New covers project: Hee & Him

To clear up any preconceived notions, Hee & Him is not a She & Him covers project. Instead, it's a new duo with a referential name and an arsenal of various covers, done synth-folk style. Hee & Him is comprised of Grand Lake's Caleb Nichols and John Pomeroy. In their own words: Hee & Him is a boyfriend-boyfriend synth-folk duo from California. Inspired by clearance-bin 70’s mood music records, Hee & Him combines James Taylor / John Fahey-style guitar picking, space-age, fluttering synth sounds, and sweet two part harmonies to create their own (gay) version of boy-girl folk pop. The [...]

By |October 20, 2010|Tags: |

Crowd photos, impromptu sets + more at Treasure Island Music Festival 2010, Day 2

Editor's Note: As anyone who made the treacherous voyage out to the island this weekend will know, Treasure Island Music Festival 2010 did not slow down due to the weather. On a rainy Sunday, the bands kept wailing and the crowds continued to enjoy entertainment from local vendors. Please enjoy these shots of festival attendees as seen by our staff. Tel Aviv's Monotonix climbing soundbooth Monotonix hurling bass drum at drum tower Soju dude!! Ferocious Few shreddin' stings, breaking mic stands, rippin' it up. Also, check out this Quicktime video of Ferocious Few live, singing to SF! TIMF signage Box [...]

Video: The Wrong Words – “What Went Wrong” "What Went Wrong" is the winning and extremely catchy A-side on the debut 7" from San Francisco garage poppers The Wrong Words. The record is out today on Trouble in Mind. The Wrong Words are at Thee Parkside on October 22nd and the Rickshaw Stop on November 10th. The Wrong Words - "What Went Wrong"

By |October 19, 2010|Tags: |

Video: Zach Hill – “The Primitives Talk”; album ‘Face Tat’ out today Known mostly these days for adding a whole new element to someone else's live performance, say Wavves or Marnie Stern, Sacramento-based collaborative drummer Zach Hill releases his second solo album, Face Tat, today on Sargent House (home also to Tera Melos, Russian Circles and Fang Island). His concoctions are jarring, but find an imaginative relationship incorporating electro and hip-hop into the rock melange. Also of note, Face Tat features contributions from Devendra Banhart and Prefuse 73 as well as members of Deerhoof, Tera Melos and No Age. Zach Hill - "Memo to the Man" The above video for "The [...]

By |October 19, 2010|Tags: |

Monday, 10/25: Best Coast headlines Aquarius Records’ 40th birthday party

Congrats to Aquarius Records for forty years (!) of championing great music, making it SF's "oldest surviving independent record store." To celebrate, the store is holding a birthday party on Monday, October 25th at Cafe Du Nord (8pm, $10). Best Coast tops the celebration (a night before headlining at Great American), with support from The Mantles, Lumerians, Dzjenghis Khan, Date Palms and Pigs. Grab advance tickets at TicketWeb. Best Coast - "Boyfriend" The Mantles – "Lily Never Married" Lumerians - "Orgon Grinder"

By |October 18, 2010|Tags: |

Photos & Review: The Crooked Jades @ The Episcopal Church of St. Mary 10/10

So, I went to church last Sunday. To be honest, I'm not a churchgoer, but the Episcopal Church of St. Mary hosts a neat series of free shows called Candlelight Concerts. Local old-time band The Crooked Jades played, moving easily along a wide swath of Americana music. Their work is has made its mark nationally as well; recently their song "Fork and File" was in the Sean Penn movie "Into the Wild" and they made the soundtrack for the PBS documentary "Seven Sisters: A Kentucky Portrait." The band played in the lucent church, framed by hundred-year-old redwood planks and candles. [...]

By |October 18, 2010|Tags: |

Treasure Island Music Festival Live Blog: Sunday

11:00PM (JH) all treasured out! b&s were certifiably tweelicious! until next year... 10:30PM (MBL)encore! 10:00PM (MBL)best clappers now on stage. boy with the arab strap! 9:30PM (MBL)b n' s sing-a-longs!,! 9:20PM (JH) holy arrangementville... 9:15PM (MBL)i'm a cookoo!!!! 9:00PM (JH) b&s - the indie generation's Beatles? 9:00PM (MBL)here they come!!!!! 8:20PM (AG) Rogue Wave. Always good! Hometown love! 8:00PM (JH) Rogue Wave digging their heels in...reverb shimmers across the bay, dual guitars get the ever loosening crowd going. 7:15PM (AG) that version of 'Squalor Victoria' was pretty phenomenal. 7:00PM (MBL) sure the national have spare guitars and roadies to fix [...]

Treasure Island Music Festival Live Blog: Saturday

11:20PM (NB) I saw some great music, meet tons of nice people. My first TIMSF was awesome. Thanks everybody! LCD Soundsystem on the Bridge Stage [media id=47 width=530 height=300] 11:00PM (NB) LCD Soundsystem. Wow. 10:43PM (NB) Watch your step folks - at this point there is a lot of weird stuff on the ground. 10:32PM (AG) LCD Soundsystem, baby. This is what I've been waiting for. 9:35PM (NB) Mr. Murphy looks dapper in his white suit. 9:25PM (NB) People at the Main Stage are super pumped for the Soundsystem, or they like the yacht rock the house is playing. Miike [...]

Treasure Island Fest starts tomorrow: be a part of Ferris Wheel Confessions, follow our live-blogging

So, in case you haven't heard, the Treasure Island Festival is this weekend, and we're quite excited about it. If you can't make it, The Bay Bridged will be live-blogging the sights and sounds of Saturday and Sunday via Twitter, with photos and videos posted on this web site throughout both days. If you are going to Treasure Island, swing by the ferris wheel at 2pm or 5pm (both days) to participate in our second annual Ferris Wheel Confessions, where you spill your embarrassing music-related secrets to our camera in exchange for a free ferris wheel ride. It's a ton [...]

Saturday: Frisco Freakout brings together top local psych bands for charity

The third annual Frisco Freakout, taking place this Saturday, October 16th at Thee Parkside (1:30pm, $15), finds some of the Bay's best psych rock bands uniting for an all day, all ages festival benefiting a great cause. On deck at the Freakout: Sic Alps, Howlin Rain, Wooden Shjips, Greg Ashley, Assemble Head In Sunburst Sound, Carlton Melton, White Manna, Young Prisms, Glitter Wizard, Strangers Family Band, Jeffertitti's Nile, and Mass At Dawn. Proceeds benefit Creativity Explored, an organization that "enables adults with developmental disabilities to express themselves artistically in a way that is personally rewarding and appreciated by others."

By |October 15, 2010|Tags: |
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