Tycho’s remixed “Awake” out now, featuring RJD2, Baio, and more

Awake, the fourth studio album released by San Francisco's golden group Tycho, just received a new spin on its eight track length. A remixed version of the breakthrough LP was digitally released earlier this month on Ghostly International, with the physical copy to be released sometime in May. It's been nearly two years since the release of Awake, and since then its captivating and ambient tracks of atmospheric imagery continue to shine and stray away from the typical electronic groove. The album's title track is a definite go-to when waking up on those early mornings, and never ceases to fail at starting the day [...]

By |January 26, 2016|Tags: |

Revisiting a few of our favorite Bay Bridged events

2016 marks the tenth year of the Bay Bridged, and all along the way we have been pleased to be at the forefront of our local music scene. Thanks to our viewers support, we have striven each year to bring you the latest news and releases of all things music in the Bay. While we take pride in our writers and staff that provide a collection of stories and interviews from some of our favorite bands, we're also immensely proud of the events we've hosted over the last 10 years. With that in mind, here's a little refresher of some [...]

Nathaniel Rateliff and the Night Sweats rock the Fillmore for two nights

Rock and soul powerhouse Nathaniel Rateliff and the Night Sweats will be hitting San Francisco for a two night stay at the Fillmore January 27, and 28, brought to you by Live 105. The singer himself has been in the game for quite some time now, having released two solo albums before forming his own band called the Night Sweats. Drawing influences rock and soul legends like Van Morrison and The Band, Rateliff and Night Sweats have taken the music industry by storm with their Memphis sound and are in the midst of reviving a thought-to-be-extinct music genre. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1iAYhQsQhSY The seven [...]

Tim Bluhm of The Mother Hips discusses band beginnings, side projects before playing three shows this weekend

The Mother Hips, one of San Francisco's long time and most premier bands will be playing three shows over the weekend including two shows at the Great American Music Hall and one acoustic set at Slim's. If you haven't heard of this exceptional folk-rock band, chances are you've been living under a rock in the city. Just one listen to tracks like "White Falcon Fuzz" or even just any jam-sesh you can find on YouTube, will have you instantly hooked and buying tickets to the show. The Bay Bridged had a chance to talk to Tim Bluhm and ask him [...]

By |December 18, 2015|Tags: |

Sunday tip: Kendra Mckinley to play free brunch show at Sweetwater Music Hall

This Sunday morning join the folks at the Sweetwater Music Hall for brunch and music on the patio featuring San Francisco's own Kendra McKinley. This an all ages event that features one of the most-honest sounding musicians in the local area with great food all for the great price of free. If you have not heard of the very talented Kendra McKinley, you're in for something much more than just a free performance. Employing sounds of folk, jazz, blues and baroque pop, she easily captivates her audiences with her soft sung lyrics and enchanting guitar melodies that seem as if to [...]

By |December 10, 2015|Tags: |

The Matches book back to back reunion shows before the new year

It's been six years since Oakland's pop-punk legends The Matches announced their official hiatus via Facebook and Myspace, stating "our time to start new projects has come". Later in 2010, front man Shawn Harris confirmed to Triple J radio station in Australia that he had officially left the band. The band elaborated on their decision with a statement given to Punknews.org saying: "We've spent 2009 soul searching, as a group and separately, starting new projects and having lives outside of our little white tour van. We've been lucky to have been 4 artists (well, 5, really) involved in a nearly [...]

By |December 8, 2015|Tags: |

Giveaway: Maribou State sways the Independent Dec. 12

Chris Davids and Liam Ivory of Maribou State were just two young lads when they got their first taste of being musicians. Playing in local rock acts in their native home of Hertfordshire, England, the two had not really known of each other until they eventually wound up in the same band, marking the beginnings of their musical collaboration. Using keyboards and drum machines, while still maintaining the guitar's rock factor, the duo experimented with different instruments and effects which often created a sort of electronic and rock hybrid genre. Through various tweaks and polishing of organic and synthetic instrumentation, [...]

By |December 4, 2015|Tags: |

UK’s Bonobo DJing twice in the Bay next week

Simon Green, who performs under the stage moniker Bonobo, might not necessarily be a household name given his very unique style of music. However, after the release of his latest LP The North Borders in 2013, the English producer has hit his all time high. Thirteen masterfully composed tracks all under the production of Green himself, it's no surprise that a live album in support of his follow-up tour was released just over a year later. Bonobo's sound ranges from a variety of genres that include chill wave, acid jazz, and electronica, or in other words, it could be relaxing and [...]

By |December 3, 2015|Tags: |

LA’s TÜLIPS release debut LP, book three shows in the Bay

Fresh off the release of their debut album Doom and Bloom on November 13, Los Angeles based noise pop riotgaze band TÜLIPS have since embarked on their tour of California which features three shows over the weekend here in the Bay Area. Before forming the band, front-women Angie and Taleen would send mixtapes back and forth from Los Angeles to Chicago. With Taleen's return home to LA, the duo's love for music eventually melded into their own dreamy, noise pop sound. Their songs blend a harmony of vocals and slashing guitar sounds that go hand in hand. Angie and Taleen each take their [...]

By |November 20, 2015|Tags: |

Gardens & Villa bring Santa Barbara sound to the Independent tomorrow

Perhaps one of the most addicting and up-and-coming indie synth-pop bands, Santa Barbara's own Gardens & Villa will be wrapping up their tour in support of their new album Music for Dogs at The Independent tomorrow night. Formed by five college friends after the collapse of their previous post-punk band back in 2008, Gardens and Villa have gone on to record three full length albums and toured extensively through their career. In 2011, after demoing and performing on self-financed tours, the five friends released their self-titled debut album under the production tutelage of the very talented Richard Swift (The Shins, The Arcs). Known for its [...]

By |November 19, 2015|Tags: |
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