The Bay Abridged: June 22 – July 5

Illustration by Cassidy Miller In this recurring feature known as The Bay Abridged, our staff writers provide short, witty recaps on shows they attended around the Bay Area. A scene check, a heat check, and sometimes more — stop by every other Wednesday for the most comprehensive and concise recap of the Bay Area concert scene. Burger Boogaloo at Mosswood Park (OAK), June 25-26. On a perfectly warm and sunny, summer weekend, Burger Boogaloo once again brought the punk, garage, psych, surf, and all other filthy sub-genres of rock to Oakland, hosted by legendary scumbag, John Waters. The two days [...]

The Bay Abridged: Dec 9 – Dec 15

In this recurring feature known as The Bay Abridged, our staff writers will provide short, witty recaps on shows they attended around the Bay Area. A scene check, a heat check, and sometimes more — stop by every Wednesday for the most comprehensive and concise recap of last week's Bay Area concert scene. The David Wax Museum at Freight and Salvage (Berkeley) Dec. 8 A subdued but appreciative Berkeley crowd, to which David Wax catered, dug the mellowness off the new album “Guesthouse” — particularly “Lose Touch with the World” had us thinking existential thoughts about the realness of the [...]

Best of 2014: What the other lists missed from Russell Jelinek

It's officially 2015, and all the 2014 lists are in. I honestly enjoy them, but how many times do you need to read about Run the Jewels and War on Drugs? We get it, they're good. Locally, everyone loved Cocktails, Sun Kil Moon, and tUnE-YaRdS, but what did just about every list miss? THE ANSWER IS BELOW: Odawas - Reflection of a Pink Laser: A triumphant comeback for the Indiana natives. The expansive instrumentals on the 19-minute "What If Our World is Their Heaven" leading into "Flow My Tears" makes for the best moment on any album I've heard for [...]

Mixtape: Hidden Gems from San Francisco Music in 2014

http://media.libsyn.com/media/thebaybridged/Hidden_Gems_2014_Mix.mp3 Download: Mixtape: Catching Up With Some Former Locals (Podcast #350) 2014 was another great year for releases from Bay Area bands, but some of the year's most impressive releases may not have initially received the attention they deserved. Those sorts of oversights are understandable given the volume of new albums coming out year-round. Still, as we approach the time of year when people naturally begin assembling their "Best of 2014" lists, it seemed like the right point to look back at ten of the year's most interesting local releases that may not have gotten their due when they arrived. [...]

Review: Kacey Johansing’s album release show, 5/19 at the Rickshaw Stop

Kacey Johansing - "Oh, Brother" On Wednesday 5/19/2010, the Rickshaw Stop hosted a night of bands coming together to toast San Francisco singer/songwriter Kacey Johansing and the release of her debut album, Many Seasons. The evening's openers, The Range of Light Wilderness, brought intelligent garage pop with a good amount of laconic feeling. The band is made up of a bass player, drummer, and guitarist, all of whom share vocal duty. They use three-part harmonies and elevating repetition to create what sounds like Philip Glass’ garage band - if he had one, that is. The vibe was chill and their sound [...]

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