Mixtape: The Lush Sounds of Bay Area Dream Pop

Download: Mixtape: The Lush Sounds of Bay Area Dream Pop (Podcast #434) This episode first ran on KQED.org. Whether they call themselves post-punk, psych or indie pop, a wide array of Bay Area musicians cultivate lush atmospheres and textural depth in songs that are as sonically detailed as they are catchy. The Bay Area's "dream pop" standouts--eleven of whom are featured in this mixtape--include a number of promising new bands, like Topographies, a quartet whose stellar debut single is an exciting burst of fuzzed-out, propulsive rock. Other highlights include Tanukichan, the project of Oakland's Hannah Van Loon, whose layered music [...]

What’s Happening This Weekend? A Guide To Shows Around The Bay, Oct 26 – 28

Friday, October 26 Christine and the Queens @ The Fox Theater A critical favorite and a true performer, rising avant-pop icon Héloïse Letissier plays Oakland. Foxtails Brigade, Whiskerman, Papa Bear and the Easy Love @ Starline Social Club Come for the spooky AF poster design, stay and support your local music community as it gets into the Halloween spirit. Royal Jelly Jive, Midtown Social @ Mystic Theatre Get ready to dance, dance, dance to these two solid local acts. Saturday, October 27 SWMRS, Bleached, Mt Eddy @ The UC Theatre Two projects of Bay Area punk progeny — plus SoCal [...]

Spirital Cramp and Healing Potpourri raise money for Casa de las Madres in December

Join Virginia Beach's Turnover, as well as local bands Spiritual Cramp and Healing Potpourri at San Francisco's August Hall to raise money for La Casa de las Madres. Casa de las Madres — if you don't know — is a Mission-based organization that provices services for victims of domestic violence. The first of its kind in California, Casa de las Madres has been helping end the scourge of domestic violence and abuse in San Francisco through shelter services and public education programs for over 40 years. So come out to August Hall in a few weeks, support your local music [...]

Review + Photos: The Joy Formidable at the Independent

The Joy Formidable (photo: Patric Carver) The Joy Formidable returned to San Francisco Friday night at the Independent. Tancred was orginaly set to join them as the opening act, but due to a date change Joy Formidable was flying practically solo, with a DJ as their only opener. This was fine, and DJ Omar Perez did a good job of weaving in some more obscure tunes with standards. However, it kind of set the tone for the whole night. Things were good, but they weren’t great. When I think of the Joy Formidable, I think of a vibrance, a charge [...]

By |October 25, 2018|Tags: |

Ticket Giveaway Wednesday: Christine and the Queens, Afrolicious and more

(illustration: Cassidy Miller) Want even more giveaways? Sign up for our newsletter for access to extra contests. 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 in the subject line and your full name in the body of the email. Winners will be selected at random no later than 24 hours before the listed show and notified via email. Wednesday, October 24 C.W. Stoneking, Andrew St. James, Curasao, Sierra Ferrell @ Rickshaw Stop 7:45pm, $15, all ages. Buy advance tickets here. [...]

First artists announced for Noise Pop 2019

Is it that time already? Noise Pop just announced their first slate of artists for next year's festival, happening February 25-March 3 of next year. On deck for 2019: Bob Mould, Helado Negro, Oh Pep!, Albert Hammond, Jr., Club Night, and lots more. A batch of early bird badges are available on the Noise Pop festival website now. Stay tuned for more lineup additions in the coming months. Noise Pop 2019 Phase 1 Lineup: Beirut Bob Mould Teenage Fanclub Albert Hammond Jr. Jason Lytle (of Grandaddy) Baths Current Joys VHS Collection Caroline Rose My Brightest Diamond MNDSGN Kllo Haley Heynderickx [...]

By |October 24, 2018|Tags: |

Photos: The Midnight at the Independent

The Midnight (photo: Ian Young) New York synthwave band the Midnight brought their dance tunes to the Independent last weekend for two sold-out shows to rabid San Francisco fans. It was a wild night, and our photographer Ian Young was there to capture the color from the Friday night show.

By |October 23, 2018|Tags: |

Bay Area Record Fest finds a new home in Oakland

If you're seeking a quick dose of the Bay Area's burgeoning music scene, look no further than the fourth edition of the Bay Area Record Fest, affectionately known as B.A.R.F. Organized and produced by Noise Pop and DoTheBay, this year's B.A.R.F. takes place at Eli's Mile High Club in Oakland but continues to shine a light on the Bay's most exciting independent labels and artists. Expect a diverse showcase labels and artists emerging from the local punk, hip-hop, indie, electronic scenes, including a performance from a special surprise headlining guest. Libations provided by Oskar Blues Brewery and Deep Eddy Vodka, [...]

By |October 23, 2018|Tags: |

Photos: Lykke Li at the Fillmore

Lykke Li (photo: Ian Young) Swedish singer Lykke Li graced the Fillmore with her sweet sounds and fantastic live show Wednesday night, October 17, 2018. She played to a sold-out crowd in support of her latest album, So Sad So Sexy, while opener TiRon & Ayomari got the crowd warmed up. Our photographer Ian Young was at the show to capture the gallery of both bands for your pleasure.

By |October 22, 2018|Tags: |
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