Violent Change releases new LP ‘A Celebration of Taste’ (opening for The Young and Rat Columns on Sunday)

San Francisco's Violent Change released their second LP A Celebration of Taste via city-based label Melters back in June. Following the band's excellent 2012 debut EP Suck On The Gun and last year's self-titled full-length (both of which featured a somewhat rotating cast of musicians including Tony Molina), frontman Matt "Gladys" Bleyle is joined this time around by "fellow noise maker/kindred spirit" Sterling Mackinnon, and the result is, well, nothing short of excellent. A Celebration of Taste's 13 tracks clock in at only a combined twenty-two minutes, but it's twenty-minutes of pure power pop punk bliss that will often slip [...]

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

http://media.libsyn.com/media/thebaybridged/LTM_August_2014.mp3 Download: Live This Month: August 2014 (Podcast #343) 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. Any discussion of SF music in August has to begin with Outside Lands 2014. Tickets sold out in the blink of an eye, a well-deserved achievement considering the extremely packed lineup of everything from Kanye to (Mikal) Cronin. It's great to see Outside Lands continue to soar. Now when do we start talking about extending it to a second weekend? OSL is the biggest, but it [...]

TBB Video Premiere: Rat Columns – “I Wonder”

2 - I WONDER by ROS RECORDS Rat Columns have a new video for their song "I Wonder," directed by experimental filmmaker and Grass Widow's bassist, Hannah Lew. Lew has made films for a ton of local bands, including Shannon and the Clams, Hunx and his Punx, her own band, and Frankie Rose and the Outs. Shot by Aubree Bernier-Clark, "I Wonder" has a pleasing editing aesthetic -- we love the triple-frame shots and fuzzy film quality. The song is on their recent EP available digitally and on vinyl from Smartguy. The lo-fi pop three-piece Rat Columns claim allegiance to [...]

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