Ticket Giveaway Wednesday: Bart Davenport, Lost in the Trees, and more

Photo by Piper Ferguson To enter this 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. Friday, March 21st Bart Davenport, Danny James, Anna Hillburg @ The Chapel 9pm, $15, all ages. Buy advance tickets here. Saturday, March 22nd Lost in the Trees, Icy Demons @ The Chapel 9pm, $15, all ages. Buy advance tickets here. Wednesday, March 26th Linda Perhacs @ The Chapel [...]

Q&A: Lost in the Trees' Ari Picker

Though I was hoping to be the one reporter who didn't bring it up, it's hard to talk about Lost in the Trees' newest record, A Church That Fits Our Needs, without making mention of the enormous tragedy that spurred its creation. In 2009, shortly after their first release with Anti-, frontman Ari Picker lost his mother to suicide. Though he's said in interviews that, as his mother had struggled with depression during his lifetime, her passing wasn't as great a shock to him as death usually is, he wrote Church in response: a swelling, surging depiction of the grieving [...]

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Taking stock of South by Southwest 2011: Highlights, photos, and an attempt to make sense of things

When, last Saturday afternoon, Wild Flag's Carrie Brownstein remarked mid-set, "This is our seventh of eight shows at South by Southwest," it was difficult not to hear some sense of relief in her voice. There is an inherently numbing effect to the South by Southwest experience; at some point, I think, both the body and mind, additionally encumbered by the baggage of Tex-Mex and beer, begin to reject new musical experiences. This year's South by was, we have been told, the biggest festival yet. For those of us rooted in indie culture, however, bigger doesn't always mean better, and there [...]

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