For our first The Bay Bridged Presents of the year, we're bringing you two local bands we wholeheartedly believe in: NRVS LVRS and Abbot Kinney.

We've believed in them for a while, we've written quite a bit about each band in the past, from Annie's Band-To-Band relay to a feature story from last summer. They're both bands that are not only talented, but are pillars of the local scene and tireless advocates of it. Kind of like us.

That's why we're kicking off our year of live music by showcasing two of our longtime favorites. This show is not only NRVS LVRS' first show of the year, but also the midpoint in a nearly month-long bill of local bands that are headlining the Independent in January — check out the rest of the roster here.

So add an event to your Google calendar for next Saturday, and let's get 2018 off to a great start.

NRVS LVRS, Abbot Kinney, MANICS
The Independent
January 13, 2017
9pm, $12 21+)