Halloween is coming, and so are the tribute bands

Halloween really brings something out of the Bay Area's local bands, because there are a ton of Halloween-themed shows happening this week. But while some groups may throw in a cover or two, or wear costumes on stage, others are going the extra mile and performing full tribute sets celebrating great artists. Tribute bands, as it turns out, likely get a bad rap most of the year because the bands they're celebrating aren't very good; when the right tributes are presented, they sound pretty appealing. Here are five tribute band shows to consider this week. Any other great tribute shows [...]

Burger Boogaloo 2012 part 1: Shannon & the Clams, Heavy Cream, Nobunny, Hunx & his Punx

Meeeeow! Or whatever sound it is a leopard makes... Nashville's Heavy Cream played second at the Bottom of the Hill on Wednesday for the first of MANY Burger Boogaloo events this week. Jessica (pictured here) prowled around the stage singing, screaming and spitting into a fury of hard rockin' milky goodness. Shannon & the Clams kicked it all off. Cody (aka King Lollipop) delivered the Buddy Holly meets Mortimer Mouse treasures. Nobunny held the third position (and his left nipple). The bunny can't be stopped. He continues to churn out buckets of Ramones-esque ditties but with his signature nipple twist. [...]

February's Best: Our favorite Bay Area songs from the blog last month

Here's our latest month-in-review mix collecting some our favorite new (or new to us) songs recently posted on the website. Gathered in the mix are over a dozen new tracks that were posted on TheBayBridged.com in February, with links below to download each of them individually. Mixtape: Best of the Blog February 2012 Tracklisting: 1. Swiftumz – “More Than Sleep” 2. Sea of Bees - "Strikefoot (Live)" 3. Churches – “Feel Alright” 4. Ceremony – “Adult” 5. Sourpatch – “Cynthia Ann” 6. Hunx – “Always Forever” 7. Chuck Prophet – “Castro Halloween” 8. Howlin Rain - "Phantom in the Valley" [...]

Video: Hunx – "Private Room"

Behold: the latest Hunx-minus-Punx video, also directed by Hannah Lew of Grass Widow and filmed at the historic Madonna Inn in San Luis Obispo. Seth Bogart sings an ode to a one night stand with longevity, rocking red lipstick in two versions of one-half of a power suit and tights. Hairdresser Blues (Hunx is part owner of hair salon Down at Lulu’s -- is he trying to tell us something?) is now available from Hardly Art and comes with a promotional comb, perfect for coiffing your greaser pompadour or using as an imaginary mic for solo bedroom performances. Hunx will [...]

By |March 6, 2012|Tags: |

Video: Hunx – "Always Forever"

http://vimeo.com/35600434 Maybe Hunx is lonely without his Punx? Directed by the multi-talented Hannah Lew of Grass Widow, the first video from Seth Bogart’s debut solo record features him three times over! This track, “Always Forever,” is number four off of the forthcoming album, Hairdresser Blues, which drops February 28 on Hardly Art. Hunx - "Always Forever"

By |February 15, 2012|Tags: , |
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