Video: Dirty Ghosts – "Katana Rock"; playing 2012 Treasure Island Music Festival

Dirty Ghosts' status as an exciting and notable act has been further confirmed, as the band has secured one of the coveted local opener spots at this year's Treasure Island Music Festival. Allyson Baker and crew will help set the tone for Saturday's electronic-fueled lineup, opening for the likes of Grimes, Toro y Moi, Public Enemy, Tycho, Girl Talk, and more. Dirty Ghosts' new digital single, "Katana Rock" / "Eyes of a Stranger", is out now, following the band's debut Metal Moon full-length. The single is currently streaming (via Soundcloud), and "Katana Rock" is also available in video form (via [...]

Review: K-Holes, Dirty Ghosts, & Blasted Canyons bring the noise at Brick and Mortar, 6/26/12

K-Holes stopped off at San Francisco's Brick and Mortar Music Hall on Tuesday night, as the band's North American tour in support of their second LP Dismania continued down the West Coast before turning back east. The Brooklyn-based noise punk quintet was joined by two Bay Area acts also with fresh releases — Dirty Ghosts and Blasted Canyons — for what was a loud and aggressive show from start to finish. Blasted Canyons, the band Heather Fedewa (aka Hether Fortune) plays in when she's not doing her Wax Idols thing, kicked off the evening with an incendiary half-hour set. With [...]

K-Holes playing Brick and Mortar this Tuesday 6/26/12 with Dirty Ghosts and Blasted Canyons

Brooklyn's K-Holes will descend upon the City this Tuesday, 6/26/12, as their North American tour in support of their second LP Dismania continues into the summer. The sludgy garage punk outfit is playing a gig at Brick and Mortar supported by two Bay Area bands, Dirty Ghosts and Blasted Canyons. Dismania, released May 17th on Hardly Art, has brought K-Holes some much deserved critical acclaim, as the band's sound progressed from their eponymous 2011 debut with a healthy dose of more distinct, footstomp-worthy guitar riffs, not to mention the brilliant addition of saxophonist Sara Villard. Stereogum recently premiered the track [...]

Ticket Giveaway Wednesday: Battlehooch, MarchFourth Marching Band, Dirty Ghosts, Diego's Umbrella

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. Friday, May 4th Battlehooch, White Cloud, B Hamilton @ Brick and Mortar To win a pair of tickets to the show be the THIRD person to enter! The show starts at 9pm, $7/$10, 18+. Purchase advance tickets here. MarchFourth Marching Band and Diego's Umbrella @ Independent To win a [...]

Video: Dirty Ghosts – "Ropes That Way"

There are worse things you can spend four minutes watching than Dirty Ghosts's Allyson Baker rocking out solo on various sunny sidewalks, belting out the band's new single, "Ropes That Way," off their debut album Metal Moon. And hey, whaddaya know? Those minutes exist, thanks to their new video directed by TV Carnage, which you can check out below. The band is currently in the midst of their first major tour (ending with a hometown show here on May 5th at Cafe Du Nord), and you can keep up with all the happenings on their WordPress blog made specifically for [...]

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February's Best: Our favorite Bay Area songs from the blog last month

Here's our latest month-in-review mix collecting some our favorite new (or new to us) songs recently posted on the website. Gathered in the mix are over a dozen new tracks that were posted on TheBayBridged.com in February, with links below to download each of them individually. Mixtape: Best of the Blog February 2012 Tracklisting: 1. Swiftumz – “More Than Sleep” 2. Sea of Bees - "Strikefoot (Live)" 3. Churches – “Feel Alright” 4. Ceremony – “Adult” 5. Sourpatch – “Cynthia Ann” 6. Hunx – “Always Forever” 7. Chuck Prophet – “Castro Halloween” 8. Howlin Rain - "Phantom in the Valley" [...]

Noise Pop 2012: Dirty Ghosts, Bare Wires, Carletta Sue Kay, Chapter 24 @ Brick and Mortar Music Hall 2/23/12

I am helplessly addicted to London's Chapter 24. Is it the intense Richard Lloyd guitar work? Is it the mere fact that no one else is making music like this?? Is it the image of melodica on leg?? Choose "D," all of the above. Since my first encounter at last year's SXSW, I've been hooked. They already have nine shows lined up for Austin, so I suppose I's got my work cut out for me. As fun as their recordings are, this is a band to see live. Singer Claire paces back and forth on stage like a caged cheetah. [...]

Noise Pop 2012: Thursday Preview

Date: Thursday, February 22nd Number of Noise Pop Shows: 10 shows, 32 bands Already Sold-Out: Oh boy, several shows on Thursday have already reached their maximum. And frankly, we're not surprised. Here's the full list of sold out shows, in case you plan to try and beg, borrow, or steal your way in: The Bottom of the Hill local showcase featuring Thao and John Vanderslice as co-headliners, with Garrett Pierce and Bird By Snow opening, presented by SF Sketchfest. Budos Band with Allah-Las, Pickwick, and Big Tree at the Independent. Built to Spill with Sister Crayon at the Fillmore. Sleigh [...]

Mixtape: Twenty Bands at Noise Pop 20 (Podcast #271)

Mixtape: Twenty Bands at Noise Pop 20 (Podcast #271) Noise Pop 20 is just weeks away. From February 21st through the 26th, over one hundred bands will take over SF's venues for six days celebrating independent music. True to form, this year's Noise Pop Festival includes an eclectic mix of veterans and emerging artists, and you'd be wise to buy your tickets soon, because many shows are starting to sell out. To get familiar with many of the bands performing at Noise Pop this year, here's the first of two mixtapes showcasing music from performing artists. To find out when [...]

Dirty Ghosts – "Ropes That Way"

Dirty Ghosts - "Ropes That Way" Like dirty ghosts, Allyson Baker and Carson Binks, two Toronto expats, rose from the ashes of their old San Francisco-based band Parchman Farm and formed Dirty Ghosts in 2006, a stripped down form of gritty garage and psychedelia with drum loop-y programming by hip-hop recording artist and producer -- and Baker's husband -- Aesop Rock. After looking for a singer with no luck, Baker finally and reluctantly said "fuck it" and has since added vocalist to her resume. But when she lost Binks in 2011 to Oakland stoner metal band Saviours, she had to [...]

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