Ticket Giveaway Wednesday: Blowoff, The Frustrators, Noise Pop 2011

To enter any contest submit an email to contest[at]thebaybridged.com with your full name in the body and the concert you’re entering the contest for in the subject line. You may only submit your name to one contest. Winners for each show will be decided using the guidelines listed below. Saturday, February 19th Blowoff (hosted and DJ'd by Bob Mould and Rich Morel) @ Slim's To win a pair of tickets to the show be the SECOND person to enter! The show starts at 10pm, $15, 6+. Purchase advance tickets here. Sunday, February 20th The Frustrators (feat. Mike Dirnt of Green [...]

Interview – Kid Koala on “Music to Draw to…” series: “It’s really quite an amazing thing to see.”

Montreal's Kid Koala (aka Eric San) is known both as an innovative turntablist and skilled visual artist, and he's combined those two loves in his "Music to Draw to..." series of events. The concept is pretty unique: attendees are encouraged to bring their own artistic projects to the shows, which they work on while San spins "quiet time" records and his wife serves hot chocolate and baked goods. It's an idea that both challenges expectations about what a "concert experience" should be and highlights the important role that music plays in artistic and cultural life. From the sound of it, [...]

By |February 16, 2011|Tags: |

Little Wings – “How Come”/”Mr. Natural”

Little Wings - "How Come" "How Come" comes from Black Grass, the new album from Kyle Field's Little Wings. The ten-song set comes out on February 26th, and it's available for pre-order now. Kyle will be performing at Amoeba SF on February 26th (2pm, free). Below, a video for "Mr. Natural," another song from the new album:

By |February 15, 2011|Tags: |

Mixtape: Previewing the 2011 Noise Pop Festival (Podcast #243)

Previewing the 2011 Noise Pop Festival This episode is presented by KQED.org. Long before we started The Bay Bridged, we'd look forward to February's annual Noise Pop Festival, and now, in the fest's nineteenth year, things are no different. That's a remarkable achievement, and this year's week of events brings together buzzworthy out-of-town bands and talented locals for stacked four band bills sampling some of the best in contemporary indie rock. Subscribe to the The Bay Bridged podcast! The Noise Pop Calendar, while extremely helpful, might also be a little staggering, which is why we've compiled this mix of sixteen [...]

Aesop Rock and Kimya Dawson collaborate on new music, show at Noise Pop (win tickets!)

It's important to be able to admit when you're wrong, I think, so I'll own up to some initial head-scratching about next week's Noise Pop show billed as "A Night with Aesop Rock and Kimya Dawson." Aesop and Kimya, both are great, but what do they have in common? Well, as it turns out, a lot. As the K Records Tumblr pointed out last week, Kimya Dawson's got a solo album called Thunder Thighs out later this year, and the first leaked track, "Miami Advice," featuring Aesop Rock and the Olympia Free Choir, doesn't just sound good. It actually sounds [...]

Scenes from the 2011 Bay Area Girls Rock Camp Art Auction, with Thao & Mirah

The Bay Area Girls Rock Camp serves a great purpose: empowering young girls through music. On Friday 2/4/11, it appeared that many others agreed with this idea, as the organization's 2011 Art Auction saw a significant and energetic turnout. The evening's performers, Thao and Mirah, put on a fantastic performance, and were also truly happy to be there, praising the organization's efforts several times over the course of the evening. And in an unusual turn of events, someone threw a toothbrush onto the stage during Thao and Mirah's set. In lieu of laughing it off or tossing it aside, Thao [...]

Recommended, 2/14-2/20: Chloe Makes Music, Dum Dum Girls, Winter’s Fall and Pre-Noise Pop events

Every Monday, we'll be offering you early picks for some of the week's best concerts. Do you think we omitted something worthwhile? Let us know in the comments! Be sure to visit our Local Concert Calendar for an expanded set of daily listings. Chloe Makes Music celebrates release of said music On Monday, SF's Chloe Roth is holding an album release show for her first full length as Chloe Makes Music. The Puppeteer was produced by Chris Chu of The Morning Benders, and its nine tracks display a lush folk-pop sound. Monday's show is at Cafe Du Nord (8pm, $10), [...]

Our New Banner Artist: Joshua Rampage

We are thrilled to introduce our new banner artist, Joshua Rampage. Born and raised in and around the foot of Lake Michigan, Joshua studied Fine Arts at the University of Indiana, Bloomington. Heading west in 2005, he settled into the oatmeal weather of San Francisco and began conjuring music and art, collaborating with his surroundings – mainly, people. I believe somewhere between 1 and 99% of what I create is influenced by everyone around me. Using the strength of suggestion, I encourage others to view things closer, zooming far in and out, making sure all internal mechanisms are fully functioning; [...]

By |February 14, 2011|Tags: |

New videos from Mi Ami, The Mantles and Young Prisms

"Hard Up" comes from Mi Ami's upcoming 12" Dolphins, which comes out in March on Thrill Jockey (but which you can pre-order now). From last year's Pink Information, here's a great new video from The Mantles. The band's playing at Sic Alps' Napa Asylum release show at The Eagle on February 24th. "Sugar" comes from Young Prisms' first full length, Friends for Now. They'll be at The Independent on February 25th as part of Noise Pop.

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