Noise Pop 2020: Mannequin Pussy, Best Coast wash away grief at the Regency

“So much happens that makes me want to scream. Our fucked-up collective pain leaves us nowhere safe to do this. So we created a place to scream." That's certainly one way to frame frustration. These were the words of Mannequin Pussy's Marisa Dabice as she introduced the searing, scorched-earth tune, "F.U.C.A.W.," during their opening set Saturday night at the Regency. If you haven't caught on, Mannequin Pussy doesn't exactly do things lightly. Their set was blistering, with Dabice's shredding guitars and screams throughout. It seemed an odd placement to be opening for the happy-go-lucky stoner dreams of Best Coast, but beneath [...]

By |February 29, 2020|Tags: , |

Review & Photos: Best Coast return to California at the Fillmore

Best Coast (photo: Jessica Perez) Photos and words by Jessica Perez Best Coast and Wavves are currently on a co-headlining tour known as the Summer Is Forever II Tour. They have been on the road for several weeks already, but last night was their first day back in their home state of California. They were slated to play at the brand new UC Theater in Berkeley, but unfortunately that venue is still under construction. Although it would have been cool to see Best Coast and Wavves in a new venue, they did not disappoint and wound up selling out one of San [...]

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Photos: Best Coast at The Fillmore

Best Coast (photo: Natasha Dangond) Los Angeles-based surf rock band Best Coast played a sold-out show at The Fillmore on Wednesday, September 23, in San Francisco. Our photographer Natasha Dangond shared these photos from the energetic evening.

By |September 25, 2015|Tags: |

Giveaway: Best Coast at The Fillmore this Wednesday with Lovely Bad Things

It's hard to think of a more contemporary California rock band that's more representative of our golden state than L.A.'s Best Coast.  They wear their California pride on their sleeve without a hint of irony, which has been apparent since their first album, and continues up to their most recent release of California Nights earlier this year. Guitarist Bobb Bruno provides the band's layers of breezy 60s beach rock rhythms while singer and guitarist Bethany Cosentino brings the melodies to their deceptively simple sound. The band tours with a full band (Brady Miller on drums, Brett Mielke on bass and San Francisco's very own Joe Bautista [...]

By |September 21, 2015|Tags: |

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 [...]

Noise Pop 2015: Best Coast plays intimate set with The She’s, Night School

Photos by Martin Lacey California natives Best Coast aren’t known for subtlety. The lyrics, the songwriting, and the guitar tone – they all revolve around a simplified, overly sunny version of the West Coast – presumably inspired by lead singer Bethany Cosentino’s own life experiences. So it made sense when the band came out last night as a five piece to thicken the sound — a few details might have been lost, but that’s a small price for Best Coast to pay. Playing an extra small, nearly sold out (I heard there were some tickets available at the door) show [...]

Noise Pop adds Best Coast, Flight Facilities, James Vincent McMorrow, and more!

Noise Pop continues to gear up for the 23rd iteration of the famed festival, coming to you February 20 through March 1, and they're not just printing programs and badges. No, they are back with yet another lineup announcement, this time confirming the addition of none other than LA-based indie duo Best Coast (who apparently will play a very intimate gig), Australian electronic act Flight Facilities, Irish singer-songwriter James Vincent McMorrow, Chaz Bundick's new project Les Sins, and many, many more. With their 2015 festival already stocked with great indie acts like The New Pornographers, Caribou, Dan Deacon, Cathedrals, Geographer, [...]

The Best of the Rest, 10/03/2014 (Quaaludes, Cocktails, & more)

Quaaludes (source) It's time for our roundup of all those highlights from the last couple weeks that we weren't able to feature on their own – here's the best of the rest, as determined by The Bay Bridged editors. City-based quartet Quaaludes dropped their Nothing New EP on September 18, and it's yet another 12 minutes of furiously-paced, rage-driven, soul-baring punk rock: Nothing New by Quaaludes The creators of The Bay Bridged's Featured Album for September, Cocktails, surprised everyone with a previously unreleased nugget entitled "Tonic Nights". The track was recorded during the sessions for their excellent LP Adult Life [...]

First City Festival announces 2014 lineup featuring Beck and The National

As we told you a little while ago, the second iteration of the First City Festival will take place August 23 and 24 at the Monterey County Fair and Event Center. Now the folks behind NorCal's newest summer music fest have announced this year's lineup, and it's nothing short of spectacular, featuring indie legends Beck and The National as headliners, along with the likes of Best Coast, Dawes, Tokyo Police Club, Unknown Mortal Orchestra, and Speedy Ortiz, as well as local faves Geographer, Sleepy Sun, The Family Crest, Doe Eye, Cool Ghouls, and Survival Guide. In addition to performers on [...]

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