Noise Pop 2015: Check out all of our festival coverage!

Jessica Pratt at The Chapel (Photo Credit: Jon Ching)   Got any plans for the weekend? If you're like us, you're still recovering from the week that was Noise Pop 2015, and you're not quite ready to wrap your brain another show-filled weekend. Well, if you'd rather stay in this weekend, wear your pajamas around the clock (don't forget Daylight Savings Time starts Saturday night), drink some herbal tea, and go on a Netflix binge, we don't blame you. But, at the very least, you can relive some of the best moments from Noise Pop with this wrap-up of all [...]

Mixtape: 2014 San Francisco Bay Area Musical Highlights Download: Mixtape: 2014 San Francisco Bay Area Musical Highlights (Podcast #353) In 2014, Bay Area artists released a wealth of great records, with highlights coming in an array of genres: garage pop, indie rock, electronic pop, and hip hop. The year brought new acclaim to ascendant locals like tUnE-yArDs and Tycho, the latter of whom just released a deluxe version of his stellar 2014 album, Awake. Also on the rise are The Family Crest, who grabbed well-deserved NPR attention for the band's sophomore LP, Beneath the Brine. It was a year of impressive debuts: Cathedrals built a strong following [...]

Doe Eye opens at The Independent on Wednesday

I may be late to the game with "discovering" Doe Eye, but I can not quit listening to her debut album T E L E V I S I O N. Maryam Qudus, the vision behind Doe Eye, recorded the lovely and distorted creation with John Vanderslice at Tiny Telephone on two-inch tape. Just imperfect enough, the album released in April was after two well-received EPs entitled Run Run Run and Hotel Fire. She initially gained notice when LIVE 105 took single "I Hate You" from Run Run Run under its far-reaching wings, and regularly played the song on-air. A recent tweet revealed that she [...]

By |November 17, 2014|Tags: |

Doe Eye returns home to celebrate debut LP

Riding high on the heels of her debut album, T E L E V I S I O N, Maryam Qudus--the woman behind the indie rock project Doe Eye--is celebrating her return from a three week tour with an official record release party tomorrow, May 29. Dropped exactly a month ago, the album was produced by Tiny Telephone founder John Vanderslice and engineered by Jacob Winik, two artists who Qudus has credited with further extracting the pensive melancholy that already pervades her music. Joining Doe Eye will be the Oakland-based experimental pop outfit DRMS and San Francisco's own surf rock darlings The She's, so if you're craving some pop [...]

By |May 28, 2014|Tags: |

Ticket Giveaway Wednesday: Doe Eye, Papercuts, The Faint and more

To enter for a chance to win tickets to any show below, email with the name of the band and the date of the show you’re entering for in the subject line and your full name in the body of the email. Winners will be selected at random and notified via email. Thursday, May 29th Doe Eye, DRMS, The She's @ Great American Music Hall 8pm, $13, all ages. Buy advance tickets here. Friday, May 30th Hudson Mohawke @ Rickshaw Stop 2 pairs available 8:30pm, $25, all ages. Buy advance tickets here. Sold out! Saturday, May 31st Papercuts, Fool's [...]

First City Festival announces 2014 lineup featuring Beck and The National

As we told you a little while ago, the second iteration of the First City Festival will take place August 23 and 24 at the Monterey County Fair and Event Center. Now the folks behind NorCal's newest summer music fest have announced this year's lineup, and it's nothing short of spectacular, featuring indie legends Beck and The National as headliners, along with the likes of Best Coast, Dawes, Tokyo Police Club, Unknown Mortal Orchestra, and Speedy Ortiz, as well as local faves Geographer, Sleepy Sun, The Family Crest, Doe Eye, Cool Ghouls, and Survival Guide. In addition to performers on [...]

Live This Month: May 2014 — an audio guide to upcoming SF concerts Download: Live This Month: May 2014 — an audio guide to upcoming SF concerts (Podcast #336) 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 a big month for local bands Doe Eye and Papercuts, both of whom have record release shows for exciting new albums. Doe Eye's Television is the first LP from Maryam Qudus and her band, and, on first listen, it's a real winner. Embellishing Qudus' singer-songwriter pop with impressive studio inventiveness, there's a feeling of liberated creativity to [...]

Win tickets to see John Vanderslice and Doe Eye tonight!

Returning home after a US tour in support of Dagger Beach, our bud John Vanderslice is playing the Rickshaw Stop tonight, alongside recent Bay Bridged podcast performer Doe Eye. It's a can't-miss double feature, and we've got a couple of tickets to give away! To enter for a chance to win tickets to see John Vanderslice at the Rickshaw Stop, email with "John Vanderslice" in the subject line and your full name and email address in the body of the email. A winner will be selected at random and notified via email. Dagger Beach by John Vanderslice John Vanderslice, [...]

By |November 22, 2013|Tags: , |

Artist Spotlight: Doe Eye (Podcast #319)

Photo: Matt Baca Download: Artist Spotlight: Doe Eye (Podcast #319) Subscribe to The Bay Bridged Podcast! Today, we're kicking off a new type of podcast we'll be running every month here on the site. For our "Artist Spotlight" series, we're inviting some great emerging Bay Area bands into the studio to perform stripped down versions of their songs live in the studio accompanied by a brief chat. We're pleased to launch this series with Doe Eye, the moniker of SF singer-songwriter Maryam Qudus. Over the past few years, Doe Eye has released two EPs to significant acclaim, [...]

By |November 7, 2013|Tags: |
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