The Soft White Sixties headline Blues For Pops benefit

For all those concerned their February Noise Pop show would be the only time you'd be able to dance to recent LA transplants The Soft White Sixties this year, you can let your fears fade away. The blues-encrusted rock foursome will be making a trip back to the Bay to headline this year's Blues for Pops benefit which has been previously held at Milk Bar since back in 2012. The event site explains the background of the concert best. Blues for Pops is an annual benefit concert inspired by Jeffrey Walker, the first President of Atlassian, who lost his five year [...]

Ticket Giveaway: The Soft White Sixties at The Chapel

San Francisco's own The Soft White Sixties are descendants of the type of rock and roll that aims for the heart by taking a shortcut through the hips. Lead singer Octavio Genera is a student of Jagger, with a swaggering stage presence emphasizing the grit and glamour the rest of the band raises around him, musically echoing the likes of The Black Keys at their catchiest and Alabama Shakes at their most soulful. Not a minute is wasted on the band’s 2013 debut Get Right., which offers a high hook-per-minute ratio without any diminishing marginal returns. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1pfeICEeVpI I've had the [...]

Live This Month: January 2015 — an audio guide to upcoming SF concerts

http://media.libsyn.com/media/thebaybridged/LTM_January_2015.mp3 Download: Live This Month: January 2015 (Podcast #354) 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. If you haven't adopted too many resolutions, consider adding this one to whatever you've already got lined up: resolve to go see more live music in 2015! As this month's podcast shows, January offers plenty of killer concert offerings, including a number of local bands with new albums. Tiaras is comprised of former members of stellar groups Ganglians and Blasted Canyons -- the new band isn't [...]

Wednesday: The Bay Bridged Presents The Soft White Sixties’ Residency Kickoff!

We're really excited to present the first night of The Soft White Sixties’ January residency at the Brick & Mortar Music Hall, this Wednesday, January 7, with Luke Sweeney and Santa Cruz's Beggar & The Coal. If you've seen the Soft White Sixties before, then you know that they put on a terrific live show, and we're excited to see Luke Sweeney, whose recent Adventure:Us is great stuff. We hope to see you there! https://soundcloud.com/the-soft-white-sixties/city-lights Adventure:Us by Luke Sweeney The Bay Bridged Presents: The Soft White Sixties, Luke Sweeney, Beggar & The Coal Brick & Mortar Music Hall January 7, [...]

Best of 2014: Roman Gokhman’s favorite shows

Photo by Paige K. Parsons Last year I predicted I would never see as many concerts as I did in 2013, and I was right. Having two kids can do that to any guy, even a music journalist. From 64 shows the previous year, I was only able to attend 40 in 2014. That number will probably drop again next year. In judging what I enjoyed most, I decided to grade based on my favorites rather than the “best.” This is a subjective list, so I’m not going to try to decide who performed best. As in previous years, I set [...]

The Bay Bridged Presents: Night #1 of The Soft White Sixties’ January residency at Brick & Mortar (Luke Sweeney and Beggar & The Coal support)

The Bay Bridged is happy to announce that we will be presenting the first night of The Soft White Sixties’ January residency at Brick & Mortar Music Hall. On January 7, the band will set up shop for the first of four consecutive Wednesdays at the San Francisco venue, with Luke Sweeney and Santa Cruz's Beggar & The Coal providing support for one night only. The Soft White Sixties recently dropped the video for the track "Don't Lie To Me", off their 2013 LP Get Right – it's a live performance short that experiments with some great contrasts between light [...]

Home town heroes The Soft White Sixties rule the Fillmore

The Soft White Sixties played a mid-lineup set at the Fillmore last night, September 25, between Sir Madam and Rival Sons, and they proved themselves to be proper home town heroes. From the opener, "City Lights," they set the tone of the night with the sing-a-long chorus of, "I'm just having a good time." As lead vocalist Octavio Genera shuffled across the stage, gliding from left to right and swinging his mic in and out of his hand, The Soft White Sixties converted anyone in the crowd who didn't know their name. "We're so happy to be here," Genera grinned during a rare moment of [...]

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Ticket Giveaway Wednesday: The Soft White Sixties, Fritz Montana, and more

To enter for a chance to win tickets to any show below, email contest@thebaybridged.comwith the name of the band and the date of the show you’re entering for in the subject line and your full name in the body of the email. Winners will be selected at random and notified via email. Thursday, July 24th The Soft White Sixties, The Crookes, Caught a Ghost @ Rickshaw Stop 9pm, $15, all ages. Buy advance tickets here. Friday, July 25th Titan Ups, Carletta Sue Kay, The Dead Ships @ The Chapel 9pm, $12, all ages. Buy advance tickets here. Saturday, July 26th [...]

Ticket Giveaway Wednesday: The Soft White Sixties, Franz Ferdinand, and more

To enter for a chance to win tickets to any show below, email contest@thebaybridged.com with the name of the band and the date of the show you’re entering for in the subject line and your full name in the body of the email. Winners will be selected at random and notified via email. Friday, April 25th The Soft White Sixties, Chicano Batman, A Million Billion Dying Suns @ Slim's 9pm, $15, all ages. Buy advance tickets here. Saturday, April 26th (((folkYEAH!))) Presents Flamin' Groovies, The Tyde, Light Fantastic @ Great American Music Hall 8pm, $23, all ages. Buy advance tickets [...]

The Soft White Sixties move the Chapel at Noise Pop

Photos by Jon Ching Playing for a sold-out audience, The Soft White Sixties matched the Chapel's rabid energy at their Noise Pop show on Friday, February 28. The four-piece outfit walked on stage smiling and exuding the infectious live energy they have come to be known for, as bassist Ryan Noble held up a six pack of PRB tall boys that he slowly dispersed into the crowd. Opening their headlining set with "When This All Started," the lead-in track of their 2011 eponymous debut EP, the band welcomed the audience with a familiar slow burning intro. Brandishing a tambourine, lead singer Octavio [...]

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