The Bay Abridged: Sept 30 – Oct 6

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. Empress Of, Abra at The Rickshaw Stop (SF) Sept. 29 People simply aren't talking enough about how great Empress Of's Me is, but the Rickshaw Stop was packed last Tuesday with fans more than willing to dance to Lorely Rodriguez's immaculately crafted electronic-pop. The artist hit the [...]

Hardly Strictly Bluegrass: The Bay Bridged Top 5 Picks

In a town with no discernible seasons, the most notable sign that Fall has arrived is Hardly Strictly Bluegrass (HSB). Celebrating its fifteenth year of existence, HSB has become an institution for locals and a destination for music lovers worldwide.  This free music festival draws in crowds as diverse as its lineup: more than 100 acts will perform on 7 stages over the course of three days. With so many musicians - big and small, local and national - performing, how do you even begin to decide who to see? The Bay Bridged's team of writers, photographers, and editors rocked the [...]

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