What’s Happening This Week? A Guide To Shows Around The Bay, Feb 20 ― Feb 23

Diet Cig is set to play Brick & Mortar this Wednesday night. Monday, February 20 Cloud Nothings, Kid Trails @ The Independent Start your Noise Pop week off strong with extraordinarily loud garage punk band Cloud Nothings. Tuesday, February 21 Weyes Blood @ Swedish American Music Hall Weyes Blood: mournful instrumentation, vocals drenched in a blue hue, and a name derived from the Flannery O'Connor novel Wise Blood. Tino Drima, Spooky Mansion @ Bender's Bar and Grill TBB writer Hailey Simposon explains Tino Drima "is a six-piece super-group of sorts, featuring members of O (fka Black Cobra Vibers), French Cassettes, and [...]

Ticket Giveaway Wednesday: Cloud Nothings, Purling Hiss 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. Wednesday, November 9 StarRo, Rexx Life Raj @ The Independent 9pm, $15, 21+. Buy advance tickets here. Wednesday, November 9 OFF!, Plague Vendor @ Slim's 8pm,$20, all ages. Buy advance tickets here. Thursday, November 10 Caroline Smith, Callie, Madi Sipes @ Swedish American Hall 8pm, [...]

Cloud Nothings announce album, play Oakland next month

It’s been two years since Cloud Nothings released their pop-infused headbanger of a longplayer: Here and Nowhere Else. I fell hard for that record but came to it after discovering the band via their brilliant 2015 short-burst (clocking in at just 21:29) collaboration album with Wavves called No Life For Me. This week, after hinting at new music in recent interviews, the band announced a new album entitled Without Sound due on January 27 from Carpark Records. You can listen to their first single “Modern Act” right now. Produced by John Goodmanson (Sleater-Kinney, Death Cab for Cutie) — [...]

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Cloud Nothings bring the intensity to The Independent

Inserted between the bookending Coachella weekends, Cloud Nothings worked their way up the West Coast for a short jaunt and played to a packed house Sunday night at The Independent, a victory lap in celebration of last year’s slow-but-still-blistering Here and Nowhere Else.  The newer songs have had a longer time to seep into fans’ consciousness and the twelve songs performed drew exclusively from their most recent album and the one prior, Attack on Memory. Opener G. Green got the night started with a slew of songs that were short and sweet.  While the songs didn’t necessarily have the breakneck [...]

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Cloud Nothings and METZ play searing sets at Great American

Cloud Nothings (Photo: Gary Magill) For pretty much the entirety of METZ and Cloud Nothings at the Great American Music Hall, a young couple was making out in the front row, center stage. They paused their session to watch the more blaring, grinding moments of the sets, only resuming when the mosh pit slowed down a little. It's the intention of bands like these to funnel the extremities of human emotion into four minute salvos, with sweaty eagerness and screeching guitar lines acting as proof. The songs are angry, or rabid, or dejected, or ecstatic—and though you won't get lost in the [...]

Editors’ Picks (what we’ve been listening to this week)

Say Hi Ben: Occupying some of the central space in a Venn diagram that includes shoegaze, post-hardcore, and punk rock is Santa Rosa's The Down House. I don't know much about the band other than that it includes members of Ceremony and No Sir and has a really amazing two-song demo you can (and should) grab on Bandcamp. Loud guitars, slightly distant yet emotional vocals -- basically, I could listen to "Bliss" on repeat, and I may have to until the band releases more music. Demo by The Down House Anna: My latest podcast obsession is The JV Club, hosted [...]

Live This Month: April 2013 — an audio guide through SF concerts this month (Podcast #303)

Live This Month: April 2013 — an audio guide through SF concerts this month (Podcast #303) 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're due for an onslaught of anticipated new albums from Bay Area bands, and that outpouring begins this month with a number of the local artists we've included in this mix. Both Life Coach and Tartufi have gained members since their last records -- Life Coach recently became a duo with the addition of The Mars Volta's Jon Theodore [...]

Cloud Nothings play Bottom of the Hill 3/3/12, in support of new record 'Attack on Memory'

Cloud Nothings, "No Sentiment" by The FADER Cloud Nothings' decidedly distinct follow-up to last year’s eponymous debut, Attack on Memory, dropped earlier this week via Carpark, and has already received glowing reviews from Pitchfork and the like. In support of the new Albini-produced record, the band has announced a lengthy list of country-wide tour dates, which includes a sojourn at Bottom of the Hill on Saturday, March 3rd. Tickets are available for $12 from the venue's website, and San Francisco's Your Cannons and Brooklyn's Mr. Dream open. Full tour dates are after the jump. Cloud Nothings - "No Future / [...]

Taking stock of South by Southwest 2011: Highlights, photos, and an attempt to make sense of things

When, last Saturday afternoon, Wild Flag's Carrie Brownstein remarked mid-set, "This is our seventh of eight shows at South by Southwest," it was difficult not to hear some sense of relief in her voice. There is an inherently numbing effect to the South by Southwest experience; at some point, I think, both the body and mind, additionally encumbered by the baggage of Tex-Mex and beer, begin to reject new musical experiences. This year's South by was, we have been told, the biggest festival yet. For those of us rooted in indie culture, however, bigger doesn't always mean better, and there [...]

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