Review & Photos: Harlem, Hunx and His Punx, Bridez @ The Independent 6/29

Photos by Paige Parsons Bridez started the evening with a profane greeting that brought with it an ear-shattering brick wall of guitar. Their forte is grunged-up post-punk tunes. They are a four-piece with a dedicated keyboardist, but the guitar was so loud that you could rarely hear it; when you could, it really brought their sound together. Front woman Liza Thorn could be compared to any of the genre's powerful leading ladies, but bored. That may not sound like a compliment, but it is, and it really works. Hunx and His Punx are of course led by the mustached Hunx, [...]

Noise Pop 2010: Harlem, Best Coast, The Sandwitches, Young Prisms @ Cafe du Nord

True to the nature of a show sponsored by the Columbus of uncharted music exploration, Gorilla vs. Bear's Noise Pop show took bands steaming with potential and gave them pure opportunity to shine. Du Nord's buzzing crowd last night was certainly lucky to see these bands in their SF festival debuts, and be able to say we all watched them grow. This applies to both local bands The Sandwitches and Young Prisms, whose introverted stage presence was very endearing. Though to a thinner crowd than the venue's sold out capacity predicted, Young Prisms put on a smooth delivery to their [...]

Noise Pop 2010 Preview Mix – Part 1 (Podcast #201)

[podcast][/podcast] Our latest podcast highlights ten of the great bands performing during the 2010 Noise Pop Music Festival, which kicks off on February 23rd. We'll be delivering close-to-comprehensive festival coverage over the next few weeks, so get ready for the fest with this mix. Subscribe to The Bay Bridged's podcast to get each week's new episode downloaded free to your iTunes! About the bands: Philadelphia band Free Energy's ("Hope Child") full length debut Stuck On Nothing comes out on March 9th on DFA Records. They'll be at the Rickshaw Stop with Foreign Born, The Fresh & Onlys and The Splinters [...]

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