Tonight: The Rumble at Cafe Du Nord!
Lilofee - "Runaway" Tonight's installment of The Rumble SF at Cafe Du Nord (9pm, free with RSVP) is a "Noise Pop Hangover" show, featuring performances by locals Lilofee and Stripmall Architecture, and Athens, Georgia's Twin Tigers. The Tigers' debut full length, Gray Waves, came out yesterday, and the band's SF stop is en route to SXSW. Twin Tigers - "Sexless Love" The party's free if you RSVP at Sonicliving, so get to it!
SF electro-rock: Lilofee, Silver Swans release debut singles
Lilofee - "Runaway" (via INCHES) SF electro-rock band Lilofee's first release is a limited-edition 7" on Future Sounds/Origami Vinyl. The band's official release party is at Slimâ€™s on December 9th (supporting The Donnas), but they're also going to be at the Indie Mart afterparty at The Independent on Saturday. Lilofee's first full length, The Only Years, will be released in early 2010. Silver Swans - "Bi Polar Bear" Silver Swans is the duo of LoveLikeFire's Ann Yu and producer/musician Jon Waters, who released their digital debut single in November on iTunes. "Bi Polar Bear" isn't on [...]
Weekend Picks: Thanksgiving Weekend
Wednesday: Deastro, Max Tundra, White Cloud @ Bottom of the Hill (9pm, $12) White Cloud - "Galapagos (demo)" Friday: Lilofee, Danny James & Pear, Ferocious Few @ The Hemlock (9:30pm, $7) Lilofee - "Lock and Key" Saturday: Colossal Yes, The Bye Bye Blackbirds @ The Makeout Room (7pm, $7) Colossal Yes - "Charlamagne's Big Thaw" Sunday: Japandroid, Surfer Blood @ The Rickshaw Stop (7pm, $10) Surfer Blood - "Swim (to Reach the End)" Monday: KALX Presents The Vic Chesnutt Band, Warpaint, Liz Durett @ Great American Music Hall (8pm, $16) [...]
SFxSD Festival takes over El Rio Saturday
The second annual SFxSD festival is underway this Saturday -- the back-and-forth show exchange between San Francisco and San Diego indie music scenes -- this time taking over El Rio's back room and porch (3pm-2am, $7). The two-part show begins with an afternoon BBQ, the moves to the back room until 2am. 3pm-8pm Butterfly Bones Long Live Logos (SD) Lucky Jesus Butterfly Bones - "Xoxo" Lilofee - "Lock and Key" 8-10 pm Music For Animals Transfer (SD) Lilofee
Deerhunter Reigns in Noise Pop Opener
Words By: Joseph Hayes Photos by: Nicole L. Browner To the uninitiated tourist or otherwise, SF's Sixth Street off Market is the ultimate subterfuge for a city heralded as a European-esque metropolis with flowing bohemian culture, Victorian architecture and its extraordinary landscape. This zone, like the underbelly of a Summer of Love acid trip gone so permanently awry, is a purgatorial rendition of the waking life. And here's Mezzanine, down the alley, sitting prideful like a once poor hipster's warehouse space gone Club MTV set. It is the opening night of the city's most distinctive musical tradition established in the [...]
Photos: Noise Pop Opening Night Party
Photos by Nicole L. Browner
Live Blog: Noise Pop 2009 Opening Night Party
Most of The Bay Bridged staff is headed out tonight to celebrate the start of Noise Pop 2009! Although admission was free, RSVPs went quick. But fear not, we'll be here live blogging the event for those who couldn't make it - or just want to relive it! 8:45pm - On our way to the Mezzanine now in a snazzy little Karmann Ghia! Can't wait to see what the line is like. 8:53 - Waiting outside, the line is surprisingly short! Just hanging out to gather the Bay Bridged crew and then headed inside. 9:08 - Well, now we know [...]
Noise Pop: Tuesday Night Preview!
This is the first in a series of profiles of what's going on each night during Noise Pop 2009. To see all of our festival coverage, visit our dedicated Noise Pop page, which we'll be updating throughout the week. Noise Pop kicks off Tuesday night with three shows featuring some of the festival's biggest acts. The official opening night party is over at the Mezzanine, and if you haven't already RSVPed, you'll need a badge to get in to see the psych-influenced art-rock of Atlanta's Deerhunter. Opening the show are San Francisco electro-poppers Lilofee, who are quickly establishing a name [...]
Episode 151: Noise Pop 2009 Preview (Part 2)
[podcast]http://media.libsyn.com/media/thebaybridged/Noise_Pop_Mix_2.mp3[/podcast] Listen to the podcast here. This is the second of two podcast episodes spotlighting the diverse mix of excellent bands playing during the 2009 Noise Pop Music Festival. We have twelve great local and touring bands in the episode, all of whom are performing during Noise Pop, which runs from February 24th to March 1st. You can listen to our first Noise Pop 2009 episode here. LA indie pop band The Submarines ("Waiting for a War") kick off the episode with a cover of a song by their current tourmates, The Morning Benders. Both bands will be co-headlining at [...]
Announcing the 2009 Bay Area Takeover!
After many months of preparation, Tricycle Records and The Bay Bridged are proud to announce that the Bay Area Takeover is back! After last year's big success, we're throwing another six hour unofficial day party during the 2009 South by Southwest Music Festival, with performances by over a dozen of the San Francisco Bay Area's hottest artists representing a broad cross-section of the Bay's fertile and diverse music scene. The 2009 Takeover takes place on Thursday, March 19th, 2009 from 12pm to 6pm at Austin's Beauty Bar. Once again, the party's FREE, but you need to RSVP at TheBayAreaTakeover.com to [...]