Cass McCombs croons and captivates at Great American Music Hall

Cass McCombs (photo: Joshua Huver) Cass McCombs brought his heavy-hitting, emotionally-charged brand of musicianship to San Francisco on Wednesday, September 14. The second of his 25-date tour in support of Mangy Love, his ninth disc and first on Anti- Records, hits the Rockies this weekend and wraps up at the end of October in Boston. Accompanying McCombs on the road are a solid group of musicians: Drummer Otto Hauser is a human metronome, keyboardist Frank LoCrasto adds several layers to McCombs' jangly guitar style, very often punched forward with a walloping bass line from Dan Horne. Joining the Cass McCombs Band onstage [...]

By |September 23, 2016|Tags: |

Cass McCombs to play Great American Music Hall tomorrow

On Wednesday, September 14, Americana troubadour Cass McCombs will headline San Francisco’s Great American Music Hall. McCombs is on tour in support of his ninth and latest full-length record, Mangy Love. The 12-song album, released last month, is an invigorating swoop of social and self awareness from the opening track, “Bum Bum Bum” to the Robert Smith-influenced pop beat of "Cry." The album’s latest single, “Medusa’s Outhouse,” plays like a lucid dream outside of the limitations of linear time, with eerie overtones and an indecisively melancholy slide guitar. The video was shot on location during the filming of a porno, [...]

By |September 13, 2016|Tags: |

Ticket Giveaway Wednesday: Cass McCombs, Dangermaker and more

(illustration: Cassidy Miller) To enter for a chance to win tickets to any show below, email with the name of the band and the date of the show you’re entering in the subject line and your full name in the body of the email. Winners will be selected at random and notified via email. Thursday, September 8 God Is An Astronaut, Nesta @ Great American Music Hall 8pm, $21, all ages. Buy advance tickets here. Friday, September 9 Pop Rocks @ The Chapel 9pm, $15, all ages. Buy advance tickets here. Friday, September 9 MICHL @ Rickshaw Stop 9pm, [...]

By |September 7, 2016|Tags: , |

Live This Month: September 2016 — an audio guide to upcoming SF concerts Download: Live This Month: September 2016 (Podcast #391) Support for this podcast is provided by Goldstar. Visit their web site at 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. We always include a healthy amount of new and emerging bands in these episodes, but this month's mix also includes a handful of reunions. While the founders of P.S. Eliot, Katie and Allison Crutchfield, are now occupied with Waxahatchee and Swearin', the sisters have reunited their early band for a series of [...]

Cass McCombs and Meat Puppets to play the Independent in December, release split 7″ on Domino

In what has got to be one of the year's most random cross-generational but still incredible pairings, Cass McCombs and Meat Puppets are joining forces for a co-headlining tour that includes a December 3 date at The Independent, and the two acts are also releasing a split 7-inch on October 28 via Domino Record Co. The limited edition 7-inch will feature two tracks from both McCombs and Meat Puppets. The former's contribution includes two new songs, "Night Of The World" and "Evangeline", while the latter recorded two new covers, "(Hey Baby), Que Paso" (originally by Texas Tornados) and "Cathy's Clown" [...]

By |September 4, 2014|Tags: , |

Mixtape: Fourteen Songs about Love for Valentine's Day (Podcast #300)

Mixtape: Fourteen Songs about Love for Valentine's Day (Podcast #300) In case you've managed to avoid this news until now, February 14th is Valentine's Day, the greeting card industry holiday that can compel even the least romantic to confront the topic of love. Over the past few years, plenty of our favorite indie rockers have explored the excitement and complications of love in terrific songs. Here, we've collected fourteen tracks about love's many facets, including the swooning romanticism of Real Estate, Cass McCombs, and Bare Wires. Affairs of the heart don't always end well, however, and the mix also offers [...]

Win tickets to see John Cale and Cass McCombs at the Regency Ballroom this Sunday, 12/9/12

John Cale needs no introduction – he co-founded The Velvet Underground, for fuck's sake. That puts a person squarely in the "needs no introduction" camp. So I'll get right to the matter at hand: Cale just embarked on a West Coast tour with Cass McCombs as his supporting act, and The Bay Bridged wants to send you to the tour's SF stopover this Sunday, December 9th at the Regency Ballroom. For FREE. To enter for a chance to win a pair of tickets to this Sunday's show, just email with "John Cale" in the subject line. We'll select a [...]

By |December 5, 2012|Tags: , |

Ticket Giveaway Wednesday: The Real McKenzies, Blasted Canyons, Star Slinger, Con Brio, Cass McCombs, The Shrine, Nico Vega

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 each show will be decided using the guidelines listed below. TONIGHT, Wednesday, May 23rd The Real McKenzies, Civet @ Slim's To win a pair of tickets to the show be the FIRST person to enter! The show starts at 9pm, $17, 6+. Purchase advance tickets here. Blasted Canyons, Sunbeam Rd, Fine Steps @ Rickshaw Stop To win a pair [...]

Live This Month: December 2011 — an audio guide through SF concerts this month (Podcast #262)

Live This Month: December 2011 (Podcast #262) 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. For a month when few new records are coming out and music journalists spend a lot of time meticulously crafting numerical lists of their favorite albums of the year, there are still a wealth of great live shows hitting the San Francisco area in December. Bands that had big years in 2011 - including Other Lives, Cass McCombs, and Baths - are making return visits, while locals like [...]

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