La Cocina and Do415 team up to present El Mercado, a holiday market at Ghirardelli Square

This weekend, our friends at Do415 are teaming up with culinary entrepreneur incubator La Cocina to present something completely different – a holiday market in Ghirardelli Square called El Mercado – and The Bay Bridged is happy to be partnering with them for this unique, locally focused event. Envisioned as "a vibrant marketplace for natives and tourists alike to celebrate local entrepreneurship and find the perfect gift for the holidays," El Mercado (that's Spanish for "The Market," don'tcha know?) will feature some 20 food vendors and 40 DIY artisans, allowing these small businesses that are ever so important to our [...]

By |December 2, 2014|Tags: , |

Noise Pop Festival announces first bands for 2015, badges and tickets on sale this week

Our friends at Noise Pop announced the first batch of bands playing the 2015 edition of their iconic San Francisco indie music festival, and they're off to a great start. The lineup so far features a host of local Bay Bridged favorites (Giraffage, Cathedrals, Six Organs of Admittance, Tony Molina) as well as artists from far-and-wide (Caribou, Dan Deacon, Slow Magic, Surfer Blood). Early Bird festival badges are $125 and go on sale for TODAY at 11am PST – once those are gone, Regular Badges will go on sale for $150. Badges give you access to all general admission shows. [...]

Cathedrals premiere ‘Unbound’ video

Cathedrals released a video for "Unbound," and it's pretty cool. The video has been a long time in the making—"Unbound" was released as a single last year—but it was well worth the wait. An immense collaboration across artists of all kinds in San Francisco, "Unbound" features the dancing of the San Francisco Ballet's principal ballerina Maria Kotchetkova, and the sparkly "Sugar Cubes," a light structure controlled by music and created right here in the Bay. They also hooked up with crazy-accomplished cinematographer Isaac Bauman, who has previously lent his talents to commercials, music videos, and more. Cathedrals will be [...]

By |October 6, 2014|Tags: |

Live This Month: September 2014 — an audio guide to upcoming SF concerts Download: Live This Month: September 2014 (Podcast #345) 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. If you dig back-to-basics noise pop -- the kind of indie rock that's propelled by great hooks, not trends and hype -- you're in luck this month. Scottish trio PAWS just released Youth Culture Forever, and the band's tight songs are matched by a live ferocity. Another trio crafting explosive, 90s-influenced rock is Slothrust; the Brooklyn band's Of Course You Do arrived earlier this year. As [...]

Interview: SF’s Cathedrals find balance in opposing forces

Imagine two entities traveling along opposite frequencies. The first sine wave is bouncing frantically, along its axis, hitting different targets along the way, as if in a game of Pong. The second leisurely coasts across the same plane like a rolling wave. Eventually the two meet. If the location and timing matches up, something interesting may happen. “We both arrived at this interesting intersection in these modulations between pursuing the dream and navigating practical reality,” guitarist-producer Johnny Hwin – the high amplitude wave – says of San Francisco electronic R&B duo Cathedrals. “Making music is an extremely intimate thing to [...]

By |September 3, 2014|Tags: |

WATERS joined by CATHEDRALS at The Chapel tomorrow night

Hometown heroes WATERS, fresh off a two-night stint of sold out shows at The Troubadour in LA, head back to San Francisco to play The Chapel on July 10. Few venues are a better fit for a homecoming show than The Chapel, especially for a band that started off the first six months of the year with such a bang. WATERS kicked off 2014 with a residency at Brick & Mortar Music Hall followed by a headlining Noise Pop Festival appearance and the release of an energetic new pop single “Got to My Head”. After their show at The Chapel [...]

By |July 9, 2014|Tags: , |


San Francisco boy-girl duo CATHEDRALS just released "Harlem",  the second single after their "Unbound" debut's play count skyrocketed on SoundCloud nearly overnight. Though we still only have teasers of who CATHEDRALS will become, these two are not new to creating music or collaborating in a band. Johnny Hwin used to tour with Blackbird Blackbird, and Brodie Jenkins crafted her haunting vocals in Ghost & Gale's Americana outfit. "Harlem" begins by steadily building Jenkin's powerful yet composed voice until she seamlessly blends with Hwin's electro-pop beats. Be sure to wait for the midway point though, because there's a guitar explosion alongside [...]

By |February 28, 2014|Tags: |
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