Photos: Ezra Furman at Slim’s

Ezra Furman (photo: Jon Bauer) Bay-Area-via-Chicago singer Ezra Furman performed at Slim's this past weekend in support of his latest album, last year's Transangelic Exodus. Support was provided by Pancho Morris and our photographer Jon Bauer captured the gallery below of the night that you can check out.

By |May 8, 2019|Tags: |

Ezra Furman soundtracks ‘Sex Education’

This week in Ezra Furman news: The Bay Area musician with a sizable following in the UK was tapped to create the soundtrack to the British-produced coming-of-age comedy, Sex Education. It premieres on Netflix this Friday. Listen for Ezra Furman and the Visions tunes old and new in the background, and keep an eye out for an episode in which they play a prom band. Also of note: A fan made a game based on 2018's Transangelic Exodus, Furman's not-quite-a-rock-opera loosely based on a tale of two lovers on the run from an unfriendly world. It's pay-what-you-can, so give it [...]

By |January 8, 2019|Tags: |

Live This Month: May 2018 — an audio guide to upcoming Bay Area concerts

Download: Live This Month: May 2018 (Podcast #427) 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. Our May mix of concert picks features new and recent local music from DONCAT, Coke, Ezra Furman, and Mystic Priestess. There's also a ton of excellent local hip hop in this mix, including Ruby Ibarra, Kamaiyah, and Beejus, who is one of many artists performing at our 2018 Southside Festival on May 19. Seattle's Special Explosion offers one of this month's highlights from touring bands, as does [...]

Ezra Furman premieres “Suck The Blood From My Wound”

Hello, it's me again, The Bay Bridged's sort of accidental authority on all things Ezra Furman. The Berkeley resident is back with a video for "Suck the Blood From My Wound," the several-fire-emoji-in-a-row opener from his latest album, Transangelic Exodus. Directed by Beth Jeans Houghton, aka Du Blonde, the whole thing is hand-drawn. I meant to tweet this when the album came out, but I forgot to: When and if a movie is ever made of my life, I want this song played over the opening credits. Ezra's about to head out on tour with the Visions (formerly the Boy-Friends), [...]

By |March 28, 2018|Tags: |

Ezra Furman returns with ‘Transangelic Exodus’

The great Berkeley musician Ezra Furman returns in February with the follow-up to 2015's beloved Perpetual Motion People. Judging from the two videos below, Transangelic Exodus (out 2/9 on Bella Union) looks like it's going to be another winning collection of smart, ultra-catchy indie rock-pop songs. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=E7bhgtixLOU https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QX8CiG4aRLo Ezra's also got a ton of tour dates over the next several months. Ezra Furman Tour Dates: 02/25 - St. Louis, MO - Blueberry Hill Duck Room 02/26 - Chicago, IL - Thalia Hall 02/27 - Indianapolis, IL - HI Fi 02/28 - Columbus, OH - Ace of Cups 03/03- Toronto, ON [...]

By |January 29, 2018|Tags: |

Ticket Giveaway Wednesday: Hinds, Ezra Furman and more

(illustration: Cassidy Miller) 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, April 13 Hinds, Twin Peaks, White Mystery @ The Chapel 9pm, $20, all ages. Buy advance tickets here.SOLD OUT Friday, April 14 The Asteroid #4, Creation Factory, Cosmic Correlation Conspiracy @ Great American Music Hall 9pm, $11, all ages. Buy advance tickets here. Friday, [...]

By |April 12, 2017|Tags: , |

Best of 2016: Russell Jelinek’s favorite local lyrical moments

I've never been one to sit down and follow along to the lyrics when I listen to an album, but there were a few lyrical moments from local artists that really punched me in the gut this year. Here are some of my favorites. "I got big money, all facts, petty bitches can fall back" - Kamaiyah on E-40's "Petty": https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GXKjMGCSADg The words aren't exactly thought-provoking, but Kamaiyah's delivery of this line made me stop what I was doing, spin around, grin ear-to-ear, and immediately start the song over just to get to this line again. The choppy cadence leading [...]

Jody’s Best Of 2016: Everything* non-local I loved this year

That's right. I've been keeping a list. Julia Jacklin Sydney, Australia If you asked me at any point after March of this year what I was listening to, know that I was trying very hard to keep from blaring "JULIA JACKLIN" at you before you even finished the sentence. The first time I heard "Pool Party" it made me me so, so deeply sad that I knew I had to have more. Because sometimes you need that — sometimes you need music that matches your most extreme emotions, and Julia Jacklin has the ultimate handle on human sadness. Christopher the [...]

The Bay Abridged: Aug 3 – 16

(illustration: Cassidy Miller) In this recurring feature known as The Bay Abridged, our staff writers provide short, witty recaps on shows they attended around the Bay Area. A scene check, a heat check, and sometimes more — stop by every other Wednesday for the most comprehensive and concise recap of the Bay Area concert scene. Bryan Ferry, LP at The Masonic (SF) Aug. 9. Bryan Ferry and his ensemble came out like a steamroller. They leapt into a set that included deep cuts from the Roxy Music archive, dug into his extended solo career, and threw in several covers of [...]

Review + Photos: Ezra Furman at the Swedish American Hall

Ezra Furman (photo: Ria Burman) Photos and words by Ria Burman Dick Stusso supported Ezra Furman's humorous, yet melancholic show at the Swedish American Hall on Wednesday to a packed, pleased crowd. Elegantly dressed, Ezra rock-raged the stage with waves of sadness, anger, playfulness and tenderness weaving throughout his set. Ezra Furman possesses a lyrical flair, which mixes relation and imagination rhythmically. Add to the mix his delightful delivery and musical magic, Furman's outcome is both raw and tender and incredibly captivating. If you've yet to hear Ezra Furman, check out "Haunted Head" and "Body Was Made" from his latest album Perpetual [...]

By |August 15, 2016|Tags: |
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