Cocktails and The Tambo Rays to play the Hemlock this Thursday, 7/5/12
Two promising San Francisco bands — Cocktails and The Tambo Rays — are joining up for a one-off gig at the Hemlock this Thursday, July 5th. Fellow SF lo-fi pop outfit PreTeen was supposed to play as well, but Cocktails frontman Patrick Clos recently confirmed that they were no longer part of the bill. Cocktails, self-described purveyors of "slop pop," recently recorded a handful of demos that they uploaded to SoundCloud individually and then together as a sort of digital EP under the title The Bedroom Sessions. Included among those demos is the dirty guitar-driven track "Tear It To Pieces", [...]
April's Best: Our favorite Bay Area songs from the blog last month
Here's our latest month-in-review mix collecting some our favorite new (or new to us) songs recently posted on the website. So much good stuff came our way in April that we've actually got a two-part mix of blog songs this time. As always, we've included links below to download each of these songs individually. Mixtape: Best of the Blog April 2012 (Part 1) Mixtape: Best of the Blog April 2012 (Part 2) Tracklisting: Mix 1 1. Exray's - "Ancient Thing" 2. PreTeen - "Nueva York Is Too Far (from me)" 3. Swiftumz - "Willy" 4. Big Drag - "Let You [...]
Download PreTeen's 'Squeeze' now
Squeeze by PreTeen SF's PreTeen has released a new cassette EP, collecting eleven lo-fi pop songs from one of our favorite emerging indie pop bands. Apparently, the group is working on new material, which is good news, as is the fact that you can download Squeeze for free via Bandcamp.
Mixtape: Twenty Bands at Noise Pop 20 (Podcast #271)
Mixtape: Twenty Bands at Noise Pop 20 (Podcast #271) Noise Pop 20 is just weeks away. From February 21st through the 26th, over one hundred bands will take over SF's venues for six days celebrating independent music. True to form, this year's Noise Pop Festival includes an eclectic mix of veterans and emerging artists, and you'd be wise to buy your tickets soon, because many shows are starting to sell out. To get familiar with many of the bands performing at Noise Pop this year, here's the first of two mixtapes showcasing music from performing artists. To find out when [...]
Saturday, 11/19: Food drive show at El Rio with Melted Toys, PreTeen
Keep it Nice by PreTeen Saturday, November 19th at El Rio (2-8pm, $7 or $5 with a can of food), the folks at Night Fog Reader are presenting a great show/food drive for the Dolores Shelter Program, a shelter for working homeless men. Bring canned food to help the shelter, use the $2 you'll save on admission to buy beer, and enjoy performances by Melted Toys, PreTeen, TINT and La Feline. That's some good stuff!
Taking Stock of October: Fourteen of our favorite songs from the blog last month
If you're anything like me, you know how difficult it can be to keep track of all of the new music that's constantly floating around the Internet. Here's our latest month-in-review mix collecting some our favorite new (or new to us) songs recently posted on the website. Gathered in the mix are fourteen new tracks from Bay Area bands that were posted on TheBayBridged.com in October, with links below to download each of them individually. The Bay Bridged - Best of the Blog October 2011 Mixtape Tracklisting: 1. PreTeen - "Left Hand Blues" 2. Wax Idols â€“ "Gold Sneakers" 3. [...]
Listen to ‘Keep It Nice,’ the debut EP from SF’s PreTeen
Keep it Nice by PreTeen A band name like PreTeen makes looking for more information online feel like a dangerous, FBI-baiting gamble, but this young SF group's Keep It Nice EP offers some seriously catchy, offbeat jangle-pop. The band's giving away the five-song set on Bandcamp, and I encourage you to download it now. As the poster above shows, PreTeen is performing with The Tambo Rays and Baby Talk at the Hotel Utah on October 18th (8pm, $6). Preteen is no longer able to play this set - LENZ will be playing instead.