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Review: Christian Mistress, Acid King, Thrones @ Hemlock Tavern 10/29/10

Photo by: Raymond Ahner

The metal ghouls were out in force October 29th, and Hemlock Tavern's living-room-sized concert space was packed to the rafters. Beyond the plastic divider, expectant but [...]

By |November 3, 2010|Comments Off on Review: Christian Mistress, Acid King, Thrones @ Hemlock Tavern 10/29/10

Halloween weekend heaviness with Thrones, Acid King, Christian Mistress @ Hemlock Tavern 10/29/10

Halloween comes but once a year, so it's appropriate, on this spooky special occasion, that doom wizards Acid King grace us with a rare San Francisco appearance -- just [...]

By |October 28, 2010|2 Comments

Show Review: Sleep, Saviours @ Regency Ballroom 9/13

Photos by: Charlie Homo

The second show of a two-night run has a strange vibe. The excitement from the debut performance is gone, and you can see it on the [...]

By |September 17, 2010|4 Comments

Shredification: Sleep at the Regency Ballroom 9/12, 9/13

I always thought Sleep was one of those bands that I would just never get to see, like Zeppelin, or the real Guns 'n' Roses. The members disbanded in [...]

By |September 10, 2010|Comments Off on Shredification: Sleep at the Regency Ballroom 9/12, 9/13

Shredification: Floating Goat Double Up

Local outfit Floating Goat is bobbing up and down in the metal ocean, somewhere in the vicinity of its tenth anniversary. Usually a fixture of San Francisco's sweat-stained stages, [...]

By |August 15, 2010|Comments Off on Shredification: Floating Goat Double Up

Shredification: Saviours Two-song EP in the Bag?

Local lushes The Saviours have been gone all summer, conquering Europe like some sort of tatted-up, four-headed George Patton. The band are a remarkable feel-good story for these Ke$haful [...]

By |July 19, 2010|Comments Off on Shredification: Saviours Two-song EP in the Bag?

Shredification: Washington State of Affairs

Music writers are suckers for geography. Tying up groups of bands in neat little localized bows makes for easy copy, with the added benefit that once you pigeonhole a [...]

By |June 14, 2010|Comments Off on Shredification: Washington State of Affairs

Shredification: The Sword returns with Warp Riders

The Sword takes a lot of stick in certain quarters of the metal community, mostly for having committed that cardinal indie sin of getting too big, too fast. The [...]

By |May 16, 2010|Comments Off on Shredification: The Sword returns with Warp Riders

Shredification: Orchid revs up hot riff time machine

I have been derelict in my duty. The Bay Bridged is a site dedicated to local Bay Area music, and this column, since its inception, has played host to [...]

By |April 11, 2010|Comments Off on Shredification: Orchid revs up hot riff time machine

Shredification: Spring Metal Preview

Spring is wending its way towards San Francisco, and the improved weather will be accompanied by an array of exciting metal albums and the tours that follow in their [...]

By |March 15, 2010|Comments Off on Shredification: Spring Metal Preview

Noise Pop Film Festival 2010: All My Friends Are Funeral Singers

Directed by musician Tim Rutili, All My Friends Are Funeral Singers is an endearing, intermittently amusing first film. Girl, Interrupted and May actress Angela Bettis stars as Zel, a [...]

By |March 4, 2010|Comments Off on Noise Pop Film Festival 2010: All My Friends Are Funeral Singers

Noise Pop Film Festival 2010: Blood Into Wine

Blood Into Wine is a strange choice for the Noise Pop film festival -- it's only tangentially about music. More precisely, it's a feature-length vanity project for veteran rock [...]

By |March 2, 2010|Comments Off on Noise Pop Film Festival 2010: Blood Into Wine
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