Editors' Picks: What We've Been Listening to This Week (Creepers, Julianna Barwick, The Slasher Film Festival Strategy)

Jason: We keyed you into Creepers' new EP back in October, but the band is now streaming it in its entirety over on the metal blog on Invisible Oranges. Including members of Deafheaven and White Cloud, Creepers have crafted some epic prog-metal psychedelia. Stream the first two tracks off the EP ("Forked Tongue" and "Drug Vision") below and hear all four tracks on Invisible Oranges (via the folks at Brooklyn Vegan). CREEPERS by Creepers Nicole: This week, I'm living vicariously through European festivals like Pitchfork Paris Icelandic Airwaves, both of which are on my bucket list. Of the imaginary Reykjavik [...]

Live This Month: November 2013 — an audio guide through SF concerts this month (Podcast #318)

http://media.libsyn.com/media/thebaybridged/LTM_November_2013.mp3 Download: Live This Month: November 2013 — an audio guide through SF concerts this month (Podcast #318) 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. For some reason, November's concert offerings include a ton of exciting reunions, returns and anniversaries. This mix includes new music from Medicine, the shoegaze vets who are now touring behind their first album in 18 years, post-punk luminaries Wire, whose Change Becomes Us finds the band fleshing out ideas first generated three decades ago, and The Sonics. [...]

Editors' Picks: What We've Been Listening to This Week (Mike Donovan, The Head and the Heart, Poliça, Moonface)

Mike Donovan (photo: Christian Faustus) Jason: Following Sic Alps' dissolution earlier this year, frontman Mike Donovan has struck out on his own, releasing his solo debut Wot last week on his old band's former label, Chicago's Drag City. The two tracks I've heard so far, "Do Do Ya?" and "New Fieldhand Bop", veer far off the garage rock course of Donovan's former band, delving into a bluesier sound than we've previously heard from this fixture of the SF scene. Listen to "New Fieldhand Bop" below, and watch the video for "Do Do Ya?" here. Anna: I'm late to the Head [...]

Review & Photos: Surfer Blood @ The Independent

Photos and review by Ryan McDonald On one of the coldest nights of the year, Surfer Blood did their best to transport the crowd at The Independent to a sun-drenched beach with their guitar heavy pop-rock. Opening with the breezy instrumental track “Neighborhood Riffs” off their critically acclaimed debut album Astro Coast, Surfer Blood grabbed the audience and made it clear their set was going to be chock-full of calculated melodies and planned reverb. After working through material from their 2013 release Pythons, lead singer John Paul Pitts decided it was time to serenade the crowd from down below with [...]

By |October 24, 2013|Tags: |

The Bay Brewed 2013: Mikal Cronin, Shannon and the Clams to headline our rock and roll beer festival!

On December 7, 2013, SF's only indie rock beer festival, The Bay Brewed, returns to Public Works for a third year of great music and beer. We're now pleased to announce the festival's lineup six amazing local rock bands, led by Mikal Cronin and Shannon and the Clams. Both acts have had banner 2013s, releasing two of our favorite albums, MCII and Dreams in the Rat House, and they're both consistently great live performers. While you're enjoying all of the excellent music, you'll be enjoying unlimited tastings from over a dozen local breweries all day long thanks to the SF [...]

Treasure Island Music Festival and the BART Strike: How to get to the Island Festivities

Here are some tips from our friends over at the Treasure Island Music Festival on getting to the festival while BART is on strike: We highly recommend carpooling to downtown SF, where shuttles to the festival will be running from Bill Graham Civic Auditorium. A limited number of parking passes are still available for Sunday. If you have a ride or need a ride, there is a TIMF Facebook event to help you coordinate with like-minded individuals. Ride-sharing sites like amovens and RickyRides have specific TIMF event pages that serve the same purpose. The Bold Italic are offering a party [...]

Mixtape: The Orchestral Side of San Francisco Indie Rock (Podcast #317)

http://media.libsyn.com/media/thebaybridged/Chamber_Rock_Mix.mp3 Download: Mixtape: The Orchestral Side of San Francisco Indie Rock (Podcast #317) Guitars and drums may make up the core of indie rock, but a considerable number of Bay Area artists also use instruments more traditionally associated with an orchestra than a rock band. Adding strings, horns or woodwinds might seem pretentious to some -- and, admittedly, genre names like "chamber rock" and "orchestral pop" probably don't help that assessment -- but, when used deftly, these instruments can heighten a song's emotion, add weight to dynamic shifts, and provide layers of texture that generate wonderfully unexpected moments. String and [...]

Announcing the beers of The Bay Brewed 2013 (early bird tickets on sale now!)

Tickets are now on sale for our rock and roll beer festival, The Bay Brewed, which returns for a third year of great music and beer on December 7, 2013 at Public Works! A limited number of early bird tickets are currently available for $40 each -- save $10 a ticket and grab yours right now! Along with performances by SIX amazing local bands, The Bay Brewed 2013 will feature a killer beer selection provided by the SF Brewers Guild. All day long, we'll be offering unlimited tastings from the following great local breweries: 21st Amendment Brewery Almanac Beer Company [...]

By |October 15, 2013|Tags: |
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