Dan Boeckner’s latest endeavor, Operators, plays Social Hall on Friday

Dan Boeckner (Photo: Liam Maloney) When Wolf Parade burst upon the scene in 2005 with their debut album, the accepted narrative of the band’s two creative forces was just too good for most people to pass up. On one end of the spectrum, was Spencer Krug, an erudite, cerebral songwriter, who yelped out stream-of-consciousness verses from behind his keyboard. On the other was Dan Boeckner, the Springsteen-like, working-class figure who played guitar, chain-smoked cigarettes, and boasted an array of arm-baring T-shirts. It was a classic example of brain working with heart to create an extraordinary sound. Yet that wasn’t [...]

Live This Month: October 2014 — an audio guide to upcoming SF concerts

http://media.libsyn.com/media/thebaybridged/LTM_October_2014.mp3 Download: Live This Month: October 2014 (Podcast #347) 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. October, you've outdone yourself this time! Any month that offers a free weekend of Hardly Strictly Bluegrass in Golden Gate Park and two days of great bands at the Treasure Island Music Festival is bound to be good. What's most surprising about this month's quality concert offerings, though, is how varied and plentiful they are beyond the festivals. Seriously, a lengthy list of Bay Bridged favorites [...]

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