Noise Pop 2010: Edward Sharpe, Watson Twins, AB & the Sea, Northern Key @ Bimbo’s

Photos by: Charlie Homo The closing nights of the last two Noise Pop festivals have focused not only on musical quality, but on the credo of the more outrageous live performance. See: 2009's Les Savy Fav antics at the Mezzanine. For 2010, this meant bringing together the harmonious indie rock collective du jour: Edward Sharpe & the Magnetic Zeros. The former Ima Robot man (Alex Ebert) and his merry bunch have cultivated a significant following over the past year, not just for the appreciation of the songs on 2009's Up from Below. Although, for my money, "Home" is one of the [...]

Noise Pop 2010: Sunday Preview

After the cavalcade of Noise Pop offerings on Saturday night, Sunday's got just two shows and handful of films. Bottom of the Hill features an afternoon show with locals Dizzy Balloon. They'll be joined by a trio of indie rock bands from around the US: Michigan's The Hounds Below, Seattle's Visqueen, and Wisconsin's Laarks. Edward Sharpe and the Magnetic Zeros' Noise Pop closing show at Bimbo's sold out super quickly, but looks like there are some tickets available on Craigslist if you're willing to pay a steep price. If you are going, be sure to arrive early for locals AB [...]

Ticket Giveaway Wednesday: Dizzy Balloon, The Cribs

Saturday, January 23rd - Dizzy Balloon, Forrest Day, Ghost and the City, A B & the Sea @ Slim's A B & the Sea - "Suzie" To enter send an E-mail to with your full name and the phrase "I want to see Dizzy Balloon!" in the subject line. The FOURTH person to enter will win a pair of tickets to the show. 6+, $15, 8pm. Purchase advance tickets here. Wednesday, January 27th - The Cribs plus Jemina Pearl @ Bimbos 365 Jemina Pearl - "After Hours" To enter send an E-mail to with [...]

Bands for Books: a benefit show for Potrero library

It's a generally accepted principle that band members are cool. And if generally accepted pop-culture principles are to be taken seriously, we must also admit that people in libraries are generally considered uncool. Birdmonster - "Yuma" This weekend at Bottom of the Hill, the cool and un-cool will join forces to raise cash for the Potrero Hill Public Library which is currently closed for renovations. Cool band members of the mythical beasts of folk rock, Birdmonster and surf pop rocksters, A B and the Sea will be playing an afternoon benefit show on Saturday at 1:30pm. [...]

By |September 21, 2009|Tags: , |

Ticket Giveaway: The Submarines, Bodies of Water, AB & the Sea @ The Independent

UPDATE: Tickets gone! Be sure to follow @thebaybridged to get the latest TBB updates, contests and more! The Submarines are back in town playing over at the Independent on Friday. You might recognize them from either their co-headlining performance at Noise Pop earlier this year or from one of the 1,000 iPhone commercials you've seen in the last few months. The Submarines - "1940" (AmpLive Remix) Also performing will be LA's Bodies of Waters and new Bay Area residents AB & the Sea who have just been voted Best Beach Boy Worshippers by the SF Weekly (I didn't [...]

Monthly Mix: May 2009 (Podcast #165)

[podcast][/podcast] Subscribe to the The Bay Bridged weekly podcast to get each new episode downloaded free to your iTunes the moment it's published! Our latest Monthly Mix episode of the weekly podcast includes music from nine great Bay Area bands with a bunch of newly released CDs. About all of the bands: We kicked off the show with a song from the always entertaining Battlehooch ("Take The L-Train"), off their brand new full length Piecechow, out June 15th. They'll be at 111 Minna on Thursday, May 28th and their official LP release party is June 24th at Bottom of the [...]

Southwest Songslingers Flourish at Bottom on Friday Night

Review and Photo by: Joseph Hayes It's no secret that a countrified resurgence in Indie music has been in vogue for some time now. Don a vintage western, invest in an old hollow body guitar and stock up on obscure Will Oldham records and you're halfway there. But, only at the risk of your own talent and intentions. Thankfully, Friday's bill at the Bottom put just enough of a distinctive spin on the twenty-first century Indie rock rodeo. Unfortunately, I was unable to catch much of AB and the Sea, who transitionally hail from Wisconsin and San Francisco. I thought [...]

A B & the Sea Moves to the Bay, to Play Noise Pop

Hailing from Wisconsin, A B & the Sea have officially moved to San Francisco. After having dipped their feet into the Bay Area music scene, they will bring their infectious indie pop to Noise Pop this year, playing next Friday, Feb. 27 at Bottom of the Hill with Dear and the Headlights (AZ), Kinch (AZ) and Big Light. AB & the Sea - "Suzie" A B & the Sea bring back some old-fashioned surf-pop music that even references California (though... "southern California," hmm). The guitar effects, cymbal-heavy drum beats and multi-part harmonies are catchy and nostalgic. The band [...]

By |February 18, 2009|Tags: |
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