May Day! Bandcamp takes no cut 5/1

Somehow the weeks have flown by and it’s almost May. Not to put words in Bandcamp’s mouth, but what I can only assume is in honor of May Day, the music streaming service is waiving their fees on the 1st of May. Now is a solidly wonderful time to buy music — digitally or records!? — because 100% of that hard-earned dinero will go straight to the artists. What about a pre-order of one of the Bay Area’s finest, Healing Potpourri? Excuse me? That baseline and those vocals? Get out of my car and into my life, or however that [...]

Live This Month: February 2017 — an audio guide to upcoming Bay Area concerts

http://media.libsyn.com/media/thebaybridged/LTM_February_2017.mp3 Download: Live This Month: February 2017 (Podcast #401) 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. The Noise Pop Festival turns 25 this month, which is the sort of anniversary that would make this year's fest noteworthy even if it somehow didn't include a top-notch of array of local and touring artists. But as shown by the six festival bands included in this mix -- Weyes Blood, This Will Destroy You, Uniform, Clipping., No Vacation, and Creeper Lagoon -- Noise Pop 2017 [...]

2014 Woodsist Fest announces lineup

Woodsist Fest has announced this year's Big Sur festival dates and lineup, with tickets going on sale this week. The two-day festival welcomes Woods, Angel Olsen, White Fence, Skygreen Leopards, and Kevin Morby on Tuesday, August 5. Real Estate, Foxygen, Little Wings, Steve Gunn, and Meg Baird will perform on Wednesday, August 6. As usual, the fest will take place at the awesome Henry Miller Memorial Library located in the scenic woods of Big Sur. This is Woodsist's fifth year in Big Sur, and fans of psych, rock, and folk music who have never made the trip are missing out [...]

Chris Forsyth leads Philly takover of the Hemlock on Thursday

Philadelphia-based pysch guitar virtuoso Chris Forsyth is returning to San Francisco for the first time in more than a year, and he's bringing along some friends with close ties to the City of Brotherly Love when he plays the Hemlock this Thursday night, as Meg Baird and Earth Jerks support. Since we citizens of the Bay were last graced with Mr. Forsyth's presence, he released the stellar forty-one minute, four-song album Solar Motel on North Carolina label Paradise of Bachelors. Joining Forsyth as "The Solar Motel Band" at the Hemlock on Thursday to share the music they call "a positive [...]

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