What’s Happening This Weekend? A Guide To Shows Around The Bay, Dec 9 – Dec 11

Seek cathartic communion at Deep Pools' album release show at Noe Valley Ministry Friday Night. Friday, December 9 Sløtface, Quaaludes, Try The Pie @ Rickshaw Stop - Ghost Ship Benefit Show Sløtface had to change their original band name of Slutface due to social media censorship. All three bands at Rickshaw tonight will be out to, as our writer Tim Draut has so aptly put it, "smash the patriarchy." Hot Flash Heat Wave, The Tambo Rays, The Easies @ Amnesia - Ghost Ship Benefit Show Brother-sister duo The Tambo Rays are back after the sister portion of the group, Sara DaMert, took [...]

Mixtape: New Alternative — The Bay Area’s emerging noisy rock sound

http://media.libsyn.com/media/thebaybridged/Alternative_Rock_Mixtape.mp3 Download: New Alternative: The Bay Area's emerging noisy rock sound (Podcast #390) The post first ran on KQED.org. The dream of the '90s may be, as the TV show says, alive in Portland, but the sounds of the '90s are finding new vitality in the San Francisco Bay Area indie music scene. In recent years, a significant number of new bands have emerged citing alt-rock leaders like Sonic Youth and My Bloody Valentine, and the grunge scene as inspiration for their noisy indie rock. The stellar local label Father/Daughter Records has released a number of albums by local alternative-inspired [...]

Creepers release new song, support Bilinda Butchers at Swedish American Hall

Several iterations of Creepers have popped up throughout the years. The Bay Area group began in 2010 as a guitar and drum duo, but has since expanded into a 5-piece band. Understandably, the group slowed down considerably when founding members Shiv Mehra and Dan Tracy joined Deafheaven for their successful sophomore album, Sunbather. However, Creepers have returned with their own sophomore effort, debuting a new song and heading to the East coast for a string of performances. "Lost" sees the band pursuing a more mature, patient brand of songwriting. Acoustic guitars and swelling synths introduce what feels like a 90's ballad, but [...]

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Ticket Giveaway Wednesday: Creepers, Strange Vine, Tourist, 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, April 16 Strange Vine, Annie Girl & The Flight, Blood Sister @ Great American Music Hall 9pm, $12 (6+) Buy advance tickets here Friday, April 17 MOM Djs 6 Year Anniversary @ The Independent 9pm, $15 (21+) Buy advance tickets here Saturday, April 18 Creepers, Wove, [...]

WOVE releases live video, prepares to co-headline SF show with Creepers

(source: Facebook) Not long after WOVE (formerly A Million Billion Dying Suns) released their first metal and psych-inspired EP, they've already got another on the way — and a killer live concert booking to show off their new stuff. Pretty soon, we'll be able to catch the band co-headline a set alongside San Francisco's Creepers at the Great American Music Hall later this month. "We are stoked," WOVE's Nate Mercereau says of the booking. "Creepers is an awesome band and [they're] awesome people, and to play together in such a historic venue — we're going to have fun." It looks like [...]

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Best of the Rest – February 2015 (Six Organs of Admittance, bAd bAd, Panic Is Perfect, & more)

Ben Chasny of Six Organs of Admittance (Photo Credit: Drag City) Every month, our editors hear lots of great new music, at shows around the Bay, exploring the far reaches of the Interwebs, and sifting through the veritable deluge of emails from artists and publicists around the globe hawking the latest songs and videos. While we’d love to write about everything that catches our ear, it’s impossible – there’s just too much good music out there. This is an attempt at rounding up the latest and greatest that we didn't have the bandwidth to cover throughout the month – the [...]

Best of 2014: Nate Mercereau of WOVE on Creepers

CREEPERS are a righteous group of dark bros making creepy (as the name suggests) and heavy pieces of music. I say 'pieces' because they truly orchestrate their stuff in a way that 'song' or 'tune' doesn't do it justice. Their sound is a huge scape of laser beam guitar riffs and drone vocals with some strong prog rock tendencies. Don't be too afraid of the "prog" thing, to me it just means they fully and deeply explore their musical ideas. I met these dudes through mutual friends before I knew they totally shredded. Shiv Mehra and Dan Tracy are a [...]

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

http://media.libsyn.com/media/thebaybridged/LTM_December_2014.mp3 Download: Live This Month: December 2014 (Podcast #351) 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. December traditionally feels like something of a subdued month for live music, what with all of the holiday parties and holiday travel that consume so much of the month for so many of us. This year, however, there are plenty of bands hitting the road for December shows in SF. Heck, New Year's Eve alone is a veritable bonanza for indie music fans. In this mix, [...]

Editors' Picks: What We've Been Listening to This Week (Creepers, Julianna Barwick, The Slasher Film Festival Strategy)

Jason: We keyed you into Creepers' new EP back in October, but the band is now streaming it in its entirety over on the metal blog on Invisible Oranges. Including members of Deafheaven and White Cloud, Creepers have crafted some epic prog-metal psychedelia. Stream the first two tracks off the EP ("Forked Tongue" and "Drug Vision") below and hear all four tracks on Invisible Oranges (via the folks at Brooklyn Vegan). CREEPERS by Creepers Nicole: This week, I'm living vicariously through European festivals like Pitchfork Paris Icelandic Airwaves, both of which are on my bucket list. Of the imaginary Reykjavik [...]

Creepers release two new tracks, play Hemlock tonight

San Francisco's own psych/prog project Creepers, featuring members from White Cloud and Deafheaven, have released two new tracks. The self-titled (so far) EP consists of two tracks — the dark, raging "Forked Tongues" and the spiraling "Drug Vision". Two more tracks are soon to be released, as well as another video. Stream and buy the new EP below (via Bandcamp) and be sure to catch them tonight at Hemlock Tavern (details below). CREEPERS by Creepers Disappearing People, Sutra, Creepers, Buffalo Tooth Hemlock Tavern October 15, 2013 8pm, $6 (21+)

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