Ticket Giveaway Wednesday: April Magazine, Katzu Oso and more

(illustration: Cassidy Miller) Looking for more giveaways? We've moved our hottest ticket giveaways over to Instagram, and are reserving a few more just for newsletter subscribers. Follow us on Instagram or sign up for the newsletter for more chances to win tickets to great shows. To enter for a chance to win tickets to any show below, email contest@thebaybridged.com 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 no later than 24 hours before the [...]

By |January 15, 2020|Tags: , |

Cool Ghouls and Pardoner on Post Trash Comp (for charity!)

Post Trash just released their third annual compilation of 51(!) underground-ish bands from all corners of the rock and roll genresphere. All proceeds from sales of the comp will go directly to the Maria Fund, an organization benefiting victims of Hurricanes Irma and Maria in Puerto Rico. A pair of locals are on the comp: Cool Ghouls contributed their ramblin' "CCR Bootleg" and Pardoner added the fuzzy "Bud." Check them out below, and if you're reading this across the pond, Cool Ghouls are about to embark on a nice long tour of Europe. Post-Trash: Volume Three by Cool Ghouls Post-Trash: [...]

By |January 29, 2018|Tags: , |

Mixtape: Highlights from Bay Area Music in 2017

This episode originally ran on KQED.org. http://media.libsyn.com/media/thebaybridged/2017_Highlights_Mixtape.mp3 Download: Mixtape: Highlights from Bay Area Music in 2017 (Podcast #419) With each passing day, 2017 appears increasingly determined to solidify its place as the worst year in recent memory. Despite all of the hardships being experienced locally, nationally, and around the globe, the year has offered a wealth of impressive albums from Bay Area musicians. For some of the notable artists featured in this mixtape, their 2017 successes built on the previous year's achievements. Jay Som followed up 2016's buzzed-about Turn Into compilation with her first proper LP Everybody Works. It's a [...]

Support the oldest theater in San Francisco October 19

The Balboa Theatre is the oldest running movie theater in San Francisco: it was built in 1926, and has stayed in that location for 91 years. The interior did get a little damaged by a fire in 1978, but its character was rebuilt and now the Balboa Theatre is more than just a place to watch films. It's a time machine, a memory stood still, part of what makes San Francisco so idealistically pure. But with time, people get distracted — this year especially has been full of them. These distractions take a toll on the community. Local non-profits get [...]

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

http://media.libsyn.com/media/thebaybridged/LTM_August_2017.mp3 Download: Live This Month: August 2017 (Podcast #412) 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. There's an even stronger concentration of local bands than usual in this month's mix, including promising new artists Pardoner, Mane, Illa, and Mars Today. The mix also features tracks from the latest albums by Bay Area mainstays The Fresh & Onlys and Sleepy Sun, as well as the new supergroup Less Art, comprised of members of Thrice, Kowloon Walled City and Curl Up and Die. On [...]

Mixtape: New Alternative — The Bay Area’s emerging noisy rock sound

http://media.libsyn.com/media/thebaybridged/Alternative_Rock_Mixtape.mp3 Download: New Alternative: The Bay Area's emerging noisy rock sound (Podcast #390) The post first ran on KQED.org. The dream of the '90s may be, as the TV show says, alive in Portland, but the sounds of the '90s are finding new vitality in the San Francisco Bay Area indie music scene. In recent years, a significant number of new bands have emerged citing alt-rock leaders like Sonic Youth and My Bloody Valentine, and the grunge scene as inspiration for their noisy indie rock. The stellar local label Father/Daughter Records has released a number of albums by local alternative-inspired [...]

San Francisco’s Pardoner release new, collaborative EP

  Several groups of artists are putting San Francisco's Outer Sunset on the map in a big way. One group of affiliates congregate under the tape label Discontinuous Innovation and include names like Toyota and Stucko, among others. Another includes the record label Wave Dweller, and bands Future Shapes, No Vacation, and the increasingly noteworthy Jay Som. Pardoner come from another, overlapping circle, but bring their own flavor — a distinct energy. The band recently released a self-titled EP, which follows two other EPs and a collection of B-sides. The new songs seem to signal a departure — not to say the other material [...]

By |July 18, 2016|Tags: |
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