Let all your friends and family know! It’s the first Bay Bridged presents show!

The Invisible Cities
20 Minute Loop

Wednesday, September 6
Make-Out Room, 9PM, $8

On Wednesday, September 6th, The Bay Bridged will host a benefit concert for Playing in Fog at San Francisco’s Make-Out Room. For the last six years, Playing in Fog has served as one of the Bay Area’s best resources on the web for information about the San Francisco indie music scene, as well as the consistently fantastic “Playing in Fog Presentsâ€? shows, a monthly showcase for the best acts in indie music. Recently, Playing in Fog was fined for violating San Francisco’s flyering laws despite not actually posting any flyers. Because the flyers said “Playing in Fog Presents”, Playing in Fog’s Deb Zeller found herself a victim of the city ordinance’s “rebuttable presumption”, which finds a person guilty of violating the flyering laws unless they can prove otherwise at an administrative hearing. In the process of unsuccessfully fighting these fines at the hearing, Playing in Fog incurred significant legal fees. All proceeds from this show will go toward a legal fund established to pay for these fines and fees.

The show features three of San Francisco’s best indie rock bands:

The Invisible Cities “is a San Francisco-based band that makes incandescent rough-around- the-edges sometimes-quiet sometimesloud rocknroll pop music with wiry guitars and boy/girl harmonies. Watertown is their first full-length record, born of late-night, half-remembered reflections about half-remembered places.” They were also voted Best Indie Pop band by the readers of the San Francisco Bay Guardian in 2005!

20 Minute Loop was voted Catchiest Band in 2005 by the East Bay Express: “…it’s immediately evident that their band, 20 Minute Loop, has just unloaded the most absurdly addictive angst-pop record to emerge from the East Bay in, well, actually, ever. Yawn + House = Explosion is a ridiculously fantastic mash-up of pop hooks, slide guitar riffs, and dueling boy/girl vocals that either intertwine perfectly or clash magnificently.”

Tomihira can be pretty much summed up from this great description written up in the SF Examiner: “Local shoegazers Tomihira use a moody musical palette a la Joy Division and My Bloody Valentine, with hues ranging from sullen purple to heartbroken violet to just-plain-blue, to create indie-stained portraits of longing and desire.”

Lastly, we can now announce our Playing in Fog Benefit Auctions! They are all on eBay so check them out and let the bidding begin! All of the proceeds from this auction will go towards Playing in Fog’s Legal Fund. For more information about this cause, click here.

Each auction can be accessed by clicking it’s title link below or see all of them here!

Auction #1: Playing in Fog Alumni Pack
Autographed copy of Thee More Shallows most recent EP, Monkey vs. Shark.
Autographed copy of Thee More Shallows second record, More Deep Cuts.
Autographed copy of The Herms’ first LP, Record Machine.
Starting Bid: $20

Auction #2: John Vanderslice Autographed CDs and DVD
Autographed copy of his latest release, Pixel Revolt.
Autographed copy of MGM Endings: Cellar Door Remixes.
Autographed copy of Suddenly It All Went Dark: Pixel Revolt Live to 2-Track.
Autographed copy of John Vanderslice Live at Schubas DVD.
Starting Bid: $40

Auction #3: Birdmonster Autographed CD, 7″ EP, and Poster
Autographed copy of their first full length, No Midnight.
Autographed copy of their 7″ EP, Birdmonster.
Autographed poster of their debut CD release.
Starting Bid: $20

Auction #4: Co-Host an Episode of The Bay Bridged
In this auction the lucky winner will get to interview a top San Francisco Bay Area band alongside The Bay Bridged co-creators. The winner gets to pick which show they want to participate in and come along with The Bay Bridged to interview and get to know the band. These interviews are a lot of fun, will be accompanied by beer, and we’ll also throw in a pair of tickets to the interviewed bands next show in the Bay Area.
Starting Bid: $20

For more information:
Deb Zeller and Playing in Fog’s flyering fines have been the subject of articles in Mesh Magazine and the SF Weekly.

This show is brought to you by The Bay Bridged, a podcast dedicated to the San Francisco Bay Area sound.