Live This Month: January 2015 — an audio guide to upcoming SF concerts Download: Live This Month: January 2015 (Podcast #354) 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. If you haven't adopted too many resolutions, consider adding this one to whatever you've already got lined up: resolve to go see more live music in 2015! As this month's podcast shows, January offers plenty of killer concert offerings, including a number of local bands with new albums. Tiaras is comprised of former members of stellar groups Ganglians and Blasted Canyons -- the new band isn't [...]

Outside Lands 2014: Your Guide to SF’s Biggest Summer Musical Experience

Outside Lands 2014 show poster (DKNG Studios) It's that time of year again – the yearning masses will descend upon San Francisco this weekend for the City's now hallmark summer musical experience Outside Lands. Yep, the seventh edition of the gigantic gig in Golden Gate Park kicks off Friday at noon and, as you've undoubtedly learned by now, it will be headlined by none other than Kanye, Tom Petty and The Heartbreakers, and The Killers. Headliners can be hit-or-miss, but the strength of Outside Lands (or any festival, for that matter) typically lies in the undercard. Sure, you may get [...]

Ticket Giveaway: Phosphorescent and Indians coming to The Fillmore

Matthew Houck, aka Phosphorescent Both Phosphorescent and Indians continue to tour in support of albums released in early 2013, and the two acts are swinging through San Francisco on Saturday night for a stop at The Fillmore as part of the legendary venue's Fall at The Fillmore series -- and we've got a pair of tickets to give away to one of our faithful masses! Phosphorescent, aka Brooklyn-via-Athens, Georgia singer-songwriter Matthew Houck, released his sixth studio record Muchacho on Dead Oceans back in March, while Indians, the project of Danish singer-songwriter Søren Løkke Juul, dropped his debut LP Somewhere Else [...]

By |September 26, 2013|Tags: , |

Fall at The Fillmore starts tonight with Superchunk & Mikal Cronin; The Bay Bridged giving away tickets to 8 shows!

San Francisco's The Fillmore is bringing back its annual Fall at The Fillmore series for 2013, and things will kick off tonight with sets from Superchunk and the City's own Mikal Cronin. Superchunk is celebrating the release of its tenth studio album, I Hate Music, out August 20 on Merge, the label founded in 1989 by the North Carolina punk act's Laura Ballance and Mac McCaughan and which released Cronin's latest and greatest album MCII back in May. This year, The Bay Bridged is teaming up with the legendary venue at the corner of Geary and Fillmore for a series [...]

Ticket Giveaway: Phosphorescent, 4/6/13 at The Independent

The first name in dreamy, ambient, almost-folk, Phosphorescent is coming to The Independent at the end of the week. Raised in Alabama but musically reared in hipster-cred hotbeds Athens and Brooklyn, Phosphorescent (born Matthew Houck) sounds just like the perfect melding of the two. Staunchly part of the wild-haired, artsy, NPR-darling school of music, his work is reverent and solemn, with a sparkling strain of folk that ebbs underneath. His new album, Muchacho, was released just a couple weeks ago. The Indy show this weekend, unsurprisingly, is sold out, but we've got what just might be the last pair of [...]

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Live This Month: April 2013 — an audio guide through SF concerts this month (Podcast #303)

Live This Month: April 2013 — an audio guide through SF concerts this month (Podcast #303) 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. We're due for an onslaught of anticipated new albums from Bay Area bands, and that outpouring begins this month with a number of the local artists we've included in this mix. Both Life Coach and Tartufi have gained members since their last records -- Life Coach recently became a duo with the addition of The Mars Volta's Jon Theodore [...]

Ticket Giveaway Wednesday: Phosphorescent, Thee Oh Sees, The Felice Brothers

To enter any contest submit an email to contest[at] 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 to one contest. Winners for each show will be decided using the guidelines listed below. Thursday, April 28th Phosphorescent, Little Wings, Family Band @ The Independent To win a pair of tickets to the show be the THIRD person to enter! The show starts at 8pm, $15, 21+. Purchase advance tickets here. Thee Oh Sees, Charlie Tweedle, George Cloud, Miles Rizotti @ Cafe du Nord To [...]

Review: J. Tillman, Little Wings, Phosphorescent @ Bottom of the Hill 7/28/10

On Wednesday, July 28th at Bottom of the Hill, J. Tillman sat alone onstage with his guitar and a cymbal (that went almost completely unused). The crowd was so enraptured they were silent. The only thing you heard besides him was beer being poured. Tillman played almost exclusively new songs, for which he apologized. In-between songs he was like a folky stand-up. He had the audience in stitches, and was making the ladies swoon. The girls behind me wanted to jump his flannel. The new songs were good, but didn’t take the form of traditional songs. Each song was a [...]

Live This Month: July 2010 (Podcast #221)

Live This Month: July 2010 (Episode #221) 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 twelve great bands playing some excellent shows around the Bay in July, so head out and see some live music! Subscribe to The Bay Bridged Podcast to get each week's new episode downloaded free to your iTunes! About the bands: Twin Sister ("All Around and Away We Go") and fellow New Yorkers Bear in Heaven head to SF as part of their cross-country tour. Beach [...]

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