Awkward Convos with Beejus: Josh Chase (again)

Awkward Convos, how we've missed thee. This week sees the return of Josh Chase, cannabis-world entrepreneur and owner of the Have a Heart dispensary in downtown Oakland (don't forget dispensaries are still open). Beejus had him over, this time to talk about their hopes, fears, and silver linings about and in these crazy days. *Ed. note: The Bay Bridged would like to remind you to practice social distancing and wash your hands!

Hawke makes dark art, light work, and books

Words by Lily Moayeri Is the quote, “Everyone has a book inside of them, it’s just a matter of getting it out?” Or, “Everyone has a book in them, but in most cases that’s where it should stay?” The former is largely attributed to S.P. Foster, the latter to Christopher Hitchens, both authors. Hawke, familiarly known as Gavin Hardkiss — one third of the non-familial Hardkiss Brothers (not to be confused with The Hardkiss, the Ukrainian rock band), has had two books in him so far: Cubic Lust (2013) and The Dark Art of Light Work (2020). He has gotten [...]

Review + Photos: The Wood Brothers at the Fox Theater

The Wood Brothers (photo: Carolyn McCoy) Words by Carolyn McCoy I have heard much hubbub over the last year over the Americana folk-rock band The Wood Brothers. Friends and colleagues have expounded on their playing and their performances, telling me over and over, “You really gotta check these guys out, they are something else!” Ok, fine, twist my arm. When the three men who make up The Wood Brothers walked onto the stage of Oakland’s Fox Theater recently, I did not know what to expect as I wasn’t familiar with much of their music. It was kind of like a blind [...]

Photos: Evan Giia at the Independent

Evan Giia (photo: Norm deVeyra) Singer Evan Giia is rising fast, breaking off on her own solo venture and amassing fans quickly. She performed at the Independent this past Thursday with support from Raffaella and our photographer Norm deVeyra caught both acts from the night in the gallery that you can enjoy below.

By |March 10, 2020|Tags: |

Photos: Lawrence at the Fillmore

Lawrence (photo: Cam Peters) New York siblings Clyde Lawrence and Gracie Lawrence, under their band name Lawrence, gave an energetic performance at the Fillmore this past Thursday, riding high off their third album, Living Room. Our photographer Cam Peters was at the show and has the gallery below from the night to share.

By |March 10, 2020|

Photos: The Struts at the Warfield

The Struts (photo: Pedro Paredes Haz) It was a wonderful night of glam rock action at the Warfield this past Tuesday, with English rock band the Struts headlining and performing in support of their 2018 album, Young & Dangerous. Also on the bill was Los Angeles band Starcrawler, also supporting a second album, 2019's Devour You. Our photographer Pedro Haz was at the night and got the wonderful gallery of both bands that you should take a look at below.

By |March 9, 2020|Tags: |

Review + Photos: George Clinton + Parliament Funkadelic at the Mystic Theatre

George Clinton & Parliament Funkadelic (photo: Carolyn McCoy) Words by Carolyn McCoy As I walk into Petaluma’s Mystic Theatre, I hear this in passing: “The Mothership has landed!” That statement pertains to the show at hand, with the master of all things funky and freaky, George Clinton and his new generation of Parliament Funkadelic. Let’s just say that the psychedelic circus has come to town with all its wacky, high-energy glory, and I was there to witness the magic. Sadly, this is George Clinton’s farewell tour. At 79 years old, it’s time to settle down — but not before giving his [...]

Photos: Metronomy at the The UC Theatre

Metronomy (photo: Vanessa Solis) British electronic group Metronomy performed at The UC Theatre in support of their latest album, Metronomy Forever, which came out last year. Our photographer Vanessa Solis was at the show can caught the photos from the night that you can check out in the gallery below.

By |February 24, 2020|Tags: |
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