Happy Fangs calls it quits, leaves us with a parting video

Sad news, San Franciscans: Beloved good-time rock 'n' roll band Happy Fangs announced yesterday on their Facebook page that they are parting ways. Citing a desire to move on "to other projects," the band posted an update yesterday afternoon alerting fans to the news. "No band makes things happen on their own," they said, "and mountains of appreciation go out to everyone that was there along the way." No word yet on what the other projects are, but we'll keep an eye out. However, there's a bit of good news: They've premiered one final video over at PopMatters, and it's [...]

By |February 19, 2016|Tags: |

The Chapel’s wedding bells are ringing for two local “Love, Jerks”

To our surprise, the local favorite venue The Chapel was actually once a mortuary. But rather than dwell on the grim beginnings of the hall, two local musicians are embracing the space's name more literally to ring in their nuptials in a way only two musicians in love could: a rock opera. That's right, Bryan Garza of Scissors for Lefty and Rebecca Bortman of Happy Fangs are set to perform the opera they call "Love, Jerks" as a part of next week's wedding ceremony. Want a taste of what's to come? You can peep the opera's eponymously-titled track, what the two call an [...]

Ticket Giveaway Wednesday: Happy Fangs, Delicate Steve 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. Thursday, April 23rd New Diplomat, Happy Fangs, Seeking Empire @ Great American Music Hall 8pm, $14, all ages. Buy advance tickets here. Friday, April 24th Reptar, Sandy's @ The Independent 2 pairs available 9pm, $15, 21+. Buy advance tickets here. Saturday, April 25th Saul Williams, Sons of [...]

Ticket Giveaway Wednesday: Swervedriver, Happy Fangs 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. Friday, March 6th Swervedriver, Gateway Drugs @ Great American Music Hall 9pm, $19, all ages. Buy advance tickets here. Saturday, March 7th Hungry Skinny, Happy Fangs, Lemme Adams, Strange Hotel @ Great American Music Hall 8:30pm, $15, all ages. Buy advance tickets here. Wednesday, March 11th The [...]

Interview: Happy Fangs comes alive on their debut LP ‘Capricorn’

Happy Fangs plays rock n’ roll. Not exactly a revolutionary statement, but an increasingly rare one to see in an era when most bands consider themselves innovative, genre-bending hybrids that couldn’t possibly be classified but inevitably are, usually resulting in such circumlocutory labels as ‘electro/indie/folk/industrial punk’ or ‘psychedelic/doom/dream pop.’ Intriguing descriptions, yes, but sometimes I prefer the elegant simplicity of a straightforward statement such as, ‘Happy Fangs plays rock n’ roll.’ That’s not to say the band is simple, however. Happy Fangs has as many influences running through their veins as the most pretentious art school dropouts who refuse to [...]

By |January 26, 2015|Tags: |

Live This Month: January 2015 — an audio guide to upcoming SF concerts

http://media.libsyn.com/media/thebaybridged/LTM_January_2015.mp3 Download: Live This Month: January 2015 (Podcast #354) 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. If you haven't adopted too many resolutions, consider adding this one to whatever you've already got lined up: resolve to go see more live music in 2015! As this month's podcast shows, January offers plenty of killer concert offerings, including a number of local bands with new albums. Tiaras is comprised of former members of stellar groups Ganglians and Blasted Canyons -- the new band isn't [...]

Happy Fangs premiere “Fangsgiving”

So you went to Safeway on November 1st and found the orange and black switched out for red and green. Not ready for it all just yet? Those of us that never want October to end finally have an anthem: Happy Fangs has a solution for you. The perfect song for the transitionary period between Halloween and Thanksgiving, Happy Fangs has released "Fangsgiving," their second spooky song released in the last month. Check out the track, premiered with Guitar World on Friday, below. https://soundcloud.com/happyfangsmusic/fangsgiving "Fangsgiving" will be available on a special 7-inch, Holidaze, from Pulse Records on November 17th. The [...]

By |November 4, 2014|Tags: |

Happy Fangs – “Contagious”

Any band with a Halloween leaning name is going to grab a double-take during October, and gritty powerhouse Happy Fangs went all in. "Contagious" is off of their upcoming debut LP Capricorn slated for early 2015. The warpaint smeared and diabolically edgy trio somehow hit even harder than usual on this latest single. Listen below for a teaser of what's to come, and then check details on the band's show this Saturday at Bottom of the Hill. Scissors for Lefy, Happy Fangs, Dangermaker Bottom of the Hill November 1, 2014 9:30pm, $10–12 (all ages)

By |October 30, 2014|Tags: |

Rich Girls to play BOTH with local lady-fronted Happy Fangs, Everyone Is Dirty

This Saturday Rich Girls will be hitting Bottom of the Hill with local lady-fronted friends Everyone Is Dirty and Happy Fangs. Signed to Tricycle Records, Rich Girls is the highly anticipated solo-project of Luisa Black, formerly of The Blacks. With a voice at once hypnotizing and down-to-earth, Black carries her weight as an enigmatic force with Gothic hints. According to her, she's "always chasing the perfect reverb." Don't miss this estrogen fueled night that's sure to be filled with swirling pop with a bite. Check out Rich Girls' music video for "Sink Like Stones" below. Listen to the debut EP [...]

Ticket Giveaway: Happy Fangs play Slim’s for Noise Pop 2014

Following the debut of their new single "Electricity, Man" on BlackBoook, grit-punk outfit Happy Fangs will be showing off a new member this Friday for a Noise Pop show at Slim's. Drummer Jess Gowrie will be joining the lean duo of singer Rebecca Gone Bad and guitarist Mike Cobra. The two are already known for wolfish performances with black and white smeared warpaint. Bands also playing that night include Dirty Ghosts, Painted Palms, and Cold Cave. Lucky for you guys, we have an extra pair of tickets. To enter for a chance to win tickets to see Happy Fangs at Slim's, [...]

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