranked as one of the top local releases of 2005. At the benefit, the band will play this album in its entirety for the first and likely last time ever. As the SF Weekly noted, “Part bad attitude soul singer, part sneaky, complicated beat, and part Frank Black gone gentleman, the work of The Ebb and Flow is justly adored. The trio could easily be sent to Sacramento, Santa Cruz, or New York City as SF emissaries, to show how we do it out here.� It's not overstatement to say that The Ebb & Flow rank as one of The Bay Bridged's favorite bands. Take a listen to our interview with them here.

Opening the show will be Michael Zapruder, a songwriter whose latest release, New Ways of Letting Go, Delusions of Adequacy described as “gorgeous, uplifting, well-wrought, and magical.� Said the Gramaphone raved: “I am excited and aesthetically satisfied. Every sound and word is thoughtfully placed, every dynamic shift is carried out with precision, every sentence (both verbal and musical) is phrased significantly. Michael Zapruder is working firmly embedded in the auteurial model of composition and arrangement, and he is a brilliant director.� One of Michael Zapruder's songs was featured in our Monthly Local Mix for November, which you can listen to here.

On January 18th, these bands will join together for a night of music to benefit World Access for the Blind, a non-profit organization that employs unique teaching strategies to help blind and sighted people throughout the world improve their quality of life. Dedicated to the convictions that blind people can learn to see without sight and that sighted people can learn to see better, World Access for the Blind pursues its work through a mixture of educational training programs, public awareness campaigns, and advocacy work. More information about the organization can be found at their web site.

We're very excited for this event, both for the music and for the cause. Tickets are available on a sliding scale, so whatever amount you can contribute, you're guaranteed a great night of entertainment. Advance tickets can be purchased at Ticketweb here.

We'll see you there!