Check out this NRVS LVRS-Abbot Kinney collab…then see them live.

It's NRVS LVRS/Abbot Kinney/MANICS week here at The Bay Bridged! Today, we're proud to bring you this collaboration between two of the aforementioned bands: A NRVS LVRS-produced remix of Abboy Kinney's "It's the Middle of the Night." Take a listen to this fun update below: ...And when you're done, come see them both at our first showcase of 2018! This Saturday, the Independent, 9pm. Be there. NRVS LVRS, Abbot Kinney, MANICS The Independent January 13, 2018 9pm, $12 (21+)

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Live This Month: January 2018 — an audio guide to upcoming Bay Area concerts Download: Live This Month: January 2018 (Podcast #420) In Live This Month, we sample some of the great local and out-of-town bands performing in the coming month in the San Francisco Bay Area. With the start of the new year come new releases by local musicians, and this mix features new songs from Santa Rosa punks Brown Bags and the old school country-influenced sounds of Laura Benitez and the Heartache, as well as Sacramento post-punk band Screature. We've also included great new-to-the-podcast songs from records Madeline Tasquin and GLO released last year. January also provides opportunities to check out [...]

Sponsored: Stay warm with local faves at the Indy this January

We'll say it: January kinda sucks. You're back at work, you're quickly running out of your holiday leftovers (or, more realistically, they've been gone since December 28), and no matter where you are in the country, it's freakin' freezing. Fear not, San Franciscans: The Independent has a solution. In addition to their regularly scheduled programming of top talent in independent music, they're featuring a number of local acts throughout January that will basically carry you through the entire month. Behold: you can start with the hand-clap-laden soul of Brothers Prince on the 6th and go out dancing with Midtown Social [...]

Inside Look: Abbot Kinney, “Can We Become”

Abbot Kinney (photo: Estefany Gonzalez) It's no secret we love sharing the latest news about Abbot Kinney at The Bay Bridged. Over the past few months, the indie rockers have made it on to our site a number of times. We caught up with the band before they played their first show at The Great American Music Hall, they participated in our election photo essay and snapped photos of them playing at The New Parish. So, when Abbot Kinney singer Jared Swanson invited us to get a behind the scenes look at the band's upcoming music video for the song "Can We Become" [...]

The Bay Bridged Band-To-Band Relay: Abbot Kinney to Kev Choice

Words by Annie Bacon If you missed it last month, the Band-to-Band Relay is part of The Bay Bridged’s ongoing desire to curate and deepen your awareness of your local music scene. We know you’re oversaturated, and we know how important curators are to our modern musical experience. Who better than the bands you love to point you in the direction of great music being made around you? Each month we’ll start off with a single local artist, write about why we like them, and then ask them to pick and talk about another local artist they dig. We'll carry [...]

Profiles In Protest: How the Bay’s music community is responding to the inauguration

After the 2016 election, the nation seemed sharply divided. With inauguration day rapidly approaching, we wanted to give musicians from our community a space to voice how they felt about the election results. Some were upset that the candidate with fewer popular votes won the presidency, some were upset at others for not voting, and some did not accept the results. Vast groups of citizens took to the streets to protest, with a number of marches and rallies taking place in the Bay Area. As a nonprofit devoted to fostering music in the Bay, we celebrate the self-expression that is [...]

Review + Photos: Live 105 Soundcheck Holiday Party

Panic is Perfect (photo: Estefany Gonzalez) In the midst of the holiday madness, Live 105's Soundcheck Holiday Party brought together a collection of some of the Bay Area's best indie-rock acts on Thursday, December 22, just days before Christmas. The night of music kicked off with Abbot Kinney, who had the crowd at The New Parish chanting to the chorus of "It's the middle of the night." A young but soulful band named The Blondies followed. Next, Panic Is Perfect played an impressively upbeat set whilst wearing warm festive holiday sweaters. The show came to a close with Oakland's own dreamy-synth duo Midi Matilda, who [...]

What’s Happening This Week? A Guide To Shows Around The Bay, Dec 19 – Dec 22

This week catch live performances of A Charlie Brown Christmas with music provided by the San Francisco Symphony at Davies Symphony Hall. Monday, December 19 Moscow Ballet's Great Russian Nutcracker @ The Warfield Opening for this holiday heavy-hitter will be 20+ Musical Wunderkind violinist and cellist prodigies, young "pre-professionals," accompanying the principal ballerina in Saint-Saëns’ classic “Dying Swan.” Dimond Saints, Gladkill @ The New Parish Wormhole's sensory explosion show series of Burner-esque tendencies will be donating all proceeds towards victims of the Ghost Ship fire and their families. Tuesday, December 20 Nyre @ El Rio Our most recently featured local [...]

Photos: Abbot Kinney, Vacances, Dangermaker, Panic is Perfect at The Great American Music Hall

Panic is Perfect (photo: Estefany Gonzalez) Bay Area indie pop bands took over the Great American Music Hall this weekend on Saturday, August 20. Vacances played a short but fun set. Abbot Kinney  nailed their first performance at the historic venue. Dangermaker front man blew the crowd away with an impromptu whistle solo and Panic Is Perfect filled the venue with fun music, good vibes and a drumline. We snapped photos of each artist's set for you to relive the excitement or catch up on what you missed.

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Abbot Kinney play Great American Music Hall this Saturday

Playing the renowned Great American Music Hall for the first time is a milestone that would make any local musician giddy. For singer-songwriter Jared Swanson, frontman of Abbot Kinney, it's a symbolic next step in his musical career. He explains to The Bay Bridged, "Long before moving to San Francisco, the spirit of the Great American Music Hall loomed. Its rich history dripped down to Los Angeles. In addition to being where Journey and Jerry Garcia's solo career debuted, it was designed by a French architect and was originally named after a notorious Barbary Coast house of prostitution. I've since seen a dozen shows [...]

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