The Best of the Rest, 10/03/2014 (Quaaludes, Cocktails, & more)

Quaaludes (source) It's time for our roundup of all those highlights from the last couple weeks that we weren't able to feature on their own – here's the best of the rest, as determined by The Bay Bridged editors. City-based quartet Quaaludes dropped their Nothing New EP on September 18, and it's yet another 12 minutes of furiously-paced, rage-driven, soul-baring punk rock: Nothing New by Quaaludes The creators of The Bay Bridged's Featured Album for September, Cocktails, surprised everyone with a previously unreleased nugget entitled "Tonic Nights". The track was recorded during the sessions for their excellent LP Adult Life [...]

Live This Month: October 2014 — an audio guide to upcoming SF concerts Download: Live This Month: October 2014 (Podcast #347) 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. October, you've outdone yourself this time! Any month that offers a free weekend of Hardly Strictly Bluegrass in Golden Gate Park and two days of great bands at the Treasure Island Music Festival is bound to be good. What's most surprising about this month's quality concert offerings, though, is how varied and plentiful they are beyond the festivals. Seriously, a lengthy list of Bay Bridged favorites [...]

Tonight! Kevin Morby, Mall Walk, The Younger Lovers at 1-2-3-4 Go! Records

A few months ago Oakland's raddest record shop expanded their store to nearly twice its original size, and substantially increased their vinyl selection. Tonight, if you can tear yourself away from thumbing through the 7-inches, you should wander into 1-2-3-4 Go! Records' backroom where Kevin Morby, Mall Walk, and The Younger Lovers will all play very intimate sets. Kevin Morby looks shockingly young if you've only listened to his music. The first time I saw him at Brick and Mortar I covertly Google Image'd him to double-check he wasn't some kid who had wandered on-stage. As the former bassist in Woods and [...]

Different Fur presenting GRMLN, Everyone Is Dirty, Mall Walk at Rickshaw Stop

GRMLN will headline a gig at Rickshaw Stop on Wednesday, July 30, with Everyone Is Dirty and Mall Walk. The show will be presented by Different Fur Studios. GRMLN’s Empire LP was engineered by Patrick Brown and Sean Paulson at Different Fur Studios over the course of five days, and was released in summer 2013. Santa Cruz-based frontman Yoodoo Park is preparing a new GRMLN album release. GRMLN’s new single “Jaded” follows his familiar skate-pop style, and will be on his upcoming full-length LP. Soon Away is due out September 16 on Carpark Records. Stream the new track below. Oakland [...]

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