Premiere: French Cassettes offer a colorful video for "Boys"

Director Dalan McNabola met SF's French Cassettes during this year's Music Video Race, and the band and director reunited for this colorful clip for "Boys," off the Cassettes' recent album Gold Youth. According to the group: We're always on board to use an excessive amount of color in anything we do so the idea for the video came together pretty quickly, based on that concept. Our friend had just gotten back from a trip to India and she had some left over Holi powder that everyone throws at each other during this annual Festival of Color. So we used that [...]

By |November 26, 2013|Tags: |

Photos: Lil B @ Regency Ballroom, 11/15/13

A little over a week ago, our Zack Frederick caught Lil B's show at the Regency Ballroom, about which he wrote: Even after doors opened, a line wrapped up Van Ness and snaked down one of those wet, trashy side-alleys that run like veins into the Tenderloin. The kids were out en masse and buzzing with energy — weed smoke and echoing BASED GOD shouts hung in the alley. By the time The Pack, Lil B's first rap group, who rose to fame with the Bay Area hit "Vans" (but they look like sneakers), finished warming up the crowd, I [...]

By |November 25, 2013|Tags: |

Brewers of The Bay Brewed 2013, Part 2

The Bay Brewed, San Francisco’s only indie rock beer festival, returns on December 7 at Public Works for a third year of great music and beer! Below, check out Part 2 of our two brewery previews, collecting seven of the thirteen fantastic local breweries curated by the SF Brewers Guild. Check out Part 1 of our brewery preview and get your tickets to The Bay Brewed right now! Anchor Brewing: One of the oldest breweries in the US -- starting in 1896! -- Anchor really needs no introduction; for many non-locals, Anchor Steam is the first (or only) point of [...]

By |November 25, 2013|Tags: |

Giveaway: Win tickets to The Bay Brewed

The Bay Brewed – San Francisco's one-and-only rock and roll beer festival – is less than two weeks away, set to take place Saturday, December 7 at Public Works. The lineup is stocked with a veritable dream lineup for fans of the local independent music scene, with Mikal Cronin and Shannon and the Clams headlining and support from Kelley Stoltz, Golden Void, French Cassettes, and Magic Fight. To complement a great day of music, the San Francisco Brewers Guild put together a group of 13 SF-based brewers to provide unlimited beer tastings, including the likes of Anchor Brewing Company, 21st [...]

Editors' Picks: What We've Been Listening to This Week (Yo La Tengo, FWY!, The Tallest Man On Earth, Majical Cloudz)

Yo La Tengo (Photo: Carlie Armstrong) Ben: Yo La Tengo recently released a deluxe edition of the terrific Fade, adding a bunch of B-sides and outtakes to one of my favorite albums from 2013. Normally, I read "B-sides" as "detritus," but the alternate takes and covers in this set are almost uniformly great. Okay, maybe there's a meandering remix that doesn't add much, but the two live takes on "Ohm" are both great and the cover of Times New Viking's "Move to California" served as perfect rainy day fare this week. Jason: Whenever I see an email [...]

Editors' Picks: What We've Been Listening to This Week (Lord Huron, Sore Eros & Kurt Vile, Exray's)

Lord Huron Anna: Seeing Lord Huron at this year's Treasure Island Music Festival was an unexpected treat. I had previously listened to the band's 2010 EPs (Mighty and Into the Sun), but had not yet heard the Lonesome Dreams full-length when the band took to the Bridge Stage on Sunday of the festival. I had idly enjoyed Lord Huron's early EPs - meaning, I listened while at work and didn't necessarily pay much attention - and seeing the band's energy and hearing the live renditions made me wish I'd made more of a previous effort to actively listen. [...]

Food at The Bay Brewed 2013: Doc's of the Bay and BOB CHA!

All of the band-watching and beer tasting at The Bay Brewed 2013 -- remember, that's Saturday, December 7 at Public Works -- is going to build up quite an appetite. But don't worry about going hungry: we're excited to announce that two great food trucks, Doc's of the Bay and BOB CHA, will be selling tasty food all festival long. Doc's of the Bay is a long-time Bay Bridged favorite serving up amazing hamburgers, black bean burgers, and fried chicken sandwiches, as well as fries and green beans that go great with their house-made red bell pepper ketchup. We're also [...]

By |November 15, 2013|Tags: |

Mixtape: Bay Area Jams to Accompany Beer Drinking (Podcast #320) Download: Mixtape: Bay Area Jams to Accompany Beer Drinking (Podcast #320) As we've long said, we're love great beer almost as much as we love great music. Combine the two, and you've got a recipe for a good time. This mixtape is something of a successor to our 2011 rock and beer pairing, collecting a whole mess of local rock and roll bands that sound great when paired with a tasty pint. The mix features music from 20 Bay Area bands, including garage nuggets from Shannon and the Clams and Warm Soda, hard rock jams courtesy of FUZZ and [...]

Artist Spotlight: Doe Eye (Podcast #319)

Photo: Matt Baca Download: Artist Spotlight: Doe Eye (Podcast #319) Subscribe to The Bay Bridged Podcast! Today, we're kicking off a new type of podcast we'll be running every month here on the site. For our "Artist Spotlight" series, we're inviting some great emerging Bay Area bands into the studio to perform stripped down versions of their songs live in the studio accompanied by a brief chat. We're pleased to launch this series with Doe Eye, the moniker of SF singer-songwriter Maryam Qudus. Over the past few years, Doe Eye has released two EPs to significant acclaim, [...]

By |November 7, 2013|Tags: |
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