What’s Happening This Week? A Guide To Shows Around The Bay, Dec 19 – Dec 22

This week catch live performances of A Charlie Brown Christmas with music provided by the San Francisco Symphony at Davies Symphony Hall. Monday, December 19 Moscow Ballet's Great Russian Nutcracker @ The Warfield Opening for this holiday heavy-hitter will be 20+ Musical Wunderkind violinist and cellist prodigies, young "pre-professionals," accompanying the principal ballerina in Saint-Saëns’ classic “Dying Swan.” Dimond Saints, Gladkill @ The New Parish Wormhole's sensory explosion show series of Burner-esque tendencies will be donating all proceeds towards victims of the Ghost Ship fire and their families. Tuesday, December 20 Nyre @ El Rio Our most recently featured local [...]

Mixtape: The Adventurous Sounds of San Francisco Bay Area Post-Rock

http://media.libsyn.com/media/thebaybridged/Post_Rock_2016_Mixtape.mp3 Download: Mixtape: The Adventurous Sounds of Bay Area Post-Rock (Podcast #392) Support for this podcast is provided by Goldstar. Visit their web site at goldstar.com/thebaybridged The post first ran on KQED.org. Despite the festival-headlining status of Explosions in the Sky, the resurgent Godspeed! You Black Emperor, and the lengthy careers of bands like Mogwai, it often feels like post-rock doesn't get its due. Perhaps it's the genre's terrible name, although is it any worse than "shoegaze"? Or maybe it's a perception that mostly-instrumental, composition-focused rock music sounds more like a novelty than fertile terrain for bands to explore. As [...]

Introducing: The Dark Heart of Impuritan

When someone calls your band "experimental," it's not necessarily a compliment. It's more like they didn't know what the hell else to call you. When hearing your songs, their musical knowledge was most likely stretched to the breaking point, trying to make connections to other artists, genres, and bits of info gleaned from pulpy zines strewn about a sweat-soaked Gilman floor after a hardcore punk show. It's like attempting to cling onto an iceberg with your bare hands. San Francisco-based trio Impuritan are certainly "experimental," but their sources of inspiration aren't so obscure that you won't be able to recognize [...]

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