Photos: The Matches reunite at the Fillmore with Finish Ticket

The Matches (photo: Brittany O'Brien) For the first time since 2009, Oakland band The Matches played The Fillmore on Monday night, December 28, 2015, with support from fellow local band Finish Ticket.  The band had been on hiatus since 2009 and played a few select reunion shows through 2014, but there wasn't a better way to close out 2015 than a night of back-to-back shows from the local favorites at one of San Francisco's finest venues. Brittany O'Brien was at The Fillmore on Monday night to photograph both bands delivering some great music to an excited crowd. [...]

Photos: Finish Ticket homecoming show with guest FRANKIE at the Great American Music Hall

Finish Ticket (photo: Brittany O'Brien) The line started at 3pm last Thursday, November 5, 2015, for the homecoming show for beloved local band Finish Ticket at the Great American Music Hall.  They were supported by FRANKIE and it was an energetic evening.  Photographer Brittany O'Brien was able to snap a portrait of each band and has these photos from the successful night.

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Giveaway: Finish Ticket moving to the national stage

A few years ago, Finish Ticket were one of many up-and-coming Bay Area bands trying to break through to the national stage. Following a a tour opening for Twenty One Pilots and Echosmith, it's fair to say they're almost there. "Being on this tour has been incredible; it’s been a tour (on which) we’ve been waiting for a long time," vocalist Brendan Hoye said in a brief email exchange with The Bay Bridged. "It’s definitely a major accomplishment. (It's) definitely leaving us more inspired than ever to get out there and keep doing what we’re doing." What Finish Ticket is doing is building [...]

By |October 27, 2015|Tags: |

Outside Lands a homecoming for performers with Bay Area ties

Outside Lands is just one of dozens of summer music festivals that spring up out of nowhere in America’s parks, dustbowls, parking lots and beaches. Nationwide, it’s still at the end of conversations about large festivals like Coachella or Lollapalooza. But for those who’ve made the trek into San Francisco’s Outer Lands the first weekend of August for the last six years, this festival is more than just about the music, wine and food. And for performers who are raised or based in the Bay Area, Outside Lands is a unique opportunity. “It's not just playing another gig for me [...]

Who to See at C2SV

Are you ready, South Bay? Thursday marks the kickoff of C2SV, San Jose’s first real music festival in recent memory. Hosting over 70 acts across 12 venues in the downtown area, stretched out across four days, there’s a lot of ground to cover. Stumped on who to see? In no particular order, here are our picks for best bets at what we hope will be the first of many C2SVs to come. Brother Grand, Saturday,September 28th, 9pm, Agenda Ben Henderson, and the many projects he’s taken part in, is a little bit of a legend around San Jose. His latest [...]

Ticket Giveaway Thursday: The Hood Internet, Sam Flax, Finish Ticket, Glitter Wizard and more

It’s your lucky week – we’ve got a large haul of tickets to give away this fine Thursday. If you see anything that strikes your fancy, give us a shout at To enter this contest, submit an email to contest[at] with your full name in the body and the name of the show you’re entering for in the subject line. Winners will be chosen at random and will be awarded one pair of tickets unless otherwise noted. Friday, August 16th Part Time, Sam Flax, Ruby Pins @ The Chapel 9pm, $12, all ages. Buy advance tickets here. Friday, August [...]

Ticket Giveaway Wednesday: A giveaway of epic proportions

I know every Wednesday we make some hyperbolic statement about how many sets of tickets we have to give away that week, but we really mean it this time. That's why we're keeping this intro short and sweet – read on for all your free-ticket fixes. To enter any contest submit an email to contest[at]thebaybridged[dot]com with your full name in the body and the concert you're entering the contest for in the subject line. You may only submit your name once to only one contest. Winners for each show will be decided using the guidelines listed below. Thursday, September 27th [...]

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