• The Boulevard Ear; 3/27/12
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    The Boulevard Ear; 3/27/12 – In the Hall of the Scandinavian Kings

The Boulevard Ear; 3/27/12 – In the Hall of the Scandinavian Kings

Welcome back to the Boulevard Ear, a regular feature on The Bay Bridged, where our man about town examines a community's live music offerings over the course of one [...]

By |April 4, 2012|Comments Off on The Boulevard Ear; 3/27/12 – In the Hall of the Scandinavian Kings
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    Review & Photos: Chuck Prophet & The Mission Express, Roy Loney and the Phantom Movers @ Great American Music Hall, 3/30/12

Review & Photos: Chuck Prophet & The Mission Express, Roy Loney and the Phantom Movers @ Great American Music Hall, 3/30/12

Generations of homegrown legendry teamed up at the GAMH Friday night to show young and old (and quite old) alike how roots rock is served. Alt-country hero Chuck Prophet, [...]

By |April 2, 2012|Comments Off on Review & Photos: Chuck Prophet & The Mission Express, Roy Loney and the Phantom Movers @ Great American Music Hall, 3/30/12
  • Treefort Music Fest 2012
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    Photos/Review: Treefort Music Fest in Boise with Why?, Built to Spill, and a long list of Bay Area bands

Photos/Review: Treefort Music Fest in Boise with Why?, Built to Spill, and a long list of Bay Area bands

Kicking off what will hopefully become a regular music and arts festival in downtown Boise, the Treefort Music Festival saw about ten thousand people from a variety of [...]

By |April 2, 2012|Comments Off on Photos/Review: Treefort Music Fest in Boise with Why?, Built to Spill, and a long list of Bay Area bands
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    Burger Boogaloo 2012 grand finale: Strange Boys, Los Vigilantes, Sir Lord Von Raven and Junk Species

Burger Boogaloo 2012 grand finale: Strange Boys, Los Vigilantes, Sir Lord Von Raven and Junk Species

Austin's Strange Boys headlined the final Burger Boogaloo fiesta at Thee Parkside on Sunday. Singer Ryan Sambol seems never content to play any song the same way twice. There [...]

By |March 28, 2012|Comments Off on Burger Boogaloo 2012 grand finale: Strange Boys, Los Vigilantes, Sir Lord Von Raven and Junk Species
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    Burger Boogaloo 2012 part 3: Coathangers and Guantanamo Baywatch

Burger Boogaloo 2012 part 3: Coathangers and Guantanamo Baywatch

If my pictures are getting blurry, well, blame the Boogaloo. This offering respresents Saturday night's hoopla to the best of my failing capacities. Surely Guantanamo Baywatch provides the ultimate [...]

By |March 27, 2012|Comments Off on Burger Boogaloo 2012 part 3: Coathangers and Guantanamo Baywatch
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    Burger Boogaloo 2012, Part 2: Kings Tuff and Lollipop, Coconut Coolouts and MOM

Burger Boogaloo 2012, Part 2: Kings Tuff and Lollipop, Coconut Coolouts and MOM

Friday night at Thee Parkside finished off with Vermont's King Tuff in rare form. Stage diving and moshing galore.

No one knew what to make of MOM particularly when [...]

By |March 26, 2012|Comments Off on Burger Boogaloo 2012, Part 2: Kings Tuff and Lollipop, Coconut Coolouts and MOM
  • Hunx & His Punx
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    Burger Boogaloo 2012 part 1: Shannon & the Clams, Heavy Cream, Nobunny, Hunx & his Punx

Burger Boogaloo 2012 part 1: Shannon & the Clams, Heavy Cream, Nobunny, Hunx & his Punx

Meeeeow! Or whatever sound it is a leopard makes... Nashville's Heavy Cream played second at the Bottom of the Hill on Wednesday for the first of MANY [...]

By |March 23, 2012|Comments Off on Burger Boogaloo 2012 part 1: Shannon & the Clams, Heavy Cream, Nobunny, Hunx & his Punx

SXSW 2012: Inside the Hipster Habitrail

If hipsters were hamsters, they might spend SXSW at Spiderhouse. Once a small cafe on the north side of town, Spiderhouse sported SEVEN stages this year. Hip hamsters [...]

By |March 21, 2012|1 Comment
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    My favorite show of SXSW 2012: Dustin Wong – playing tonight at Hemlock!

My favorite show of SXSW 2012: Dustin Wong – playing tonight at Hemlock!

Every year, my favorite show from SXSW is a show I didn't plan on seeing. That's what's really magical about the annual clusterfuck/music festival in Austin, TX: There are [...]

By |March 20, 2012|1 Comment
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    Mixtape & Review: Highlights from the 2012 South by Southwest Music Festival (Podcast #275)

Mixtape & Review: Highlights from the 2012 South by Southwest Music Festival (Podcast #275)

Mixtape: Highlights from the 2012 South by Southwest Music Festival (Podcast #275)

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Tracklisting:

1. Django Django - "Default"
2. Lower Dens - "Brains"
3. La Sera - "Please [...]

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  • The Creators Project 2012
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    Photos: The Creators Project with Yeah Yeah Yeahs, Squarepusher, Zola Jesus, Shabazz Palaces, The Antlers, more

Photos: The Creators Project with Yeah Yeah Yeahs, Squarepusher, Zola Jesus, Shabazz Palaces, The Antlers, more

Photos by: Nicole L. Browner

Over the weekend, lucky lottery winners attended the free interactive art and music event, The Creators Project, a partnership between Vice, Intel and participating artists. [...]

By |March 19, 2012|Comments Off on Photos: The Creators Project with Yeah Yeah Yeahs, Squarepusher, Zola Jesus, Shabazz Palaces, The Antlers, more
  • The Twilight Sad at the Independent 3/8/12
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    Review & Photos: Twilight Sad, Velvet Teen, Micah P. Hinson at the Independent 3/8/12

Review & Photos: Twilight Sad, Velvet Teen, Micah P. Hinson at the Independent 3/8/12

Last Thursday night (3/8/12) I saw a trio of enjoyable acts at The Independent. It's always nice to go in looking forward to the headliner and being pleasantly surprised [...]