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

Friday, April 26 Blisses B, Cougar on a Meth Binge @ Octopus Literary Salon Despite the ferocious name, COAMB make banjo-buttressed ballads that will fill the Octopus. Graham Patzner @ The Lost Church Longtime multi-instumentalist Graham Patzner has lent his stringed savvy to countless bands around the Bay. See him solo in the cozy Lost Church. Tino Drima, Zelma Stone @ Amnesia Grab a pint or two with these two solid local acts, one well-established and the other on their way to being so. The San Francisco New Music Showcase with Scruffy Pup, the Riot Professor, Uncle Riffkin @ Milk [...]

By |April 26, 2019|Tags: , |

Photos: Wax Trax! Records celebrates with Ministry, Cold Cave at Great American Music Hall

Ministry (photo: Ian Young) Wax Trax! Records, the famous Chicago-based independent record store and label, was instrumental in bringing international new wave, punk rock, and experimental music to the US in the 1980s and '90s. Ministry, My Life with the Thrill Kill Kult, Front 242, Underworld, Coil, Revolting Cocks, and more all released albums with Wax Trax!, paving the way for industrial music to hit the mainstream in subsequent years. The label and store’s legacy was celebrated on Monday night at Great American Music Hall, where the new documentary Industrial Accident: The Story of Wax Trax! Records was shown to [...]

By |April 25, 2019|Tags: , |

Review + Photos: Midnight North at the Mystic Theater

Midnight North (photo: Carolyn McCoy) Words by Carolyn McCoy Bay Area band Midnight North, who blend Americana, rock, and a hint of soulful blues have a harmony base that is both beautiful and comforting, a wall of vocals that can envelop you in ways that just feels right. Their recent 4/20 show at Petaluma’s Mystic Theatre was an exceptional showcase of why they are fast becoming one of the hottest, up-and-coming bands in the Bay Area and the US. Midnight North has worked very hard to get to the level they are at now, and you can see and hear it [...]

By |April 25, 2019|Tags: |

‘Weightless’ returns for a victory lap in SF

Like a little opera with your rock? The Kilbanes' Weightless is back for an encore run, this time at the Strand. This isn't Weightless' first time on the stage: It's been around in some form or another since 2012, and enjoyed a lengthy run at Z Space last year. Nor is this the Oakland-based "theatrical rock band" the Kilbanes' first rodeo: As in-demand theater composers, they've written and co-written numerous theater projects in the past, taking inspiration from everything from world myths to maverick businesswomen. With plenty of appeal for mythology geeks as well as theater geeks, Weightless draws on [...]

By |April 25, 2019|Tags: |

Photos: ClimaxXx turns heads at her first SXSW

Proud Bay Area native Jeanette Adranly, better known by her DJ alias, ClimaxXx, hit Austin's SXSW festival for the first time this past March and girlllllll did she leave her mark. Spinning for the dynamic duo of Andrezia and Plane Jane, two more Bay Area showstoppers, ClimaxXx turned heads every time she made her way to the tables. Whether it was her striking hairstyle or her conversation piece of an outfit, the Palestinian princess’ arrival was one you couldn’t help but acknowledge. This local, vocal feminist is an in-your-face sweetheart who's knocking down stereotypes and giving a new definition to [...]

By |April 24, 2019|Tags: |

Ticket Giveaway Wednesday: Rupa and the April Fishes, Meernaa 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. Thursday, April 25 Escort, Planet Booty @ Rickshaw Stop 8pm, $18, all ages. Buy advance tickets here. Thursday, April 25 The Pack [...]

Oke Junior laces up the mitts for “Rocky” video

Oke Junior gained a ton of momentum in 2018: His album Outside Looking In was cosigned by major hip-hop outlets and ton top of that, Oke proved his mettle with a hard flex on Sway's 5 Fingers of Death freestyle challenge. The East Oakland's distinctive storytelling and cool confidence marks him among the region's burgeoning talent and after a 2018 like he has, best believe Oke Junior has no intentions of flying under the radar in 2019. The latest chapter from Oke Junior's story is the boxing homage, "Rocky". Produced by Chimchilla Beats, Oke likens his own come up story [...]

By |April 23, 2019|Tags: |

Producer Jarrad Cleofé gives a house treatment to “Messin’ Around’

Judging by his Instagram, San Francisco producer and DJ Jarrad Cleofé has been making waaaaaaves this past year and honestly, we're a little bummed we're just hearing about him now. The DJ-slash-accountant released a new remix of Dutch nu disco producer Berry Juice and Josh Tobias' "Messin' Around" and gives it a housier night vision treatment with snappy hand claps and twinkling chords to further brighten up the already welcome-to-summer groove. Peep the track below and please, give him a follow on SoundCloud, Spotify, or Apple Music.

By |April 23, 2019|Tags: |

Ticket Giveaway: Sol Blume 2019 in Sacramento

We've got tickets to give away, and boy is it a big one... Sol Blume in Sacramento, an up-and-coming summer festival happening this weekend. Enter to win a pair of General Admission passes to see Miguel, Jessie Reyez, Masego, Tierra Whack, and tons more aligned to the R&B, hip-hop, and pop spaces on the musical spectrum at Sacramento's Cesar Chavez Plaza. If you're ready for a road trip, read on to the instructions below. In the meantime, get pumped with a playlist. To enter for a chance to win tickets to Sol Blume at Cesar Chavez Plaza on April 27, [...]

By |April 23, 2019|Tags: |

Photos: Kero Kero Bonito at Great American Music Hall

Kero Kero Bonito (photo: Ian Young) Kero Kero Bonito brought a flamingo, a crocodile, and two bonus band members to their sold-out Easter Sunday show at Great American Music Hall. The crowd didn't show up empty-handed either: They brought costumes, glitter and an incredible amount of energy that saw moshing and crowdsurfing. Here's a gallery of photos from the party.

By |April 22, 2019|Tags: |
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