The Bay Abridged: Sept 30 – Oct 6

In this recurring feature known as The Bay Abridged, our staff writers will provide short, witty recaps on shows they attended around the Bay Area. A scene check, a [...]

By |October 7, 2015|Comments Off on The Bay Abridged: Sept 30 – Oct 6
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    Ocean Beach Music and Art Festival returns this weekend for its second edition

Ocean Beach Music and Art Festival returns this weekend for its second edition

Perhaps because it sits on the edge of city limits and has a reputation for being perennially fog-ridden, Ocean Beach seldom gets noticed by the San Francisco masses who [...]

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    Oakland’s Horrible/Adorable cover Yo La Tengo, continue to be adorable and not horrible

Oakland’s Horrible/Adorable cover Yo La Tengo, continue to be adorable and not horrible

Horrible/Adorable (photo by Melissa Dale)

Oakland-based Horrible/Adorable first came onto my radar when they self-released their EP Amy Understands, which is chock full of lo-fi bubblegum pop gems with über-clever [...]

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Future Shapes support Nick Diamonds tonight at the Rickshaw

I really think Future Shapes does a disservice to themselves with the self-styled label shitwave. Can't they go with freak-wave or psych-wave or anything other than that rather disparaging [...]

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Dangermaker release new EP ‘Light The Dark II’

San Francisco pop-rock outfit Dangermaker is about to finish what they started. Last September, the band released the first half of their EP Light The Dark. In September they [...]

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    Interview: The sound of things falling apart on Whiskerman’s new LP “Nomad”

Interview: The sound of things falling apart on Whiskerman’s new LP “Nomad”

I really hope the apocalypse sounds like Whiskerman’s latest album, Nomad, because I couldn’t imagine a more beautiful soundtrack to the end of the world. Set to be released [...]

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Hardly Strictly Bluegrass: The Bay Bridged Top 5 Picks

In a town with no discernible seasons, the most notable sign that Fall has arrived is Hardly Strictly Bluegrass (HSB). Celebrating its fifteenth year of existence, HSB has become an [...]

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    Santa Rosa’s The Down House release shoegaze duet ‘I say I So Much’

Santa Rosa’s The Down House release shoegaze duet ‘I say I So Much’

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Santa Rosa's known, at least to me, for its often removed, quirky underground scene that's seen a revival in energy thanks in no small part to the Pizza [...]

By |October 1, 2015|Comments Off on Santa Rosa’s The Down House release shoegaze duet ‘I say I So Much’

Growwler to begin October residency at Amnesia

Growwler is gearing up for their October residency at Amnesia that starts later this week. Sorry, not residency — it's a "dead-sidency." The month-long Halloween celebration is sure to [...]

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    Watch Cumstain get chased down by Hulk Hogan in their new video for “I’m Not Mean”

Watch Cumstain get chased down by Hulk Hogan in their new video for “I’m Not Mean”

Cumstain are known for being sleazy and nostalgic and their video for "I'm Not Mean" does not change that. Actually, it only proves how wonderful their sleazy nostalgia truly [...]

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Interview: Get to know San Francisco’s Bear Call

Bear Call's Eric William Mohammed, Skyler Warren, and Nikk Moreno

San Francisco's Bear Call is the brainchild of Skyler Warren, a musician who started the project four years ago in [...]

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Go be emotional with Emotional at the Golden Bull tonight

Going to see Emotional (Brian Wakefield of Death Records/Melted Toys) is the perfect way to say "I am not over summer, summer is not over, stop trying to tell [...]

By |September 29, 2015|Comments Off on Go be emotional with Emotional at the Golden Bull tonight