Local Music Wants to be Your Valentine

In the dusk of another Valentine's Day, some of us will go to bed in despair, victims of this horrible holiday's deadly talons. But rest assured, desperate souls, this fate is completely avoidable. Local music is here for you. And it will stay with you all through the night. Five fantastic shows will compete for your affections this Saturday night - all very worthy suitors, and all for less than the price of dinner. This also turns out to be a nice preview night for the upcoming Noise Pop and SXSW festivals. Starting off with the show with free candy [...]

Dance This Mess Around! Benefit Concert

The Mills Dance Collective are putting on a benefit fundraiser show this Tuesday at the Uptown Nightclub in Oakland. Proceeds will go towards the Mills College dance program and their scholarships, as well as the local music scene. Leopold and His Fiction - "She Ain't Got Time" Leopold and his Fiction, a trio from SF, will be livening up the dance benefit with a sound that brings the taste of Detroit, country back roads and flickering city lights. Their vinyl is available for pre-order on their website with a free digital download. Excuses for Skipping, the project of [...]

Folsom Street Fair this Sunday

This Sunday, it's the Folsom Street Fair, which San Franciscans will know isn't your average street party. "San Francisco has served – and continues to serve – as the global epicenter of sexual liberation for the adult alternative lifestyle community," write fair organizers, and this year marks the event's 25th anniversary. There are two stages bands at the street fest this year, including Bay Bridged interviewees Excuses for Skipping (interview here) and Von Iva (interview here), headliners The Presets, Shiny Toy Guns, Berlin (!) and The English Beat (!), and a ton of others. Excuses for Skipping - [...]

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