What’s Happening This Weekend? A Guide To Shows Around The Bay, May 19 – 21

Already established in the UK, Kiwanuka's star is rising stateside. Friday, May 19 Michael Kiwanuka @ The Fillmore Kiwanuka's star is rising in the US thanks to "Black Man in a White World"'s use in trailers and sountracks. Pallbearer @ The New Parish Get heavy with Pallbearer in Oakland. Brother Grand, Maggie Y/O @ Hotel Utah San Jose's Brother Grand joins forces with San Francisco's Maggie Y/O for a choice local bill. Saturday, May 20 French Cassettes, Spooky Mansion @ Thee Parkside Some of our favorite indie rock acts from recent years take over Thee Parkside for a night. The [...]

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Woods bring ambition, evolution to the Chapel this weekend

From humble lo-fi beginnings, Woods has become one of the most beloved names in modern folk rock. Increasingly ambitious albums have captured the maturation of a band that has grown dramatically in stylistic experimentation and technical skill. Throughout this evolution, their main constant has been the highly distinctive nasal vocals of Jeremy Earl. His record label, Woodsist, has released all of the band’s ten records, beginning with 2005’s How To Survive + In The Woods. Earl’s singing voice grounds Woods' music solidly in the country and folk traditions, though the versatile band — now consisting of Earl, Jarvis Taveniere, Aaron Neveu, Chuck Van Dyck, [...]

By |May 17, 2017|Tags: |

Always at home on the West Coast, Woods play The Chapel next week

It’s a bit strange how a much a Brooklyn-based can evoke the bucolic and windswept shores of California, but Woods — a group that has long specialized in eccentric folk music — is a pretty unique example of bi-coastal synergy. The group’s label, Woodsist, founded by Woods’ leader Jeremy Earl, annually puts on a music festival in Big Sur. Plus, the sonic tenor of that label’s bands adhere to the psychedelic and experimental tendencies pioneered by The Grateful Dead, the West Coast’s closest thing to a musical institution. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RNIVuPsoygI That’s why it always feels like an ancestral homecoming when Woods plays [...]

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Woodsist Fest announces 2015 lineup featuring Real Estate, Woods, White Fence, and more

  Woodsist Fest is back! The Big Sur festival is returning with a one day event on May 18, 2015 in a brand new location: the Loma Vista Gardens. Presented by (((folkYEAH!))), the sixth annual event features a stellar lineup of acts, including Real Estate, Woods, White Fence, Little Wings and more. Last year, Real Estate released the stellar album Atlas, widely regarded as one of the best of the year via Domino, so this year's fest should feature some incredible music in a gorgeous setting. Tickets are on sale now here at their website. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aTxGOyqKe30

Outside Lands 2014: Your Guide to SF’s Biggest Summer Musical Experience

Outside Lands 2014 show poster (DKNG Studios) It's that time of year again – the yearning masses will descend upon San Francisco this weekend for the City's now hallmark summer musical experience Outside Lands. Yep, the seventh edition of the gigantic gig in Golden Gate Park kicks off Friday at noon and, as you've undoubtedly learned by now, it will be headlined by none other than Kanye, Tom Petty and The Heartbreakers, and The Killers. Headliners can be hit-or-miss, but the strength of Outside Lands (or any festival, for that matter) typically lies in the undercard. Sure, you may get [...]

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 [...]

2014 Woodsist Fest announces lineup

Woodsist Fest has announced this year's Big Sur festival dates and lineup, with tickets going on sale this week. The two-day festival welcomes Woods, Angel Olsen, White Fence, Skygreen Leopards, and Kevin Morby on Tuesday, August 5. Real Estate, Foxygen, Little Wings, Steve Gunn, and Meg Baird will perform on Wednesday, August 6. As usual, the fest will take place at the awesome Henry Miller Memorial Library located in the scenic woods of Big Sur. This is Woodsist's fifth year in Big Sur, and fans of psych, rock, and folk music who have never made the trip are missing out [...]

Woods' Kevin Morby announces solo album, tour

Woods' bassist Kevin Morby first acquainted us with his more personal work when he teamed up with Vivian Girls’ Cassie Ramone under the moniker The Babies - an American indie rock band that carries a kind of country music soulfulness to their tunes. Morby has now marked his debut as a solo songwriter with the release of Harlem River - an album that pays homage to New York City. Due November 26 on Woodsist, Harlem River exemplifies Morby’s command of storytelling with a collection of eight songs that interweave tragedy, love, death, and misfortune. Fans of Morby’s previous projects (Woods’ [...]

By |November 11, 2013|Tags: , |

Review & Photos: Woods, The Fresh & Onlys @ The Chapel 9/20/2013

Woods has claimed the title as ultimate zoned-out folk band with an edge; their meandering, acoustic epics are interjected by screaming reverb. At the risk of sounding trite, the term ‘folkadelic’ fits their sound quite aptly. They shook a sold-out crowd with an hour-long set at the Chapel on Friday night, and delivered a satisfying balance of well-received singles, lots of songs from their most recent album, and new material. Jessica Pratt opened the show -- is it just me or has she been prefacing every even-slightly psychedelic performance in the Bay Area as of late? Do we need a [...]

The Haberdash is tomorrow night at Great American

There's just one day to go until the third installation of The Bold Italic's The Haberdash, that celebration of men's fashion in the City by the Bay, and there's one more reason to head over to Great American Music Hall tomorrow night – TBI is offering tickets at a twenty percent discount. You just need to head over to the Eventbrite ticketing page and enter the rather apt promotional code DAPPER. With the theme "From Day to Night", this year's The Haberdash will not only highlight clothing from some of SF's leading designers and boutiques, it will also feature live [...]

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