Noise Pop 2015: Check out all of our festival coverage!
Jessica Pratt at The Chapel (Photo Credit: Jon Ching) Got any plans for the weekend? If you're like us, you're still recovering from the week that was Noise Pop 2015, and you're not quite ready to wrap your brain another show-filled weekend. Well, if you'd rather stay in this weekend, wear your pajamas around the clock (don't forget Daylight Savings Time starts Saturday night), drink some herbal tea, and go on a Netflix binge, we don't blame you. But, at the very least, you can relive some of the best moments from Noise Pop with this wrap-up of all [...]
Noise Pop 2015: The Bay Bridged Happy Hour with Couches, Stalls, and Never Young
You know it's gonna be a good show when the sound guy tells you to take it down a notch three minutes into your set. Yeah, that's how loud Never Young was to open The Bay Bridged-hosted Noise Pop Happy Hour event at Benders Friday night. Things didn't get any more mellow after the band's set of blistering noise rock either, nor did I wish it to. I mean, something had to take my mind off the passing of Leonard Nimoy, and what better way to cope with superficial pop culture icon mourning than an evening full of garbled vocals, [...]
Friday: The Bay Bridged Presents a Noise Pop Happy Hour with Couches, Stalls, and Never Young!
Noise Pop 2015 is here, with its nightly series of free happy hour concerts at Bender’s. We’re excited to present the happy hour show from 5pm-8pm this Friday, February 27, with Couches, Stalls, and Never Young. It’s gonna be loud and it’s gonna rule. And it’s free! RSVP on Facebook and we'll see you there! Couches This 90's throwback slacker rock three-piece led by 20 Sided Records founder David Mitchell released one of our favorite records of 2014 with their EP Slackin' Since The 80s. Whether they’re penning more amped up tracks (“Train Of Thought”, “Thinkin’ About Money”, “Infatuation”) or [...]
The Bay Bridged Presents: A Noise Pop Happy Hour with Couches, Stalls, and Never Young!
It's a new year and that means Noise Pop 2015 arrives later this month with a full slate of exciting shows. One of our favorite festival traditions is the nightly series of free happy hour concerts at Bender’s, and we’re excited to present the happy hour show from 5pm-8pm on Friday, Feb 27 with Couches, Stalls, and Never Young. It’s gonna be loud and it’s gonna rule. And it’s free! Couches This 90's throwback slacker rock three-piece led by 20 Sided Records founder David Mitchell released one of our favorite records of 2014 with their EP Slackin' Since The 80s. [...]
Mixtape: 2014 San Francisco Bay Area Musical Highlights
http://media.libsyn.com/media/thebaybridged/2014_Highlights_Mix.mp3 Download: Mixtape: 2014 San Francisco Bay Area Musical Highlights (Podcast #353) In 2014, Bay Area artists released a wealth of great records, with highlights coming in an array of genres: garage pop, indie rock, electronic pop, and hip hop. The year brought new acclaim to ascendant locals like tUnE-yArDs and Tycho, the latter of whom just released a deluxe version of his stellar 2014 album, Awake. Also on the rise are The Family Crest, who grabbed well-deserved NPR attention for the band's sophomore LP, Beneath the Brine. It was a year of impressive debuts: Cathedrals built a strong following [...]
Featured Album: Couches, ‘Slackin’ Since The 80s’
San Francisco trio Couches may have named their new EP Slackin' Since The 80s, but the band has been anything but idle since they formed almost two years ago, releasing their "California" 7-inch single and the Slackin' EP, as well as three videos ("California", its b-side "Killer Mutant Butterfly", and Slackin' lead single "Thinkin' About Money"). Oh yeah—and they've been touring seemingly nonstop (their current two-month long "Born To Slack" tour has them crisscrossing the States and currently in Chapel Hill, North Carolina). The new EP (released September 9 via 20 Sided Records) finds bandmembers David Mitchell (guitar/vocals), Chris Griley [...]
Premiere: Listen to Couches’ new EP ‘Slackin’ Since The 80s’ (and catch them at two Bay Area release shows)
As we told you back in June, San Francisco indie rockers Couches are releasing their Slackin' Since The 80s EP on September 9 via frontman David Mitchell's label 20 Sided Records. But you don't have to wait two more weeks to hear the full record – nope, we're premiering it in its entirety here, today on The Bay Bridged. Joining Mitchell on Slackin' are Chris Griley (bass) and Mike Dubuque (drums), who is back on the left coast after a brief stint back in his native New Jersey. The new record, which picks up where the band left off with [...]
Couches head out on Comfy Summer Tour, prep new EP
Couches, the brainchild of 20 Sided Records head David Mitchell, kicks off their 11-date "Comfy Summer" Tour of the West Coast with three Bay Area shows surrounding next week's Fourth of July holiday – at The Night Light in Oakland, San Jose's Gingerbread House, and the Hemlock in SF. After they return from the Pacific Northwest, the trio will release a new 12-inch EP entitled Slackin' Since the 80s on September 9. Pre-sale orders will be available mid to late July at a discounted price, and we'll be sure to update you when more details become available. Below, listen to [...]
Ticket Giveaway: 20 Sided Records Compilation Release Parties presented by The Bay Bridged
As we told you earlier this month, 20 Sided Records is dropping a compilation entitled "These Strange Days" on September 3, and the San Francisco-based label is teaming up with The Bay Bridged to fête the new record with four release parties at four separate SF venues on consecutive nights from September 4–7. In anticipation of these celebratory gigs (which benefit Make-A-Wish Foundation), we have a pair of tickets for each night to give away to four lucky readers. The compilation – 20 Sided's fourth such collection – includes 21 tracks from bands on the label's roster, including Ash Reiter, [...]
20 Sided Records dropping new comp, celebrating with four shows presented by The Bay Bridged
San Francisco's 20 Sided Records will release its fourth compilation on September 3, and the label is celebrating the new album with four – yes, FOUR – release parties in early September, all proudly presented by The Bay Bridged. The compilation – entitled These Strange Days – will features 21 tracks from bands on 20 Sided's roster, with an eclectic arrangement of artists from both the Bay Area and around the Western U.S. Included are Ash Reiter, The Blank Tapes, Cannons and Clouds, Li Xi, and Couches (a newcomer trio led by the man behind 20 Sided, David Mitchell). Following [...]