Ticket Giveaway Wednesday: Talk of Shamans, The She’s, Lee Gallagher and more

The She's 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 in the subject line and your full name in the body of the email. Winners will be selected at random and notified via email. Thursday, July 2nd The Ogres, The Devil-Ettes, The Sermon @ Rickshaw Stop 7pm, $5, all ages. Buy advance tickets here. Friday, July 3rd Talk of Shamans, Virgin Teeth, Air Surgeon, Sister Chief @ Slim's 9pm, $11, all ages. Buy advance tickets here. Wednesday, July 8th SOAK., [...]

Blood brothers ‘SinSerious’ sign to MF Grimm’s label Day by Day Entertainment

SinSerious is the project of Alex and Jordan Powell - two brothers who have been refining their craft under various monikers for years now, honing their flow in San Diego and arriving at their current iteration here in San Francisco. Often performing under the names Ace Diego and Gamma, the two have been releasing music as a unit since mid 2012. Their brand of bouncy, thoughtful hip-hop prioritizes optimism and word play; crackling vinyl sounds and goofy samples about champagne litter the record and compliment its casual atmosphere. Their efforts caught the attention of MF Grimm, a storied MC from New York whose label [...]

By |June 30, 2015|Tags: |

Burger Boogaloo preview: Black Lips feel right at home with the “weirdos”

Photo Credit: Zach Wolfe During their uproarious 16-year existence, the Black Lips have played on six different continents — a journey that has brought them to exotic (and dangerous) locations that most groups wouldn’t dream of visiting, let alone include in their tour plans. The group has also graced premier billing spots at numerous festivals, and ignited unforgettable crowd reactions with their unpredictable live shows (go on You Tube and look up “Black Lips play Heaven.”) There is very little that the Black Lips haven’t seen or done. Yet even with that cache of indelible memories, Black Lips bassist/vocalist Jared Swilley [...]

Oakland’s Mansion to release experimental, no-wave album ‘Early Life’

Oakland's Mansion are a relatively new group. They make music that sounds like they've listened to a lot of the bands that identified with New York's No Wave scene, and puts them in camp with East Bay noise acts like No Babies and Stillsuit. Their first release was last year's self-titled EP, the first track of which opens with marching drums and bursts of white noise. The music is dark and industrial. Their new LP, entitled Early Life, is coming out on Oakland's Degenerate Mag, who are foregoing their traditional medium of zine to make this vinyl their 17th issue. I really appreciate [...]

By |June 29, 2015|Tags: |

Interview: Lee Bob & the Truth on their debut LP

Photo: Kaitlyn Miller Lee Bob & the Truth, the trio of Lee Bob Watson, Josh Lippi, and Steve Wyreman, recently released their debut LP, The Truth, and as you'd expect if you're familiar with the players, it's a fine piece of work. The charismatic Watson joined forces with Lippi and Wyreman, a pair of extremely talented and accomplished musicians, to create an album that was completely independent from any outside influence, and is quite simply some damn fine rock and roll. The band was spread across the world last week, so we got together online for a chat about the [...]

Cazadero releases ‘Domestic Refugee’

Cazadero, the project fronted by our good friend and former Bay Bridged contributor Joe Hayes, just released Domestic Refugee, their third LP in a little over four years. Hayes, a longtime veteran of the local scene was once a member of the eclectic improvisers The Don'ts, (who were featured on The Bay Bridged's first compilation album and Podcast 217). With Cazadero, Hayes and his band have developed a distinct retro sound that makes me want to use the word "ramble" for some reason. Domestic Refugee is a trip across the United States (rambling in a large olive-green Buick from the [...]

By |June 26, 2015|Tags: |

The Unlikely Evolution of the Koehler Brothers

Shannon and Spence Koehler onstage at Great American Music Hall, June 6, 2015 (photo: Jon Ching) It wasn’t long ago that Shannon and Spence Koehler were just two brothers from the boonies. “He was like a little church mouse,” squawks Shannon, talking about his brother Spence’s transformation since the two set out as part of the Stone Foxes, way back in 2007. The two are currently ensconced in a studio in San Rafael with the other Foxes, putting the finishing touches on Twelve Spells, due out in August. “Personality wise, he talks a lot more (now). He’ll go get drinks [...]

By |June 25, 2015|Tags: |

Announcing Phono del Sol 2015 set times!

Phono del Sol is just over 2 weeks from today. When did that happen? We're super excited, and we hope you are excited as well. Saturday, July 11th at Potrero del Sol Park will be an amazing mix of bands, food, drinks, vendors, and more! Here is the official schedule for Phono del Sol 2015! Take a look and get pumped. 12:00-2:00pm: Happy Hour (discount beer and cocktails) 12:30pm: Scary Little Friends (Mission Stage) 12:55pm: Tiaras (Potrero Stage) 1:20pm: Everyone is Dirty (Mission Stage) 1:45pm: Mas Ysa (Potrero Stage) 2:15pm: Marriages (Mission Stage) 2:45pm: Heartwatch (Potrero Stage) 3:15pm: Verite (Mission Stage) 3:45pm: [...]

By |June 25, 2015|Tags: |

Interview: Television’s Jimmy Rip reflects on the band’s influence

While his more-celebrated bandmate may cringe at the statement, Television guitarist Jimmy Rip said he has no qualms with how often the legendary band’s sound has been copped in recent years. “You know, Tom would probably hate me saying this, but thank god so many of those young bands have ripped us off,” said Rip, a longtime session guitarist who officially joined the group in 2007. “It seems like every 10 years or so, a whole new batch of fans are introduced to Television because we’re so commonly cited as an influence. I think that’s a good thing. It reminds people how [...]

By |June 25, 2015|Tags: |

East Bay punk duo Street Eaters prepare for new album with single ‘Paralyzed’

(Street Eaters, photo by Leo Docuyanan) Street Eaters are two friends who have been making music together since at least 2009. Any band that's been putting out music that long has really figured out how to operate together; between coordinating schedules, goals, and song writing intentions, it's not always a walk in the park. Last year's LP Blood:Muscles:Bones saw Megan March and John No collaborating on 10 tracks of driving, angular punk songs, whose vocals were simultaneously catchy in a pop-punk sense, and also eerie in an icy, San Francisco post-punk vein. Fast forward over a hundred shows and several continents [...]

By |June 24, 2015|Tags: |
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