Premiere: Milk For The Angry’s new video, “Skin and Bones”

(photo: Chris Johnston) Words by William Wayland and Sosha Young Milk For The Angry’s super-stoked garage rock style comes from Kyle Stringer on bass, Jackson Langford on guitar, the ecstatic drumming of just-turned-21-year-old Cole Bailey and the maniacal lead guitar and vocals of Dana Lindström, the band's driving creative force. On a song about the primal pull to party, Dana's electric mischief moves like the monsters in all of us. When the drums start clicking and this potion’s flowing, you can't help but get swept up in the band’s catalytic enthusiasm just as you would at one of their live [...]

By |May 26, 2020|

A pandemic is the perfect time to listen to Daxma

Words by Adam Hudson When philosopher Walter Benjamin wrote “On the Concept of History”/“Theses on the Philosophy of History” (which inspired Daxma’s latest album) in Paris in 1940, he had already fled Nazi Germany. As the Nazis were defeating the French Army and taking over Western Europe, Benjamin planned to go to the United States. He made it to the French-Spanish border in Catalonia, but since the Franco government in Spain had ordered police to return those seeking visas to France, Benjamin killed himself by overdosing on morphine tablets, fearing if he returned to France, he’d be in Nazi hands. [...]

By |May 8, 2020|Tags: |

Awkward Convos with Beejus: Josh Chase (again)

Awkward Convos, how we've missed thee. This week sees the return of Josh Chase, cannabis-world entrepreneur and owner of the Have a Heart dispensary in downtown Oakland (don't forget dispensaries are still open). Beejus had him over, this time to talk about their hopes, fears, and silver linings about and in these crazy days. *Ed. note: The Bay Bridged would like to remind you to practice social distancing and wash your hands!

Hawke makes dark art, light work, and books

Words by Lily Moayeri Is the quote, “Everyone has a book inside of them, it’s just a matter of getting it out?” Or, “Everyone has a book in them, but in most cases that’s where it should stay?” The former is largely attributed to S.P. Foster, the latter to Christopher Hitchens, both authors. Hawke, familiarly known as Gavin Hardkiss — one third of the non-familial Hardkiss Brothers (not to be confused with The Hardkiss, the Ukrainian rock band), has had two books in him so far: Cubic Lust (2013) and The Dark Art of Light Work (2020). He has gotten [...]

Review + Photos: The Wood Brothers at the Fox Theater

The Wood Brothers (photo: Carolyn McCoy) Words by Carolyn McCoy I have heard much hubbub over the last year over the Americana folk-rock band The Wood Brothers. Friends and colleagues have expounded on their playing and their performances, telling me over and over, “You really gotta check these guys out, they are something else!” Ok, fine, twist my arm. When the three men who make up The Wood Brothers walked onto the stage of Oakland’s Fox Theater recently, I did not know what to expect as I wasn’t familiar with much of their music. It was kind of like a blind [...]

Photos: Evan Giia at the Independent

Evan Giia (photo: Norm deVeyra) Singer Evan Giia is rising fast, breaking off on her own solo venture and amassing fans quickly. She performed at the Independent this past Thursday with support from Raffaella and our photographer Norm deVeyra caught both acts from the night in the gallery that you can enjoy below.

By |March 10, 2020|Tags: |

Photos: Lawrence at the Fillmore

Lawrence (photo: Cam Peters) New York siblings Clyde Lawrence and Gracie Lawrence, under their band name Lawrence, gave an energetic performance at the Fillmore this past Thursday, riding high off their third album, Living Room. Our photographer Cam Peters was at the show and has the gallery below from the night to share.

By |March 10, 2020|

Photos: The Struts at the Warfield

The Struts (photo: Pedro Paredes Haz) It was a wonderful night of glam rock action at the Warfield this past Tuesday, with English rock band the Struts headlining and performing in support of their 2018 album, Young & Dangerous. Also on the bill was Los Angeles band Starcrawler, also supporting a second album, 2019's Devour You. Our photographer Pedro Haz was at the night and got the wonderful gallery of both bands that you should take a look at below.

By |March 9, 2020|Tags: |
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