Strobe lights & fog machines: Holograms take on Bottom of the Hill

The Bottom of the Hill is empty as Holograms take the stage for their soundcheck. There is a calmness in the air as supporting bands G. Green and TV Ghost wander about the venue waiting patiently for their turn. This is the twelfth date on the tour, and it is obvious that there is a sense of veterancy in most of the bands; as if what they are doing in this moment has been done many, many times before. After a brief run through of what your reviewer believed to be the opening track off their self-titled LP “Monolith,” the [...]

By |December 20, 2013|Tags: |

Ticket Giveaway: Sweden's Holograms come to SF

A little over a year has passed since Sweden’s Holograms have released their first self-titled LP. After embarking on a tremulous tour––which included their van being broken into and finding themselves stranded in Paris––the group has returned stronger than ever with an international tour under their belt, with another on the way in support of their sophomore album, Forever. Released via Captured Tracks, Forever is a complex and intriguing album; the tracks are violent with energy and feature post-punk melodies. Far more produced and fleshed out than the self-titled LP, the album showcases how Holograms have matured in the past year. Joining [...]

By |December 12, 2013|Tags: |

Live This Month: December 2013 — an audio guide through SF concerts this month (Podcast #321)

http://media.libsyn.com/media/thebaybridged/LTM_December_2013.mp3 Download: Live This Month: December 2013 — an audio guide through SF concerts this month (Podcast #321) 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. It's December again, which means something of a slow down in the world of live music. Tours become more infrequent as bands avoid winter weather, and few albums are being released during a time when most critics are putting the finishing touches on their best-of lists. Likely to appear on more than a few of those lists [...]

Ticket Giveaway Wednesday: Earlimart 9/14/12, Animal Collective 9/21-9/22/12 and more

We’ve got a hefty bunch of giveaways for this week – if you want in on HOLOGRAMS, AC/DShe, Earlimart, Neung Phak, or - drumroll please - Animal Collective at the Fox, read on. To enter any contest submit an email to contest[at]thebaybridged[dot]com with your full name in the body and the concert you’re entering the contest for in the subject line. You may only submit your name once to only one contest. Winners for each show will be decided using the guidelines listed below. Friday, September 14th AC/DShe, Hellfire, Space Vacation @ Slim's To win, be the first person to [...]

Live This Month: September 2012 — an audio guide through SF concerts this month (Podcast #286)

Live This Month: September 2012 — an audio guide through SF concerts this month (Podcast #286) 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. September is overflowing with compelling live music choices -- so many so, in fact, that a bunch of significant concerts didn't make the podcast. Of the picks that did make the cut, however, our top pick is our fifth annual Rock Make Street Festival, which brings 70 arts and crafts vendors and twelve local bands to 18th Street and [...]

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