What’s Happening This Weekend? A Guide To Shows Around The Bay, Nov 23 – 25

Friday, November 23 Jorja Smith @ The Warfield Bolstered by an appearance on the Black Panther soundtrack (but already well on her way in R&B and vocalist circles), British singer Jorja Smith continues her rise at the Warfield. Zion I @ The Independent Back from a break after a tumultuous 2015, Zion I is back with a new full-length and this headlining Independent date. Saturday, November 24 Nef the Pharaoh @ Brick + Mortar By the way, did you know he has a ranch? Record Swap with Tony Molina (DJ set) @ Golden Bull If his new record is any [...]

By |November 23, 2018|Tags: , |

Ticket Giveaway Wednesday: Perhapsy, Julien Baker and more

(illustration: Cassidy Miller) Want even more giveaways? Sign up for our newsletter for access to extra contests. 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 listed show and notified via email. Friday, November 23 Birds of Chicago, Daniel Rodriguez @ The Chapel 9pm, $18, all ages. Buy advance tickets here. Saturday, November 24 [...]

By |November 21, 2018|Tags: , |

Get a first listen of Perhapsy’s new full-length, ‘Kingdom Starlight Bliss’

You might not know Derek Barber by name. If you're a regular reader of this blog, however, you probably know names like Madeline Kenney, Bells Atlas, and Curls, — acts with which Barber has played. His solo project, Perhapsy, has put out a handful of releases, which we've covered frequently. Today, he's giving us a sneak peek of his fourth full-length, Kingdom Starlight Bliss. It's a beaut. Kingdom Starlight Bliss by PERHAPSY You can pre-order the record from Porch Party here. Derek will also be playing a release show for the record at Bottom of the Hill this Saturday. Come [...]

By |November 19, 2018|Tags: |

Live This Month: November 2018 — an audio guide to upcoming Bay Area concerts

Download: Live This Month: November 2018 (Podcast #435) 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. November's concert lineup includes big record release shows for the great local bands The Total Bettys and Perhapsy, and you can sample new music from both acts in this episode. Speaking of records, Same Girls will be performing at the Bay Area Record Fest this month, which offers a chance to learn more about local record labels amidst performances by half a dozen excellent Bay Area bands. [...]

Mixtape: Fourteen San Francisco Bay Area Artists to Watch in 2017

http://media.libsyn.com/media/thebaybridged/Artists_to_Watch_2017.mp3 Download: Mixtape: Fourteen San Francisco Bay Area Artists to Watch in 2017 (Podcast #400) This episode first aired on KQED.org. Our first mixtape of 2017 is our annual survey of some of the best new and emerging San Francisco Bay Area performers to watch over the coming year. The fourteen up-and-coming local acts showcased in this mix come from a wide variety of genres, and whether it's the experimental hip hop of Siri, Marbled Eye's urgent post-punk, or the heavy psych of Feral Ohms, to highlight just a few, there's a wealth of talent on display here. As in [...]

Perhapsy, with full band, anchors strong Western U.S.-spanning lineup at Neck of the Woods

It's a wonderful thing when down-home, neighborhood-friendly venues put together bills that highlight not only the local but also bands that are evolving in parallel scenes around the U.S. If you're in the Richmond this Friday, or want to take a smooth ride on the 38, swing by Neck of the Woods to catch one of these "best of here and there" bills, headlined by Oakland's own Perhapsy. Though they come from places near and far (Denver! Los Angeles! Oh, the miles!), the three bands that share the bill are united through a vein of sunny, offbeat pop that probably [...]

Video Premiere: Take a bright wilderness hike with Perhapsy in video for “All My Soul Swallowed”

Oakland's Perhapsy, in the wake of his single release for "All My Soul Swallowed," asks us a simple but important question: "Where are the outlets in the forest?" Maybe the questions aren't posed as crudely as that sounds, but his brand new video for the atmospheric, cascading guitar, lick-accented single explores such a wilderness adventure. Derek Barber (Perhapsy) stars as a musician attempting to play bass and music through headphones in what looks like Muir Woods but runs into the aforementioned problem. All this happens while a carved human bust ominously watches him. What's particularly stunning about the video, which was directed [...]

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The Bay on Bowie: Bay Area bands memorialize the iconic cultural hero

Our beloved Starman has passed on, and as the news has sunk deep into our hearts and minds, we at The Bay Bridged are giving a space for some of our favorite local bands and musicians to dedicate their David Bowie tributes, however they wish to honor him. The consensus, if we could ever come to one? It's quite hard to distill years of Bowie memories into words; many had their sexual awakenings to Bowie's package in Labyrinth; and so many parts of his body of work had a profound impact on people. Read their poignant words below. Derek Barber, Perhapsy/Bells [...]

Q&A: Oakland’s Perhapsy to bring lush (guitar) loops to the Hatch Gallery

Perhapsy (Photo by Odell Hussey) Meet Perhapsy. You may know him from other East Bay bands he plays with, like East Bay Express cover-gracing "prismatic pop" stars Bells Atlas or the equally soulful Astronauts, etc. But in the time not spent with those, Derek Barber uses his guitar and vocal chops to compose atmospheric, guitar-looped gems as Perhapsy. Ahead of his single release show at the Hatch in Oakland this Friday, we chatted about jazz heroes, balancing musical projects, and favorite Bay Area hangs. The Bay Bridged: You’re releasing a single this Friday! Can you talk about the song and how it came to [...]

By |January 7, 2016|Tags: |

Live This Month: December 2015 — an audio guide to upcoming SF concerts

http://media.libsyn.com/media/thebaybridged/LTM_December_2015.mp3 Download: Live This Month: December 2015 (Podcast #376) 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. In this month's podcast, we check out thirteen highlights from December's concert lineup, including touring artists Beach House, Eskimeaux, Alex Bleeker and the Freaks, and GospelbeacH. We also sample local tracks from a number of new and emerging bands, including Silver Shadows, Eight Belles, John Travoltage, Ancient Rites, and Perhapsy. And on a bittersweet note, we include a new one from the always-inventive producer Al Lover, [...]

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