What’s Happening This Weekend? A Guide To Shows Around The Bay, Dec 9 – Dec 11

Seek cathartic communion at Deep Pools' album release show at Noe Valley Ministry Friday Night. Friday, December 9 Sløtface, Quaaludes, Try The Pie @ Rickshaw Stop - Ghost Ship Benefit Show Sløtface had to change their original band name of Slutface due to social media censorship. All three bands at Rickshaw tonight will be out to, as our writer Tim Draut has so aptly put it, "smash the patriarchy." Hot Flash Heat Wave, The Tambo Rays, The Easies @ Amnesia - Ghost Ship Benefit Show Brother-sister duo The Tambo Rays are back after the sister portion of the group, Sara DaMert, took [...]

Mixtape: New Directions in San Francisco Bay Area Punk

This mixtape was first published on KQED.org. http://media.libsyn.com/media/thebaybridged/2016_Punk_Mixtape.mp3 Download: Mixtape: Rocking the Latest in San Francisco Bay Area Punk (Podcast #397) From the Dead Kennedys and Crime to Operation Ivy and Green Day -- to say nothing of countless pioneering and influential bands -- the Bay Area's punk legacy looms large over the genre. Even today, a wide variety of local bands continue to breathe new life into punk's many forms, with groups like Joyride!, Los Huaycos, and Butanna offering up vital new takes on pop-punk, skate-punk, and politically-charged punk rock, respectively. Equally impressive, though, are the sizable number of [...]

Interview: Quaaludes share their safe space and addictive energy

Quaaludes. Left to right: Morgan, Aimee, Susie, Courtney The first time I saw Quaaludes was at Think and Die Thinking. For me, that festival was a welcoming into a better world, one where I wasn't the odd one out. I actually felt at home there — maybe it was because I really wasn't that far from home. Maybe it was the fact that when I walked in, there was a panel of indigenous, Latin@ and Pacific Islanders speaking about feeling a type of dsyphoria not only with your family but with people who listen to the same as [...]

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Review: Colleen Green, Upset at the Rickshaw Stop

In a world afraid of adulting, Colleen Green is ready to grow up. “OK, no more goofing around,” she said to an adoring crowd last night at the Rickshaw as she headed into her last song, “I Want To Grow Up,” off the album of the same name. The night's set list was culled directly from her new record, and played at fairly fast clip (the show started at 9 and was out by 11:15), in keeping with the hurry-up-and-get-it-over-with attitude she exhibits toward reaching adulthood. A few minutes before, she shuffled onto the stage, stoop-shouldered and hands in her [...]

Noise Pop 2015: Check out all of our festival coverage!

Jessica Pratt at The Chapel (Photo Credit: Jon Ching)   Got any plans for the weekend? If you're like us, you're still recovering from the week that was Noise Pop 2015, and you're not quite ready to wrap your brain another show-filled weekend. Well, if you'd rather stay in this weekend, wear your pajamas around the clock (don't forget Daylight Savings Time starts Saturday night), drink some herbal tea, and go on a Netflix binge, we don't blame you. But, at the very least, you can relive some of the best moments from Noise Pop with this wrap-up of all [...]

The Best of the Rest, 10/03/2014 (Quaaludes, Cocktails, & more)

Quaaludes (source) It's time for our roundup of all those highlights from the last couple weeks that we weren't able to feature on their own – here's the best of the rest, as determined by The Bay Bridged editors. City-based quartet Quaaludes dropped their Nothing New EP on September 18, and it's yet another 12 minutes of furiously-paced, rage-driven, soul-baring punk rock: Nothing New by Quaaludes The creators of The Bay Bridged's Featured Album for September, Cocktails, surprised everyone with a previously unreleased nugget entitled "Tonic Nights". The track was recorded during the sessions for their excellent LP Adult Life [...]

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

http://media.libsyn.com/media/thebaybridged/LTM_September_2014.mp3 Download: Live This Month: September 2014 (Podcast #345) 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 dig back-to-basics noise pop -- the kind of indie rock that's propelled by great hooks, not trends and hype -- you're in luck this month. Scottish trio PAWS just released Youth Culture Forever, and the band's tight songs are matched by a live ferocity. Another trio crafting explosive, 90s-influenced rock is Slothrust; the Brooklyn band's Of Course You Do arrived earlier this year. As [...]

Premiere: Watch Quaaludes’ eerie dolls come to life in “Blood On The Ice”

Last I saw Quaaludes was over the summer when lead singer Aimee Belden crawled and writhed on the floor with outstretched talons at the Stork Club, a venue infamous for cheap punk shows.  Now they're releasing their first music video ever for "Blood On The Ice", and we called dibs for an exclusive premiere. Completely unrestrained at any given moment, Quaaludes is all female, garage-punk, and drenched in tongue-in-cheek patriarchal symbolism. The name of the band references the '70s incestuous cult classic Valley of the Dolls where "dolls" is a slang word for pills while also representing women who are treated like [...]

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