Mixtape: Rocking Out to San Francisco’s Best Heavy Bands

http://media.libsyn.com/media/thebaybridged/Heavy_Rock_2015_Mix.mp3 Download: Mixtape: Rocking Out to San Francisco's Best Heavy Bands (Podcast #373) The term "hard rock" may have taken a serious beating over the last several decades, conjuring up images of slick radio-baiting songs that actually have more in common with soft pop than anything truly rock and roll. That wasn't always the case. Not only did the heavy, bluesy rock and roll bands of the 1960s -- including pioneers like SF's own Blue Cheer -- offer some killer tunes, but they also laid substantial groundwork for the emergence of metal, punk, and other rock sub-genres in the years [...]

Live This Month: December 2014 — an audio guide to upcoming SF concerts

http://media.libsyn.com/media/thebaybridged/LTM_December_2014.mp3 Download: Live This Month: December 2014 (Podcast #351) 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. December traditionally feels like something of a subdued month for live music, what with all of the holiday parties and holiday travel that consume so much of the month for so many of us. This year, however, there are plenty of bands hitting the road for December shows in SF. Heck, New Year's Eve alone is a veritable bonanza for indie music fans. In this mix, [...]

Mixtape: Bay Area Jams to Accompany Beer Drinking (Podcast #320)

http://media.libsyn.com/media/thebaybridged/Beer_Mix_2013.mp3 Download: Mixtape: Bay Area Jams to Accompany Beer Drinking (Podcast #320) As we've long said, we're love great beer almost as much as we love great music. Combine the two, and you've got a recipe for a good time. This mixtape is something of a successor to our 2011 rock and beer pairing, collecting a whole mess of local rock and roll bands that sound great when paired with a tasty pint. The mix features music from 20 Bay Area bands, including garage nuggets from Shannon and the Clams and Warm Soda, hard rock jams courtesy of FUZZ and [...]

Ticket Giveaway: Want to see Black Cobra, Glitter Wizard, and Lecherous Gaze at Brick & Mortar for free?

Glam metal maestros Glitter Wizard are supporting doom/sludge metal duo Black Cobra with Lecherous Gaze this Friday night at the Brick & Mortar Music Hall, and we want to send you and a friend for free. Email me at mike.g@thebaybridged.com and tell me why you're so hella metal that you deserve to go this show. I'll pick one winner to go thrash their face off for free. Black Cobra's latest album Invernal came out on Southern Lord last year, and the video for album cut "The Crimson Blade" was directed by none other than Glitter Wizard's Greg Downing. Check it: [...]

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