What’s Happening This Week? A Guide To Shows Around The Bay, Dec 12 – Dec 15

The biggest benefit show for last weekend's Oakland fire tragedy will be at the Fox Theatre this Wednesday. Monday, December 12 Julia Lewis, Brogan Bentley @ Thee Parkside Free show, $1 Anchor Steam beers, and Calebrate hosting? Yes, please. Pylon Reenactment Society, Cruel Summer, Mall Walk @ The Independent An Athens, Georgia local favorite, Pylon disbanded after guitarist Randy Bewley died in 2000. Instead of replacing him, Pylon Reenactment Society was born with members from Casper & the Cookies, The Glands, and pianist Damon Denton to pay tribute. Gladys Knight with the San Francisco Symphony @ Davies Symphony Hall The "Empress [...]

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

http://media.libsyn.com/media/thebaybridged/LTM_April_2015.mp3 Download: Live This Month: April 2015 (Podcast #360) 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. It sure is a great time to be a fan of classic dream-pop and shoegazer music, with the recently-reunited Ride hitting the US this month for their first US shows in 20 years. By contrast, Warren Defever, leader of longtime 4AD act His Name is Alive, has kept that band actively releasing records since its inception, but the experimental group's 25th anniversary tour across the United [...]

Listen to tracks from Nosaj Thing and Giraffage to prep for their Noise Pop NightLife show this Thursday, 2/21/13

LA-based dreamscape engineer Nosaj Thing plays a Noise Pop 2013 pre-party this Thursday at the California Academy of Sciences in Golden Gate Park. Bay Area soundsmith Giraffage also plays, and there will be DJ sets by Joaquin Bartra, Chad Salty, and Brogan Bentley going on throughout the building's many fascinating rooms. It's a special edition of the weekly NightLife party hosted by the Academy, and it looks like it's going to be all kinds of awesome. Seriously, like, stupid awesome. From the NightLife web page: In honor of Noise Pop’s 21st birthday, NightLife presents “Now that You’re 21, Let’s Talk Liquor,” an in-depth look [...]

Giraffage streams track off new mixtape, playing Noise Pop pre-party at Academy of Sciences' NightLife series, 2/21/13

Charlie Yin (aka Giraffage) took to social media yesterday to announce that he signed a record deal with L.A.'s Alpha Pup Records and will soon be releasing a free mixtape on that label. The San Francisco-based multi-instrumentalist and producer gave his fans a sneak peek at the new release, streaming the track "Thinking About You" via SoundCloud. Listen below: Yin also confirmed that he is playing an official Noise Pop 21 pre-party on February 21st for the California Academy of Sciences' NightLife series, with Angeleno Nosaj Thing headlining and DJ sets from Joaquin Bartra, Chad Salty, and Brogan Bentley. The [...]

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