Ticket Giveaway: Mass Gothic at The Rickshaw Stop

A strong identity is essential to an artist’s recognition by listeners — it fosters narrative continuity from project to project, and gives each album a well-defined world view before anyone hears even a single note. But cultivating a distinct musical self doesn’t always prove valuable for a musician. Identity leads to expectation, which can result in creative stagnation, and a number of artists are swallowed by their persona before they ever feel empowered by it. By the end of 2014, it seemed Noel Heroux found himself under the ocean of his own creation — and subsequently decided to end his experimental [...]

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

http://media.libsyn.com/media/thebaybridged/LTM_February_2016.mp3 Download: Live This Month: February 2016 (Podcast #380) 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. Noise Pop 2016 features prominently in this month's podcast, which shouldn't be a surprise given how many great bands partake every year in this annual highlight. Among other Noise Pop bands in the mix, check out new music from Seattle's The Cave Singers, a track from the acclaimed collaborative album by Kneebody and Daedelus, and recent tracks from DIIV and Julien Baker. Beyond Noise Pop, there [...]

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