What’s Happening This Week? A Guide To Shows Around The Bay, Nov 13 – 16

Cold Specks brings the spaced-out soul of her new album, Fool's Paradise, to Rickshaw Stop on Thursday. Monday, November 13 Liam Gallagher @ The Warfield Now a begrudging icon of unity, Liam Gallagher has a new solo record and is taking it on the road to SF tonight. Propagandhi @ Slim's Whatever your take, the staunch skate-punk activists are playing Slim's tonight. Tuesday, November 14 Chad VanGaalen, Ne-Hi, Club Night @ The Chapel The Canadian Sub Popper headlines a bill with Chicago's Ne-Hi and our very own Club Night, all going down at the Chapel. Guantanamo Baywatch @ The New [...]

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Beach Slang set for show at the Rickshaw Stop on Tuesday night

I listened to Beach Slang’s The Things We Do to Find People Who Feel Like Us for the first time in a while recently and immediately remembered why I listened to this album non-stop when it came out last year. It’s not just that the group has perfected the blissful pop-punk song formula, it’s that you feel utterly and purely good for liking them. Beach Slang’s founder and chief songwriter James Alex deals almost exclusively in clichés (“It’s Us versus Them!” “Get Me Out of This Town!” “Rock Can Save Us!”), but that really doesn’t matter. His authenticity, earnestness and [...]

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The Bay Abridged: Nov 10 – Nov 17

In this recurring feature known as The Bay Abridged, our staff writers will provide short, witty recaps on shows they attended around the Bay Area. A scene check, a heat check, and sometimes more — stop by every Wednesday for the most comprehensive and concise recap of last week's Bay Area concert scene. The World, Gun Outfit and Flesh World at El Rio (SF) Nov. 11 What a great fucking Wednesday at El Rio. Enticed off the couch by LA's Gun Outfit the evening delivered a rare trifecta. The World are a very new supergroup including reincarnations from the dearly [...]

Beach Slang, still high on life, to bring infectious live show to Rickshaw Stop

Photo By Jessica Flynn There is a reason that the myth endures of rock ‘n’ roll playing the role of savior. In every rung of society, there are still young misfit kids — isolated, ostracized and on the outskirts — who turn to music for their companionship. Just because it’s a cliché, doesn’t mean it’s untrue. That is the philosophy of Beach Slang’s James Alex, a punk rock veteran who still views himself as one of those misfit kids and still believes that music can save his life. Bereft of irony, and heavily schooled in the institutions of Springsteen and [...]

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

http://media.libsyn.com/media/thebaybridged/LTM_November_2015.mp3 Download: Live This Month: November 2015 (Podcast #374) 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. This month's episode features a wide variety of local and touring bands, with sounds ranging from the rollicking garage-punk of Timmy's Organism and the lo-fi dream-pop of Toner to electronic compositions by Oneohtrix Point Never and Made of Oak (the solo project of Nick Sanborn of Sylvan Esso). On the out-of-town front, Los Angeles is surprisingly well-represented, with songs from Morgan Delt (performing at the Oakland [...]

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