A 2020 Favorite: Kyle Stringer’s ‘House Plants’ project

Words by William Wayland The next time you find yourself in the middle of a global pandemic, sheltering in a tiny apartment — missing friends, family, and your former life — try spinning House Plants to feel a little more grounded. House Plants is the eponymous title of Kyle Stringer’s solo effort and self-released debut album. Stringer is usually out of the spotlight, laying down bass lines for Oakland’s Milk for the Angry or, before that, Kansas band Narkalark. Here he steps to the front of the stage (figuratively speaking) with echoes of Alex G, Flaming Lips, Toro Y Moi, [...]

Best of 2019: William Wayland’s favorite photos

Angelo Moore (photo: William Wayland) Words by William Wayland In 2019 I saw the documentary Bad Reputation and decided I better check out Joan Jett. I even got in a fight with her tour manager before the show. He decided there wouldn’t be any photography at the concert and everybody with a camera got kicked out. Except me. I guess he decided that the guy who could give it back as good as he got deserved to stay. A memorable show, and Joan Jett rocked it, but the photos didn’t make my best of 2019. I got to see Burna Boy, whose new album has been [...]

Premiere: Milk for the Angry, “Snake Eyes”

Words by William Wayland Milk for the Angry’s most popular video so far was an accident. Riffing with a neighbor, they improvised Cleopatra’s “Jumper Cable Jam,” shared it on social media, and were unprepared to find that it generated over 96 thousand likes on Facebook. Somehow there’s even a cover of the song on YouTube. Will their newest video shot with local videographer, Will Rushton, and premiering here on The Bay Bridged, catch on just like it? "Snake Eyes" follows a toy snake through the streets and neighborhoods of San Francisco. It’s trying to get somewhere, but where is it [...]

Review + Photos: Milk For The Angry at the Elbo Room

Milk For The Angry (photo: William Wayland) Words by William Wayland New Bay Area band Milk For The Angry dropped their psychedelic-y, grunge-y, surf-y debut album, Make Like An Animal, on Thursday and we caught their next show on Sunday where they headlined the Elbo Room in San Francisco. Milk For The Angry may be a new band on the San Francisco scene, but this is an experienced bunch looking to prove themselves quickly. They showed that by hanging with the English Language, a Portland band with San Francisco roots and a menacing garage-rock sound. If you missed their West Coast tour, listen to their latest album, [...]

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