Blanket the Homeless releases new record at the Independent

Blanket The Homeless Record Cover In these turbulent times of friction and fire, it’s nice to see truly good work being done on a large scale in the Bay Area. Blanket The Homeless, a non-profit organization started by Ken Newman, provides both literal blankets to homeless folks alongside necessities like toiletries, socks, first-aid supplies, and other essential items. The organization is “committed to improving the day-to-day experience of people living on the street,” and announced a partnership with St. Vincent De Paul Society in July of this year. But it wouldn’t be a Bay Bridged article without music, [...]

NYE Happening, Across The Bridges: Brothers Comatose, Lucero + more

Not in San Francisco, or wanna get out of town for the night? Here are some of the shows on our radar across the bridges. These events all have tickets as of writing. BERKELEY: Brothers Comatose + The Sam Chase @ Cornerstone Berkeley This is a new venue in downtown Berkeley, sized only slightly smaller than the Independent. Great location, pretty good sound, and a rowdy acoustic bluegrass-ish band promise a fun New Year's Eve. More info & tickets. OAKLAND: Lisa Light + Purple Heart @ Starline Social Club Lisa Light (the Lovemakers) covers Madonna and Purple Heart covers Prince [...]

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