What’s Happening This Week? A Guide To Shows Around The Bay, Feb 20 ― Feb 23

Diet Cig is set to play Brick & Mortar this Wednesday night. Monday, February 20 Cloud Nothings, Kid Trails @ The Independent Start your Noise Pop week off strong with extraordinarily loud garage punk band Cloud Nothings. Tuesday, February 21 Weyes Blood @ Swedish American Music Hall Weyes Blood: mournful instrumentation, vocals drenched in a blue hue, and a name derived from the Flannery O'Connor novel Wise Blood. Tino Drima, Spooky Mansion @ Bender's Bar and Grill TBB writer Hailey Simposon explains Tino Drima "is a six-piece super-group of sorts, featuring members of O (fka Black Cobra Vibers), French Cassettes, and [...]

Giveaway: Deafheaven return to San Francisco after release of “New Bermuda”

Fresh off the release of their critically-acclaimed LP New Bermuda, the world's most talked about black metal band Deafheaven return to San Francisco to play The Fillmore on Saturday, Oct 17. Released over two years after Sunbather catapulted the band to international fame, New Bermuda is a musical tour-de-force that sounds unlike any other metal album ever recorded — from hair metal to Sixpence None the Richer to piano interludes to slide guitar, New Bermuda is the sound of Deafheaven expressing their post-modern millennial listening habits. The internet killed the genre gatekeepers and Deafheaven may be the first "digital" metal [...]

By |October 5, 2015|Tags: |

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

http://media.libsyn.com/media/thebaybridged/LTM_October_2015.mp3 Download: Live This Month: October 2015 (Podcast #372) 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. Summer may be over, but music festival season hasn't ended yet, with Hardly Strictly Bluegrass this weekend and the Treasure Island Music Festival later this month. We've included a couple of Treasure Island tracks in this mix, but both festivals offer countless potential highlights, including Hardly Strictly's all-star performance of Big Star's Third in its entirety, and the debut of Big Grams (the new project of [...]

Deafheaven Announces Third Album ‘New Bermuda’

Though Deafheaven has hardly been on hiatus since the release of the 2013 LP Sunbather, it’s without a doubt that the announcement of their forthcoming third album New Bermuda falls upon eager ears. After over two years of avid touring, critical acclaim and polarized album reviews, the band has signed to Anti Records and released a one-minute trailer for the new album. The short gives just a taste of the Deafheaven’s token aesthetic, leading in with a gentle but dissonant guitar piece. The stillness fades out completely before unraveling into noise for only a few teasing moments. Recorded this spring [...]

By |July 29, 2015|Tags: |

Review & Photos: Deafheaven & WOVE play Converse Rubber Tracks Live set at The Chapel

Deafheaven (Photo: Zack Frederick) The line to get into Deafheaven and WOVE’s Converse Rubber Tracks Live gig at The Chapel on Wednesday night stretched down the block. The buzz in the crowd was palpable, and deservedly so – Deafheaven has done its best to bring black metal to the masses since the release of their 2013 album Sunbather, and now they were coming home* for the first of five shows for Chuck Taylor-manufacturer's live music series, a show that was free and sold out. And Deafheaven didn't disappoint, proving that almost two straight years on the road hasn't dulled the [...]

By |November 6, 2014|Tags: , |

Win tickets to Deafheaven & WOVE’s show (and listen to an exclusive new track from WOVE)

Everybody's favorite black metal band* is doing the Converse Rubber Tracks Live thing. Yep – Deafheaven is heading out on a five-date Rubber Tracks tour that kicks off with a free (but sold out) gig on their home turf tonight at The Chapel in SF, followed by dates in LA, Brooklyn, Boston, and Toronto. And guess what? We get a special treat tonight, as WOVE – the nacent project from Nate Mercereau of the now defunct A Million Billion Dying Suns – will open the evening, playing their first ever show in the Bay under this new moniker, and we [...]

By |November 5, 2014|Tags: , |

Mixtape: The Heavy Sounds of San Francisco Metal

http://media.libsyn.com/media/thebaybridged/Heavy_Metal_Mix.mp3 Download: Mixtape: The Heavy Sounds of San Francisco Metal (Podcast #346) We don't cover San Francisco heavy metal very much at TheBayBridged.com, but it's not for a lack of music worth talking about. For several decades now, the San Francisco Bay Area has played a significant role in the evolution and growth of heavy metal. Metallica might be the most obvious significant Bay Area metal name to the uninitiated, but, over the years, groups like Neurosis, Hammers of Misfortune, Slough Feg, Ludicra, and Sleep (to name just a few) have pushed heavy music forward in a variety of directions. [...]

Deafheaven releases new track “From the Kettle Onto the Coil”

Deafheaven recently shared a studio recording of "From the Kettle Onto the Coil", a new track they premiered earlier this year at Pitchfork Music Festival in Chicago. "From the Kettle" is the band's first new release since 2013's breakthrough sophomore effort Sunbather, which garnered the San Francisco black metal outfit international acclaim, and the song will be released as part of this year's Adult Swim Summer Singles Program. "From the Kettle Onto the Coil" picks up where Deafheaven left off with Sunbather, featuring an epic wall of sound with shoegazey guitars, ferocious drums, and, of course, the anything-but-dulcet tones of [...]

By |September 5, 2014|Tags: |

Deafheaven plays black metal symphony at SF’s Great American

Deafheaven's Sunbather was an excessive album in almost every way. The rosy-hued album cover and innocuous title hinted at the album's resistance to a hard edge, instead giving way to the expression of superfluous emotional substance, exacerbated by dense textures and singer George Clarke's ardent screams. The work as a fluid whole is inordinately beautiful, as many have called it—an odd tag for a genre characterized more often by volume than anything else. One of the biggest (and really only) concerns critics had about the record was its translatability to the stage. It's hard enough to play music meant to be heard [...]

By |July 3, 2014|Tags: |

Deafheaven announces world tour, including show at Great American

San Francisco's Deafheaven seem to have been touring non-stop since Sunbather came out last year. They're playing every festival from Sasquatch to Barcelona's Primavera, and have announced an additional tour date right back in their hometown of San Francisco. The black metal outfit, led by Kerry McCoy and George Clarke, will be joined on tour by Pallbearer (for some dates) and Wreck & Reference, with some European co-headlining dates with Sargent House label mate Chelsea Wolfe. Check out the full list of tour dates above, then grab your tickets to the Great American show below after you listen to Sunbather for [...]

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