Best of 2015: Graham of Outer Embassy on Halloween at the Starline Social Club

Something special happened in Oakland last April: the Starline Social Club officially opened its doors to the public. This century old community space is again a vibrant venue ready to nurture the community that many long time Oakland residents are working hard to preserve. Long story short, Halloween New Years was a tradition started years ago at Lobot Gallery. It's basically just Halloween except you count down to midnight and then drop a big pumpkin filled with candy from the ceiling. The more fun aspect of the tradition is the music curation. Local bands pick their "costume' and learn a [...]

Conservatory of Flowers comes to life in December with Extra Classic and Heron Oblivion

The Conservatory of Flowers in San Francisco’s Golden Gate Park is one of the oldest and most beloved buildings in the city. Since its completion in 1878, it has housed some of the rarest and exotic plants in the world, captivating visitors with its elegant wood and glass architecture. Being a city, state, and national historic landmark, it is no wonder the Conservatory remains one of the most photographed attractions in San Francisco. Although known mainly for its exceptional botanic collection, the Conservatory of Flowers will extend its regular day hours to offer a night of music on Friday, December [...]

Ticket Giveaway Wednesday: The Fresh & Onlys, Extra Classic and more

To enter for a chance to win tickets to any show below, email contest@thebaybridged.com with the name of the band and the date of the show you’re entering 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, September 3rd An evening with Scharpling & Wurster @ Great American Music Hall 9pm, $25, all ages. Buy advance tickets here. Thursday, September 3rd (((folkYEAH!))) Presents: Louie and The Lovers, Extra Classic @ The Chapel 8pm, $18, all ages. Buy advance tickets here. Friday, September 4th Dramarama, [...]

Ticket Giveaway Wednesday: Extra Classic, Portland Cello Project, and more

To enter for a chance to win tickets to any show below, email contest@thebaybridged.com 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. Wednesday, January 21st The Donkeys, Extra Classic, And And And @ The Chapel 8pm, $15, all ages. Buy advance tickets here. Friday, January 23rd Shannon & The Clams, Earth Girl Helen Brown, Magic & Naked @ The Chapel 9pm, $18, all ages. Buy advance tickets here. Friday, [...]

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

http://media.libsyn.com/media/thebaybridged/LTM_July_2014.mp3 Download: Live This Month: July 2014 (Podcast #342) 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. Summer's here, which means that bands are hitting the road in droves and new albums are coming out fast and furious. That's great news for local music fans, but it also means that July is the sort of month where tough choices abound. On Saturday, July 5, for example, you could check out The Fresh & Onlys, whose House of Spirits shows the band continuing to [...]

Extra Classic announce new album, ‘Showcase’

Psych-dub band Extra Classic are adding Showcase to their album roster, their latest since debuting Your Light Like White Lightning, Your Light Like A Laser Beam a couple of years ago. The title of Showcase represents the album's format: The album has six songs, and each song is immediately followed by its corresponding dub/version, for a total of twelve songs. A promo video for "A Little Rain" (the album's first single) can be viewed below, and Showcase is currently streaming on Soundcloud. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=exFcmibvGf0 Showcase officially comes out on June 3rd via Burger Records (cassette) and Nopal Records (limited press LP [...]

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Shabazz Palaces, Cities Aviv bring inventive hip hop to Slim’s

Review and photos by Daniel Senter Near the end of Shabazz Palaces’ set Thursday night at Slim’s, the multi-instrumentalist half of the duo, Tendai Maraire, proclaimed his partner, Ishmael Butler, “the best MC on the planet.” No one in the packed house could disagree. Though not prone to hype, hyperbole, or even acknowledgement of his own identity in the group, Butler (the former Digable Planets frontman) coyly grinned at the audience, as if to say, let’s let the music do the talking. Drawing on their groundbreaking 2011 release Black Up and earlier EPs, the duo bopped and twirled (with trademark [...]

Upcoming free Clift Sessions: WATERS, Matthew Dear, Daedelus, Housse de Racket

WATERS – "California" (EMA Cover) The Clift Hotel continues to kill it with great free shows this month and next, starting with SF's WATERS and a DJ set by Extra Classic this Saturday, March 10th. Future shows include Matthew Dear on March 29th, Daedelus on April 7th, and Housse de Racket on April 14th. RSVP here to get on the list for these shows.

Photos, Videos and Thanks: Scenes from The Bay Brewed at the Verdi Club, 12/3/11

Photos by: Paige K. Parsons Videos by: Joe Hayes Not to boast or anything, but seriously, how much fun was The Bay Brewed? A hearty thanks to everyone who attended SF's first ever indie rock and roll beer festival, as well as to everyone involved in making the afternoon so memorable. Enjoy these great photos and videos from last weekend's sold-out event, although, fair warning: they might make you a little hungry and thirsty. [nggallery id=133]

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