Review + Photos: Sleater-Kinney pull no punches at the Fox
Sleater-Kinney (Photo: by Daniel Kielman) Corin Tucker and Carrie Brownstein make it look easy to bring a great live show after nine albums in, especially for a band that has survived the recent departure of beloved drummer Janet Weiss. Having pulled together for over 20 years now, Sleater-Kinney know how to bring it. The release of one of their darkest albums during these turbulent times, this year's excellent The Center Won't Hold, has resulted in some new frontiers for the band to explore in the live setting at the Fox Theater, as there has never been more to angry and upset [...]
Photos: Outside Lands 2019 graces Golden Gate Park for a 12th year of great music
(photo: Daniel Kielman) Another Outside Lands Music Festival has left San Francisco's beloved Golden Gate Park, continuing to be one of the most reliable festivals for variety and quality in entertainment. It set a precedent as being the first major US festival to offer on-site cannabis consumption, adding more to the variety of ways to enjoy your music over the three-day weekend. The weather was sunny most of it, which allowed for the great shots that we captured below. As usual, it was a lineup with a acts for everyone to enjoy, and seems to always be expanding. Below you can see [...]
Review + Photos: Maren Morris at the Masonic
Maren Morris (Photo: by Daniel Kielman) She may be rising quickly in thanks to the insane popularity of being the featured vocalist on the Zedd track "The Middle" last year, but Maren Morris' solo work is reason enough to warrant her ascension in the pop/country genre. She has played in and around the Bay Area a few times in the last few years, but always opening for other country acts, making her sold-out show at the Masonic her first headlining gig in San Francisco and one of the first stops on her GIRL The World Tour 2019. When the show started, [...]
Beyond The Bay: Kacey Johansing interview at the St. Pancras Old Church, London
On a cold, misty, November 8th evening in London, England, Kacey Johansing, the former Bay Area musician, now living in LA, played two sold-out shows opening for Haley at St. Pancras Old Church. The centuries-old parish church was famously used during The Beatles' 1968 Mad Day Out photo shoot. In recent years, the venue (which still operates as a church holding regular services) has hosted the likes of Brian Eno, Sinead O'Connor, Freya Ridings, and Sam Smith. The Bay Bridged's Robert Alleyne caught up with her following the second of her two performances. The Bay Bridged: Thank you for taking [...]
Beyond the Bay: Deafheaven in the capital at Goldfield Trading Post
Deafheaven (Photo: by Daniel Kielman) Deafheaven are finding their groove. They've already gotten the crowd aggressively excited as usual at a typical show of theirs with "Honeycomb," a fantastic track off their new album, Ordinary Corrupt Human Love, and now as they begin "Canary Yellow." The endlessly energetic lead singer George Clarke is feeling the band as they groove into the next track and he orchestrates to the audience, as he will multiple times throughout the night during the more instrumental sections of Deafheaven's loud and quite beautiful songs. They're a black metal band for sure, but the San Francisco natives [...]
Beyond The Bay: Jay Som at Oslo in London
Jay Som (photo: Robert Alleyne) One of our favorites from the Bay, Melina Duterte — better known by her stage name Jay Som — tore up the stage in London at Oslo on June 13, 2018. She was joined by London band Lazy Day, who shared a story about how they befriended Jay Som after Melina Duterte wrote a nice comment on one of their SoundCloud songs a few years ago. Before playing "Bus Song," Duterte asked the crowd for their favorite London bus route. After many lines were shouted by the audience, and after a little debate, they settled on the 29. During the encore, Jay Som played a fun medley of [...]
Bon Voyage, Robert!
(photo: Norm deVeyra) I'm going to be very up front with you, dear reader: Robert makes it look easy. Robert Alleyne has been a photographer for The Bay Bridged for two and a half years, and this weekend, he's heading back home to England. We are incredibly excited for what lies ahead for him, but can't deny that we are sad to see him go. I've been the photo editor for our site for just a little longer than when Robert started, and he was one of the first photographers I was lucky enough to bring in at my start. He [...]
Review + Photos: Andrew W.K., still partying after all these years
Andrew W.K. (Photo: by Daniel Kielman) After a sold-out show Wednesday night, connoisseur of partying and always-nice-guy Andrew W.K. played to another enthusiastic crowd last Thursday night at the Independent. It was the first time in over five years that he has toured with a full band, and it was a welcome return to that style of playing. I got to see him on tour a few years back where he did a solo show that was rife with energy and musical talent, but felt somewhat lacking compared to what a full band brings. The show was a vindication of [...]
Photos: Charli XCX at Rickshaw Stop
Charli XCX (photo: Joshua Hernandez) British pop-rocker Charli XCX gave a performance on her brief tour more oriented towards smaller venues to an excited sold-out crowd at the Rickshaw Stop Sunday night, April 2, 2017. You can check out a full photo gallery of the night below of the singer singing some of the songs from her latest release Number 1 Angel by our own Joshua Hernandez.
Photos: The Orwells at Great American Music Hall
The Orwells (photo: Jessica Perez) Last night saw The Orwells swing by the Great American Music Hall in support of their latest album, Terrible Human Beings. Also on the bill was rock band The Walters, which our photographer Jessica Perez was at to capture the gallery of both bands below.