Ticket Giveaway Wednesday: How To Dress Well, Rooney 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, December 8 Sorority Noise, Never Young, Sun Valley Gun Club @ Swedish American Hall 8pm, $13, all ages. Buy advance tickets here. Thursday, December 8 Club NSSN with Bishop Briggs, How To Dress Well, Sundara Karma @ Mezzanine 8pm, $20, 21+. Buy advance tickets [...]

Noise Pop 2015: New Pornographers headline an evening of pop at the Fox Theatre

Photos by Paige Parsons During last night's near-perfectly curated Noise Pop show at the Fox Theatre in Oakland, surrounded by lots of eager New Pornographers fans, I couldn't stop thinking about Fleetwood Mac. This was because at one point, during a particularly desolate and emotional performance of "Words I Don't Remember" by Tom Krell of How To Dress Well, there was a brief moment where I thought to myself that the vocal stylings and androgynous tone of the singer reminded me of Lindsey Buckingham just as much as they did R. Kelly. With that circulating my brain for the rest of the evening, I [...]

First City Festival announces 2014 lineup featuring Beck and The National

As we told you a little while ago, the second iteration of the First City Festival will take place August 23 and 24 at the Monterey County Fair and Event Center. Now the folks behind NorCal's newest summer music fest have announced this year's lineup, and it's nothing short of spectacular, featuring indie legends Beck and The National as headliners, along with the likes of Best Coast, Dawes, Tokyo Police Club, Unknown Mortal Orchestra, and Speedy Ortiz, as well as local faves Geographer, Sleepy Sun, The Family Crest, Doe Eye, Cool Ghouls, and Survival Guide. In addition to performers on [...]

Mixtape: Fourteen Songs about Love for Valentine's Day (Podcast #300)

Mixtape: Fourteen Songs about Love for Valentine's Day (Podcast #300) In case you've managed to avoid this news until now, February 14th is Valentine's Day, the greeting card industry holiday that can compel even the least romantic to confront the topic of love. Over the past few years, plenty of our favorite indie rockers have explored the excitement and complications of love in terrific songs. Here, we've collected fourteen tracks about love's many facets, including the swooning romanticism of Real Estate, Cass McCombs, and Bare Wires. Affairs of the heart don't always end well, however, and the mix also offers [...]

Review & Photos: How To Dress Well, Beacon, Seatraffic @ Rickshaw Stop, 12/5/12

Tom Krell (aka How To Dress Well) Wednesday night marked How To Dress Well's return to the Rickshaw Stop, making good on Tom Krell's promise during his previous San Francisco show in June. SF duo Seatraffic opened the evening, followed by a set from New York electronic duo Beacon. Epicsauce DJ Kevin Meenan spun house jams between sets. Once Seatraffic worked out a couple kinks with their custom lighting and vocals, the local drum and synth duo got the crowd dancing with a set of mostly new material. The band played in front of their self-designed backdrop, with colorful lighting [...]

Q&A: Seatraffic to open for How To Dress Well and Beacon at Rickshaw Stop, 12/5/12

San Francisco drum and synth duo Seatraffic will be opening for How To Dress Well and Beacon at Rickshaw Stop on Wednesday, December 5th, marking the duo's debut performance at this particular local venue. We caught up with Seatraffic's Mark Zannad (vocals, synths) and Brandon Harrison (drums) via email for a Q&A about their latest Bay Area happenings. Listen to Seatraffic's debut single "Crimes": Seatraffic just got added on as the opener for the awesome lineup of How To Dress Well and Beacon at Rickshaw Stop on December 5th. Did you guys have your eye on this show for a [...]

How To Dress Well returns to Rickshaw on 12/5/12 in support of new album 'Total Loss'

How To Dress Well – the solo recording project of Chicago's Tom Krell – will return to Rickshaw Stop on Wednesday, December 5th for a second show of 2012 in support of the outstanding new album Total Loss. Producer and musician Krell's R&B-influenced sound is ethereal, with his fragile, pitch-perfect falsetto blanketing chilly dream pop beats. Total Loss was just released on September 18th, following How To Dress Well's 2010 debut Love Remains and 2011's Just Once EP. This sophomore LP quickly became one of my personal favorites this year, as Krell spills every fiber of his soul over the [...]

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Review: How to Dress Well, Finally Boys, Babe Rainbow @ Rickshaw Stop, 6/16/12

Last Saturday, Yours Truly presented an awe-inspiring show at the Rickshaw Stop, featuring Oakland's Finally Boys, Chicago's How To Dress Well, and an opening DJ set from Babe Rainbow. After Babe Rainbow (the experimental electronic solo-project of Vancouver's Cameron Reed) warmed up the evening with an hour-long DJ set, spinning tracks from like-minded Canadians such as Grimes and Evian Christ, Finally Boys took the stage around 11pm, "representin' the East Bay" throughout their hour-long set of love-laced dance vibes. Preetom Choudhury and Shane LeBlac provided ethereal vocals over their spacey production. Preetom frequently provided amusing interpretive dance moves during their [...]

Finally Boys – "Lunar Lovers" (playing Rickshaw 6/15/12 with Babe Rainbow, How to Dress Well)

Oakland's electronic duo Finally Boys, comprised of Preetom Choudhury and Shane LeBlac, specializes in euphoric club jams, synthesizing inspiration from trance, euro-house, hip-hop, and k-pop. The resulting sound creates a sense of angelic, blissful energy, apparent on their three singles (which can be downloaded here). Finally Boys' debut EP Feelings is due "ASAP." In the meantime you can stream their singles on Soundcloud and download their mixtape for Don't Die Wondering. They will also be opening for How To Dress Well and Babe Rainbow on Friday, June 15 at Rickshaw Stop in San Francisco. Babe Rainbow is a Vancouver-based electronic [...]

Noise Pop Picks, 2/26-2/27: The Fresh & Onlys, Culture Club, How to Dress Well, and more

As we noted in our last round of picks, although a number of great shows are sold out at this point, Noise Pop badges remain on sale until Friday at noon. With a badge, you're guaranteed entry to any Noise Pop show within the first hour after doors open. That The Fresh & Onlys have a new record coming out probably won't shock anyone, but the band's continued evolution and remarkable consistency make every new release something to get excited about. For Noise Pop, the band co-headlines a Sunday afternoon matinee at Bottom of the Hill (1pm, $12) with The [...]

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