EXCLUSIVE: Bonnie & The BANG BANG premiere new track, “Darlene”

Oakland's Bonnie & The BANG BANG have captured what it means to recreate and redefine a quintessential 90's and UK pop sound. It having been over two years since the group's last release, they are back with their forthcoming LP, Distance. Bonnie & The BANG BANG were cool enough to share "Darlene" with us, a single off of Distance, which you can listen to exclusively through The Bay Bridged below. Also, Patrick James Stiles, frontman of Bonnie & The BANG BANG, took some time to sit down and talk to me about the release, their previous stint touring, and what's in the future for [...]

Travis Hayes to share the stage with Curious Quail and Bonnie & the BANG BANG at Great American

Picked out a show for Saturday night yet? If you haven't, here's the perfect suggestion, and if you have, re-consider your options. Bourgeois Productions is bringing you one ecstatic and eclectic lineup that covers the spectrum of genres you could hope to experience in a single evening at the Great American Music Hall. There's the heartfelt folk of Travis Hayes and the Young Daze; the oddball brilliance of San Jose-based chamber pop outfit Curious Quail; and the alt-rock insanity of Bonnie and the BANG BANG. Hear that sound? That's you re-considering your options. https://youtu.be/9Qy45zFU2uc [bandcamp width=100% height=120 track=1167381485 size=large bgcol=ffffff [...]

Live This Month: June 2015 — an audio guide to upcoming SF concerts

http://media.libsyn.com/media/thebaybridged/LTM_June_2015.mp3 Download: Live This Month: June 2015 (Podcast #364) In Live This Month, we sample some of the great local and out-of-town bands performing in the coming month in the San Francisco Bay Area. A number of the Bay Area bands included in this month's mix are celebrating the release of long-overdue albums, although no band embodies that quite as much as SF band Acid King. The stoner metal group began in 1993; its new album, Middle of Nowhere, Center of Everywhere, arrives a full decade after its predecessor. Listening to "Red River," one might assume that the ten years [...]

Ticket Giveaway Wednesday: Golden Void, Growwler, and more

Golden Void 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 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, March 12th Golden Void, Growwler, Cellar Doors, JJAAXXNN @ Great American Music Hall 8pm, $14, all ages. Buy advance tickets here. Saturday, March 14th Strong Like Bull, Bonnie & The Bang Bang, Sunrunners, The Soonest @ Great American Music Hall 9pm, $13, all ages. [...]

Don’t forget: Celebrate the SF music scene Saturday at Not Dead Yet Fest!

"Everybody's moving to L.A." "All the art is happening in Oakland." "This place is dead anyway." No matter where you look these days, someone's singing the death knell of not only the San Francisco music scene, but San Francisco as we know it. If you believed most commentators, you'd picture the City as a seven-mile-by-seven-mile wasteland full of Mark Zuckerberg clones renting studios for $5K per month, applying for permits to build a Walmart on every corner from North Beach to Lake Merced, and namby-pamby former suburbanites petitioning to have every music venue shut down for excessive noise. Well, the [...]

Live This Month: June 2014 — an audio guide to upcoming SF concerts

http://media.libsyn.com/media/thebaybridged/LTM_June_2014.mp3 Download: Live This Month: June 2014 — an audio guide to upcoming SF concerts (Podcast #339) In Live This Month, we sample some of the great local and out-of-town bands performing in the coming month in the San Francisco Bay Area. It's been a little over three years since tUnE-yArDs garnered universal acclaim for w h o k i l l, but Merrill Garbus hasn't lost any momentum with Nikki Nack. Her band's nationwide tour comes to The Fillmore this month for two sold-out shows. tUnE-yArDs isn't the only local band with a new album -- we're also really [...]

Giveaway: The Sam Chase, Bonnie & The BANG BANG, Before The Brave

This Friday, Slim's hosts an entire line-up of San Francisco folk-punk locals: The Sam Chase, Bonnie & The BANG BANG, and Before The Brave. It's a show not to be missed because The Sam Chase will be unveiling a new music video for "A Lucky One". It's animated by Murder Dollhouse, the studio that created videos for Sonny & The Sunsets and Social Studies. Watch the teaser for "A Lucky One" below: http://youtu.be/iGIPsZtcMlw Maybe you were lucky enough to catch Bonnie & The BANG BANG during their January residency at Milk Bar, but if you weren't, don't fret. We've got [...]

Video Premiere: Bonnie & the Bang Bang — “Medicine Man”

Bonnie & the BANG BANG is the kind of outfit that bridges music scenes here in San Francisco. If you haven't heard the band's debut LP The Dark Dream, which was released last summer, you have yet to experience the group's moody fusion of jazz-rock, classic pop, indie folk and rock and roll that's just as well suited for pristine concert halls as it is for whiskey bars.  The results are a stunning and cohesive amalgam of Americana flavors that can sound both tough and sultry, thanks in big part to the dynamic vocal stylings of Patrick James Stiles. Having just [...]

Bonnie & the Bang Bang takes up residency at Milk Bar

Since releasing their debut LP, The Dark Dream, last July, Bonnie & the BANG BANG has been spreading their Western brand of rock and roll, woven seamlessly with threads of folk, jazz and classic pop sounds, around the West Coast from a winery in Sonoma to San Jose and some of the finest music houses in San Francisco. Maintaining their forward momentum, the band is starting off 2014 strong with a month-long residency at Haight Street's Milk Bar that kicks off tonight with a guitar-driven lineup of Strange Vine, Down and Outlaws and WAG. If you can't make it, don't sweat it! Bonnie [...]

Giveaway! San Franpsycho Presents: Ben Kweller Benefit Concert for Surf For Life

San Franpsycho is teaming up with the non-profit foundation Surf For Life to put on one helluva show for one helluva great cause on Friday night at the Independent. The show - a benefit to raise money for educational resources in Nicaragua - features three solid acts: Ben Kweller, Mahgeetah, and Bonnie & the BANG BANG. Both the Indy and Another Planet Entertainment are putting all ticket proceeds from the event toward the cause, and we have two pairs of tickets to giveaway to a couple lucky readers. Surf For Life is a San Francisco-based 501(c)(3) non-profit organization that "sponsors [...]

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