Wednesday: The Bay Bridged Presents A Rock n Roll Holiday Spectacular!

Reminder: The Rock n Roll Holiday Spectacular takes place this Wednesday night! We'll see you there! You're probably going to get invitations to a lot of holiday parties as December approaches, but few of them will be as fun as what we've got in store for you in a few weeks. On December 17, we're excited to team up with the terrific BFF.fm and equally terrific Father/Daughter Records for a "Rock n Roll Holiday Spectacular" at Leo's in Oakland. True to its name, the show will feature performances by four great local rock bands. Happy Diving just released Big World, [...]

Premiere: Listen to Cocktails’ “Tis The Season” from our Holiday Compilation; donate now to support Bay Area music

Last week, The Bay Bridged launched its first ever fundraiser, asking for your support as we remain committed to providing a critical platform for local musicians through our award-winning blog and acclaimed local music festivals, and continuing our mission to support the Bay Area independent music scene. As part of that fundraiser, we gathered 12 covers and original holiday songs from local musicians and released our 2014 Holiday Compilation, available to everyone that donates during the month of December. Today we're premiering one of our favorites off the comp, Cocktails' rockin' and rollin' track "Tis The Season". Patrick Clos and [...]

By |December 10, 2014|Tags: |

Ticket Giveaway Wednesday: Seatraffic, Cocktails and more

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, December 11th Cosmonauts, Cocktails, Big Surr @ Rickshaw Stop 8pm, $12, all ages. Buy advance tickets here. Friday, December 12th College, Seatraffic, Silver Hands @ Rickshaw Stop 9pm, $15, all ages. Buy advance tickets here. Sunday, December 14th Jessica Hernandez & The Deltas, Kera & The [...]

The Bay Bridged Presents: A Rock n Roll Holiday Spectacular!

You're probably going to get invitations to a lot of holiday parties as December approaches, but few of them will be as fun as what we've got in store for you in a few weeks. On December 17, we're excited to team up with the terrific BFF.fm and equally terrific Father/Daughter Records for a "Rock n Roll Holiday Spectacular" at Leo's in Oakland. True to its name, the show will feature performances by four great local rock bands. Happy Diving just released Big World, chock full of wonderfully noisy, punk-infused pop. Cocktails released one of our favorite LPs of the [...]

The Best of the Rest, 10/03/2014 (Quaaludes, Cocktails, & more)

Quaaludes (source) It's time for our roundup of all those highlights from the last couple weeks that we weren't able to feature on their own – here's the best of the rest, as determined by The Bay Bridged editors. City-based quartet Quaaludes dropped their Nothing New EP on September 18, and it's yet another 12 minutes of furiously-paced, rage-driven, soul-baring punk rock: Nothing New by Quaaludes The creators of The Bay Bridged's Featured Album for September, Cocktails, surprised everyone with a previously unreleased nugget entitled "Tonic Nights". The track was recorded during the sessions for their excellent LP Adult Life [...]

Featured Album: Cocktails, ‘Adult Life’

After releasing a couple stellar 7-inch records in 2013, San Francisco's Cocktails dropped their full-length debut Adult Life back in June on Father-Daughter Records, and the album has been on nearly constant rotation for a few of us here at The Bay Bridged – so it's only natural that we've decided to make it our featured album for the month of September. On Adult Life, Cocktails hits its stride with a "blue collar power pop" sound that is instantly accessible and relatable for its audience – a generation that is trying to find where it fits in relation to current [...]

By |September 3, 2014|Tags: |

Playlist: ‘Hard Hits for Weak People’ from Pat Clos of Cocktails

Photo: Jenn Dorn Heard Cocktails' Adult Life is one of my favorite releases of the year, and in my recent interview with frontman Patrick Clos, he mentioned some interesting influences. Since he's such a nice guy, Pat compiled a Spotify playlist of tracks he "found somewhat influential or even just dig in some cases, and obviously don't represent everyone's taste in the band." The list is below followed by Pat's thoughts on some of the tracks, along with Cocktails' latest video for the track "Adult Life", which premiered on Spin last week. Cocktails performs Friday Night at the Hemlock with [...]

By |August 21, 2014|Tags: |

Interview: Cocktails discuss ‘Adult Life’

Photo: Jenn Dorn Heard Earlier this month, San Francisco's Cocktails released their debut LP Adult Life on Father/Daughter Records. It's one of my favorite releases of the year, as Cocktails seems to be getting better with every new studio venture. The lyrics are honest and personal without seeming bitter, while the band continues to drop the wonderful hooks that you'll be singing in your head on Muni in the morning. To celebrate the release of Adult Life, Cocktails are playing with Magic Trick, Violent Change, and Big Tits at Bottom of the Hill Friday night. I chatted with Cocktails frontman [...]

By |June 25, 2014|Tags: |

Live This Month: June 2014 — an audio guide to upcoming SF concerts

http://media.libsyn.com/media/thebaybridged/LTM_June_2014.mp3 Download: Live This Month: June 2014 — an audio guide to upcoming SF concerts (Podcast #339) 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. It's been a little over three years since tUnE-yArDs garnered universal acclaim for w h o k i l l, but Merrill Garbus hasn't lost any momentum with Nikki Nack. Her band's nationwide tour comes to The Fillmore this month for two sold-out shows. tUnE-yArDs isn't the only local band with a new album -- we're also really [...]

Video Premiere: Cocktails – “Bob Pollard’s Mind”

Photo: Jenn Dorn Heard Earlier this month, Cocktails premiered the track "Bob Pollard's Mind" on Stereogum, and today we're oh so happy to give you a first look at the video for the same track. "Bob Pollard's Mind" is the second track the band has shared off their forthcoming Adult Life LP, out June 17 on Father/Daughter. Here's how Cocktails frontman Patrick Clos described his artistic vision for the shoot: A bit of background is that we borrowed some flip cameras and go-pro's and went to visit Ryan Rinker's dad's place up in Lake County, CA.. When we got there, [...]

By |May 30, 2014|Tags: |
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