What’s Happening This Week? A Guide To Shows Around The Bay, Sept 18 – 21

TOKiMONSTA comes to town this week. Monday, September 18 LVL UP, Dude York, Cende @ Bottom of the Hill If you haven't heard this year's Return to Love, get acquainted now. Courtship @ Catalyst Atrium LA dream pop that sounds about as LA dream poppy as it gets. Prince Paul, Rap Noir, Z-Man, Melina Jones, DJ Stef, Odd Nosdam @ Elbo Room This bill is a mouthful, but it's an entirely local one. Tuesday, September 19 SZA, Smino, Ravyn Lenae @ The Warfield Supernova-hot R&B star (this date was moved from a smaller venue) and Twitter queen brings her tour [...]

Deerhoof to drop first live album “Fever 12164” on Nov. 27

San Francisco's Deerhoof have been around the music scene since their founding in 1994. Along the way, the band has released a total of 13 full length albums over 17 years. Anyone who has attended a Deerhoof concert would already know that their performances are somewhat of a Bay Area delicacy. With rabid dancing, splintered instruments, and an upbeat sound, Deerhoof often leaves listeners asking why, in nearly two decades of existence, has a live album never been released? Given their vast amount of experience releasing new material, Deerhoof have finally decided to hold up on their creativity in order [...]

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

http://media.libsyn.com/media/thebaybridged/LTM_November_2014.mp3 Download: Live This Month: November 2014 (Podcast #349) 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's finally starting to get colder in San Francisco, but there a ton of great shows to force you out of the house and into local music venues this month. We're big indie pop fans around these parts, and Toronto five-piece Alvvays released one of the year's best albums in the genre. The group's self-titled debut LP, out now on Polyvinyl, is jangly, hazy and catchy [...]

Video: Deerhoof – “Mirror Monster”

Arriving on November 4, La Isla Bonita is the latest album from Deerhoof. The record -- streaming in full over at NPR -- was recorded live in guitarist Ed Rodriguez's basement, in a manner that Greg Saunier described as "a weeklong sleepover arguing over whether to try and sound like Joan Jett or Janet Jackson, cracking each other up, one guitarist whose name starts with J always putting too much red chile into the rations." Check out the band's new video for "Mirror Monster" below. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mJLLW8Ye7tI Deerhoof, Crystal Skulls, Go Dark Great American Music Hall November 18, 2014 8pm, $18, [...]

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Ticket Giveaway Wednesday: A giveaway of epic proportions

I know every Wednesday we make some hyperbolic statement about how many sets of tickets we have to give away that week, but we really mean it this time. That's why we're keeping this intro short and sweet – read on for all your free-ticket fixes. To enter any contest submit an email to contest[at]thebaybridged[dot]com with your full name in the body and the concert you're entering the contest for in the subject line. You may only submit your name once to only one contest. Winners for each show will be decided using the guidelines listed below. Thursday, September 27th [...]

Deerhoof – "The Trouble With Candyhands"

Via Polyvinyl: Deerhoof drummer Greg here to introduce you to our latest record. We've been called a lot of things, as you know. But pop has always marked the spot on the Deerhoof treasure map. Pop = catchy Pop = new Pop = no rules So if you want to go dancing or do karaoke with Deerhoof, you don't have to ask twice. We've just finished a sensational record of Cuban-flavored party-noise-energy music. We called it Breakup Song, but don't expect a bunch of Grammy®-baiting sob stories, OK? In Deerhoof's thesaurus, freedom's just another word for feeling good again and [...]

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Ten Bay Area-Related Releases for Record Store Day 2012

This Saturday is Record Store Day 2012, a time to celebrate independent record stores and break the bank snatching up exclusive, limited edition releases. Among the many, many tantalizing offerings coming out on Saturday are the following ten with Bay Area connections. For the full list of RSD releases, head here. Rhymesayers is releasing a 10" picture disc featuring artwork by SF's Jeremy Fish, and new songs from Atmosphere and The Uncluded. The latter is the duo of Aesop Rock and Kimya Dawson, who are releasing a joint LP later this year. From the label: "Bats" is the first track [...]

Random, Happy Memories of 2011

Some years are great for shows – like 2008. Some are great years for albums, like 2009. But this was a great year for both, from the start. In the order I remembered them: Family Crest – My Living Room; 9/11 Duh. Can you believe this alterna-dad cream dream supreme? A stalwart and happy-go-lucky nonet of classically trained musicians show up at my house to play their lovely, life-affirming chamber pop on the anniversary of 9/11 and my teenage son sits in on clarinet? You just had to be there. But then we would have run out of pasta much [...]

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