What’s Happening This Weekend? A Guide To Shows Around The Bay, July 21 – 23

Run, don't walk, to Bill Graham Civic on Saturday. Friday, July 21 Sufjan Stevens, Thao Nguyen @ The Fox Theater Perennial favorite Sufjan joins up with Nico Muhly, Bryce Dessner, and James McAlister to perform their new collaboration, Planetarium. Motor City Drum Ensemble, Dam-Funk @ 1015 Folsom One of the most in-demand DJs of the day is supported by Stones Throw's Dam-Funk. Bruno Mars @ SAP Center If you think you're too cool for Bruno Mars, you're wrong. Saturday, July 22 Run the Jewels, Flatbush Zombies @ Bill Graham Civic Auditorium Still riding on their third record, released earlier this [...]

Blonde Redhead’s Kazu Makino on creativity and a new EP

Blonde Redhead is a band that possesses that rarest of distinctions: the combination of conviction and longevity that allows a group to push their creative horizons into uncharted territory without becoming lost in the thicket, always remaining resolutely themselves. Since their 1993 founding, the band's palettes and palates have grown to include explorations into electronics, classical instrumentation, a wealth of arcane influences, and radically inventive compositional flourishes. March 10 marked the release of 3 O’Clock, their latest EP. It’s another small milestone in Blonde Redhead’s unbroken string of gorgeous work — a sonic painting made with delicate, patient strokes. Blonde Redhead’s [...]

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Photos: Blonde Redhead give a pensive performance at the Independent

Blonde Redhead (photo: Ian Young) Beloved alternative rock band Blonde Redhead played to a sold-out crowd at the Independent last night, Tuesday May 24, 2016.  The band brought their unique dreamy-noise-rock to our intimate venue and performed songs from a wide range of their ever-expanding catalogue. Photographer Ian Young has these very colorful photos from the night.

Blonde Redhead to play two shows at Independent next week, plus perform at Doc Martens store

Run DMC had their Adidas. Nancy Sinatra famously explained what her boots were all about. And Elvis loved his blue suede shoes. Footwear and popular music—the two ideas are almost inseparable. Ok. That’s obviously overstepping (pun intented?) a bit, but there is some basis to back up the intersecting legacy of shoes and music, which is why it’s not that strange that Blonde Redhead—an artsy trio out of New York City—will host a special event at the Doc Martens’ store at 846 Market Street this Tuesday. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lNio2xDwTYg The group’s 5 p.m. show—you can RSVP here for the free event—is part [...]

By |September 18, 2015|Tags: |

Video Premiere: Watch Day Wave perform poolside at Phoenix Hotel

Back in early August, Oakland's Day Wave — the solo project of Jackson Phillips — performed the lo-fi surf pop song "Drag" from his debut EP Headcase alongside the pool at the Phoenix Hotel in downtown San Francisco. It all went down as part of Joie de Vivre's Good Measure Tour (co-presented by SF's Boing Boing and Noise Pop), which features artists playing at their hotels around the country. Check out the Day Wave video premiere below for real evidence that the secret performance happened, possibly right outside your hotel room (and you missed it? For shame!). Rectify your mistake below. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jjdSQ4y67eo [...]

By |September 17, 2015|Tags: , |

Ticket Giveaway Wednesday: Bob Mould, Blonde Redhead and more

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 17th Old 97’s, Salim Nourallah @ The Fillmore 8pm, $25, all ages. Buy advance tickets here. Thursday, September 17th Circa Waves, Oberhofer @ The Chapel 9pm $15, all ages. Buy advance tickets here. Friday, September 18th The Acid, Lusine @ The Chapel 9pm, $15, all ages. [...]

By |September 16, 2015|Tags: , |

Blonde Redhead’s vaporous songs coming to The Regency Ballroom

No, not that kind of vapor, you ganja queens and kings. This past September Blonde Redhead released Baragán, a comparatively quiet and wispy album when you think back to the lush strangeness of Penny Sparkle or Melody of Certain Damaged Lemons. Champions of many swirly genres such as dream pop, art rock, and shoegaze, they were discovered by Sonic Youth's drummer in 1993. It's true - the band is entering their third decade together. The trio is formed by French twin brothers Simone and Amedeo Pace, and Kazu Makino who is Japanese. They'll be playing The Regency Ballroom this Tuesday night with support from Dot Hacker (band name, not [...]

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Ticket Giveaway Wednesday: Julian Casablancas, Blonde Redhead and more

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 for in the subject line and your full name in the body of the email. Winners will be selected at random and notified via email. Sunday, November 9 Julian Casablancas + The Voidz, Connan Mockasin @ The Regency Ballroom 8pm, $32, all ages. Buy advance tickets here. Sunday, November 9 Rhye, Lo-Fang @ The Fox Theater 3 pairs available 7:30pm, $35, all ages. Buy advance tickets here. Tuesday, November 11 Blonde Redhead, [...]

BFF hits the city, Thee Oh Sees host Blonde Redhead for two nights

The 9th Annual Bike Film Festival is sweeping the country this summer with only the best taste in entertainment: bringing some of the sexiest music as well as cycling-related art and films, of course, spread across the city this week. "BIKES ROCK!" is Tuesday and Wednesday night with Blonde Redhead -- yes, you heard right -- with Thee Oh Sees at the Independent, tickets still on sale ($25). Blonde Redhead, who sing in the same fine languages as some of the finest bicycle welders, are more than appropriate to headline with a local hosts as impressive as Thee Oh Sees. [...]

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