Benefit Poster

For the past three and half years, The Bay Bridged has been proud to promote the San Francisco Bay Area indie music scene through our popular web site, ongoing series of “The Bay Bridged Presents” live events, compilation releases and more. On Friday, July 31st, 2009, we’re supremely excited to present our biggest San Francisco event yet: Regional Bias: A Celebration of Bay Area Music and Culture to Benefit The Bay Bridged.

Taking place at the historic Verdi Club in Potrero Hill, Regional Bias is a celebration of the things that make living in the Bay Area a great, unique experience. As you might expect, we’ll have four of the best San Francisco Bay Area bands and some celebrity DJs providing great music throughout the night, but we’ll also be showcasing some of the other things we love: the Bay’s vibrant visual arts and food scenes. But if the rich experience isn’t enough, here’s a little added incentive: proceeds from the event will support The Bay Bridged’s efforts to bring you the best of the San Francisco Bay Area music scene.

Regional Bias: A Celebration of Bay Area Music and Culture to Benefit The Bay Bridged

French Miami
Adam Stephens and The Finite Plain
Or, the Whale (acoustic)
Leopold and his Fiction

DJ sets by John Vanderslice & Joshua Rampage (maus haus)

Friday, July 31st, 2009
The Verdi Club, 2424 Mariposa (at Potrero Ave.)

Doors open at 7:30pm for happy hour art show and food tasting open to all ticketholders
General Admission tickets: $15 – $30 sliding scale donation
VIP tickets: $50 donation (includes free beer, food, hand-screened show poster, and a special gift!)
This event is 21+

Purchase Advance Tickets Here

Any remaining tickets will be sold at the door for $20 – $30 sliding scale donation

[audio:] Leopold and his Fiction – “Come Back (Now That I’m Here)”

The evening will begin at 7:30pm with a happy hour arts show co-curated by CityArt Gallery, featuring music from celebrity DJs John Vanderslice and Joshua Rampage (maus haus). Any art purchased during Regional Bias will benefit the artists and The Bay Bridged. We’ll also have delicious food available for a small donation, courtesy of our food sponsors Slow Club/Serpentine, Sneaky’s BBQ and Bi-Rite Market. And to top it all off, we have a raffle with some great giveaways, including passes to Outside Lands, the Treasure Island Music Festival, and a set of tickets to pretty much every cool venue in the Bay Area.

[audio:] French Miami – “Science Fiction”

Following happy hour, a night of great live music will begin, with performances from four of our favorite Bay Area bands: Leopold and his Fiction‘s raw, bluesy rock, Or, the Whale performing a rare acoustic set, Adam Stephens and the Finite Plain introducing the Two Gallants member’s amazing new band, and a party-closing set of addictive synth-rock from French Miami. Each band brings something a little different to the event, but all of them are guaranteed to deliver some excellent music.

[audio:] Or, the Whale – “Shasta (Live on Rainydawg)”

Get more information about Regional Bias here. VIP and General Admission tickets are now available from and advanced tickets are strongly recommended. Given the limited capacity of the Verdi Club, this event will sell out!