The Bay Abridged: Feb 3 – 16

In this recurring feature known as The Bay Abridged, our staff writers will provide short, witty recaps on shows they attended around the Bay Area. A scene check, a heat check, and sometimes more — stop by every Wednesday for the most comprehensive and concise recap of last week's Bay Area concert scene. Jessica Pratt, Luke Sweeney at Swedish American Hall (SF) Feb. 6 While downtown was abuzz with Super Bowl City fever, the quiet streets of the Castro remained a stark opposite to the fervor a few blocks down. Up the stairs of the Swedish, the once [...]

Playlist: Cocktails yearn for the summer

We've been big fans of Cocktails here at the Bay Bridged for a long time. Their most recent LP on Father/Daughter, Adult Life, was a wonderful album full of catchy songs about growing into an adult in San Francisco that just felt like the right. Needless to say, we couldn't be more pleased that Cocktails is joining the bill for our upcoming show at Slim's with WATERS and GRMLN this Friday night. Cocktails has wrapped up recording at Tiny Telephone for their follow up to Adult Life, which should be out this summer. While we anxiously await new material, I [...]

By |February 10, 2016|Tags: , , |

Ticket Giveaway: The Bay Bridged Presents WATERS, GRMLN, and Cocktails @ Slim’s!

We're throwing a sweet party with WATERS, GRMLN, and Cocktails at Slim's and you're invited! Catch three stellar local power-pop/pop power bands take the stage as you kick off the weekend and perhaps knock back a few cocktails (in a couple senses of the word). We wrote more about the show in our official announcement, where you can get some updates about the bands on the bill and hear a few of their tunes, but we want you to know that you can also win tickets to the event right here! To enter for a chance to win tickets to WATERS at SLIM'S, email with [...]

By |February 8, 2016|Tags: , , |

Live This Month: February 2016 — an audio guide to upcoming SF concerts Download: Live This Month: February 2016 (Podcast #380) 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. Noise Pop 2016 features prominently in this month's podcast, which shouldn't be a surprise given how many great bands partake every year in this annual highlight. Among other Noise Pop bands in the mix, check out new music from Seattle's The Cave Singers, a track from the acclaimed collaborative album by Kneebody and Daedelus, and recent tracks from DIIV and Julien Baker. Beyond Noise Pop, there [...]

The Bay Bridged Presents: WATERS, GRMLN and Cocktails at Slim’s!

2015 was a really big year for Van Pierszalowski and WATERS, one that saw the local group release the acclaimed What's Real LP and an EP, tour with Matt & Kim and Misterwives, and play Outside Lands. WATERS shows no signs of slowing down in 2016, with a West Coast tour in February that concludes at Slim's on February 12th! We're pleased to present the show, which is rounded out by GRMLN and Cocktails. That's a stellar lineup, guaranteeing a great night of music! Tickets are already moving quickly, so be sure to get yours right now! We'll be talking [...]

By |January 13, 2016|Tags: , , |

The Bay Abridged: Sept 13 – Sept 21

In this recurring feature known as The Bay Abridged, our staff writers will provide short, witty recaps on shows they attended around the Bay Area. A scene check, a heat check, and sometimes more — stop by every Wednesday for the most comprehensive and concise recap of last week's Bay Area concert scene. Zedd at The Bill Graham Civic AuditoriumThe Gathering of the Tribes with The Gentle Cycle, Buzzmutt, The Spiral Electric and more at Public Works (SF) Sept. 13. More than anything, I think it’s embarrassing to say that I had yet to venture out to Public Works - [...]

Ticket Giveaway Wednesday: Alvvays, GRMLN, The Gooch Palms and more

Alvvays photo by Gavin Keen To enter for a chance to win tickets to any show below, email 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. Wednesday, August 5th Blake Mills, Buckaroo @ Great American Music Hall 8pm, $26, all ages. Buy advance tickets here. Thursday, August 6th Alvvays, GRMLN @ California Academy of Sciences 6pm, $12, 21+. Buy advance tickets here. Friday, August 7th KFOG Presents Wet Dreams [...]

Win VIP Tickets to the entire Nightlife LIVE series

NightLife LIVE is part of the California Academy of Sciences' weekly Thursday night programming, featuring live performances in the outdoor West Garden and DJ sets in the indoor Piazza. The events are open from 6-10pm to 21+ patrons. Beer and cocktails are to be enjoyed, including NightLife’s signature Magnolia Aliciella Bitter. We're giving away a pair of VIP passes that allow access to all the shows in the series, which runs through October and features appearances by Hanni El Katib, Hot Flash Heat Wave, The Dodos, Doe Eye, Alvvays, GRMLN, Moon Duo, Peaking Lights, Hundred Waters, TOPS, and more. Check the official calendar for more details. To enter for [...]

Different Fur presenting GRMLN, Everyone Is Dirty, Mall Walk at Rickshaw Stop

GRMLN will headline a gig at Rickshaw Stop on Wednesday, July 30, with Everyone Is Dirty and Mall Walk. The show will be presented by Different Fur Studios. GRMLN’s Empire LP was engineered by Patrick Brown and Sean Paulson at Different Fur Studios over the course of five days, and was released in summer 2013. Santa Cruz-based frontman Yoodoo Park is preparing a new GRMLN album release. GRMLN’s new single “Jaded” follows his familiar skate-pop style, and will be on his upcoming full-length LP. Soon Away is due out September 16 on Carpark Records. Stream the new track below. Oakland [...]

Noise Pop: No Age, Cheatahs, GRMLN, Straight Crimes pack the house at Brick & Mortar

No Age High level energy perpetuated throughout the crowd as people weaved in and around one another at Brick and Mortar. Their second night performing in San Francisco, Los Angeles’ No Age would be leading a sold out show that included openers Cheatahs, GRMLN, and Straight Crimes. Unfortunately, this reviewer just missed Straight Crimes and wasn’t able to catch much of their set. By the time I arrived, GRMLN had already set up a handmade banner across the stage, with their band name scrawled sloppily across with black marker. Everything about this band felt like teen angst at its very [...]

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