English post-punk group Eagulls play Bottom of the Hill on Saturday

Everyone loves to talk about the outsized influence of '80s Brit-rockers Morrissey and Robert Smith, but for my money, Ian McCulloch is the dude whose presence looms largest from that era. The frontman of Echo and the Bunnymen, McCulloch (along with guitarist Will Sargent) helped master the claustrophobic, shadowy sounds that defined the British bands that blossomed under the morose tenure of Margaret Thatcher. Not as unrelentingly bleak as Joy Division and not as heart-on-sleeve as the Smiths, the Bunnymen were perfect conduits for frustrated English folks who couldn’t express the troubles in their brain. The band’s followers, like British [...]

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Eagulls’ live show at Bottom of the Hill is part punk, part art

There’s something to be said about a band that can drive out a woman drinking a glass of white wine after only a couple songs at their show. She had made it through Twin Peaks’ set, a rowdy run by four young “dudes with tudes,” but couldn’t quite stomach the loud noises by Eagulls. Twin Peaks looks like a band that your cousin had started—they’re loud but with an unthreatening approachability. Guitarist and frontman Cadien Lake James, who is only about 19, kept shaking his head, tongue out, roaring though their energetic, fuzzy set before Eagulls took the stage a [...]

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

http://media.libsyn.com/media/thebaybridged/LTM_May_2014.mp3 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 [...]

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