Review + Photos: Austra at the Mezzanine

Austra (photo: Joshua Hernandez) Austra saved me before the prospect of Prozac did, and saved me again when the Prozac failed, and when the next medication failed, and the next. At my most manic moments, I was buoyed by the opening notes of Feel It Break, Austra’s first studio album. Drawn deeply into the folds of that album, I admired the intimacy of Austra’s lyrics, and the deep, booming bass notes that mark their sound. Onstage, those same qualities shine: Lead singer Katie Stelmanis appears to sing with a force beyond her body, striking in her vulnerability; and the low [...]

By |February 15, 2017|Tags: |

Giveaway: Austra at Mezzanine this weekend

Looking for an emotional release? Seek refuge in the warm, hazy sounds of Austra, playing this Saturday at The Mezzanine in San Francisco. Supported by San Francisco's own Chasms, as well as The Range and Nako, the show promises a glittering respite from political fear and emotional exhaustion. If you haven't grabbed a ticket yet, here's your opportunity: The Bay Bridged has teamed up with The Mezzanine to give one lucky reader a pair of tickets to see Austra on February 11. Follow the instructions below for your chance to win. Austra's third album, Future Politics, tackles the intersections between [...]

By |February 9, 2017|Tags: |

Ticket Giveaway: Austra, DIANA @ The Fillmore, 9/7/13

Saturday night's bill at The Fillmore features a double dose of Torontonian electronic music acts, with Austra and DIANA stopping in town as part of their joint tour of States in support of a pair of new albums. Austra released their sophomore effort Olympia on June 18 via London-based label Domino Record Co., while DIANA dropped their debut full-length Perpetual Surrender August 20 on Jagjaguwar. Both records are chock full o' infectious beats and vocals that combine to create lush electronic soundscapes sure send a wave of emotion and energy through the Saturday crowd at the City's most famous venue. [...]

By |September 5, 2013|Tags: , |

Fall at The Fillmore starts tonight with Superchunk & Mikal Cronin; The Bay Bridged giving away tickets to 8 shows!

San Francisco's The Fillmore is bringing back its annual Fall at The Fillmore series for 2013, and things will kick off tonight with sets from Superchunk and the City's own Mikal Cronin. Superchunk is celebrating the release of its tenth studio album, I Hate Music, out August 20 on Merge, the label founded in 1989 by the North Carolina punk act's Laura Ballance and Mac McCaughan and which released Cronin's latest and greatest album MCII back in May. This year, The Bay Bridged is teaming up with the legendary venue at the corner of Geary and Fillmore for a series [...]

Editors' Picks: What We've Been Listening to This Week (Cuushe, Houndmouth, Austra)

Photo: Takao Hashimoto Nicole:: When I was in Japan a year ago, I was able to catch a Grouper show in Shibuya, with support from this Tokyo local, Cuushe (who has since then relocated to Berlin). She premiered a new track this week on The Line Best Fit, entitled "Twilight" -- it's an gorgeously textured, soft and airy composition with a comforting bassline. What I really like about her music is that it crosses the "bedroom pop" threshold to a more serious, house-inspired level of production. This song will be on her next LP Butterfly Case, scheduled to be released [...]

Ticket Giveaway Wednesday: Holy Ghost!, Real Estate, James & Evander, Austra, NASA

To enter any contest submit an email to contest[at]thebaybridged[dot]com with your full name in the body and the concert you’re entering the contest for in the subject line. You may only submit your name once to only one contest. Winners for each show will be decided using the guidelines listed below. Thursday, November 10th Holy Ghost!, Jessica 6, Eli Escobar @ Slim's To win a pair of tickets to the show be the SECOND person to enter! The show starts at 8pm, $16, 6+. Purchase advance tickets here. Friday, November 11th Real Estate, Big Troubles @ Slim's To win a [...]

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