Ticket Giveaway Wednesday: Ted Leo, Hiss Golden Messenger and more

(illustration: Cassidy Miller) 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 in the subject line and your full name in the body of the email. Winners will be selected at random no later than 24 hours before the listed show and notified via email. Thursday, November 2 The Weather Station, James Elkington @ Cafe du Nord 8pm, $10, 21+. Buy advance tickets here. Saturday, November 4 Ted Leo and the Pharmacists, Ian Sweet @ Bimbo's 365 Club 9pm, $20, 18+. [...]

Ticket Giveaway Wednesday: of Montreal, Letters to Cleo, Screaming Females and more

(illustration: Cassidy Miller) 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 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, October 20 Big Sam's Funky Nation, The Humidors @ The Independent 2 pairs available 9pm, $20, 21+. Buy advance tickets here. Thursday, October 20 Letters to Cleo, Allison Weiss @ Rickshaw Stop 8pm, $25, all ages. Buy advance tickets here. Thursday, October 20 Nick [...]

Mixtape: Catching Up With Some Former Locals

http://media.libsyn.com/media/thebaybridged/Former_Locals_Mix.mp3 Download: Mixtape: Catching Up With Some Former Locals (Podcast #348) The news that John Dwyer of San Francisco mainstays Thee Oh Sees was moving to Los Angeles – followed shortly thereafter by a Dwyer-penned press release that called the City a “graveyard” of “tech waste” – caught many of us by surprise, but it probably shouldn’t have. Indie musicians frequently leave their home bases for new environs. Musicians move for a variety of reasons--for a change of pace, to be closer to collaborators, and to find new receptive audiences. Locally, many have been concerned about the high cost of [...]

Check out tracks from Hiss Golden Messenger's latest album, 'Poor Moon'

Alt-folk band Hiss Golden Messenger recently released their fourth album Poor Moon. Featuring M.C. Taylor and Scott Hirsch, formerly of San Francisco indie rock band The Court & Spark, Hiss Golden Messenger released Poor Moon on April 17, deeming the album an exploration of Taylor's "lone journeys through the dark night of the soul." Taylor, who is currently based in Durham, North Carolina, does his homestate due diligence with tracks like "Blue Country Mystic," backed by rich intrsumentals from Brooklyn-based Hirsch. The Court & Spark disbanded in 2007, as band members separated to work on individual projects. Check out some [...]

An interview with Hiss Golden Messenger

Dylan said he’d know his song well before he’d start singing. Jai Little Diamond (one Mike Taylor) isn’t in a hurry to sing any half-learned tune. When his celebrated alt-country band, The Court and Spark, darkened several years ago Diamond and fellow Sparker, Scott Hirsch, wrote some tunes, gathered together a roadworthy band and played some dates as Hiss Golden Messenger. Fast forward to the summer of 2009; Diamond is resettled in rural North Carolina, Hirsch is in NYC and their first album, Country Hai East Cotton (reapandsow), is signed, sealed and delivered. Boasting a lineup of A-list sidemen -- [...]

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