Photos: La Luz at Slim’s

La Luz (photo: Ria Burman) Celebrating the last day of Seawitch Fest, La Luz brought their surf-psych-rocking vibes to Slim's Saturday night. Playing wonderful, dream-haze music against the groovy backdrop of visions from Mad Alchemy, the night sway-bopped itself into the early morning. With jaw-dropping, atom-buzzing, fun-frenzy energy, Kera & The Lesbians gave top-notch support, with vocals strong and unwavering through a kinetic performance. Bronzer and Flaural gave even more psych-rock support.

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Sea Witch Fest continues tonight with hex filled tunes

Three different nights, three different venues, and three different lineups, but they're all worth it. Sea Witch Productions has been ensuring perfect lineups for a while, and now they're ensuring the perfect festival lineup that continues tonight. Tonight at Brick & Mortar Music Hall they got Wax Idols who are not a band to avoid or pretend you're too cool for. They have not only created music and a presence that is powerful, time defying, and unavoidable, but they also live that way and every bit of news I've ever read about them has only proved that point. Full bill is [...]

The Bay Abridged: Aug 3 – 16

(illustration: Cassidy Miller) In this recurring feature known as The Bay Abridged, our staff writers provide short, witty recaps on shows they attended around the Bay Area. A scene check, a heat check, and sometimes more — stop by every other Wednesday for the most comprehensive and concise recap of the Bay Area concert scene. Bryan Ferry, LP at The Masonic (SF) Aug. 9. Bryan Ferry and his ensemble came out like a steamroller. They leapt into a set that included deep cuts from the Roxy Music archive, dug into his extended solo career, and threw in several covers of [...]

The Bay Abridged: May 25 – June 7

(illustration: Cassidy Miller) In this recurring feature known as The Bay Abridged, our staff writers provide short, witty recaps on shows they attended around the Bay Area. A scene check, a heat check, and sometimes more — stop by every other Wednesday for the most comprehensive and concise recap of the Bay Area concert scene. Myra Flynn at Hotel Utah (SF) May 26. Even after seeing 31 bands in 3 days at BottleRock, Myra Flynn's beautiful voice still echoes in my ears from her intimate set at Hotel Utah. Soulful, heart-soaked ballads filled the tiny club as she belted out [...]

Go on a tropical holiday at Sleeptalk with La Luz tomorrow night

Recently, Shannon and the Clams have been putting on crazy cheap-with-a-crazy-lineup costume parties. The Sleeptalk series is working hard to give the Bay something to dance about, and the next stop of the series is with La Luz. Sure, Shannon and the Clams are not playing, but without Shannon Shaw, these events would not be happening. La Luz, from Seattle, are a band worth seeing on any day, but imagine seeing them in tiny little bathing suits with no cares in the world, surrounded by like-minded people. All the women in La Luz are unbelievably talented and devoted to their [...]

By |June 2, 2016|Tags: , |

La Luz release new single and play Rickshaw Stop

Photo by Andrew Imanaka La Luz glows brightly with whatever they do and wherever they go, even though they're from Seattle where the sun tends to hide. They have the energy all your fave 60s girl groups would've had back in the 60s and dress just a little more modern. They recently released the single "Don't Wanna Be Anywhere" in anticipation of their sophomore album Weirdo Shrine (Hardly Art). From what I can tell of the two singles they have released so far (the other being "You Disappear"), their new album will still have that surfy doo-wop sound, but only more in [...]

By |July 14, 2015|Tags: |

Ticket Giveaway Wednesday: First Aid Kit, Check Yo Ponytail tour, and more

First Aid Kit (Photo: Johannes Helje) To enter for a chance to win tickets to any show below, email contest@thebaybridged.com with the name of the band and the date of the show you’re entering for in the subject line and your full name in the body of the email. Winners will be selected at random and notified via email. Thursday, November 13 Check Yo Ponytail Tour feat. Antwon, Chela, The Presets and more @ The Warfield 8pm, $30, all ages. Buy advance tickets here. Thursday, November 13 Lights, Wild Party @ The Regency Ballroom 7pm, $20, all ages. Buy advance [...]

Ticket Giveaway Wednesday: Gram Parsons tribute, La Luz, Ryan Hemsworth

To enter any contest, email contest@thebaybridged.com with the name of the band and date of the show you’re entering for in the subject line and your full name and email address in the body of the email. A winner will be selected at random and notified via email. Saturday, January 18th 12th Annual Sleepless Nights: a tribute to Gram Parsons & Cosmic American Music featuring Midnight North (featuring Grahame Lesh), Red Meat, Sonny & The F*ckaroos (featuring Sonny Smith), Kelly McFarling, and more @ Great American Music Hall 9pm, $13, all ages. Buy advance tickets here. Monday, January 20th Pure [...]

Pure Bathing Culture announces SF show and releases Jessie Ware cover

Photo: Parker Fitzgerald Portland-via-Brooklyn duo Pure Bathing Culture creates seamless, folk-fringed music on their debut Moon Tides, out earlier this year via Partisan Records. The new album, featuring Sarah Versprille's sweet voice and Daniel Hindman's cloaking guitar-work, garnered them some serious recognition as creating one of the year's best, and even led them to our very own Brick & Mortar last spring. Now, Pure Bathing Culture has announced another local show this January 20 at the Chapel (co-headlining with La Luz) and, just a couple days ago, they released a cover of Jessie Ware's "Wildest Moments" via Rookie Magazine. Their velvety, dreamy take [...]

Live This Month: March 2013 — an audio guide through SF concerts this month (Podcast #301)

Live This Month: March 2013 — an audio guide through SF concerts this month (Podcast #301) 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 South by Southwest leading much of independent music to converge in Austin later this month, tons of bands are hitting the road. All of them, it would seem, are playing in the San Francisco Bay Area in March. Even if you aren't going to SXSW this year, you can still catch plenty of buzzed-about acts, like Thurston Moore's [...]

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