Ticket Giveaway: Alex Bleeker and The Freaks at The Independent

Real Estate bassist Alex Bleeker seems like the most genuine and good-natured individual in indie rock. You could as easily imagine grabbing a beer with the man as you could flying kites with him in your backyard. Not only do his basslines lie underneath Real Estate’s dreamy pools of reverb like sandbags to keep them from floating away and out of reach; he’s also written two of the band’s most easygoing tunes. He’s about as disagreeable as one of those inflatable tube men that sit outside car dealerships and wave around in the wind — you can grimace at the [...]

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, [...]

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