Photos: John Maus at Great American Music Hall

John Maus (photo: Scott Russell) Words by Scott Russell John Maus seemed to hold nothing back during his show at Great American Music Hall. From the moment he hit the stage, he set about with his characteristic moves — constant pacing, fist-pumping, headbanging, and primal screaming — and kept it going for the entire set. It was an incredibly entertaining performance that felt as if one was witnessing a true cathartic release onstage.

By |December 11, 2018|Tags: |

John Maus playing sold-out show at Slim’s with Holy Shit

John Maus is still enjoying the success of his fourth studio LP, Screen Memories, with a sold out show at Slim's on January 27. The Saturday night gig will feature support from Holy Shit. Last October, John Maus played three consecutive sold-out nights at the Chapel while supporting a residency with his close friend and former classmate Ariel Pink. After closing out one of last year's sets with 2011 favorites "Cop Killer" and "Believer," Maus is sure to dish out more recent material during his current tour. The 2017 release of Screen Memories follows a hiatus in new material since [...]

By |January 26, 2018|Tags: |

Live This Month: January 2018 — an audio guide to upcoming Bay Area concerts Download: Live This Month: January 2018 (Podcast #420) In Live This Month, we sample some of the great local and out-of-town bands performing in the coming month in the San Francisco Bay Area. With the start of the new year come new releases by local musicians, and this mix features new songs from Santa Rosa punks Brown Bags and the old school country-influenced sounds of Laura Benitez and the Heartache, as well as Sacramento post-punk band Screature. We've also included great new-to-the-podcast songs from records Madeline Tasquin and GLO released last year. January also provides opportunities to check out [...]

John Maus releases rarities collection, plays The Independent 9/3/12

Experimental synth pop artist John Maus is making his way to San Francisco following his performance at the FYF Festival in September. Maus recently released A Collection of Rarities and Previously Unreleased Material, complementing last year's successful release of We Must Become the Pitiless Censors of Ourselves. Rather than a collection of throwaway B-sides, the compilation plays more like a retrospective of forgotten gloomy pop gems. In a lengthy letter to Ad Hoc, John Maus gave some background on the rarities collection, among other topics. The cryptic, often misunderstood DIY star is sure to be divisively entertaining, and it will [...]

By |August 8, 2012|Tags: |

CMJ 2011 Preview: Where to see Bay Area bands in NYC this week

As if 26 bands in two days this past weekend at Treasure Island Music Festival wasn't enough for us, so comes CMJ Music & Film Marathon in New York. Plenty of San Francisco bands are headed out to make us proud, and The Bay Bridged will be providing some light coverage of the festival throughout the week. To those who will be in the area, here's a couple highlights from this year's schedule: Oakland's Weekend will be playing a heavy schedule this week, the highlighted show being the Brooklyn Vegan Friday night showcase at Music Hall of Williamsburg with Braids, [...]

Recommended, 6/13-6/19: John Vanderslice, Blackbird Blackbird/Yalls, John Maus, City Limits Records

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. The Bay Bridged Presents: John Vanderslice and the Magik*Magik Orchestra performing White Wilderness We have to lead this week's recommendations with this show on Friday, a one-time-only opportunity to see John Vanderslice and the Magik*Magik Orchestra perform White Wilderness the way it was recorded, with a thirty-piece orchestra and choir. The show, at the historic Herbst [...]

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