Cellar Doors release 7″, play Levitation

The word "psychedelic"'s two parts are one way to map out the genre: psyche-, describing the kind of cerebral, thought or dream-like tendencies, and -delic (to make clear or visible) maybe describing the kind of euphoric, revelatory tendencies of the genre. Cellar Doors play a fast, anxiety-ridden brand of rock that scraps the airy, billowing wonder of psychedelia and favors a nervous fervor. The San Francisco band released the Frost/Prism 7" last week on Santa Cruz label Spiritual Pajamas. "Frost" and "Prism" drive smooth in their strobe-like bass lines — a real determined strut, with the sort of temperament you look for in seven-minute disco songs. It's not the [...]

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Ticket Giveaway Wednesday: Golden Void, Growwler, and more

Golden Void 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 for 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, March 12th Golden Void, Growwler, Cellar Doors, JJAAXXNN @ Great American Music Hall 8pm, $14, all ages. Buy advance tickets here. Saturday, March 14th Strong Like Bull, Bonnie & The Bang Bang, Sunrunners, The Soonest @ Great American Music Hall 9pm, $13, all ages. [...]

Joel Gion & The Primary Colours round up SF psych favorites at The Independent

We're off to a killer start here in 2015, from the Soft White Sixties’s ongoing Brick & Mortar residency to Lee Gallagher and The Hallelujah’s celestial, family-studded epic of a record release last Saturday. We move forward this week with Joel Gion & The Primary Colours at The Independent on Thursday, January 22. Drenched in the liquid light art of White Light Prism, Gion and his backing band -- relatively new in the neo-psych world which Gion helped pioneer -- will use their familiar blend of 1960s rock and roll and post punk to move the Divisadero Street music house [...]

Don’t forget: Celebrate the SF music scene Saturday at Not Dead Yet Fest!

"Everybody's moving to L.A." "All the art is happening in Oakland." "This place is dead anyway." No matter where you look these days, someone's singing the death knell of not only the San Francisco music scene, but San Francisco as we know it. If you believed most commentators, you'd picture the City as a seven-mile-by-seven-mile wasteland full of Mark Zuckerberg clones renting studios for $5K per month, applying for permits to build a Walmart on every corner from North Beach to Lake Merced, and namby-pamby former suburbanites petitioning to have every music venue shut down for excessive noise. Well, the [...]

Cool Ghouls / Cellar Doors final residency show

After hosting three stellar shows over the course of as many weeks, Cool Ghouls and Cellar Doors are ready to close out their March residency at Amnesia, and they've saved the best lineup for last. If two of the Bay Area's garage psych torch bearers were not enough to get you to come out on a Tuesday night, the grande finale will push you over the edge. Rounding out a lineup tomorrow, March 25, is another one of San Francisco's premier outfits, The Spyrals. These three bands together makes for a knockout show that no local music fan should pass [...]

Live This Month: March 2014 — an audio guide through upcoming SF concerts

http://media.libsyn.com/media/thebaybridged/LTM_March_2014.mp3 Download: Live This Month: March 2014 — an audio guide through upcoming SF concerts (Podcast #330) 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. With South by Southwest luring over one thousand bands to Austin later this month, it's touring season in indie music. While that means plenty of locals are already on the road, it also means some exciting opportunities to see buzzed-about out-of-town acts without taking a flight to Texas. Those acts include UK producer Forest Swords, touring around SXSW [...]

Mixtape: Bay Area Rock and Roll, Garage Punk, Lo-Fi, and Power Pop (Podcast #312)

http://media.libsyn.com/media/thebaybridged/SF_Garage_Mix_2013.mp3 Download: Mixtape: Bay Area Rock and Roll, Garage Punk, Lo-Fi, and Power Pop (Podcast #312) Over the past few years, the San Francisco Bay Area has dominated the world of garage rock, with folks like Thee Oh Sees, Shannon and the Clams and Ty Segall recognized as the leaders of a fertile local rock and roll scene. In 2013, all three of those acts remain great: the first two put out a couple of the year's best albums, and the now LA-based Ty's newest comes highly anticipated from Drag City next week. An honest accounting of Bay Area rock [...]

The Warlocks, LSD & the Search for God, Cellar Doors and guest DJ Joel Gion of Brian Jonestown Massacre set to hypnotize Brick & Mortar 2/16/13

Three decades of psychedelic sounds are coming together on February 16th in the intimate setting of Brick & Mortar. There will be an excess of shuddering guitars, reverberating vocals and distorted feedback to make for an evening that no psychedelic music fan should miss. Los Angeles-based rock and roll band The Warlocks are headlining the night and serving the crowd the same neo-psychedelic cocktails of shoegazey, experimental rock music that they've been crafting since 1999. Though the band's lineup began as a revolving cast of musicians, The Warlocks solidified as a five-piece outfit composed of lead vocalist and guitarist Bobby Hecksher, [...]

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