What’s Happening This Weekend? A Guide To Shows Around The Bay, Sept 7 – 9

Friday, September 7 Dangermaker, Matadore, Rollin Hand, Unlikely Heroes @ The Uptown This 100% local bill makes for a fine First Friday. Oscar Key Sung, Ah Mer Ah Su @ Cafe Du Nord Oakland's Ah Mer Ah Su recently released an electropop record that's dance-floor ready, but still full of feels. Check her out with recent collaborator Oscar Key Sung. Pat Thomas @ Amnesia Come see what the Cool Ghoul has been up to recently before he releases his new record, I Ain't Buyin' It. Leon Bridges @ The Greek The neo-soul singer will serenade the Greek with his smooth [...]

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The Bay Abridged: Oct 12 – 25

(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. Simon Joyner at The Lost Church (SF) Oct. 15. I would have gladly paid the $15 admission just to see Simon Joyner play "Old Days" in person again. I got that and so much more — a rainy night at the warm, cozy Lost Church [...]

LVL UP to bring love of lo-fi indie tunes to Bottom of the Hill

(photo: Shawn Brackbill) For a group that so reverently appropriates early-'90s indie rock classics, one would think that LVL UP's unusual band name would be rooted in a similarly deep appreciation for that era’s video games. Unfortunately for old-school Nintendo geeks, that’s not the case — the four-piece New York band say their moniker is not some sort of shout-out to Mario Brothers or Duck Hunt. “I’m sad to say, but our band name has no good back story,” said Mike Caridi, guitarist/vocalist for LVL UP and one of the band’s three primary songwriters. “In fact, I don’t think any [...]

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Live This Month: October 2016 — an audio guide to upcoming SF concerts

http://media.libsyn.com/media/thebaybridged/LTM_October_2016.mp3 Download: Live This Month: October 2016 (Podcast #394) Support for this podcast is provided by Goldstar. Visit their web site at goldstar.com/thebaybridged 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. This episode kicks off with a song from Tycho, one of many great acts performing at the 2016 Treasure Island Music Festival. From Saturday opener Kamaiyah through Sunday closer Sigur Rós, both days are stacked at the tenth installment of one of our favorite annual events. The fact that this year's fest [...]

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