Ticket Giveaway: Ha Ha Tonka, Samantha Crain, M. Lockwood Porter

Hardly Strictly Bluegrass is a dream come true for a folk music fan on a budget, with dozens of big names performing for free this weekend. Well, we'd like to keep that low-budget party going by giving away a pair of tickets to Saturday night's show at Thee Parkside featuring Ha Ha Tonka, Samantha Crain, and Berkeley's M. Lockwood Porter. Porter, an Oklahoma native, has received some nice attention for his debut LP Judah's Gone (including some from this fine publication), and he just wrapped up a mini-tour in New York. Crain is also from Oklahoma, but recorded much of [...]

100s – "Life of a Mack"

Nineteen (or 20) year old pimp-rap prodigy 100s has been on our radar for a while – after I saw his video for "1999", I guessed he had a good chance at stardom. Sure enough, 100s is taking a more steps in that direction, as his brand new track "Life of a Mack" landed on the Grand Theft Auto V soundtrack. The highlight of the song is the verse where 100s reminisces about 2004, before making a reference to getting liquor despite not yet being 21. As if the GTAV sound track wasn't enough, 100s made his way into millions [...]

By |October 1, 2013|Tags: |

Video Premiere: One Hundred Percent hangs out at home in "Lowbar"

Every few years -- actually, probably even more frequently than that -- there seems to be a narrative arc about the return of "real 90s indie rock," despite no evidence that the fuzzed-out sounds of GVB, Dinosaur Jr. and the like ever went anywhere in the first place. In the spirit of jumping on that flimsy bandwagon, let's proclaim here that, once again, noisy, DIY rock and roll has returned with One Hundred Percent. The video for "Lowbar" offers footage of the band members playing board games and just generally hanging out -- most of which appears, perhaps through trickery, [...]

Wymond Miles shares new single

Wymond Miles recently dropped "Night Rides," the second single off of his forthcoming LP, Cut Yourself Free, offering more romantic, post punk vibes in anticipation of the album's official release on October 15th. The San Francisco-based songwriter will be hosting his record release show at The Eagle on Thursday, October 17th, before hitting the road with San Diego's Crocodiles for a North American tour that also includes a stop at The Chapel. You can find the full tour schedule listed below. Wymond Miles The Eagle October 17, 2013 Crocodiles, Wymond Miles The Chapel November 9, 2013 9pm, $15 Tour Dates: 10/17 San Francisco CA @ [...]

By |October 1, 2013|Tags: |

Editors' Picks: What We've Been Listening to This Week (School of Night, One Hundred Percent, & more)

Darby Cicci of School of Night Nicole: This week I've been listening to the freshly released "Fire Escape" by School of Night, the side project of The Antlers' producer/multi-instrumentalist Darby Cicci. This is second track from the upcoming EP to be released on October 15 via Minus Green -- the first track "Lying" was premiered on Stereogum last month. Cicci is responsible for the very stoner-dreamy producing quality of the Antlers; similarly his side project is synth-heavy with trailing vocal loops and an overall tone that is downright sensual. Jason: One Hundred Percent has a new [...]

Review: Unknown Mortal Orchestra @ The Fillmore 9/26/2013

Photo c/o Instagram user bee_dee_em When Unknown Mortal Orchestra co-headlined Phono del Sol (along with SF's The Fresh & Onlys) in 2012, their set was pre-II, and thus pre-best of UMO. The band released II on Jagjaguwar early this year -- their sophomore LP to 2011's self-titled -- so I quickly spun the hazy, psychedelic album into constant rotation and critics generally fawned over the thing. The Portland-based (though 1/3 New Zealand-born) trio finds a delicate balance between lo-fi minimalism and swirly, disoriented pop songs heavy on themes of isolation with II, which they translate gracefully into a live show. The ability for [...]

By |September 27, 2013|Tags: |

Happy Fangs to debut new EP at Rickshaw Stop

San Francisco’s Happy Fangs have released a new EP, and they want you to party with them. Out on October 1st, their self-titled EP will have its official debut at the Rickshaw Stop on the 2nd, with special celebrants Li Xi and Mornings (members of Port O’Brien, Rogue Wave, Social Studies). There’s also quite a few more local music guests planned, and they’ve noted that “war paint” will be provided to attendees. This will be Happy Fangs’ Last stop before they head out to CMJ. Check out their first video, “Lion Inside You” below. Happy Fangs, LI XI, Mornings Rickshaw [...]

By |September 27, 2013|Tags: |

Ticket Giveaway: Kelley Stoltz record release show at The Chapel

Kelley Stoltz released his new record Double Exposure this week via Jack White's Third Man Records (order your copy here), and he's celebrating Saturday night at The Chapel with The Mantles and veterans of the '60s San Francisco psychedelic scene Sopwith Camel. The fine folks at Valencia Street's newest venue were nice enough to provide us with a pair of ducats for one lucky reader of The Bay Bridged. Following Double Exposure's first single, the fantastically tripped-out proto-psych song "Kim Chee Taco Man", Stoltz recently dropped the album's title track, a rockin' garage pop gem that's decidedly more uptempo than [...]

Friday: Ghost & the City slims down to a quartet to celebrate new EP

Oakland's Ghost and the City usually perform as a 10-piece big-band, but for this special event they will be a unique Ghost (tet) or quartet as they celebrate the release of their brand new EP, (Tet) Sessions. Enjoy a free DOWNLOAD and don't be late to the show! Ghost (tet) will go on first around 9:30pm. LA's holychild (on tour with their debut EP, Mind Speak) and Alameda's Finish Ticket round out the bill. Tickets are $14 at the door, but for a limited time you can score tickets for only $7 right HERE. http://vimeo.com/66538445 Come for the music, and [...]

By |September 25, 2013|Tags: |
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