M. Ward at The UC Theater: Short, Sweet, Nice AF

M. Ward (photo: Joshua Huver) On Friday night, M. Ward and his unique introspective brand of awareness returned to the Bay Area for an hour and a half show at the newly-opened UC Theatre in Berkeley. Kicking the night off was a three piece post-punk outfit going by the name Nice As Fuck. You might have heard of them recently in Pitchfork or Rolling Stone, as their under-the-radar debut album has been making waves underground for at least three weeks. Nice As Fuck is the latest explosion of creativity from Jenny Lewis, a mastermind of the former Rilo Kiley and a slew [...]

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An interview with M. Ward, who hits Berkeley tonight

Indie-folk musician M. Ward makes his return to the Bay Area for a pair of concerts before a pair of appearances in SoCal. The Friday, July 8, show at The UC Theater in Berkeley follows an appearance at McNear's Mystic Theater in Petaluma. Opening both evenings is Nice As Fuck, featuring Jenny Lewis, Erika Spring, and Tennessee Thomas. An accomplished solo artist since self-releasing his first album in 1999, Ward's 9th solo disc, More Rain, was released in early March of this year. He has also seen success as one half of the pop-folk duo She & Him with Zooey Deschanel, as [...]

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The emo kid’s guide to Hardly Strictly Bluegrass

The first time I went to Hardly Strictly Bluegrass was 2010. This was the first time I saw Conor Oberst live. I had been a fan for 5 years, but I was barely 18 and barely going to shows on a monthly basis. My friends were more consumed by the fact that Kirsten Dunst could be seen backstage from where we were standing, while I was consumed by the fact that I was quickly becoming obsessed. Since then, I have seen Conor Oberst (in all his projects, except Monsters of Folk) 13 times, (which can either be the most impressive [...]

Ticket giveaway: M. Ward, Saturday May 16 @ the Fox

Another big show at one of the newest hosting sites, Oakland's Fox Theater, goes down on Saturday May 16: it's M. Ward with fellow Portlanders Richmond Fontaine (8pm, $29.50). This could be a free event for a lucky pair of site visitors; all there is to do is email contest@thebaybridged.com with your favorite magic trick (don't feel obligated to say "disappear") by noon on Thursday May 14th. M. Ward - Never Had Nobody Like You Hold Time (Merge, Feb. 2009) is still fresh on the tongue of Matt Ward, who's got a bunch of new, catchy ballads to [...]

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