Ticket Giveaway Wednesday: Cool Ghouls, Man Man and more

(illustration: Cassidy Miller) Want even more giveaways? Sign up for our newsletter for access to extra contests. 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 no later than 24 hours before the listed show and notified via email. Thursday, January 3 The Seeds, Love @ The Chapel 9pm, $30, all ages. Buy advance tickets here. Friday, January 4 Cool Ghouls, [...]

By |January 2, 2019|Tags: , |

Cool Ghouls and Pardoner on Post Trash Comp (for charity!)

Post Trash just released their third annual compilation of 51(!) underground-ish bands from all corners of the rock and roll genresphere. All proceeds from sales of the comp will go directly to the Maria Fund, an organization benefiting victims of Hurricanes Irma and Maria in Puerto Rico. A pair of locals are on the comp: Cool Ghouls contributed their ramblin' "CCR Bootleg" and Pardoner added the fuzzy "Bud." Check them out below, and if you're reading this across the pond, Cool Ghouls are about to embark on a nice long tour of Europe. Post-Trash: Volume Three by Cool Ghouls Post-Trash: [...]

By |January 29, 2018|Tags: , |

Ticket Giveaway Wednesday: Kimya Dawson, Cool Ghouls 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. Friday, June 2 Lambchop, Brokeback @ Great American Music Hall 8:30pm, $25, all ages. Buy advance tickets here. Saturday, June 3 Cool Ghouls, Sweet Chariot, Wooden Indian Burial Ground @ The Chapel 9pm, $15, all ages. Buy advance tickets here. Saturday, June 3 The Family [...]

Giveaway: Here comes Wet Hot SF Summer

Shake off your candy corn hangover and get ready to send our Bay Area summer off in style with Sea Witch’s Wet Hot SF Summer party on November 5 at Neck of the Woods, starring a bevy of great San Francisco bands, including Cool Ghouls, The She’s, Flaural, Down and Outlaws, Big Big Love, and Vela Eyes. Be sure to check out Cool Ghouls performing songs from their stellar new Kelley Stoltz-produced album, Animal Races. And don’t miss The She’s — who are currently in the studio cooking up magic for their third record. Come early, stay late, and discover [...]

Mixtape: New Releases from Some of the Bay Area’s Best Record Labels

http://media.libsyn.com/media/thebaybridged/Record_Labels_2016_Mixtape.mp3 Download: Mixtape: New Releases from Some of the Bay Area's Best Record Labels (Podcast #393) Support for this podcast is provided by Goldstar. Visit their web site at goldstar.com/thebaybridged The post first ran on KQED.org. A record label may not be a necessity for a musician in 2016, considering the remarkable ease with which anyone can record an album and put it out into the world, and its benefits may not be obvious to some, given the precarious state of the music industry as a whole. Still, amidst the sea of countless new releases every week, there's undeniable value [...]

Ticket Giveaway Wednesday: Ben Sollee, Cool Ghouls 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. Winners will be notified no later than the Friday of the week of the giveaway. Thursday, August 11 Cool Ghouls, Silver Shadows, Emotional @ The Chapel 9pm, $15, all ages. Buy advance tickets here. Thursday, August 11 Promised Land Sound, The Old Folks, Midnight Sons [...]

By |August 10, 2016|Tags: , |

Cool Ghouls are all grown up: listen to a pair of tracks from ‘Animal Races’

Cool Ghouls seemed so young back when we first wrote about them in depth nearly four years ago: they were purveyors of a joyous San Francisco sound that just felt like a gorgeous sunny day. After four years, tons of live performances, and an ever-changing city, Cool Ghouls have grown up a bit on their third LP, Animal Races (available on Empty Cellar Records August 19). They still play with a distinct California sound that highlights their tight harmonies over jangly guitars, but there's a sense of melancholy in the Ghouls' material to go along with some new instruments, (such [...]

By |July 12, 2016|Tags: |

KDVS presents: ORMF XVI Festival in Davis

There aren't many festivals where you can see 18 great bands and artists for only 17 dollars, but there is KDVS's Operation Restore Maximum Freedom Festival or to be short and real: ORMF XVI Festival. Not only does its name have two meanings — one pertaining to the freeform format of the station, and one stating that they are mostly funded by the listeners and community — this festival is for the people who may live a little to out of the way to get to the house show in Oakland or SF on a Wednesday night. This is for the [...]

Is the San Francisco music scene dead? We search for clues.

Hot Flash Heat Wave at the Rickshaw Stop, January 31, 2016 I recently heard the music scene in San Francisco was dead, and being a writer for a website dedicated to covering the music scene in San Francisco, I was obviously a little concerned. To get to the bottom of this, I went out to find some comments from some members on the scene. But man, it was kind of difficult. I thought I'd start with Chuck Prophet, who at this point should be considered one of the deans of the SF scene (if it still exists). Unfortunately, [...]

The Bay Abridged: Jan 20 – Feb 2

In this recurring feature known as The Bay Abridged, our staff writers will provide short, witty recaps on shows they attended around the Bay Area. A scene check, a heat check, and sometimes more — stop by every Wednesday for the most comprehensive and concise recap of last week's Bay Area concert scene. Howe Gelb & Sylvie Simmons at The Chapel (SF) Jan. 24 SF treasure Sylvie Simmons played a beautiful Donovan tune "Catch the Wind" and a slew of brand new songs including a tear jerker called "Nothing". Howe joined her for the last few songs in full Curious [...]

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