A.C. Newman shines at The Independent

Words and Photos by: Ben Van Houten Opening with "There Are Maybe Ten Or Twelve," the first track from his new solo album, A.C. Newman delivered an hour-plus set of stately chamber-power-pop to great applause on Saturday night at The Independent. After weeks of hand-wringing about Get Guilty--Was the production too muted? Were some of the songs too long or too slow?--it was welcome relief that the live show rendered these questions moot via an enthusiastic set from this former San Francisco resident. Yes, Newman announced, he lived for a period of time at Broderick and Eddy, noting that, memorably, [...]

Noise Pop: Saturday Preview!

Tomorrow is the last full day of Noise Pop, and it's a duesy. But before you start your night of shows, head over to the Pop N' Shop at The Verdi Club. This awesome independent design fair has become one or Noise Pop's coveted non-music events, and includes designers and artists selling clothing, jewelry, posters and more. It takes place from 12pm-4pm and is free! Saturday will also feature a couple of matinee shows, one of which is at Bottom of the Hill with The Matches, Dizzy Balloon and Ex-Boyfriends. Oakland's The Matches are guaranteed to put on a fun [...]

AC Newman Ticket Giveaway!

New Pornographers frontman A.C. Newman is back with his second solo album, Get Guilty, and fans of chamber power-pop will find much to enjoy from the new release, out now on Matador Records. To my ears, it's a little more stately than his previous album The Slow Wonder, with a lot of strong songwriting to boot. AC Newman - "The Heartbreak Rides" We're pleased to be giving away a pair of tickets to AC Newman's Noise Pop show on Saturday, February 28th at The Independent. To win the tickets, send an e-mail to contest[at]thebaybridged.com with your name, mailing [...]

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Episode 149: Noise Pop 2009 Preview (Part 1)

[podcast]http://media.libsyn.com/media/thebaybridged/NP_Part_1_Mix_Show.mp3[/podcast] Listen to the podcast here. This week's podcast episode is the first of two mixes spotlighting some of the many excellent bands performing during the 2009 Noise Pop Music Festival. We're pleased to be partnering with Noise Pop this year to once again deliver comprehensive coverage before, during, and after the festival. This episode features ten great songs from a mix of local and touring artists. About the bands: Thee Oh Sees ("Ghost in the Trees") kick off the show with an excellent song from their 2008 album The Master's Bedroom Is Worth Spending A Night In. Catch their [...]

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