Ask The Staff: What do you want your First Concert After to be?

(Ceremony and Perfume Genius: Estefany Gonzalez. Lizzo: Ian Young.) As chroniclers of the Bay Area's live music scene, we are obviously so, so excited for concerts to come back. Well, kind of — some of us have some trepidation about the speed at which live events are announcing their return, considering that, though case numbers have fallen dramatically, we're still in an active pandemic. But that doesn't mean a number of us haven't been daydreaming about what the perfect first concert to see after this is all over (or at least mostly over) would be. So we asked the staff: [...]

Derek’s Best of The Bay: 2020

Photo by Eric Molyneaux With the pandemic putting the kibosh on live music, there's unquestionably been a collective sadness within our hearts. That old world — where one could wander into a venue, order a cheap* beer, and get floored by some upstart opening act — seems like an eternity ago. It's been interesting see to how artists and fans scrambled to find new ways connect and fill the void left by the vacant venues. But amid some questionable livestreams, social media meltdowns, or choosing to ignore it completely , artists did what they do best during times of turmoil [...]

Quaran-tunes: Coping with shelter in place, Bay Area edition

It sure didn't take long for our world to be upended, did it? Look, there's no way to pussyfoot around this: COVID-19 sucks. It will cost countless lives the world over. But as we hunker down in this preemptive shelter in place quarantine, why not fire up the stereo and pass the days away with some tunes? Music is always a good antidote for when there's not one in sight for the foreseeable future. Here's a selection of "quaran-tunes" from local artists that we hope will be a balm for these unprecedented times. Follow us on Spotify! Jody Amable, Content Director [...]

By |March 19, 2020|Tags: , , |

Best Of 2019: Derek’s favorite Wine Country releases

Pictured: The author. Look, from an artist's perspective, I get why y'all don't come up here all the time. Having grown up here, I'll admit that Sonoma County is pretty much just wine and expensive road bikes. And weed. Like, tons of weed. BUT. There are also musicians up here doing cool stuff! I swear. Check it — here's a bunch of cool musicians in no particular order whatsoever who dropped hot records in 2019. Eki Shola, Drift Did you know Eki Shola used to be a doctor? Makes perfect sense, since her songs and voice tap directly into the [...]

Anthony Anzaldo wants you to stop being boring

Small talk is weird. We all have this silently agreed upon conversational shorthand to pin our daily interactions on because even as adults, let's face it — we are all radioactive spike balls of defense mechanisms. We all want connection but our efforts to communicate socially with peers is rarely able to crack the surface to get to the warm, gooey insides. But maybe that's what we really need right now: to lower our defenses and try to connect with each other on a deeper level. Anthony Anzaldo from the seminal Bay Area hardcore band Ceremony did us all a [...]

Ticket Giveaway Wednesday: Ceremony, Mondo Cozmo and more

(illustration: Cassidy Miller) 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. Saturday, February 25 The Frights, The Garden, The Regrettes @ The Chapel 8pm, $15, all ages. Buy advance tickets here.SOLD OUT Sunday, February 26 Mondo Cozmo, Sego @ The Independent 8pm, $15, 21+. Buy advance tickets here. Sunday, February 26 Ceremony, Nothing, The World, Marbled [...]

By |February 22, 2017|Tags: , |

Ticket Giveaway Wednesday: Ceremony, Pure Bathing Culture and more

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, October 29th Ceremony, Loma Prieta, Forced Order, The She's @ Great American Music Hall 8:30pm, $15, all ages. Buy advance tickets here. Thursday, October 29th Pure Bathing Culture, Wild Ones @ The Chapel 9pm, $15, all ages. Buy advance tickets here. Thursday, October 29th John Grant, Bright [...]

Ceremony releases two-track video from upcoming album ‘L-Shaped Man’

By a band’s fifth studio album, it’s likely they’ve gone through a transformation or two, and North Bay locals Ceremony are no exception. In anticipation of the release of their fifth LP, L-Shaped Man, the band released a new seven-minute long video encompassing two songs from the new album - “The Separation” and “The Understanding”. It doesn’t take much time to recognize that this album focuses on the event and consequences of a breakup; vocalist Ross Farrar’s lyrics allude to it explicitly. Nor does it take much to notice how the band has departed from their once abrasive hardcore sound [...]

By |April 7, 2015|Tags: |

Ticket Giveaway Wednesday: Alex G, Ceremony, David Kilgour, and more

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. Friday, August 1st David Kilgour & The Heavy Eights, The Shifting Sands, The Mantles @ Rickshaw Stop 9pm, $14, all ages. Buy advance tickets here. Saturday, August 2nd Ceremony, Nothing, Dangers, Flesh World, King Woman @ Rickshaw Stop 8pm, $14, all ages. Buy advance tickets here. Tuesday, [...]

Review & Photos: Ceremony, Terry Malts, Comadre, Permanent Ruin, Synthetic ID @ Rickshaw Stop 2/27/13 (Noise Pop 2013)

Photos by Nicole L. Browner It's not always clear which part of Noise or Pop you're going to encounter for any specific show — or frankly, whether the festival has a specific theme at all, besides a load of great musicians dropping into SF for a week — but the Ceremony show on Wednesday night at Rickshaw Stop proved to be a solid booking from top-to-bottom: hardcore, noise, fuzz rock, and circle-pit inducing guitar riffs all blasted out at one time or another throughout the night. SF-based Bay Bridged favorites Synthetic ID kicked it off with a furious set of [...]

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