Kurt Vile’s first solo tour in 10 years touches down at Castro Theatre

Following the one year anniversary of Kurt Vile’s eighth solo studio album, Bottle It In (Matador Records), the singer just announced his first solo tour in 10 years, with support from the beautifully fascinating baroque-pop rock lade, Cate Le Bon. What a damn delight of a partnership. Bottle It In features Vile-typical tunes laced with those clever lines and quirky energy but with a bit more sophistication than previous albums. Ahead of the tour, Vile released Bottle Back, a short documentary film directed by Ryan Scott, which features lovely behind-the-scenes moments shot up in the Catskills. Check out this tasty [...]

Ticket Giveaway Wednesday: Tim Presley, Cate Le Bon and more

(illustration: Cassidy Miller) To enter for a chance to win tickets to any show below, email contest@thebaybridged.com 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. Thrursday, January 12 The Electric Prunes, Strangers in a Strange Land @ The Chapel 8pm, $25, all ages. Buy advance tickets here. Friday, January 13 Pete Escovedo @ The Chapel 9pm, $30, all ages. Buy advance tickets here. Friday, January 13 The Oilies, Odd Hope, [...]

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The Bay Abridged: May 11 – 24

In this recurring feature known as The Bay Abridged, our staff writers provide short, witty recaps on shows they attended around the Bay Area. A scene check, a heat check, and sometimes more — stop by every other Wednesday for the most comprehensive and concise recap of the Bay Area concert scene. Hot Buttered Rum, Front Country, Quiles & Cloud at The Fillmore (SF) May 13. Over the last six months, the Bay Area’s bluegrass favorite Hot Buttered Rum have released a series of six-song EPs recorded around a specific theme. Celebrating old influences, new collaborations and late night spirits, [...]

Live This Month: May 2016 — an audio guide to upcoming SF concerts

http://media.libsyn.com/media/thebaybridged/LTM_May_2016.mp3 Download: Live This Month: May 2016 (Podcast #385) 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. Plenty of younger bands populate this month's set of concert picks, but May's highlights include a significant number of indie veterans. Take the Atlanta trio pictured above, The Coathangers, whose fifth album may be the group's best yet. Local vets Rogue Wave returned last month after a three year break between records with their sixth LP, Delusions of Grand Fur, while the new LP from former [...]

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