Announcing the 2016 Phono del Sol Pre-Parties and After-Party!

Our 6th annual Phono del Sol Music and Food Festival is only over a month away (have you bought your tickets yet?) and while the festivities only last from 12PM-7PM on July 9th, this year you can enjoy some taste of Phono BEFORE the festival and AFTER! Along with our best line-up yet (which features Chairlift, Alvvays, Born Ruffians, Mr Little Jeans and more), we'll be bringing our official Phono del Sol Pre-Parties and After-Party! Scroll down for more information. Phono del Sol Pre-Parties Don't want to wait until the festival to start celebrating? All good! Come get a taste [...]

Is the San Francisco music scene dead? We search for clues.

Hot Flash Heat Wave at the Rickshaw Stop, January 31, 2016 I recently heard the music scene in San Francisco was dead, and being a writer for a website dedicated to covering the music scene in San Francisco, I was obviously a little concerned. To get to the bottom of this, I went out to find some comments from some members on the scene. But man, it was kind of difficult. I thought I'd start with Chuck Prophet, who at this point should be considered one of the deans of the SF scene (if it still exists). Unfortunately, [...]

Photos and thanks from our 10th Anniversary Party at the Rickshaw Stop!

We knew that our tenth anniversary party would be a night to remember, but that was one hell of a show! With great performances by Hot Flash Heat Wave, John Vanderslice, Annie Girl & the Flight, and Everyone is Dirty, who generously agreed to fill in for the ailing The Stone Foxes only a few hours before the show. A heartfelt thank you to all of the bands, to DJ Danny Gloverrr, and to the great staff at the Rickshaw Stop. We'd also like to thank Magnolia Photo Booth Co., Jolt 'n Bolt Bakery & Café for delicious pastries, and [...]

Checking in with Hot Flash Heat Wave

Photo credit: Luke Lasley Hot Flash Heat Wave remind me of sweets. Specifically the sweets Theibaud has been painting since the sixties. There's a degree of play at hand in the band's sound and the painter's paintings — tactile and sugary. They're animate via their breeziness. What I like most about Hot Flash Heat Wave are the moments their shininess is contextualized with something a little colder, more piercing. I'm thinking about the part two minutes into "Hesitation," and the way guitar slices clean through the otherwise glassy song. Or how the chorus in "Tastes Good" feels like the pleading, sadder maturation to [...]

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Grab one of these limited edition Jeremy Fish posters at our 10th Anniversary Party!

We're really excited about our 10th Anniversary Party this Saturday, January 30th, at the Rickshaw Stop. With performances from The Stone Foxes, Annie Girl & the Flight, John Vanderslice, and Hot Flash Heat Wave on deck, we hope you're excited too! In case you need some extra incentive to show up at the beginning of the night's festivities, however, you should know this: the first 100 entrants will receive a free, limited-edition, hand-screened event poster with the amazing above art from Jeremy Fish. San Francisco artist Jeremy Fish is a local treasure who generously provided this great poster to celebrate [...]

Giveaway: The Bay Bridged 10th Anniversary Party ft. The Stone Foxes and more!

Next Saturday we will be officially celebrating our 10th Birthday with a huge bash at The Rickshaw Stop and we're giving away a pair of tickets to a lucky winner! Like old school rock 'n roll? The Stone Foxes are headlining. A fan of up-and-coming rock? Annie Girl & The Flight are on just before The Stone Foxes, fresh off tour opening for Against Me! last summer. How about one of San Francisco's most talented songwriters and a veteran of the scene? Say hello to John Vanderslice. Dancing? Show up on time and watch Hot Flash Heat Wave groove on [...]

The Bay on Bowie: Bay Area bands memorialize the iconic cultural hero

Our beloved Starman has passed on, and as the news has sunk deep into our hearts and minds, we at The Bay Bridged are giving a space for some of our favorite local bands and musicians to dedicate their David Bowie tributes, however they wish to honor him. The consensus, if we could ever come to one? It's quite hard to distill years of Bowie memories into words; many had their sexual awakenings to Bowie's package in Labyrinth; and so many parts of his body of work had a profound impact on people. Read their poignant words below. Derek Barber, Perhapsy/Bells [...]

Announcing our 10th anniversary party at the Rickshaw Stop!

Poster by Jeremy Fish In January 2016, The Bay Bridged turns ten and we're celebrating with a great night of local music at the Rickshaw Stop! We've got a super secret headliner that we will be announcing in a few weeks, and they'll be joined by Annie Girl & the Flight, John Vanderslice, and Hot Flash Heat Wave. In other words: it's going to rock and it's going to be hella fun. As a thank you to all of our supporters, early bird tickets are now on sale for the low price of ten bucks (for ten years, get it?), [...]

Ticket Giveaway Wednesday: Christopher Owens, Hot Flash Heat Wave, and more

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. Friday, December 11th Christopher Owens plus Matthew Baldwin @ The Swedish American Hall 8pm, $18, all ages. Buy advance tickets here. Saturday, December 12th Sun Kil Moon, Neil Halstead from Slowdive @ Great American Music Hall 9pm, $26, all ages. Buy advance tickets here. Wednesday, December 16th Fritz [...]

Mixtape: Top Notch San Francisco Bay Area Indie Pop Download: Mixtape: Top Notch San Francisco Bay Area Indie Pop (Podcast #375) Indie pop music -- a wide-ranging label used to describe everything from jangling rock-pop to dreamy synth-pop -- has been one of the Bay Area's successful musical exports in recent years. Groups like Geographer and Painted Palms are just some of the latest in a long line of acclaimed local indie pop bands to break out nationally, joining Rogue Wave, The Dodos, Papercuts, Film School, The Aislers Set and many, many more. Lest one be concerned for the future of local indie pop, this mixtape shows that [...]

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