What we love about Treasure Island's Sunday lineup: Haim, Real Estate, & more

Every year, Treasure Island Music Festival brings two days' worth of scenic music consumption to that island out in the Bay. The way the booking pans out, Saturday rounds up most of the electronic and dance-inducing performers of the weekend, leaving Sunday for indie rock enthusiasts. This year's lineup looks slightly different. Especially for those who enjoy electronic music, the second day lineup for this year's festival is experiencing a slight spillover of said genre artists -- including the relentlessly innovative Animal Collective, the aggressively pop-electro duo Sleigh Bells, and the current king of electronic pop, James Blake. Full disclosure: [...]

Mixtape: Fourteen Songs about Love for Valentine's Day (Podcast #300)

Mixtape: Fourteen Songs about Love for Valentine's Day (Podcast #300) In case you've managed to avoid this news until now, February 14th is Valentine's Day, the greeting card industry holiday that can compel even the least romantic to confront the topic of love. Over the past few years, plenty of our favorite indie rockers have explored the excitement and complications of love in terrific songs. Here, we've collected fourteen tracks about love's many facets, including the swooning romanticism of Real Estate, Cass McCombs, and Bare Wires. Affairs of the heart don't always end well, however, and the mix also offers [...]

Australia's Twerps on tour with Real Estate, playing Great American tonight, 4/24/12

For their self-titled debut LP, Australia’s Twerps embrace the musical antecedents of that region -- Aussie bands like Go-Betweens and The Church, and the Kiwi Dunedin Sound championed by Flying Nun Records (based out of Christchurch, actually) and Xpressway -- as well as the band’s contemporaries. Twerps is a collection of eleven simple and endearing pop songs. On the sing-along track, "Who Are You," perhaps a nod to the pub-rock scene popularized in the 1980s, the band is joined by members of Eddy Current Suppression Ring, Beaches, and Panel of Judges all chorusing, "We'll get drunk/ We'll get stoned/ We'll [...]

2012 Woodsist Fest tickets go on sale at noon today: Woods, Real Estate, Thee Oh Sees and more!

Tickets for the 2012 Woodsist Fest go on sale today at noon, and if you've ever wanted to see awesome music in a beautiful natural setting, you should snap up passes before they quickly disappear. The festival takes place on August 4th and 5th at the Henry Miller Library in Big Sur, and it features ten awesome bands, including Woods, White Fence, Real Estate, Thee Oh Sees, The Fresh & Onlys, and more. Check out our recap of last year's festival if you're on the fence, then grab tix at noon via FolkYeah.com. Here's the full two-day lineup: Saturday, August [...]

Ticket Giveaway Wednesday: Holy Ghost!, Real Estate, James & Evander, Austra, NASA

To enter any contest submit an email to contest[at]thebaybridged[dot]com 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 once to only one contest. Winners for each show will be decided using the guidelines listed below. Thursday, November 10th Holy Ghost!, Jessica 6, Eli Escobar @ Slim's To win a pair of tickets to the show be the SECOND person to enter! The show starts at 8pm, $16, 6+. Purchase advance tickets here. Friday, November 11th Real Estate, Big Troubles @ Slim's To win a [...]

Recommended, 11/7-11/13: Keep Shelly in Athens, Real Estate, Ty Segall, Kelley Stoltz

Every Monday, we'll be offering you early picks for some of the week's best concerts. Do you think we omitted something worthwhile? Let us know in the comments! Be sure to visit our Local Concert Calendar for an expanded set of daily listings. Keep Shelly in Athens on first US tour Electronic pop duo Keep Shelly in Athens are currently on their first US tour, which comes to The Independent on November 9th with Kisses and a DJ set by Blackbird Blackbird. The band's latest release is the Our Own Dream EP. Keep Shelly in Athens - "DIY" Kisses – [...]

Live This Month: November 2011 – an audio guide through SF concerts this month (Podcast #260)

Live This Month: November 2011 (Podcast #260) 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. The November concert schedule offers a chance to check out the artists behind some big recent releases, as bands like M83, Wild Flag, and Real Estate arrive in support of well-received new albums. Locally, a diverse assortment of acts are launching new releases of their own, including the classic-leaning rock and roll of Zodiac Death Valley, The Northern Key's singer-songwriter pop, and the raucous art-rock of Wet Illustrated. [...]

Photos: Best set goes to Melted Toys, with Real Estate and Dominant Legs @ The Independent, 8/2/11

At Tuesday night's Independent show with Dominant Legs and Melted Toys, Real Estate pulled together a tighter, more engaging set than they did in the Big Sur woods over the weekend. Hunched over and adoringly strumming, they concluded their Bay Area visit with the three-part harmonies people over the weekend were dying for on "Green River" and "Suburban Beverage." It was a lovely set, but openers Melted Toys won the evening with one of their best performances to date. They unveiled a few new songs that added a little more flavor to their 80s sound, testing out an acoustic guitar [...]

Photos & Recap: 2011 Woodsist Fest in Big Sur, 7/30-7/31/11

Photos by Nicole Browner and Ben Van Houten Last weekend in Big Sur, Woodsist Records and (((folkYEAH!))) teamed up to present the sublimely wonderful 2011 Woodsist Fest. These photos showcase most of the many bands that played at the Fernwood Resort and Henry Miller Library, but they just can't come close to capturing the natural beauty of Big Sur that enveloped the weekend. Musically, the highlights were many. The new Real Estate songs have me really excited about the new record. The Fresh and Onlys and Woods should figure out some way to tour in their "Big Band" configuration. Also, [...]

Real Estate’s new single, tour stops in Big Sur and at the Independent

Real Estate spent a good part of this year keeping quiet about their upcoming plans, including the move to Domino Records along with all of their side projects' catalogs. Just last week they shared "It's Real" from their upcoming Domino debut, Days, on the shelves October 18. Pick up the 7" single for "It's Real" as early as September 27, and enjoy a re-recording of another new one, "Blue Lebaron" (demo recording was posted in January via Pitchfork). Real Estate - "Blue Lebaron" Real Estate - "It's Real" The Bay Area has the lucky chance to preview a lot of [...]

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