Spirital Cramp and Healing Potpourri raise money for Casa de las Madres in December

Join Virginia Beach's Turnover, as well as local bands Spiritual Cramp and Healing Potpourri at San Francisco's August Hall to raise money for La Casa de las Madres. Casa de las Madres — if you don't know — is a Mission-based organization that provices services for victims of domestic violence. The first of its kind in California, Casa de las Madres has been helping end the scourge of domestic violence and abuse in San Francisco through shelter services and public education programs for over 40 years. So come out to August Hall in a few weeks, support your local music [...]

Mixtape: Bay Area Musicians to Watch in 2018

This episode first ran on KQED.org. http://media.libsyn.com/media/thebaybridged/Musicians_to_Watch_2018.mp3 Download: Mixtape: Bay Area Musicians to Watch in 2018 (Podcast #421) Despite the many challenges that unfortunately failed to disappear at the end of 2017, one bright spot for 2018 is the wealth of emerging Bay Area musicians and bands poised for significant growth this year. This mix showcases fourteen of our picks for local artists to watch in the coming months, with highlights in a variety of genres, including hip hop, electronic pop, folk and punk. Several of the acts included here released acclaimed projects in 2017. Rose Droll's debut EP Photograph [...]

Spiritual Cramp: “We’re Right Here.”

(photo: Garret Van Brunt) Michael Bingham’s eyes drift restlessly, his attention half-focused on finding our waitress. This particular taqueria is generous with complimentary chips and salsa. The lead vocalist of San Francisco punk band Spiritual Cramp embodies both calmness and urgency in his body language. In embracing this duality, he often drifts into the realm of hyper self-awareness. “This band is for people who are as bad off as I am,” Bingham explains. “It surprises people, ya know? They’ll say  ‘What? I thought you were so cool!’ and I’m like ‘No no no! I’m super fucked up, just like you [...]

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