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Photos/Review: Battles @ Bottom of the Hill 5/3/11

The first thing about seeing Battles in concert is that their records don’t even remotely hint at the savage power and sheer volume of their live show. Mirrored, their [...]

Noise Pop Review: Battlehooch, Nobunny, The Exray’s and The Downer Party

Blame the weatherman. Even though people kept going to Bottom of the Hill's rear courtyard and disappointingly peering up into the cloudless, snow-free sky hoping for a once-in-a-lifetime show, [...]

By |February 28, 2011|Comments Off on Noise Pop Review: Battlehooch, Nobunny, The Exray’s and The Downer Party

Noise Pop Review: The Stone Foxes, Voxhaul Broadcast, Ferocious Few, The Soft White Sixties @ The Independent 2/24/11

Photos by: Agata Kamler

I've seen the Ferocious Few more time than I care to count. I've seen them in parks, on street corners, at raucous outdoor festivals. I saw [...]

By |February 26, 2011|16 Comments

Noise Pop Review: Yo La Tengo & The Urinals

Being in a band is a lot like being married. Anyone who has been in an even remotely serious band can attest to this being the gospel truth. Much [...]

By |February 24, 2011|2 Comments

Review: Rufus Wainwright and the San Francisco Symphony think big

Warning: I'm going to talk about classical music but it's only going to be a little boring, I promise.

There are lots of different ways for rock star kids to [...]

By |November 16, 2010|Comments Off on Review: Rufus Wainwright and the San Francisco Symphony think big

Dissecting the Song: John Vanderslice – “I’ll Never Live Up To You”

It's a more than a little perplexing trying to figure out when John Vanderslice found the time to write and record a song like "I'll Never Live Up To [...]

By |October 29, 2010|Comments Off on Dissecting the Song: John Vanderslice – “I’ll Never Live Up To You”

Interview: Wallpaper. plays a Bay Area festival for the very first time

In the spirit of the upcoming Treasure Island Music Festival October 16-17, The Bay Bridged had a chat with Wallpaper. The local band is scheduled to play on Saturday, [...]

By |October 15, 2010|2 Comments

Review: Eric McFadden Trio and the Vau de Viere Society

Photo by: Ryan Montgomery

It's a truth universally acknowledged that good burlesque is notoriously difficult to pull off. Well, it's maybe not universally acknowledged by people in mediocre burlesque troupes, [...]

By |October 5, 2010|2 Comments

Dissecting the Song: Thee Oh Sees – “Warm Slime”

It takes a certain brand of chutzpah for a band to tack 11 minutes of spaced-out krautrock onto the end of a 2-minute garage-pop song, and then make that [...]

By |August 13, 2010|2 Comments

Dissecting the Song: The Stone Foxes – “I Killed Robert Johnson”

Looking back though almost a century of hazy myth-making, every part of famed delta bluesman Robert Johnson's life has become the stuff of legend. With no birth certificate, a [...]

By |June 24, 2010|4 Comments

Review: Fun., Audrye Sessions, Heartsounds at Slim’s 5/14

Photo by yesterdayjuice

Seeing a show headlined by a band called Fun. leads you to go into it with a certain set of expectations -- primarily that there's going to [...]

By |May 18, 2010|Comments Off on Review: Fun., Audrye Sessions, Heartsounds at Slim’s 5/14