Review: Pianos Become The Teeth and Loma Prieta pack Gilman

Loma Prieta (photo: Nikolas Soelter)

Last night, Gilman hosted four bands playing a broad spectrum of a new wave of post-hardcore music that's been gaining traction over the last couple [...]

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Watch Them Are Us Too’s video for “Eudaemonia”

Them Are Us Too is two people, which probably explains the streamlined aestheticism of the song and the self-directed and edited music video for "Eudaemonia". The song and video seem to be [...]

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The Residents documentary makes local debut at SFIFF

The Residents – a mysterious music, art, and multimedia collective long associated with the San Francisco Bay Area – are stepping into the spotlight as part of this year's [...]

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    Seasons of the Witch: The Tubes are “Proud To Be an American”, aren’t you?

Seasons of the Witch: The Tubes are “Proud To Be an American”, aren’t you?

Photo by Jorgen Angel/Redferns

The performing artists, cultural critics and punk rockers that make up The Tubes came together in 1972. Like many artists then and now, they uprooted from [...]

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    Of Bands and Baseball: Bay Area bands talk local teams (Oakland edition)

Of Bands and Baseball: Bay Area bands talk local teams (Oakland edition)

The Bay Area sometimes seems an odd place for baseball to have taken root.

(Hear me out.)

While I'm by no means an authority on the subject (my first and last [...]

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Fellow Wolf – “The Bluebird”

A message to all aspiring musicians out there: you gotta be careful when you pick your band name. Christopher Drellow learned this the hard way with his San Francisco [...]

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Q&A: The OIM Records Team

OIM Records Vol. I artists (credit: Odell Hussey Photography)

You may have seen the name Oaktown Indie Mayhem around this blog and others. The brainchild of Sarah Sexton, a producer [...]

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Future Shapes releases new single “Shitwave”

Originally I thought "Shitwave" was just a fitting way to express disdain for that insipid scourge of 21st century indie pop music "Chillwave." It's actually the genre practiced by [...]

By |April 27, 2015|Comments Off on Future Shapes releases new single “Shitwave”
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    Listen to Nicki Bluhm & The Gramblers’ new LP: ‘Loved Wild Lost’

Listen to Nicki Bluhm & The Gramblers’ new LP: ‘Loved Wild Lost’

Loved Wild Lost is the new album from SF's Nicki Bluhm & The Gramblers, and you can stream it in its entirety below.

Produced by Brian Deck, the album notably [...]

By |April 24, 2015|Comments Off on Listen to Nicki Bluhm & The Gramblers’ new LP: ‘Loved Wild Lost’

bAd bAd announces new cassette, shares “gUn gOld”

One of my favorite young San Francisco bands, bAd bAd, has impressed me with every release with their toe-tapping, hip-shaking garage sound. Their latest, "gUn gOld", is no exception:

Waterboredom [...]

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    Ticket Giveaway Wednesday: Happy Fangs, Delicate Steve and more

Ticket Giveaway Wednesday: Happy Fangs, Delicate Steve and more

To enter for a chance to win tickets to any show below, email contest@thebaybridged.com with the name of the band and the date of the show you’re entering for [...]

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    Oakland’s Long Knives to play record release show at Thee Parkside with Prawn and Frameworks

Oakland’s Long Knives to play record release show at Thee Parkside with Prawn and Frameworks

 
Long Knives are a band with members from across the Bay Area who play a nostalgic mix of pop-punk and indie that reminds me of The Get Up Kids – [...]

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