Ticket Giveaway Wednesday: Delicate Steve + Al Lover

(illustration: Cassidy Miller) Looking for more giveaways? We've moved our hottest ticket giveaways over to Instagram, and are reserving a few more just for newsletter subscribers. Follow us on Instagram or sign up for the newsletter for more chances to win tickets to great shows. To enter for a chance to win tickets to any show below, email contest@thebaybridged.com with the name of the band and the date of the show you’re entering in the subject line and your full name in the body of the email. Winners will be selected at random no later than 24 hours before the [...]

By |March 11, 2020|Tags: , |

Live This Month: December 2015 — an audio guide to upcoming SF concerts

http://media.libsyn.com/media/thebaybridged/LTM_December_2015.mp3 Download: Live This Month: December 2015 (Podcast #376) 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. In this month's podcast, we check out thirteen highlights from December's concert lineup, including touring artists Beach House, Eskimeaux, Alex Bleeker and the Freaks, and GospelbeacH. We also sample local tracks from a number of new and emerging bands, including Silver Shadows, Eight Belles, John Travoltage, Ancient Rites, and Perhapsy. And on a bittersweet note, we include a new one from the always-inventive producer Al Lover, [...]

Peaking Lights and Al Lover to ‘Push the Feeling’ in SF this weekend

Push The Feeling is back at Lower Haight's Underground SF this Saturday, rounding out the year with a heady San Francisco dance party fronted by Peaking Lights Acid Test and Al Lover. Peaking Lights Acid Test is the live disco offshoot of the very same husband and wife synth duo responsible for the dub-heavy Lucifer and 936 LPs of blog-world past. No, Peaking Lights will not be passing out cups of psychedelic Kool-Aid at the show. The "A.C.I.D." part is just a clever anagram of their actual names, Aaron Coyes and Indra Dunis. The only feeling they will be pushing [...]

Al Lover remixes Jordannah Elizabeth’s “A Prayer for Black America”

Al Lover’s remix of Jordannah Elizabeth’s "A Prayer for Black America" sways along with uneasy optimism, teetering at the intersection of dance, soul, and psychedelia, not unlike the achingly beautiful original. The song is slow tempo-wise, but it's 'heavy'. This is a word that gets used a lot, but this song genuinely seems to weigh a ton, without sounding aggressive or explicitly emotive — it's just hard to imagine anything preventing the song from going, and going, and going. Jordannah Elizabeth's voice is brought front and center slowly and assuredly, a voice pushing and pulled by the bleary, lethargic swell around it. Other than the relaxed bpm, the music beneath [...]

Oakland’s Mall Walk to release new 7″, on tour in March and April

(Photo Credit: Raynie Vratari) Last year, Oakland's Mall Walk released a five-song EP comprised of minimalist guitar work, spidery, walking bass lines, and steady rhythms. It's a brand of dynamic rock with one leg in psychedelia and surf-rock, and the other in mechanical post-punk. Just announced via a premiere on Clash Magazine, Mall Walk will be releasing a new 7" via guitarist/singer Rob I. Miller's label – Vacant Stare Records – at the end of the month. The new single "Criminal Code" starts with an upbeat, surfy guitar groove but quickly navigates into darker, more pensive territory. The tight drum and bass interplay [...]

Noise Pop 2015: Check out all of our festival coverage!

Jessica Pratt at The Chapel (Photo Credit: Jon Ching)   Got any plans for the weekend? If you're like us, you're still recovering from the week that was Noise Pop 2015, and you're not quite ready to wrap your brain another show-filled weekend. Well, if you'd rather stay in this weekend, wear your pajamas around the clock (don't forget Daylight Savings Time starts Saturday night), drink some herbal tea, and go on a Netflix binge, we don't blame you. But, at the very least, you can relive some of the best moments from Noise Pop with this wrap-up of all [...]

Best of the Rest – February 2015 (Six Organs of Admittance, bAd bAd, Panic Is Perfect, & more)

Ben Chasny of Six Organs of Admittance (Photo Credit: Drag City) Every month, our editors hear lots of great new music, at shows around the Bay, exploring the far reaches of the Interwebs, and sifting through the veritable deluge of emails from artists and publicists around the globe hawking the latest songs and videos. While we’d love to write about everything that catches our ear, it’s impossible – there’s just too much good music out there. This is an attempt at rounding up the latest and greatest that we didn't have the bandwidth to cover throughout the month – the [...]

Noise Pop 2015: Cosmonauts, Mondo Drag bring heady psych to Brick & Mortar

Photos by Jon Ching Cosmonauts were the headliners on Friday night, but I left the Brick & Mortar Music Hall most impressed by Oakland's Mondo Drag, a five-piece band that delivered a heavy set of doom-laced psych jams. The group just released a new self-titled album in January, and its songwriting demonstrated a commendable restraint, allowing long instrumental passages to breathe and build. That's not to say I didn't enjoy John Gamino's vocals -- I did, quite a bit -- but the winding grooves led by his Hammond organ were entrancing. Seeing the band behind colorful visual projections lent a [...]

Premiere: Listen to Al Lover’s “Brown Acid Redux”, see him play Noise Pop tonight

  The one-and-only Al Lover is back at it again. Fresh off releasing his latest (and greatest) LP Cave Ritual on January 29 via UK label Stolen Body Records, the San Francisco-based producer has yet more audio glory ready for the yearning masses. "Brown Acid Redux" is a live re-edit mix, and we are happy to premiere it exclusively on The Bay Bridged today, mere hours before Lover takes the stage at Brick & Mortar for Noise Pop 2015. As you would expect, "Brown Acid Redux" is a trip down the wormhole of psychedelic beat-making, but it comes at you [...]

By |February 27, 2015|Tags: |

Al Lover remixes Rosetta’s singing comet, joining Li Xi at Brick & Mortar in December

San Francisco producer Al Lover not only churns out psychedelic beats on the regular, but he's also apparently an aficionado of space exploration. Yep, Mr. Lover took note of the recent news that the European Space Agency's Rosetta space probe had picked up a mysterious "song" from Comet 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko – the same comet which was the scene of the first-ever soft landing on a comet just a day later when Rosetta successfully dispatched its Philae lander – and then he remixed that "song" into a dubbed-out seven-minute adventure to the far reaches of the universe. Listen to Al Lover's "Singing [...]

By |November 19, 2014|Tags: , , , |
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