The Greening premiere video for “Unifier”

Psych-pop rockers The Greening have a headtrip of a new music video out based on their single "Unifier." It's a brain-scrambling masterpiece, a beautifully disconcerting swirl of kaleidoscopic imagery and slow-motion effects with a seductively surreal vibe that will suck you in and won't let go for the nearly four minute runtime. The visuals mesh seamlessly with the entrancing music: the slinky electronic groove, the atmospheric synths, the understated vocal melodies. This one is not to be missed, and once you see it, good luck forgetting it. You can catch the band live at the Milk Bar on August 29th [...]

By |August 18, 2015|Tags: |

Eyes on the Shore premiere “Kids on the Run” video, play Slim’s

The versatile Eyes On The Shore are premiering their new video, "Kids on the Run," right here on The Bay Bridged. A dizzying loop of shape and form, the video took a little bit of elbow grease to produce: the band was first shot in silhouette, then, for the next six months, the animation was created to give the video its finished, like-an-old-iPod-commercial-but-trippier effect. Without further adieu, check out the video below. "Kids on the Run" is currently available as a free download via Eyes on the Shore's website. They will be appearing at Slim's on August 22nd with Sunrunners, [...]

By |August 17, 2015|Tags: |

AJ Davila y Terror Amor this Sunday at The Chapel

I am a Mexican-American gal who rebelled against her parents’ Mariachi and Banda music by listening to emo and punk music, yet part of me finds refuge in rock music sung in Spanish. It’s as though all the parts of me that are proud of my culture and heritage and all the parts that just want to keep rebelling find peace in music that allows me to be both: a proud Chicana rebel. Puerto Rican garage rocker AJ Davila’s music has always given me this peace. From Davila 666 to AJ Davila y Terror Amor to his solo stuff, the [...]

By |August 14, 2015|Tags: |

Coo Coo Birds play all-local show at GAMH this Saturday

Saturday night’s show with Beautiful Machines, Le Vice, Low Country Kingdom and headliners Coo Coo Birds at Great American Music Hall brings a motley crew of bands together under one roof. Though different in sound, all bands share at least one common denominator - they’re local San Franciscans. So whether you’re in the mood for some future new wave a la Beautiful Machines, the self-proclaimed “Urban-Indie-Rock-Electro-Funk-Hip Hop-Pop” sounds of Le Vice, the genre-defying beats of Low Country Kingdom, or the psychedelic rock n’ roll vibes of Coo Coo Birds, there’s a little something for everyone. Not to mention that the [...]

By |August 14, 2015|Tags: |

Spend Friday night with The She’s

No matter what anyone may say, the SF music scene is not dead nor is it at a pause. It has just become harder to find, but really it's only hard to find if you're not trying. Local bands are not rare - if you go out enough, you will find that 5 out of 11 people say they're in a band. Local girl bands that have been together since elementary school? THAT'S A RARITY. Indeed, The She's are a rarity and one that is needed in the SF music scene. The She's have known each other since kindergarten and have been [...]

By |August 13, 2015|Tags: |

Swoon worthy folksters The Wild Reeds hit Leo’s tonight

About a month ago while inside of the historic Hyde Street Studios, I witnessed the ladies of The Wild Reeds make an entire Sofar crowd go gape-mouth. As is the Sofar way, the mini-set was all acoustic, and even without two of their band members the presence and charm of The Wild Reeds was staggering. Tonight, drummer Nick Jones and bassist Nick Phakpiseth will be rounding out the full band while they headline Leo's in Oakland's Temescal neighborhood. Fittingly, creators of The Wild Reeds, Kinsey Lee on vocals and banjo and Sharon Silva on vocals and guitar, met while both attending a Lisa Hannigan concert (side [...]

The Drums playing Brick and Mortar for Outside Lands night show

Music festivals are endurance tests. Standing, cheering, singing and drinking for hours on end can take a toll on one’s body. But, they only come around once a year (well, kind of), so it’s best to revel in all they have to offer. Friday’s Outside Lands schedule is a beauty — there are more than enough intriguing acts to satiate the average festival-goer from noon until close. However, when suspender-rock kings Mumford and Sons (or EDM heavyweight Amon Tobin, depending on your fancy) depart the stage at 10 p.m., that doesn’t mean the night has to end. The Drums — [...]

By |August 4, 2015|Tags: |

Oakland indie quartet Conversation’s new record comes out this week

(Take Care of Me album cover) The collaboration that is Conversation began in the summer of 2013, in Fresno, when drummer Kevin Figueroa and pianist Erik Freeman met during a tour. As they fleshed out their influences and intentions for Conversation, they expanded the lineup to include guitar and bass, taking their sound in a more indie rock direction, continuing in the vein of members' past projects (Cotillon, Sunburns, Tokyo Death March). After two years and relocations to Oakland, the group has finished recording their debut LP and is releasing it on the Portland-based label APNEICVOID  . They've revealed two tracks off of Take [...]

By |August 4, 2015|Tags: |

Alvvays to play NightLife show before Outside Lands appearance

Although Outside Lands has become one of the country’s biggest and most diverse music festivals, its setting in the middle of the city has always given it more of a commuter vibe. It’s not a remote destination event, like Coachella, Bonnaroo or Sasquatch. Instead, it feels much more like a mega concert made specifically for San Franciscans (and other Bay Area residents). Which is why it’s a little confusing that every year a collection of promising young bands end up playing unusually early set times during the opening session on Friday. Part of the allure of Outside Lands is that [...]

By |August 3, 2015|Tags: |

The California Honeydrops set to play two nights at The Fillmore

The California Honeydrops have evolved a few stages since primarily busking at BART stations. They now tour across the US and Europe regularly and draw major crowds at jam-centric festivals from High Sierra to Jazz Fest. As their following has grown, the fact that the Honeydrops are a party band remains the same. You will still find them, now performing as a four piece, as much in the crowd during their set as they are on stage. Oakland’s New Orleans style blues and soul group have set a release date for their fifth entry into their catalog within the past [...]

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