Review + Photos: Miniature Tigers at Great American Music Hall

Miniature Tigers (photo: Joshua Huver) On a beautiful Sunday in September, Arizona-based indie lords Miniature Tigers descended on the Tenderloin for a show at Great American Music Hall. These stark contrasts between the beautiful and the dark, subversive nature of reality come into play in several of the bands' lyrics and compositional elements. This is especially true of their 2008 release, Tell It To The Volcano, released on September 16, 2008. On September 16, 2018, the band celebrated the official 10th birthday of the record in San Francisco. The 15-song, two-encore performance covered all 11 tracks from the album and few [...]

Ticket Giveaway Wednesday: Miniature Tigers, Devotionals and more

(illustration: Cassidy Miller) To enter for a chance to win tickets to any show below, email with the name of the band and the date of the show you’re entering in the subject line and your full name in the body of the email. Winners will be selected at random and notified via email. Wednesday, October 5 Erika Wennerstrom (of Heartless Bastards), Petter Ericson Stakee (of Alberta Cross) @ The Chapel 9pm, $16, all ages. Buy advance tickets here. Thursday, October 6 Miniature Tigers, YOURS, Rick Alvin @ Rickshaw Stop 8pm, $12, all ages. Buy advance tickets here. Friday, [...]

First City Festival announces 2014 lineup featuring Beck and The National

As we told you a little while ago, the second iteration of the First City Festival will take place August 23 and 24 at the Monterey County Fair and Event Center. Now the folks behind NorCal's newest summer music fest have announced this year's lineup, and it's nothing short of spectacular, featuring indie legends Beck and The National as headliners, along with the likes of Best Coast, Dawes, Tokyo Police Club, Unknown Mortal Orchestra, and Speedy Ortiz, as well as local faves Geographer, Sleepy Sun, The Family Crest, Doe Eye, Cool Ghouls, and Survival Guide. In addition to performers on [...]

Miniature Tigers channel the sound of youth on ‘Cruel Runnings’

If there is such a thing as the sound of youth, Miniature Tigers comes awfully close to capturing that collective nostalgia full of warm summer evenings, listless afternoons spent in hyper-chlorinated swimming pools and chasing that ever-elusive ice cream truck down your suburban block.  Maybe you've never experienced any of that, but that's not the point. The point is Miniature Tigers makes you feel like you did. Debuting back in 2008 with the hook-laden, self-deprecating and brilliantly catchy Tell It To The Volcano, the band has emerged with a more polished indie pop sound -- thanks in no small part, I'm [...]

Show Review: The Morning Benders, Miniature Tigers, The Mumlers @ Independent 3/31

It was a show for the ages. The Morning Benders, with their new album, Big Echo, in tow, teamed up with their friends The Mumlers for a sonic feast. Things kicked off early with The Mumlers taking the stage shortly after 8pm. I was upset with myself for missing their set during Noise Pop so I owed it to myself to make sure I was at this show. The Independent is a great venue, a personal favorite of mine, and was the largest one I've seen the guys play to date. Treating us loyal fans well, they played through several [...]

Live This Month: December 2009 (Podcast #192)

[podcast][/podcast] Every month, we dedicate the first week's podcast to highlighting some of the great local and out-of-town bands performing soon in the San Francisco Bay Area. We've got ten great bands playing some excellent shows this month, so head out and see some live music! Subscribe to The Bay Bridged's podcast to get each week's new episode downloaded free to your iTunes! About the bands: Califone's ("Funeral Singers") All My Friends Are Funeral Singers is their first album in three years. On Monday, December 7th, they'll be at the Great American Music Hall for a special multimedia performance. San [...]

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