Ticket Giveaway Wednesday: Culture Abuse, Diane Coffee 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. Wednesday, June 5 Ballad of the Band: a tribute to FELT, the Pesos, Light Fantastic @ The Chapel 8pm, $18, all ages. [...]

Culture Abuse parties across an animated, photocopied zine in the video for “Dip”

Culture Abuse is known around the Bay for 2016’s iconic Peach and its brand of effusive and melodic garage punk. In anticipation of their sophomore full-length, Bay Dream, the band has released a video for “Dip” that’s unique in both the concept and the sheer amount of work involved in the execution. According to Noisey, director Ryan Baxley and the band replicated the scratchy, monochromatic look of a Xerox machine by printing out, distressing, and re-scanning 4,500 individual frames shot through a suspended piece of Plexiglas. Four hundred hours of work resulted in a dynamic, zine-like stop-motion video that features [...]

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Review + Photos: Joyce Manor, WAVVES, Culture Abuse at the UC Theatre

Joyce Manor (photos: Estefany Gonzalez) Going out and partying the night before Thanksgiving has become a tradition in itself, making Wednesday night a satisfying bookend for Joyce Manor, Wavves, and Culture Abuse's US tour at the UC Theatre in Berkeley. California is home to all three acts, but the homecoming was particularly triumphant for Culture Abuse. The last two years have been a hell of ride for the San Fransisco punks — their debut album Peach was on Best of 2016 lists across the board and they have spent every waking moment since then touring the world. As guitarist Nick Bruder began punching [...]

Live This Month: November 2017 — an audio guide to upcoming Bay Area concerts

http://media.libsyn.com/media/thebaybridged/LTM_November_2017.mp3 Download: Live This Month: November 2017 (Podcast #416) 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. Among this month's highlights are two of San Francisco's most buzzed-about acts, The She's and Giraffage, both of whom just released long-awaited new albums. The new set from The She's, "all female rock and roll quartet", is the quartet's first LP in six years, and it reveals the band's growth as songwriters while still packing a ton of melodic punch. Charlie Yin's first Giraffage full length, [...]

Mixtape: Highlights and More from South by Southwest 2016

http://media.libsyn.com/media/thebaybridged/SXSW_2016_Mix.mp3 Download: Mixtape: Highlights from South by Southwest 2016 (Podcast #382) Every March, thousands of aspiring bands flock to Austin, Texas for South by Southwest Music, a week-long event functioning as part conference, part music festival, and an all-around great opportunity to sample some of the world's best acts. The sheer number of options blanketing the Texas capital during the festival can be overwhelming, but it remains one of the premier places to discover new and emerging bands. That's the view from a music fan's perspective, mind you. For a musician, the degree to which South by Southwest performances might [...]

Live This Month: April 2015 — an audio guide to upcoming SF concerts

http://media.libsyn.com/media/thebaybridged/LTM_April_2015.mp3 Download: Live This Month: April 2015 (Podcast #360) 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 sure is a great time to be a fan of classic dream-pop and shoegazer music, with the recently-reunited Ride hitting the US this month for their first US shows in 20 years. By contrast, Warren Defever, leader of longtime 4AD act His Name is Alive, has kept that band actively releasing records since its inception, but the experimental group's 25th anniversary tour across the United [...]

Sabertooth Zombie to release new EP at Thee Parkside Saturday night

Sabertooth Zombie is celebrating the release of their fourth and final installment to their Human Performance series of EPs this Saturday night at Thee Parkside. The EP displays their genre melting pot sound through 15 ferocious minutes: classic rock, sludgy metal, hardcore punk, even hints of blues and outlaw country – as long as it's loud, it works for these guys. Featuring Lemmy-like vocal growls, chugging guitar lines, and chunky drum grooves, the new release is a blistering hybrid of heaviness. They even manage to make a backing horn arrangement menacing on the mosh-pit-starter "Gardens of Loss." Now that's impressive. [...]

Mixtape: The North Bay’s Best Indie Bands

http://media.libsyn.com/media/thebaybridged/North_Bay_Mix.mp3 Download: Mixtape: The North Bay's Best Indie Bands (Podcast #341) There's a reason that Napa and Sonoma are known as "Wine Country," not "Music Country," but recent efforts have endeavored to bring the music festival experience to an area that's understandably known more for great food and drink. Over Memorial Day weekend, the Napa Valley Expo hosted the relaunched BottleRock Napa Valley, which drew tens of thousands to see Outkast, The Cure, and a lineup disproportionately heavy on '90s radio stalwarts. Just a few days ago, the Huichica Music Festival served up an indie-oriented two-day fest at the Gundlach [...]

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