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The Bay Bridged is proud to announce the latest “Bay Bridged Presents” event, a concert celebrating the release of Dylan’s Lost Days, the sophomore album by San Francisco’s The Ian Fays. If the Fays’ debut established them as one of the most promising groups in the Bay Area, their newest work places the band’s signature heartfelt and intimate storytelling into a more mature musical framework. The hushed tones and layered melodic pop are still there, but in place of a lo-fi feel, the band has now fully embraced bold, confident rock.

It’s really a great show from top to bottom:

The Bay Bridged and Playing in Fog Present:

The Ian Fays
The Catholic Comb
Here Here

Thursday, April 17th
Bottom of the Hill
8:30pm, $8

Buy advance tickets here!

About the bands:

We’re excited to showcase the fantastic indie pop of The Ian Fays. Praise for The Damon Lessons: “Some incredibly sweet whispered pop songs here from this California four-piece. [I]ncredibly high quality of writing, with some particularly smart lyrics…Recommended.” (Boomkat) “In an ideal world, the twins, Lizz and Sara, and their bandmates would be the new princesses of pop – in the best sense of the word: simple but gorgeous melodies, toy casios…” (Panoplie Zine)

The Catholic Comb have built a sizable local following with their sharp mix of post-punk and moody rock-pop sounds. “Making well-crafted pop rock that would make The Smiths proud.” (Fresno Famous). “Catchiest Rock Band” (East Bay Express Readers’ Poll).

Here Here have quickly established themselves as one of the hottest young indie rock bands in the Bay Area. “Their Boy With An Orange EP is gorgeous and has depth. I’ll tell you right now, this is a band that many will be talking about in 2008.” (Future Sounds)