Giveaway: Sons of an Illustrious Father at the Chapel

(photo: Ebru Yildiz) It's Pride Month, and in San Francisco it's Pride Week. So this Friday, after the Trans March, come to the Chapel and celebrate Pride with the NYC genrequeer band Sons of an Illustrious Father. I interviewed them last year, and even got to catch them live twice in my 26 years of life. Both those times were very gay and made it apparent that every person in this band is talented and deserves equal amount of attention. Don't believe me? Well, you have the opportunity to believe it yourself, because we're giving away tickets. Opening for them [...]

The Sandwitches and Carletta Sue Kay move The Chapel

The Sandwitches are of a beloved generation of San Francisco musicians, a class of songwriters who inspired a truly devoted local following during the mid-2000s and many of whom have since dispersed from the city’s gates to reach new heights. In 2008, it wasn’t uncommon to see The Sandwitches co-frontwomen Heidi Alexander and Grace Cooper at Amnesia, singing with The Fresh & Only’s while Ty Segall played drums. While Amnesia remains a dive bar with a recently renewed entertainment license(!), much has changed since those days. Seven years later, down the street at the relatively young music house The Chapel, [...]

Carletta Sue Kay and Pruno Truman release "collaborative EP"

SF's own Carletta Sue Kay, who surely needs no introduction here on The Bay Bridged, teamed up with Pruno Truman, a.k.a. Heidi Alexander of The Sandwitches, for a "collaborative EP" out now on London-based Weird World Record Co. Titled "Sleeping With The TV On / No No", the EP features four songs: Carletta Sue Kay covers a Sandwitches song written by Alexander ("No No"), Truman/Alexander covers the Kay-penned track "Sleeping With The TV On", and they both contributed one more track of their own, as well. Check out Pruno Truman's gorgeously horn-laced, shuffling take on "Sleeping With The TV On": [...]

Ticket Giveaway Wednesday: Ra Ra Riot, Seapony, The Jealous Sound, French Cassettes and more

To enter any contest submit an email to contest[at]thebaybridged[dot]com with your full name in the body and the concert you’re entering the contest for in the subject line. You may only submit your name once to only one contest. Winners for will be chosen at random and will be awarded one pair of tickets unless otherwise noted. Wednesday, February 6th Seapony, Rose Melberg, French Cassettes @ Rickshaw Stop The show starts at 8pm, $12, all ages. Click here to purchase advance tickets. CONTEST CLOSED Wednesday, February 6th Balance and Composure, The Jealous Sound, Daylight @ Bottom of the Hill The [...]

Mixtape: Singer-Songwriters of the San Francisco Bay Area (Podcast #293)

Mixtape: Singer-Songwriters of the San Francisco Bay Area (Podcast #293) With its rich history of folk musicians and lyrical rockers, the Bay Area has long been a source of terrific singer-songwriters. Even today, while much of the buzz around local musicians focuses on some of our weirder (or, perhaps, more "now") rock subgenres, there continue to be numerous talented folks crafting lyrically-rich, deeply personal music. For some reason, 2012 seems like an especially strong year for local songwriters, with well-received new albums this year from beloved veterans like Mark Eitzel and Mark Kozelek's Sun Kil Moon, as well as newer [...]

Video: Carletta Sue Kay – "Pretty Inside"

Carletta Sue Kay released a video for "Pretty Inside", a standout track from the album Incongruent, out now on Kitten Charmer Records. Things are going well for Carletta, the alter ego of San Francisco's Randy Walker. So far this year CSK has been the subject of a New York Times & Bay Citizen profile (which included glowing reviews from Kelley Stoltz and The Fresh & Onlys' Shayde Sartin), contributed vocals to the new album by The Magnetic Fields, and released Incongruent, her debut album. Where she'll go from here is anyone's guess, but if 2012 is any indication, CSK appears [...]

By |September 25, 2012|Tags: |

(((folk yeah))) presents Carletta Sue Kay and Baby Dee at Brick and Mortar

The good folks at (((folk yeah))) are putting on a little show tonight at Brick and Mortar featuring SF's own, cherished, beloved, one-of-a-kind Carletta Sue Kay. Here's the video for the opening track off CSK's recently released debut album, Incongruous, for your pre-gaming pleasure: Carletta Sue Kay is opening up for Cleveland's Baby Dee, who has just dropped a new album called Regifted Light that was produced by Andrew W.K. You shouldn't necessarily expect Baby Dee to bring the amped up party tunes like her producer, however: The new album features cello, tuned percussion, and pump organs, as well as [...]

By |June 29, 2012|Tags: |

Carletta Sue Kay releases debut album! Finally!

The wait is over at last: Carletta Sue Kay's debut album, Incongruent, is finally here. Well, technically it comes out May 15 on Kitten Charmer Records. But astute Facebook fans of Carletta Sue Kay might have noticed that it is already available on iTunes, for the low low price of $6.99 no less. Go on and get it! Carletta Sue Kay - "Pas Le Meme" Then go see Carletta Sue Kay belt out the tunes in one of the most powerful voices you've ever heard at Amoeba Music on May 17 and Cafe Du Nord on May 18. If that's [...]

By |May 7, 2012|Tags: |

The Bold Italic's Spring Fling Dance, 3/24/12 at the Verdi Club

Spring is in the air, and the Bold Italic & Dusty Stax are ready to start you off right with their Spring Fling dance (21+), a celebration of soul and girl group hits performed by supergroup the Gold Star Band, taking place on March 24th at the Verdi Club in the Mission. The Gold Star Band is comprised of soul-singer Quinn DeVeaux, Carletta Sue Kay, Noelle Cahill (Tim Cohen's Magic Trick, The Sandwitches), and Jen Snyder with backup vocals from the Golden Girls. The night will also feature DJs Dick Vivian and Sama (Rooky Ricardo’s Records) keeping the dance floor going from behind [...]

Interview: Carletta Sue Kay discusses contributing to new album by The Magnetic Fields!

When Carletta Sue Kay was first emerging on the Bay Area scene back in 2007, the SF Bay Guardian described the music as "lilting, Emmylou Harris–meets–Magnetic Fields tunes." Turns out the SFBG hit the nail on the head with that description: Carletta Sue, a.k.a. Randy Walker, is a big fan of The Magnetic Fields. So you can imagine how stoked Walker was to have been asked by Stephin Merritt himself to contribute to the new Magnetic Fields album, Love At The Bottom Of The Sea (which you can stream in its entirety on NPR right now). This is shaping up [...]

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