The Bay Bridged Presents: Or, the Whale, The Maldives and Built for the Sea at The Independent Tomorrow!

One of the most reliably entertaining live bands in the Bay Area, Or, the Whale possess that endearing combination of superb musicianship and the ability to cut loose and have fun. The national re-release of Light Poles and Pines earlier this year on Seany Records kicked off a series of tours and country radio success. With a new album completed and awaiting release, we're pleased to present the band's homecoming performance from their recent West Coast tour. The Bay Bridged Presents Or, the Whale The Maldives Built For The Sea Saturday, June 6, 2009 The Independent 9pm, $12, 21+ (Purchase [...]

Ticket Giveaway: The Bay Bridged Presents Or, the Whale, The Maldives, Built for the Sea!

This is the first of three giveaways today on what's become "Giveaway Friday" at The Bay Bridged. Keep checking back for more opportunities to win stuff! Or, the Whale - "Rope Don't Break" We're quite excited about the show we're presenting on Saturday, June 6th at The Independent, featuring two of our favorite local bands, Or, the Whale and Built for the Sea, along with The Maldives, a Seattle band about whom we've heard nothing but great things. The show's only $12, but we're giving away a pair of tickets to a lucky reader. To win tickets to [...]

From Monument to Masses at Bottom of the Hill

Words and Photos by: Nicole L. Browner From Monument to Masses means so much to a lot of people, and this is something easy to forget when a band goes on a prolonged hiatus. I still listen to The Impossible Leap once or twice a week, dwelling in the memories of their shows, which always left me feeling reborn. Last night Bottom of the Hill sold out by the time doors opened, and frequent audience shouts for the headliners during first two bands made it clear that excitement was in the air. Built for the Sea's warmth seems to radiate [...]

Review: Built for the Sea, the Aimless Never Miss and Silian Rail – Family Show at Cafe du Nord

Correction: This show was presented by Lower Class Revolt, not Thread Productions. We apologize for the original mistake. After meeting Jonny Latimer of both the Aimless Never Miss and Built for the Sea at the Bottom of the Hill, I'd been looking forward to this show all week. First off, it was at Cafe du Nord, which happens to be one of my favorite venues in the city. It feels like it belongs in the television show True Blood alongside the vampire bar Fangtasia. Antique couches line the rear of the club and a deep scarlet red is seen literally [...]

Latest news from Noise Pop

Our Noise Pop 2009 coverage is ramping up here over the next few weeks, and some recent announcements definitely merit your attention: First, the festival's schedule has been updated again, with a bunch of great local bands added to the lineup, including David Dondero, Built For The Sea, Mike Relm, Wallpaper. and more. Two free shows aren't on the calendar yet, but both look pretty great: - The opening night party with Deerhunter and Lilofee at the Mezzanine on February 24th. It's free for badge holders; for the general public, it looks like you can already RSVP here. [...]

CreativemindsSF show Thursday at Rickshaw

Yet again the folks at CreativemindsSF, a grassroots, artist-run art and music promotion project, are bringing together some fantastic local bands at the Rickshaw Stop this Thursday. Loquat, Built for the Sea, Winter's Fall and DF Tram will perform. In a somewhat random but still prestigious occurrence, Loquat was recently featured on the Victoria's Secret Pink website, alongside Bloc Party, The Kaiser Chiefs and more. They just released their album Secrets of the Sea in early November, and have been doing lots of exciting things. Check out our feature podcast with Loquat from October. The bands are all coming down [...]

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