Giveaway: Win tickets to the first annual Oakland Echo

Oakland Echo may be a first-year fest, but it's already packing heat. Three nights, two Oakland venues, and an absurd number of psych bands, including headliners Lumerians on October 24 at The New Parish, Dead Meadow on October 25 at Leo's Music Club, and Cosmonauts on top of a day-long bill on October 26, also at Leo's. We're giving away a pair of tickets to each night of Oakland Echo. Send an email to with the show you want to attend in the subject line and your full name in the body. A winner will be chosen at random and notified by [...]

Review & Photos: Dead Meadow, Dead Skeletons @ Brick & Mortar Music Hall, 5/4/13

May 4th, 1am, I found myself in front of a chaotic Dead Skeletons at the Brick & Mortar Music Hall, hypnotized with the rest of the audience by some sort of ritualistic frenzy. What a great weekend for psychedelia in the Bay! The Washington D.C.-based Dead Meadow led a miniature psych-fest that featured a slew of similarly stoney bands (Dead Skeletons, LSD and the Search for God, Mr. Elevator & the Brain Hotel, Old Testament, and more), scattered across three days and two venues. My favorite of the bunch was Reykjavík's Dead Skeletons -- I have a biased penchant for Icelandic [...]

Ticket Giveaway Wednesday 2: Adam Haworth Stephens, The Futureheads, Dead Meadow

This is Part 2 of 2 for Ticket Giveaway Wednesday. Check our earlier post with three other giveaways. Saturday, October 2nd - Adam Stephens, Mini Mansions, Sea of Bees @ The Independent Adam Haworth Stephens - "The Cities You've Burned" To enter send an email to with your full name in the body and the phrase "I want to see Adam Stephens!" in the subject line. The THIRD person to enter will win a pair of tickets to the show and a digital copy of his new album, We live on Cliffs. Show starts at 9pm, $13 adv/$15 [...]

Live This Month: July 2009 (Podcast #171)

[podcast][/podcast] Every month, we dedicate a week of our podcast to highlighting some of the great local and out-of-town bands performing soon in the San Francisco Bay Area. We've got a dozen great bands playing some excellent shows this month, so head out and see some live music! Subscribe to The Bay Bridged's podcast to get each week's new episode downloaded free to your iTunes! About the bands: French Miami ("Multi-Caliber Rifles") headline Regional Bias, our first fundraiser, which also features performances by the also-amazing Adam Stephens and the Finite Plain, Or, the Whale, and Leopold and his Fiction. The [...]

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