Photos: Bye Bye Blackbirds light up The Ivy Room

The Bye Bye Blackbirds (photo: Patric Carver) Even though live music the past weekend was largely eclipsed by a certain festival in Golden Gate Park, that didn't mean that there was any lack of music in the venues. Bay area band Bye Bye Blackbirds gave a rousing set on Saturday night, August 6 2016 at the Ivy Room in support of Lunchbox, along with Desario. Our photographer Patric Carver caught the show and has this fantastic gallery of photos from the night to share for those that may have had some other obligations over the weekend.

Tonight: Jake Mann & the Upper Hand, Tommy Keene, The Bye Bye Blackbirds @ The Rickshaw Stop

Jake Mann & the Upper Hand headline the Rickshaw tonight, playing with the legendary 80s power pop songwriter Tommy Keene and our own The Bye Bye Blackbirds (9pm, $10). Jake Mann & the Upper Hand - "Days are Long" The Upper Hands' "Days are Long" was one of the songs that contributed to our signs of a strong year mixtape for 2011. Parallel South (Crossbill Records) came out last year, but the band plans to roll out some new tunes during tonight's performance. Jake Mann + The Upper Hand "Get What You Came For" from TERROREYES.TV on Vimeo.

Review: Scott Miller at the Starry Plough, 12/4/11

Still metabolizing the last bits of barley, hops and potato salad from Saturday's incredible Bay Brewed, I somehow managed to crawl to the Starry Plough the very next afternoon. It was an increasingly rare chance to hear Scott Miller. His band Game Theory helped get me through the 80s, plus they slept in my college living room in '89! Their 1982 debut album, Blaze of Glory (recorded in his bedroom in Sac) and 1985s Real Nighttime remain my favorites, but Big Shot Chronicles from 1986 does contain several brilliant tunes including "Erica's Word" featured above. Before Game Theory, Miller made [...]

Thursday: ‘Kestral vs. Breast Cancer’ benefit with Bye Bye Blackbirds, Grand Lake

This Thursday, an art and music reception to benefit breast cancer research will be held by the Kestral Sound Review, co-curated by Hippies are Dead's Patrick Proctor. Full information for the event can be found on their website -- Kestral aims to be a ten-part show series with the following mission: An appreciation of music and art is also a goal as we strive to showcase up and coming talents through a series of mini festivals we call Volumes. Each Volume goes to benefit a selected charity and is curated by local music writers, record companies, and/or record stores. Curators [...]

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