Review: 2 shows & 8 bands in 1 night: Kelley Stoltz, UV Race, Total Control, Young Offenders @ Hemlock Tavern; Trainwreck Riders, Pine Box Boys, The Good Luck Thrift Store Outfit, Virgil Shaw @ GAMH 8/27

(Note to the reader: This is an epic tale, long in the telling. If you doubt your mettle, please at least scroll down and check out the respective [...]

By |September 1, 2010|8 Comments

Review/Photos: Lazer Sword, Rainbow Arabia, Religious Girls, Sister Crayon @ The Rickshaw Stop 8/26

Sacramento quartet Sister Crayon, opened the show, led by singer Terra Lopez, who used vocal effects so well they functioned as another instrument. Sister Crayon play well crafted songs [...]

By |August 31, 2010|4 Comments

Review/Photos: Japonize Elephants, Zoyres, Killbossa @ The Rickshaw Stop 8/25

Oakland’s Killbossa is a 7-piece that plays beefed up Tropicália standards (60’s era Brazilian music with a political bent). The vocals are clean, the backbeat hard, and the guitar [...]

By |August 30, 2010|Comments Off on Review/Photos: Japonize Elephants, Zoyres, Killbossa @ The Rickshaw Stop 8/25

Woven Bones, Sandwitches, Splinters – Bottom of the Hill, 8/18

Don't you love it when the first band steals the show?

I mean, of course we don't totally love it - we'd prefer to be knocked out by everyone on [...]

By |August 24, 2010|2 Comments

Review & Photos: Tea with Joanna Newsom at the Fox Theater, 8/2/10

This week someone asked me to name the best show I had ever seen. What kind of question is that? It's like asking someone what your favorite [...]

By |August 4, 2010|Comments Off on Review & Photos: Tea with Joanna Newsom at the Fox Theater, 8/2/10

Review: J. Tillman, Little Wings, Phosphorescent @ Bottom of the Hill 7/28/10

On Wednesday, July 28th at Bottom of the Hill, J. Tillman sat alone onstage with his guitar and a cymbal (that went almost completely unused). The crowd was so [...]

By |August 2, 2010|Comments Off on Review: J. Tillman, Little Wings, Phosphorescent @ Bottom of the Hill 7/28/10

Videos & Photos: Grass Widow, Ganglians @ Mission Creek Music Festival 2010

Mission Creek Music Festival - Grass Widow 7/17/10 from The Bay Bridged on Vimeo.

Mission Creek Music Festival - Ganglians 7/17/10 from The Bay Bridged on Vimeo.

Photos by: MBL

This year's [...]

By |July 21, 2010|Comments Off on Videos & Photos: Grass Widow, Ganglians @ Mission Creek Music Festival 2010

Review & Photos: Farmer Dave Scher, Seventeen Evergreen, Tim Cohen at the Rickshaw Stop 7/12/10

The night began at SF General Hospital where I found my camera thanks to the very helpful labor and delivery staff, but that's a long story. I got [...]

By |July 16, 2010|Comments Off on Review & Photos: Farmer Dave Scher, Seventeen Evergreen, Tim Cohen at the Rickshaw Stop 7/12/10

Review & Photos: El Guincho, Still Flyin’, Ghosts on Tape @ Rickshaw Stop 7/9

Photos by: Rachel Keenan

Let us take a moment before surveying Friday night's offerings to appreciate The Rickshaw Stop. It's a great room, the staff there are always cheerful [...]

By |July 14, 2010|Comments Off on Review & Photos: El Guincho, Still Flyin’, Ghosts on Tape @ Rickshaw Stop 7/9

Review & Video: A B & the Sea, What Laura Says, So Many Wizards @ Cafe Du Nord 7/7

Local favorites A B & the Sea brought their retro pop to Cafe Du Nord last Wednesday as a part of the local showcase The Rumble. Two out-of-towners -- [...]

By |July 12, 2010|Comments Off on Review & Video: A B & the Sea, What Laura Says, So Many Wizards @ Cafe Du Nord 7/7

Review & Photos: Harlem, Hunx and His Punx, Bridez @ The Independent 6/29

Photos by Paige Parsons

Bridez started the evening with a profane greeting that brought with it an ear-shattering brick wall of guitar. Their forte is grunged-up post-punk tunes. They are [...]

By |July 5, 2010|Comments Off on Review & Photos: Harlem, Hunx and His Punx, Bridez @ The Independent 6/29

Review & Photos: Radar Brothers, Man/Miracle, Mist and Mast @ Rickshaw Stop 6/24/10

I ended up at Dan Sung Sa again, a rare late night eatery in Oakland, and a new personal fave. They are open evenings only from 6pm-2am. The walls [...]

By |June 30, 2010|4 Comments