Big Thief playing two Bay Area shows following LP release

Big Thief are touring in support of their upcoming fourth album Two Hands and previously released sister album U.F.O.F. Big Thief will headline two Bay Area shows next month, with Palehound supporting the Fillmore show on October 28, and Mount Eerie supporting the Fox Oakland show on October 29. Two Hands was recorded at Sonic Ranch in the desert of El Paso County, providing the context for a more earthly, stripped-down recording style in contrast to the lush, celestial sounds of U.F.O.F. For example, Two Hands features minimal overdubbing in favor of live recordings and unaltered vocal takes. The forthcoming [...]

By |October 1, 2019|Tags: |

Infinity Crush, Nicole Dollanganger tour coming to Thee Parkside

Nicole Dollanganger and Infinity Crush are on tour together, and will be at Thee Parkside for a show on Friday, August 15. Infinity Crush, the solo project of North Carolina-based artist Caroline White, is touring in support of her gorgeous new album Virtual Heaven. The follow-up to 2016's Warmth Equation finds White on a dreamy and poetic introspective journey, blurring the borders between fantasy and reality. For her first proper studio album, White teamed with Jordan Bleau to record Virtual Heaven at Minneapolis’ Minnehaha Studios. The LP is available on colored vinyl from Joy Void, and streaming below. Virtual Heaven [...]

Julia Holter adds SF date to ‘Aviary’ tour with Ana Roxanne

(photo: Dicky Bahto) Julia Holter has announced some additional tour dates in support of her latest album Aviary. She is touring with her six-piece band which includes Corey Fogel (percussion, vocals), Andrew Jones (bass), Dina Maccabee (violin/viola, vocals, electronics), Sarah Belle Reid (trumpet, flugelhorn, electronics), and Tashi Wada (bagpipe, synth). Following a debut Southwestern tour, Julia Holter's ensemble will perform at the Chapel in San Francisco on August 2, with support from Ana Roxanne. Julia Holter's critically-acclaimed fifth album Aviary was released via Domino last October, with songs like "I Shall Love 2" and "Les Jeux to You" (watch the [...]

By |July 29, 2019|Tags: |

Gray Area Festival wraps with the run of the ISM Hexadome

(photo courtesy of Gray Area Festival) The fifth annual Gray Area Festival ran over the weekend in San Francisco, with performances, exhibitions, panels, and workshops focusing on the intersection of art and technology. Immersion is the main theme of this year's offerings, whether you find yourself surrounded by digital sights and sounds at Berlin's ISM Hexadome, or strapped into a dancing robotic exoskeleton as strobe lights pierce through the fog at Montreal's interactive Inferno experience by Louis-Philippe Demers & Bill Vorn. Gray Area has partnered with the Institute for Sound & Music Berlin to present ISM Hexadome, a 360-degree audiovisual [...]

By |July 29, 2019|Tags: |

Vagabon supporting Angel Olsen on fall tour, Fox show

(photo: Amanda Marsalis) Angel Olsen has announced a headlining North American tour this fall, her first full-band tour since 2017. If somehow that's not enough to bring you to Oakland's Fox Theater on December 7, Vagabon will be supporting the tour. Angel Olsen's brand new tour follows her recent collaboration with Mark Ronson on "True Blue," featured on Ronson's Late Night Feelings. In related news, Vagabon (aka Lætitia Tamko) has just announced her sophomore album. All The Women In Me is due September 27 on Nonesuch Records. Tamko played all the instruments on the album's lead single, "Flood Hands" (listen [...]

By |July 10, 2019|Tags: , |

Priests returning to Starline Social Club on ‘Seduction of Kansas’ tour

(photo: Ebru Yildiz) DC post-punk band Priests are returning to Starline Social Club on the heels of their second album, The Seduction of Kansas (out now on Sister Polygon). Following 2017's Nothing Feels Natural with a more pop-centric, socially concious record, the title track and first single sets the tone for Priests' latest LP. Vocalist Katie Alice Greer, guitarist G.L. Jaguar, and drummer Daniele Daniele still form the helm of the band, while The Seduction of Kansas marks the departure of Taylor Mulitz, welcoming multi-instrumentalist and frequent collaborator Janel Leppin. It's also Priests' first time working with producer John Congleton. [...]

By |June 20, 2019|Tags: |

Joanna Newsom adds California dates to ‘Strings/Keys Incident’

Photo by Annabel Mehran It's been nearly seven years since Joanna Newsom premiered Divers single "Sapokanikan" at Treasure Island Music Festival in San Francisco, the last time I saw her perform. The Bay Bridged was also there for her most recent Oakland show at the Fox Theater in 2016. A couple of months ago, Joanna Newsom announced that she would be returning to the stage after a three-year touring hiatus. The special mini-tour was dubbed "The Strings/Keys Incident" and will feature Newsom performing solo vocals, harp, and piano in select, intimate spaces. Initially, the only stops listed were [...]

By |June 6, 2019|Tags: |

Tony Molina announces rarities LP, Chapel show with Culture Abuse

(photo: Samuelito Cruz/Chase Mason) West Bay native Tony Molina has just announced the release of his upcoming rarities collection, Songs From San Mateo County. The record is due July 19 and it is available for pre-order from the Smoking Room label. The vinyl/cassette pre-order bundles are already sold out, but the LP is still availavle indivually for now. A pair of tracks from the collection, "Not The Way To Be" and "Can't Find My Way," are availale for streaming ahead of release. Tony Molina is going on tour with Culture Abuse this summer, kicking things off at the Chapel on [...]

By |June 3, 2019|Tags: |

Holly Herndon performing at August Hall with FOOZOOL + 8ULENTINA

Locally-based experimentalist Holly Herndon is touring in support of her new album PROTO, which was just released on May 10 via 4AD. The PROTO tour begins May 16, and comes to San Francisco's August Hall on May 20. Club Chai co-founders FOOZOOL and 8ULENTINA will support the San Francisco show with individual sets. PROTO is Holly Herndon's third full-length. Herdon recorded the project over the past couple years in collaboration with Mathew Dryhurst, their AI child named Spawn, and the PROTO Ensemble. Additional collaborators include Jenna Sutela, Jlin, Lily Anna Haynes, and Martie Syms. Herdon "operates at the nexus of [...]

By |May 10, 2019|Tags: |

Tasha supporting Helado Negro for sold-out Chapel show

Chicago-based songwriter Tasha has announced a string of tour dates supporting Helado Negro and Hand Habits, as well as a few upcoming festival dates. Tasha will support Helado Negro's sold out San Francisco show at the Chapel on May 8. Tasha's debut album, Alone at Last, was released in late 2018 via Father/Daughter Records. Those who purchase vinyl copies of the album will be treated to a poetry zine featuring contributions from Chicago-based Black women writers including Imani Jackson, Keisa Reynolds, Jamila Woods, and Stella Binion. One dollar from each LP sold will be donated to #NoCopAcademy, "a collective of [...]

By |May 3, 2019|Tags: |
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