Poster Art by Jared Silbert

We’ve been somewhat absent on the live events side of things lately, but it’s not for a lack of irons in fires (or pots on stovetops, or, you get the idea). In any event, before our big South by Southwest shindig in March, we’re hosting a free happy hour show during Noise Pop. It’s a great all-local lineup that’s guaranteed to be a ton of fun.

The Bay Bridged Presents:

A Noise Pop Happy Hour featuring performances by

Hunx and His Punx
Spencey Dude and the Doodles

Friday, February 26, 2010
5-8pm, FREE, 21+ (Space is limited so get there early)

[audio:] Hunx and His Punx – “U Don’t Like Rock N Roll”

[audio:] Spencey Dude & The Doodles – “Flirting”

[audio:] Weekend – “Youth Haunts”

About the bands:

Hunx and His Punx are reinventing bubblegum sounds in a way that’s both absurd and absurdly addictive. True Panther Sounds is reissuing Hunx’s Gay Singles collection of garage pop hits on February 22nd. “[Q]uickly becoming the master of the trashy, flashy, two-and-a-half minute pop song…[R]umbles along on a steadily insistent strum and a chorus that rattles around in your brain like a pinball, culminating in some of the gooiest, most insanely hummable pop this side of a 1910 Fruitgum Co. reunion.” (The Tripwire) “[Like] someone put equal parts Ramones, John Waters, and the Ronettes in a blender with some ice and made hot-pink frozen daiquiris to serve at one of those big gay pool parties where everyone looks like early-’80s-era Freddie Mercury in a bathing suit.” (The Stranger)

Ultra-catchy garage punkers Spencey Dude & The Doodles recently released their debut 7″ on Rob’s House Records to some very strong reviews. “Even more neo-Budget Rock anthems from the Bay Area…[S]ing-a-longy delivery and Fifties sort of ramalamatude. Undeniably catchy tunes that are all fun, if you need more feelin’ good garage in your diet you can feast on this.” (Terminal Boredom) “If you are going to San Francisco, to hell with wearing flowers in your hair. Instead, go see Spencey Dude…The Doodles are dripping with sappiness, unabashedly silly and recklessly careen off course and out of tune towards their inevitable fiery roadside end. So, you know, see ’em now.” (The Primitive Urge)

Between the two great songs on their new Mexican Summer 10″ and some compelling live performances, SF trio Weekend are one of the most promising young bands in the Bay Area. “…what happens if No Age traded in good vibes and instead got real angry from the depths of a muffled cavern. It’s about four minutes of build up, windy moans and plodding drums giving way to a balls to the wall freakout as the whole song collapses on itself.” (Fader) “There’s a paralysing angst which looms large over the first few minutes of ‘Youth Haunts’ before its menacing drum-beat cuts loose and explodes into a crazed, bruised, hell-bent apocalypse.” (Transparent)