Photos: John Vanderslice + Meernaa at the Rickshaw Stop

John Vanderslice (photo: Ian Young) It was a celebration of Bay Area music on Sunday night when the man at the center of so much of it, John Vanderslice, celebrated the release of his latest album The Cedars by playing a show at the Rickshaw Stop. Exciting up-and-comer Meernaa opened the night with members of the band joining Vanderslice on stage for most of his set.

Photos and thanks from our 10th Anniversary Party at the Rickshaw Stop!

We knew that our tenth anniversary party would be a night to remember, but that was one hell of a show! With great performances by Hot Flash Heat Wave, John Vanderslice, Annie Girl & the Flight, and Everyone is Dirty, who generously agreed to fill in for the ailing The Stone Foxes only a few hours before the show. A heartfelt thank you to all of the bands, to DJ Danny Gloverrr, and to the great staff at the Rickshaw Stop. We'd also like to thank Magnolia Photo Booth Co., Jolt 'n Bolt Bakery & Café for delicious pastries, and [...]

Q&A: Six bands John Vanderslice is listening to right now

Longtime friend of The Bay Bridged John Vanderslice is a busy guy these days. His new recording studio Tiny Telephone Oakland opened this month, and its SF counterpart continues to be a destination for indie artists. Vanderslice has also been producing albums like Into It. Over It's forthcoming Standards, which arrives in March. Oh, and he's also a stellar singer-songwriter is in own right, who will be performing at our 10th anniversary party this Saturday night at the Rickshaw Stop alongside The Stone Foxes, Annie Girl & The Flight, and Hot Flash Heat Wave. Before Saturday's show, we asked John [...]

Grab one of these limited edition Jeremy Fish posters at our 10th Anniversary Party!

We're really excited about our 10th Anniversary Party this Saturday, January 30th, at the Rickshaw Stop. With performances from The Stone Foxes, Annie Girl & the Flight, John Vanderslice, and Hot Flash Heat Wave on deck, we hope you're excited too! In case you need some extra incentive to show up at the beginning of the night's festivities, however, you should know this: the first 100 entrants will receive a free, limited-edition, hand-screened event poster with the amazing above art from Jeremy Fish. San Francisco artist Jeremy Fish is a local treasure who generously provided this great poster to celebrate [...]

Giveaway: The Bay Bridged 10th Anniversary Party ft. The Stone Foxes and more!

Next Saturday we will be officially celebrating our 10th Birthday with a huge bash at The Rickshaw Stop and we're giving away a pair of tickets to a lucky winner! Like old school rock 'n roll? The Stone Foxes are headlining. A fan of up-and-coming rock? Annie Girl & The Flight are on just before The Stone Foxes, fresh off tour opening for Against Me! last summer. How about one of San Francisco's most talented songwriters and a veteran of the scene? Say hello to John Vanderslice. Dancing? Show up on time and watch Hot Flash Heat Wave groove on [...]

Announcing our 10th anniversary party at the Rickshaw Stop!

Poster by Jeremy Fish In January 2016, The Bay Bridged turns ten and we're celebrating with a great night of local music at the Rickshaw Stop! We've got a super secret headliner that we will be announcing in a few weeks, and they'll be joined by Annie Girl & the Flight, John Vanderslice, and Hot Flash Heat Wave. In other words: it's going to rock and it's going to be hella fun. As a thank you to all of our supporters, early bird tickets are now on sale for the low price of ten bucks (for ten years, get it?), [...]

Giveaway: Win a copy of The Native Sound’s reissue of John Vanderslice’s debut LP, Mass Suicide Occult Figurines

New York City label The Native Sound recently announced that they will reissue San Francisco mainstay John Vanderslice’s 2000 debut LP Mass Suicide Occult Figurines on May 19, and guess what? We're giving away a copy of that brank-spankin' new reissue to one lucky reader of The Bay Bridged. The record was remastered by Bob Weston at Chicago Mastering, and this reissue is actually the first time Mass Suicide Occult Figurines has ever been pressed on vinyl. Quality Record Pressings, the Kansas record plant to which JV remains loyal was selected to manufacture the reissues, and the 200-gram vinyl will [...]

Phono del Sol: Sign up to take a tour of Tiny Telephone

Every year at Phono del Sol Music Festival, we offer a special treat for a lucky few festival attendees – our co-presenter Tiny Telephone Recording and its proprietor, the only and only John Vanderslice, give tours of the studio, which is located just behind the main stage. This year, tours will be available at 1pm and 3pm, with Mr. Vanderslice himself leading the way. There are a limited number of spots available in each of the two groups, so get on over to this Google Doc and submit your request now. Don't miss out on this unique opportunity to get [...]

Live This Month: January 2014 — an audio guide through SF concerts this month (Podcast #324) Download: Live This Month: January 2014 — an audio guide through SF concerts this month (Podcast #324) 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. As we mentioned several podcasts ago, The Magik*Magik Orchestra has been adding welcome orchestral layers to local indie artists' works for years. The orchestra's five years of work is being celebrated with a special concert at the Fox Theater this month, where they'll be joined by a bevy of great acts, including past collaborators How to Dress [...]

Polyvinyl announces 4-track singles series

Polyvinyl Records continues to foster the development and distribution of the best up-and-coming artists from around the world with its new 4-Track Singles Series. Featuring 12 artists, the series is a subscription-only deal that includes a digital download and clear vinyl pressing of twelve 7" inches, each containing two never-before released recordings. Subscribers will receive a 7" every month of 2014, as well as a as custom designed box to store all 12, and for people who subscribe before December 31, an exclusive t-shirt, a slipmat and a chance to win a test pressing along with each month's 7". The 4-Track [...]

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