Recommended, 3/28-4/3: Hunx and his Punx, Salem/The Soft Moon, Lady Lazarus and more

Every Monday, we'll be offering you early picks for some of the week's best concerts. Do you think we omitted something worthwhile? Let us know in the comments! Be sure to visit our Local Concert Calendar for an expanded set of daily listings. Hunx and his Punx celebrate Too Young To Be In Love Hunx and his Punx are throwing a record release show on Saturday night to celebrate the band's new album, Too Young To Be In Love. The group's first studio album, Too Young was recorded in New York by Ivan Julian of Richard Hell and the Voidoids, [...]

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 [...]

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, [...]

Show Review & Photos: Hunx and His Punx, The Splinters, Magic Bullets @ Amnesia 3/4

Written by: Maris Kaplan Photos by: Irja Elisa Although named Amnesia, the small San Francisco bar offered an unforgettable night of music last Thursday evening with performances from three majorly reputable San Francisco and East Bay acts: Magic Bullets, the Splinters, and Hunx and His Punkettes. A packed house crowded in under the dim red lights from the very first song of Magic Bullets, called "Kick." Between hip swinging and hair tossing, the crowd was thanked and points were scored for the use of the word "stoked" in regards to how they felt about being there. Vocal stylings pleasantly reminded [...]

The Bay Bridged Presents: Noise Pop Happy Hour with Hunx and His Punx, Spencey Dude and the Doodles, Weekend TONIGHT!

Poster Art by Jared Silbert We've been somewhat absent on the live events side of things lately, but it's not for a lack of irons in fires (or pots on stovetops, or, you get the idea). In any event, before our big South by Southwest shindig in March, we're hosting a free happy hour show during Noise Pop. It's a great all-local lineup that's guaranteed to be a ton of fun. The Bay Bridged Presents: A Noise Pop Happy Hour featuring performances by Hunx and His Punx Spencey Dude and the Doodles Weekend Friday, February 26, 2010 Bender's 5-8pm, FREE, [...]

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

[podcast]http://media.libsyn.com/media/thebaybridged/Noise_Pop_2010_1.mp3[/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 [...]

Budget Rock 8 begins today

Budget Rock 8 kicks off today, with shows at The Eagle, Thee Parkside, and Bottom of the Hill over the next four days. The festival features a bunch of the Bay's best garage-influenced groups, including two reunion performances by The Mummies, who were pioneering lo-fi garage punk in the early '90s. Head to Budget Rock's MySpace page for more details, and check out some songs by some of our picks below: The Mummies - "High Heeled Sneakers" Nobunny - "Boneyard" Hunx and his Punx - "Gimmie Gimmie Back Your Love" The Fresh & Onlys - "Invisible [...]

Live This Month: October 2009 (Podcast #184)

[podcast]http://media.libsyn.com/media/thebaybridged/October_2009_LTM.mp3[/podcast] Every month, we dedicate the first week's podcast to highlighting some of the great local and out-of-town bands performing soon in the San Francisco Bay Area. We've got eleven great bands playing some excellent shows this month, so head out and see some live music! Subscribe to The Bay Bridged's podcast to get each week's new episode downloaded free to your iTunes! About the bands: Out today on True Panther, Gay Singles is a collection of recent 7" singles from Hunx and his Punx ("U Don't Like Rock N Roll"). Hunx is currently on the Shattered Records tour, which [...]

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