Taking Stock of July: A mix featuring fifteen of our favorite songs from the blog last month

If you're anything like me, you know how difficult it can be to keep track of all of the new music that's constantly floating around the Internet. Here's our latest month-in-review mix collecting some our favorite new (or new to us) songs recently posted on the website. Gathered in the mix are fifteen tracks, all from Bay Area bands, that were posted on TheBayBridged.com in July. The Bay Bridged - Best of the Blog July 2011 Mixtape Tracklisting: 1. Dominant Legs - "Hoop Of Love" 2. Part Time - "In This Filthy City" 3. Man/Miracle - "Meditations on Nothing" 4. [...]

Recommended, 7/25-7/31: Ghost Animal, Woods/Fresh & Onlys, Grass Widow/Cold Showers, Thurston Moore/Kurt Vile

Every Monday, we'll be offering you early picks for some of the week's best concerts. Do you think we omitted something worthwhile? Let us know in the comments! Be sure to visit our Local Concert Calendar for an expanded set of daily listings. Post-punk at Thee Parkside: Grass Widow, Dunes, Cold Showers and Petals Thee Parkside hosts a night of jangly lo-fi and post-punk bands on Wednesday, July 27th (8pm, $8), headlined by locals Grass Widow. The trio will be joined by two LA bands featuring former members of Mika Miko, Dunes and Cold Showers. The show opens with new [...]

Grass Widow – ‘Milo Minute’

Grass Widow's new 7", Milo Minute, is out now. This EP is the first from a series of 7-inches that the band is releasing via their own new HLR label. Milo Minute includes one original song (the title track) and two covers ("Time Keeps Time" by Neo Boys and "Mannequin" by Wire). UK record store Juno Records has some snippets of the new 7", which you can hear below. The band's record release show is on June 22nd at the Verdi Club (8pm, $6), with Firebrand (New Orleans) and Vegetable (Phoenix).

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Recommended, 3/28-4/3: Hunx and his Punx, Salem/The Soft Moon, Lady Lazarus and more

Every Monday, we'll be offering you early picks for some of the week's best concerts. Do you think we omitted something worthwhile? Let us know in the comments! Be sure to visit our Local Concert Calendar for an expanded set of daily listings. Hunx and his Punx celebrate Too Young To Be In Love Hunx and his Punx are throwing a record release show on Saturday night to celebrate the band's new album, Too Young To Be In Love. The group's first studio album, Too Young was recorded in New York by Ivan Julian of Richard Hell and the Voidoids, [...]

Noise Pop Review: No Age, Grass Widow, Rank/Xerox, Crazy Band 2/26/11

About halfway through the second band at the Rickshaw the other night, I was beginning to realize that the night's lineup was designed as a "punk rock" bill more than anything (mind you, Spin was presenting). Admittedly, I've always been slightly uneasy with the connotations of "punk". To me, it's become as vague or ironic a descriptor as "indie" or "folk." I always thought punk ended sometime in the early 80s when hard rock and glam metal began, then grunge, 90s arena rock, and the eventual schism of genres we've come to embrace or poke fun at. Were the Talking [...]

Is there hope post-KUSF?

I've been out more than usual this past week since KUSF was ripped from the airwaves. Can we save the next band from calling it quits or the next venue from closing its doors? Is it too late?? Saturday (1/22) I headed for the Rite Spot. A place I'd been only once or twice before but a place I loved at first sight. It's the prototypical neighborhood dive with friendly staff, good food, and a great vibe. Columbus Ohio's Black Swans played the 3rd of a 4 night Bay Area tour there. Jerry, the head swan, is completely dedicated to [...]

Volar Records – Under the Covers Vol. 2 cassette out now

San Diego punk label Volar Records just released a 200-cassette run of a tribute to 70s power-pop hitmakers Paul Collins, Peter Case and Jack Lee. The trio started out in San Francisco as The Nerves before branching into other projects (The Beat, The Plimsouls); they were also behind "When You Find Out" and that one song "Hanging on the Telephone." Several contributors to Under the Covers Vol. 2 come out of the San Francisco garage-pop scene: Grass Widow, Hunx & His Punx, The Moonhearts, The Mantles, Personal and the Pizzas, and White Fence. The cassette is available now, LP purchases [...]

Best of 2010: Michelle Broder Van Dyke on Grass Widow

Grass Widow - "Shadow" For no reason that I can actually take credit for, I feel pretty proud of these ladies. They live intentionally, they defy stereotypes, and they harmonize while rocking. In 2010, Grass Widow also had its major-indie debut on Kill Rock Stars — one of the few San Fran stars that can make such a claim — with Past Time. The album opens with surf-rock-y “Uncertain Memory,” where Hannah Lew’s bass lines and Raven Mahon’s guitar riffs intertwine, while Lillian Maring’s frantic drumming hurtles the songs forward. It is followed by single “Shadow,” which showcases their affection [...]

By |December 29, 2010|Tags: |

Live This Month: September 2010 (Podcast #229)

Live This Month: September 2010 (Podcast #229) Every month, we dedicate the first week's podcast to highlighting some of the great local and out-of-town bands performing soon in the San Francisco Bay Area. We've got ten great bands playing some excellent shows around the Bay in August, so head out and see some live music! Subscribe to The Bay Bridged Podcast to get each week's new episode downloaded free to iTunes! About the bands: This month, Bare Wires ("Seeking Love") return from a national tour in support of their excellent new album Seeking Love. They're playing with The Jim Jones [...]

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