Ticket Giveaway Wednesday: of Montreal, Joe Pug and more

To enter for a chance to win tickets to any show below, email contest@thebaybridged.com with the name of the band and the date of the show you’re entering for in the subject line and your full name in the body of the email. Winners will be selected at random and notified via email. Friday, March 20th Joe Pug, Field Report @ The Independent 9pm, $15, 21+. Buy advance tickets here. Saturday, March 21st Hermitude @ The Independent 9pm, $20, 21+. Buy advance tickets here. Saturday, March 21st This Will Destroy You, Cymbals Eat Guitars @ Great American Music Hall 9pm, [...]

Seasons of the Witch: Flipper, the misfits among the misfits

San Francisco is always weathering a Season of the Witch, oscillating somewhere between liberal idealism and cold reality. Whether that reality is in the form of sadistic violence or obscene wealth, the cycles between the good and the bad, the pretty and the ugly, make up the city's core. And within these cycles, music is the most obvious mark of victory, defeat and catharsis. Seasons of the Witch is a new series that traces the bloodlines of music. Like David Talbot's book of a similar name, the series is a window into the people and events that made The Bay Area [...]

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Video Premiere: Cave Clove – “My Silver Lining”

(Photo Credit: Anna Curtis) It's nice to see bands evolve. Cave Clove essentially began as a collaboration between singer-songwriter Katie Colver and drummer Melissa Kilkuskie, and retained much of the traditional singer-songwriter vibes throughout the process. As the band has expanded into a four-piece, they're exploring new, louder, territory with their sound. "We are finally finding our voice as a cohesive band and with the addition of Brent Curriden our lead guitarist things are getting loud and powerful!" explains Kilkuskie. "I think we are finally settling into the fullest potential of these songs and the results are exciting." To help [...]

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Main Attrakionz’ 808s and Dark Grapes III out May 12

Oakland cloud Rappers Main Attrakionz have shared "G.O. Style" from their upcoming album 808s and Dark Grapes III, which will be released May 12 on Neil Young's Vapor Records. (You read that right - Neil Young's Vapor Records!) Each song on the album is produced entirely by Friendzone, who has teamed up with Squadda and Mondre for some great work, (including my favorite track of 2012, "Women We Chase") Main Attrakionz are headed for Austin for SXSW - dates below "G.O. Style" and the video for "G.O. All I Know". https://soundcloud.com/808sanddarkgrapes3/go-style/s-ZqDg1 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HTypeIt19fs Main Attrakionz SXSW Dates: 03/19 - Austin, TX [...]

Get to Know: Willow Steps

  "Don't wanna spend a lifetime singing about a girl who got away / I'd rather live a life singing to the girl who came to stay," Willow Steps cheerfully proclaims on their aptly-titled debut single "Simple Song About A Girl". It's a wistful little folk tune delightfully free from the cynical irony that has become the albatross hanging around my generation's tattooed neck, and the sheer joy expressed by the duo comprised of Jesse Strickman and Leiya Mahoney is hard to come by without sounding corny or insincere in the process. Their pretty, understated harmonies can convince even the [...]

By |March 12, 2015|Tags: |

SONG-FREUD: Sage the Gemini’s “Gas Pedal”

Welcome back to SONG-FREUD, the only music column in the whole fucking world that doubles as a deep cavity search of your favorite Bay Area songs. Equal parts Pitchfork and Dr. Phil, SONG-FREUD is a public service to write, and good karma to read. ***** Well, there’s good news and there’s bad news. The good news, Sage, is that you don’t need much song-Freudian analysis. The bad news is that you should really talk to a gastroenterologist about the indigestion that you are clearly expressing throughout “Gas Pedal.” Grabbing the floor, wiggling intently; if you know anything about yoga, you know those [...]

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Thee Oh Sees share new LP opener “Web”, announce SXSW shows

Come on. Did you really think we would make it through the first quarter of 2015 without hearing new material from Thee Oh Sees? Yeah, neither did we... Mutilator Defeated At Last is the full-length follow-up to last year's Drop, and is set for a May 18 release on Castle Face Records. The album's opening track, "Web" (previously exclusive to live shows), is now available to stream below via SoundCloud. Read on for more info on the band's current roster and upcoming tour dates. https://soundcloud.com/castle-face-1/thee-oh-sees-web/s-X1fz3 The band's brief hiatus during the 2013-14 winter season paved the way for a few [...]

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Ticket Giveaway Wednesday: Golden Void, Growwler, and more

Golden Void To enter for a chance to win tickets to any show below, email contest@thebaybridged.com with the name of the band and the date of the show you’re entering for in the subject line and your full name in the body of the email. Winners will be selected at random and notified via email. Thursday, March 12th Golden Void, Growwler, Cellar Doors, JJAAXXNN @ Great American Music Hall 8pm, $14, all ages. Buy advance tickets here. Saturday, March 14th Strong Like Bull, Bonnie & The Bang Bang, Sunrunners, The Soonest @ Great American Music Hall 9pm, $13, all ages. [...]

The Coffis Brothers, The Lady Crooners and Karmen Buttler take over Slim’s

A night full of family bands will be taking over Slim's this weekend, bringing some Americana, folk, and pop music. It's gonna be great. The Coffis Brothers & The Mountain Men are headlining, taking their soulful, jam-band roots to the stage and filling the night with a country/folk/rock n' roll hybrid that is pounding.  The Lady Crooners will be carrying along as main support, offering a folk-pop sound laced with country sensibilities and some indelible croonin'. Their most recent release, The Surface, is filled with romantic ditties that are catchy, sing-along tunes. Karmen Buttler's smooth, crisp and pop-laden sound opens the show. [...]

Oakland’s Mall Walk to release new 7″, on tour in March and April

(Photo Credit: Raynie Vratari) Last year, Oakland's Mall Walk released a five-song EP comprised of minimalist guitar work, spidery, walking bass lines, and steady rhythms. It's a brand of dynamic rock with one leg in psychedelia and surf-rock, and the other in mechanical post-punk. Just announced via a premiere on Clash Magazine, Mall Walk will be releasing a new 7" via guitarist/singer Rob I. Miller's label – Vacant Stare Records – at the end of the month. The new single "Criminal Code" starts with an upbeat, surfy guitar groove but quickly navigates into darker, more pensive territory. The tight drum and bass interplay [...]

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