What’s Happening This Week? A Guide To Shows Around The Bay, May 1 – 4

Monday, May 1 Sumif @ Rickshaw Stop Go see the subject of one of our photographer Rob's portrait sessions in action. The Magnetic Fields @ The Fox If you didn't get out to see them last night, try again. City Mouse, Butanna @ The Golden Bull Spend your Monday night with some rock and roll bands at The Golden Bull. Tuesday, May 2 Sondre Lerche @ The Independent The ever-changing Norwegian songwriter will enchant the Indy. Tim Kasher, Allison Weiss @ The Chapel The Omaha legend is putting on a solo show. Diet Cig @ Rickshaw Stop We've been waiting [...]

The Bay Abridged: Sept 28 – Oct 11

(illustration: Cassidy Miller) In this recurring feature known as The Bay Abridged, our staff writers provide short, witty recaps on shows they attended around the Bay Area. A scene check, a heat check, and sometimes more — stop by every other Wednesday for the most comprehensive and concise recap of the Bay Area concert scene. Dinosaur Jr at The Independent (SF) Sept. 28. Dinosaur Jr. has got to be the most baffling-looking band on the planet. You got the long-haired wizard master (guitarist J Mascis), the South Boston bar bouncer (drummer Murph), and the perpetually amped-up teenager (bassist Lou Barlow). [...]

Rebuilt and reborn, Okkervil River set for show at The Independent

Nostalgia is a warm, fuzzy place. It’s hanging out with your childhood friends on your stoop, swimming in the lake in the summer, falling in love for the first time as a teenager. It’s also a craven, fleeting feeling — a way to escape the messiness and imperfections of the present in favor of a stilted reality that exists only in one’s imagination. Those contrasting dichotomies are what Will Sheff — the creative force behind Okkervil River — has been grappling with over the course of his past two albums. In 2013, he released The Silver Gymnasium, a wistful, cherubic [...]

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Okkervil River announce reissue of ‘Black Sheep Boy’, will play Swedish American Hall in December

On Tuesday, Okkervil River announced that they would be celebrating the 10th anniversary of the group’s seminal release, Black Sheep Boy, by reissuing a deluxe three-LP set of the recording and playing the record in full during a seven-date tour, which includes a stop at the newly-refurbished Swedish American Hall in San Francisco on December 18. The three-disc reissue will include Black Sheep Boy and its corresponding EP, The Black Sheep Boy Appendix, as well as There Swims a Swan, a collection of covers that the band recorded around the same time as the aforementioned albums. Loosely based on the life [...]

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Giveaway: Okkervil River returns to SF Tuesday at The Fillmore

Okkervil River (photo: Ben Sklar) Austin-based Okkervil River is touring North America in support of their seventh studio album The Silver Gymnasium, out September 3 via ATO Records. The band's run, which pairs them with Matthew E. White, drops by The Fillmore next Tuesday, October 22, and we have a pair of tickets to give away to one lucky reader. The Silver Gymnasium is a concept album that takes place in Okkervil River lead singer Will Sheff's home-town of Meriden, New Hampshire in 1986 when his parents were working at the nearby boarding school Kimball Union Academy, and NPR is [...]

Ticket Giveaway Wednesday: Trail of Dead, Matt & Kim, Okkervil River

To enter any contest submit an email to contest[at]thebaybridged.com with your full name in the body and the concert you’re entering the contest for in the subject line. You may only submit your name once to only one contest. Winners for each show will be decided using the guidelines listed below. Saturday, June 18th Trail of Dead, Ringo Deathstarr, Follow that Bird @ Slim's To win a pair of tickets to the show be the THIRD person to enter! The show starts at 9pm, $18/$20, 6+. Purchase advance tickets here. Sunday, June 19th Matt & Kim, The Thermals, Autobot from [...]

Episode 142: Live This Month – December 2008

[podcast]http://media.libsyn.com/media/thebaybridged/LTM_December_2008.mp3[/podcast] Every month, we dedicate a week of our 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! About the bands: San Diego's The Muslims ("Beside Myself") recently changed their name to The Soft Pack, which means their buzz-building The Muslims LP is no longer self-titled. They'll be playing with The Morning Benders (Feature Podcast) and Miniature Tigers (Phoenix) at the Rickshaw Stop on Friday, December 5th. San Francisco's The Dilettantes [...]

Photos: Treasure Island Music Festival – Day 2

Whew! Our hands and eyes are sore, but we've finally put together the photos from Day 2 of the Treasure Island Music Festival! Featuring some stellar local acts paired with incredible national acts, Day 2 was definitely a highlight for most of us over here. Once again our beloved and soon to be departing photographer, Muhammad Asranur, captured all of the action from the festival on Sunday! You can view his photos from Day 1 here as well as our live blog coverage of both Saturday and Sunday to get the play by play of each day. Or, the Whale [...]

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