Ticket Giveaway Wednesday: Foxygen, Benjamin Booker and more

(illustration: Cassidy Miller) 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 and notified via email. Thursday, September 21 Psychic TV, Moira Scar @ The Independent 8pm, $22, 21+. Buy advance tickets here. Sunday, September 24 Public Service Broadcasting @ Swedish American Hall 8pm, $15, 21+. Buy advance tickets here. Monday, September 25 Benjamin Booker, She Keeps Bees @ The Independent [...]

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Outside Lands: Benjamin Booker’s diary for the masses

Most musicians look forward to the time when they can share their hard work with the masses. The stage and the audience are often driving factors to flipping open the laptop or putting pen to paper. Punk-blues-soul guitar man Benjamin Booker began writing songs for audiences of one. From the times when he didn’t feel he belonged in his churchgoing family, to trouble with alcohol or drugs (his and others’), or the abuse some of his friends put themselves through – he wrote songs to take the place of conversations that were too difficult to have. He gave those songs, [...]

Benjamin Booker to play two Bay Area dates next week

(Photo: Max Norton) "Violent Shiver" is an apt name to describe the sort of music Benjamin Booker makes—it's affecting, arresting, and even a bit combative. He came howling out of New Orleans, fresh to live music in every sense, and yet that didn't stop Jack White (yep, that Jack White) from recruiting him to open for him on his most recent tour. Only two years after his first show, he's signed a label deal, played Letterman, Conan, and Lollapalooza. And soon, he'll play a couple shows here in the Bay too. As a matter of fact, his self-titled debut album drops the same day [...]

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