Review + Photos: Conan Neutron and the Secret Friends at the Elbo Room

Reptoid (photo: Patric Carver) Last Saturday, the Elbo Room Oakland rolled out its beer-stained carpet to locals looking for things to get loud. Housed in the location of the now-defunct club the Night Light, Elbo’s expansion location to the sunny side of the Bay seems to be a mission of preservation. Coming off of rumors that the San Francisco location was going to meet its demise last year, this East Bay spot is a welcome surprise that seems to make a lot of sense. Oaklanders who have been schlepping themselves to the Mission for the eclectic selections the Elbo is [...]

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PRF BBQ returns to the West Coast, whether you know it or not

These are some troubling times. This winter seemed extra oppressive, dragging even the most cheerfully stalwart amongst us into at least a short period of malaise. Turning on the evening news lately can be catalyst for a full-blown panic attack. We need something good to happen. We need community. We need a barbecue. A barbecue? Next to the blossoming of Erigenia, I can’t think of anything that is more a harbinger of springtime than a barbecue. So, yes, we need a barbecue, and I personally like my barbecues served up with a heavy dose of rock and roll. Enter renaissance [...]

Best of 2016: Patric Carver’s concert photos of the year

A Very Bloody Misfit Cabaret (photo: Patric Carver) Editor's note: Patric Carver is a new addition to The Bay Bridged photography team and in a short amount of time has already amassed an impressive number of photos from some shows in and around the Bay Area.  He has also covered some unique music events that you can see in his gallery below, which includes selections from cabaret shows. Here are 14 of his favorite photos he took from the year, all unique and of quite a few different bands and acts from the last few months.

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