Abbot Kinney play Great American Music Hall this Saturday

Playing the renowned Great American Music Hall for the first time is a milestone that would make any local musician giddy. For singer-songwriter Jared Swanson, frontman of Abbot Kinney, it's [...]

By |August 18, 2016|4 Comments

Music and…: Five Ways to Think About the Crackdown on SF Venues

In the midst of enjoying a series of sold-out, locally-headlined shows during last week's Noise Pop festivities, there was just enough of a gap between bands, drinks and good [...]

Contest: Alternative Tentacles’ Thirtieth Anniversary

Local institution Alternative Tentacles Records celebrates its thirtieth anniversary this year. Beginning with The Dead Kennedys' "California Uber Alles" single in June 1979, the label has since released [...]

By |October 14, 2009|Comments Off on Contest: Alternative Tentacles’ Thirtieth Anniversary

All Ages Venues Update: Charges Against Great American Dropped

All Shook Down and NBC Bay Area brought some welcome news yesterday in the Department of Alcoholic Beverage Control's (ABC) outrageous crackdown on all ages SF venues, a conflict [...]

By |September 30, 2009|Comments Off on All Ages Venues Update: Charges Against Great American Dropped

The latest on the ABC and local venues: why promises of change aren’t enough

A Bay Bridged reader tipped us off to this post over at the Chronicle's City Insider blog, the latest in the paper's coverage of the ongoing conflict between the [...]

By |April 29, 2009|Comments Off on The latest on the ABC and local venues: why promises of change aren’t enough

Must-read Chronicle story on the ABC and SF live music

Via The OCMD, the San Francisco Chronicle wrote an absolutely astonishing story this weekend about action by the state Department of Alcoholic Beverage Control targeted at some of the [...]

By |April 13, 2009|2 Comments