Mixtape: The Orchestral Side of San Francisco Indie Rock (Podcast #317)

http://media.libsyn.com/media/thebaybridged/Chamber_Rock_Mix.mp3 Download: Mixtape: The Orchestral Side of San Francisco Indie Rock (Podcast #317) Guitars and drums may make up the core of indie rock, but a considerable number of Bay Area artists also use instruments more traditionally associated with an orchestra than a rock band. Adding strings, horns or woodwinds might seem pretentious to some -- and, admittedly, genre names like "chamber rock" and "orchestral pop" probably don't help that assessment -- but, when used deftly, these instruments can heighten a song's emotion, add weight to dynamic shifts, and provide layers of texture that generate wonderfully unexpected moments. String and [...]

Ticket Giveaway Wednesday: King Dude, Guy Fox, Titus Andronicus and more

It's time for our weekly Wednesday ticket roundup! Dig through our discount bin and enter to win. To enter any contest, email contest@thebaybridged.com with the name of the band you're enter for in the subject line and your full name in the body of the email. A winner will be selected at random and notified via email. One pair of tickets available for each show unless otherwise noted. Wednesday, September 4th King Dude plus special guests @ The Chapel 9pm, $15, all ages. Buy advance tickets here. Friday, September 6th Guy Fox, Harper Blynn, The Visibles @ Rickshaw Stop 9pm, [...]

Judgement Day set to release 'Polar Shift' on 7/31/12

Now that you've learned that, even though it looks weird, 'judgment' really is spelled like that, we'd like you to meet Judgement Day, a string-slaying, big-haired metal band from Oakland (assuming you haven't met them already -- they've become kind of a big deal in the last five years or so). We'd also like you to know that they have a new album, Polar Shift, slated for release at the end of the month (7/31/12). The album marks a departure from their past work, or so says violinist Anton Patzner in a video released in late May. "You might know [...]

By |July 19, 2012|Tags: |

No Voices: A Collection of Bay Area Instrumental Rock (Podcast #283)

No Voices: A Collection of Bay Area Instrumental Rock (Podcast #283) Instrumental songs sometimes get unfairly pegged as background music, but the best ones are exactly the opposite -- captivating and hypnotic without a voice or voices dominating the work. The Bay Area is home to a number of artists who create alluring instrumentals, from the drones of Barn Owl and Date Palms to the post-rock compositions of The Drift and Silian Rail and the electronic works of Yalls, Tycho and Devonwho. Artists like Judgement Day and Al Lover & The Haters show that you don't need vocals to establish [...]

Broke-Ass Stuart celebrates ten years in SF with a party

Broke-Ass Stuart has been living in SF for a decade now, dispensing top-notch advice for the budget-conscious. Stuart's celebrating ten years with a party on Thursday night at Public Works that, naturally, features a bunch of great entertainment, and, also naturally, won't break the bank. Judgement Day, Birds & Batteries, and Social Studies, all for just three bucks? Happy anniversary, Broke-Ass. More details & RSVP here. Peacocks / Pink Monsters by Judgement Day Wind Up Wooden Heart by Social Studies

Judgement Day release rarities album, currently on tour with Pinback

When string metal trio Judgement Day reached their Kickstarter goal for "An Epic Acoustic Metal Record," they originally intended to provide a 15-track compilation of rarities to the fans who donated (among other thank-you gifts). After re-evaluating, however, and discovering how pleased they were with the overall result, the band decided to open up B•Sides to a wider audience. Out of the Abyss by Judgement Day B•Sides, a collection representing 8 years of making music as a band, is available via Judgement Day's Bandcamp. Judgement Day is currently on tour with Pinback (all dates after the jump). A hometown show [...]

By |April 21, 2011|Tags: |

Help Judgement Day record ‘An Epic Acoustic Metal Record’

String metal rockers Judgement Day are jumping on the Kickstarter bandwagon. The band's Kickstarter project is "An Epic Acoustic Metal Record," and they are working to raise $2500 by February 8th, 2011. It's time for Judgement Day album 3! Throughout our career we've done a ton of experimentation with amplifying violin and cello and matching them to brutal, heavy drums. For our third record, we're throwing that all out the window and taking string metal back to its roots: acoustic violin and cello, and bucket percussion. You may have seen our "bucket kit" by now. We've been using it on [...]

By |January 27, 2011|Tags: |

From Monument to Masses: final show 8/28/10 at GAMH (Ticket Giveaway)

From Monument to Masses perform their final show at Great American Music Hall on Saturday, August 28th (9pm, $15). They'll be joined by fellow local instrumental rock bands Judgement Day and Silian Rail. From Monument to Masses - "Beyond God & Elvis" It was a real treat to sit down and interview these guys for the podcast last year, and we know they'll be missed by devoted fans around the world. Earlier this year, guitarist/co-founder Matthew Solberg offered a lengthy statement about the band's decision to call it quits: "...There is too much to say here about our experience. We’ll [...]

New Bay Area festival alert: LastSundaysFest

In its debut, LastSundaysFest takes on local independent music, craft vendors and the eclectic nature of Berkeley's own Telegraph Avenue. Berkeley's Telegraph LastSundaysFest features two stages, one spotlighting up-and-coming and well known Bay Area bands and a second outdoor cafe stage presenting smaller groups and individual performers that you can watch while dining. Telegraph will be closed to traffic from Dwight to Durant in Berkeley from 12-7 p.m. for shopping, strolling, and festivities. Crafts vendors and other exhibitors will line the street with a special mechanical bull ride with contests for prizes. We will have our "Trek Telegraph" activity where [...]

Seaweed Sway returns with Mariee Sioux, Judgement Day at Swedish 6/11

Last time around, Seaweed Sway brought us a tribute to Buffy Sainte-Marie. For Friday, June 11th, the Sway folks have put together "Lyres & Lace - Music and Fashion of the Romantic and Bizarre." This will entail performances by Mariee Sioux, Foxtails Brigade, and Judgement Day (acoustic, with friends), and various fashion on display by Isabelle Le, Black Lotus Clothing, and more. Foxtails Brigade - "Chat With Sivan" Judgement Day - "Out of the Abyss" The all-ages event will take place at the Swedish American Music Hall starting at 8:00 pm, and tickets are $12 in advance and $14 at [...]

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