Premiere: MANICS show their shine on “Embrace”

The flair of NY disco and flashiness of contemporary synth-pop are just two stems that make up the bouquet MANICS' unique sound, and their newest single has them in full bloom. Combining the efforts of Jordan Deherrera and Chris Sanders, the San Francisco-based duo founded POPGANG Records in 2013 and since then they have worked to promote local talent while elevating their own live show to new levels. Accompanying the new single, "Embrace," is a video counterpart that serves as a preview of what to expect for the groups show at Rickshaw Stop March 16. Opening the evening for the [...]

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Check out this NRVS LVRS-Abbot Kinney collab…then see them live.

It's NRVS LVRS/Abbot Kinney/MANICS week here at The Bay Bridged! Today, we're proud to bring you this collaboration between two of the aforementioned bands: A NRVS LVRS-produced remix of Abboy Kinney's "It's the Middle of the Night." Take a listen to this fun update below: ...And when you're done, come see them both at our first showcase of 2018! This Saturday, the Independent, 9pm. Be there. NRVS LVRS, Abbot Kinney, MANICS The Independent January 13, 2018 9pm, $12 (21+)

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Live This Month: June 2017 — an audio guide to upcoming Bay Area concerts Download: Live This Month: June 2017 (Podcast #408) 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. Richmond's Rayana Jay -- performing at our 2017 Phono del Sol Music & Food Festival with a ton of other great artists -- is one of a number of amazing singer-songwriters included this month's mix. Girl in a Coma frontwoman Nina Diaz battled through addiction to craft a musically diverse solo debut, and she's coming to Cafe du Nord later this month. Tim Darcy's first solo [...]

Mixtape: New Releases from Some of the Bay Area’s Best Record Labels Download: Mixtape: New Releases from Some of the Bay Area's Best Record Labels (Podcast #393) Support for this podcast is provided by Goldstar. Visit their web site at The post first ran on A record label may not be a necessity for a musician in 2016, considering the remarkable ease with which anyone can record an album and put it out into the world, and its benefits may not be obvious to some, given the precarious state of the music industry as a whole. Still, amidst the sea of countless new releases every week, there's undeniable value [...]

Giveaway: Humans, Manics, and NITEPPL at Swedish American

Manics photo by Evan Steele This Friday night, the Swedish American Hall is bringing a night of indie dance music to the Castro, with a show featuring Canadian duo Humans. Joining the party are a pair of San Francisco-based acts, Manics and Niteppl. And guess what? We've got a pair of tickets to give away. To enter for a chance to win tickets to see Humans at Swedish American, email with "Humans" in the subject line and your full name in the body of the email. A winner will be selected at random and notified via email. [...]

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