Sponsored: YBCA presents SF Sonido Fest

Carlos Varela Lest you forget, San Francisco doesn't just produce/attract garage bands. It produces and attracts a lot of them, for sure, but it also has played important roles in experimental, electronic, jazz, and world music scenes. One of the best places to find artists outside our indie norm? Yerba Buena Center for the Arts (YBCA). YBCA presents SF Sonido Fest, a four-day music festival that spotlights Latin and Caribbean artists, bringing music that knows no borders. Each night will feature a different artist who has made an impression on the Latin scene, approaching traditional art forms with modern sounds. [...]

M. Lockwood Porter is performing at our Giving Tuesday fundraiser!

As we announced previously, The Bay Bridged will be throwing a special Giving Tuesday fundraiser on November 29, 2016, at Standard Deviant Brewing in the Mission. Featuring local bands, free beer (while supplies last), BBQ available from Sneaky's BBQ, great giveaways, and more, it's going to be one hell of a party, so you should buy your tickets right now! Today, we're excited to announce that one of the artists performing on Giving Tuesday will be Berkeley-based singer-songwriter M. Lockwood Porter. Melding elements of Americana, country, folk, and rock and roll, Porter released his stellar third LP, How To Dream [...]

Join us on Giving Tuesday to support The Bay Bridged!

Even before recent national events, 2016 has been a challenging year in the San Francisco Bay Area. The high cost of living continues to challenge residents across the Bay Area, including so many in our local music community. Despite the challenges raised by our affordability crisis, however, the San Francisco Bay Area music scene is far from dying. As we've showcased every day on TheBayBridged.com and at events like the acclaimed Phono del Sol Music and Food Festival, the Bay Area scene contains countless talented musicians, many of whom have achieved or will grow to achieve well-deserved national acclaim. Through [...]

Sponsored: SOHN grooves The Regency next year (win tickets!)

A lot's made of the speed at which SOHN's songs come — a slow, soupy pacing that travels with the weight of a syrup. Electronic artist SOHN makes a soothing fusion of thoughtful vocals and dream synths suited for summer festivals the world over — which doesn't sound all that novel, but trust us, it is. Still soaring on the success of 2014's Tremors, the English native, currently based in Austria, has collaborated with the likes of Lana del Rey and Banks. SOHN will embark on a massive world tour next year in support of his second full-length, Rennen, which [...]

By |November 8, 2016|Tags: |

Live This Month: November 2016 — an audio guide to upcoming SF concerts

http://media.libsyn.com/media/thebaybridged/LTM_November_2016.mp3 Download: Live This Month: November 2016 (Podcast #396) 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. Touring tends to slow down as winter approaches, but don't mistake that for a shortage of great local concerts. There are plenty of excellent bands performing in SF this month, including a sizable number of Bay Area acts celebrating new albums with shows close to home. In this mix alone, we've included new music from locals Trails and Ways, Great Apes, The Y Axes, The New [...]

Sponsored: Museum Hack de-borifies the de Young

A group of Museum Hack guides goof around. In SF, hidden history is all around. You've got crushed tombstones at Buena Vista Park, shipwrecks on Ocean Beach, the site of a duel over by SF State, the list goes on and on. There's even hidden history in museums, where so much of the human story is already on display. But there's so much more to the subjects than just some paintings they did or items they owned — there's a real, complete life behind the untouchable artifacts hanging on the walls. Enter: Museum Hack. Museum Hack provides small group tours [...]

By |November 2, 2016|Tags: |

Sponsored: Gryffin gets the party started at The Regency (win tickets!)

Everyone agrees: Gryffin is the future of dance music. It's an odd conclusion, but one that makes so much sense once you immerse yourself in his work. For the most part, Gryffin (real name Dan Griffith) makes compositions are pretty classic-sounding Saturday night productions, full of swirling strings and breathy vocals backed by a rigid beat. It's a sound that is just as much Studio 54 as it is Coachella Valley, but his ear for singable melodies and arresting hooks somehow puts him far ahead of his electronic compatriots, as numerous critics and fans have noted online. Perhaps its his [...]

By |November 2, 2016|Tags: |

Mixtape: Ten Standout Singers from the San Francisco Bay Area

http://media.libsyn.com/media/thebaybridged/Voices_2016_Mixtape.mp3 Download: Mixtape: Ten Standout Singers from the San Francisco Bay Area (Podcast #395) This podcast originally appeared on KQED.org. San Francisco's Minna Choi has been known to indie musicians and music fans as the leader of the Magik*Magik Orchestra, contributing orchestral accompaniments to live performances and albums by countless acclaimed artists over the years. More recently, though, Choi announced a solo project under the Magik*Magik moniker, and unveiled a stunning duet with How To Dress Well. "Laugh a Lot" reveals Choi as not just a gifted composer, arranger, and conductor, but also as an impressive vocalist. More broadly, the [...]

Oakland’s Blackwülf meld fear and fantasy

Blackwülf. (photo: Raymond Ahner) ...just in time for Halloween. Words by Juan Alvarado Valdivia Blackwülf is an Oakland-based heavy metal quartet who are true rock ‘n’ roll throwbacks. With crunchy riffs, pounding drums, thumping grooves, and undistorted singing that is a fuck-you to modern vocals saturated in auto-tune, they carry the eternal flame of rock ‘n’ roll at its purest. Their first LP, Mind Traveler, showcased their penchant for stoner-metal grooves coupled with fantasy-inspired lyrics that brings Zeppelin and Ronnie James Dio to mind. Their concise, driving, riff-based arrangements on songs such as “Beastmasters” and “The Prophet” spotlights the band [...]

By |October 25, 2016|Tags: |

Free James Blake show tonight at the Fox Theater for TIMF ticket holders!

Treasure Island Music Festival attendees were understandably disappointed yesterday when James Blake's set was cancelled due to high winds on the island. To help make up for this unlucky situation, however, the festival organizers have arranged for a FREE James Blake set tonight for all Treasure Island Music Festival ticket holders. Full details on the APE website: Treasure Island Fan Appreciation Show James Blake Airhead Fox Theater Oakland, CA Monday, October 17, 2016 Doors: 8:00pm Show: 9:00pm Free & exclusive to Treasure Island Music Festival ticket holders! * Entry will be first come, first serve with proof of festival ticket [...]

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