What’s Happening This Week? A Guide To Shows Around The Bay, Feb 20 ― Feb 23

Diet Cig is set to play Brick & Mortar this Wednesday night. Monday, February 20 Cloud Nothings, Kid Trails @ The Independent Start your Noise Pop week off strong with extraordinarily loud garage punk band Cloud Nothings. Tuesday, February 21 Weyes Blood @ Swedish American Music Hall Weyes Blood: mournful instrumentation, vocals drenched in a blue hue, and a name derived from the Flannery O'Connor novel Wise Blood. Tino Drima, Spooky Mansion @ Bender's Bar and Grill TBB writer Hailey Simposon explains Tino Drima "is a six-piece super-group of sorts, featuring members of O (fka Black Cobra Vibers), French Cassettes, and [...]

Live This Month: January 2017 — an audio guide to upcoming SF concerts

http://media.libsyn.com/media/thebaybridged/LTM_January_2017.mp3 Download: Live This Month: January 2017 (Podcast #399) 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. When it comes to concerts, January is starting 2017 off strong, with a whole bunch of great shows happening locally over the coming month. Oakland prog-inspired band Once & Future Band is celebrating a new album, as is SF singer-songwriter Mark Eitzel. We've also included songs from locals The Sunset Shipwrecks, Russell E. L. Butler, Sarah Bethe Nelson, and Richie Cunning. Worth noting: Nelson and Cunning [...]

Mixtape: The Musical World of Kelley Stoltz

This post first ran on KQED.org. http://media.libsyn.com/media/thebaybridged/Kelley_Stoltz_Mixtape.mp3 Download: Mixtape: The Musical World of Kelley Stoltz (Podcast #389) If one were only to consider his consistently strong solo albums, San Francisco musician Kelley Stoltz would rightly be labeled an impressive talent. Over the past decade and a half, he's released seven LPs of finely-tuned rock-pop for labels that include Castle Face, Third Man, and Sub Pop. Influenced by classic artists like The Kinks and The Beach Boys, Stoltz conveys a unique and ever-evolving interest in pop mixed with elements of psychedelia and garage rock. Even more impressively, his solo albums have [...]

Mixtape: 2015 Highlights from San Francisco Bay Area Indie Music

http://media.libsyn.com/media/thebaybridged/2015_Highlights_Mix.mp3 Download: Mixtape: 2015 Highlights from San Francisco Bay Area Indie Music (Podcast #377) At The Bay Bridged, we always bristle a little at the prospect of attempting to sum up a full year of the local independent music scene in a single retrospective podcast mixtape. Such a challenge is especially difficult in a place like the Bay Area, where year in, year out, a wide variety of talented local musicians release compelling and impressive albums, a great many of which gain acclaim well beyond the Bay's borders. Instead of trying to identify some objective list of the "ten best" [...]

Ticket Giveaway Wednesday: El Ten Eleven, Sarah Bethe Nelson and more

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 and notified via email. Thursday, October 15th El Ten Eleven, Sego @ Great American Music Hall 8pm, $18, all ages. Buy advance tickets here. Saturday, October 17th Kero Kero Bonito plus Vinyl Williams, Professional Fans DJs @ Swedish American Hall 9pm, $16, 21+. Buy advance tickets here. Sunday, October 18th Atlas Sound, [...]

Mixtape: Fourteen San Francisco Bands to Watch in 2015

http://media.libsyn.com/media/thebaybridged/Bands_To_Watch_2015.mp3 Download: Mixtape: Fourteen San Francisco Bands to Watch in 2015 (Podcast #357) What does 2015 have in store for San Francisco Bay Area music? Using our very scientific prognostication tools, this mixtape seeks to answer that question, highlighting emerging bands in a number of genres that are poised to have breakout years. Some have upcoming albums or tours, while others are continuing to gain acclaim from their 2014 releases. Whatever the case, these are fourteen local bands to watch this year. Many of them are new to our podcast, and all of them are worth checking out in the [...]

Sarah Bethe Nelson’s Fast-Moving Clouds LP coming out on Burger

Photo: Anthony Hall Before we tell you more about Sarah Bethe Nelson's new LP, just take a moment to listen to the album's first single, "Paying". https://soundcloud.com/burgerrecords/sarah-bethe-nelson-paying Damn! Is that a breakup song or what?!? She's heartbroken and you get the feeling she hates to do what she's about to do, but dammit, she's gonna be strong. The vivid picture she paints and unique way to tell off of this no-good bum of an ex bring the story together just perfectly. And oh yeah, she and her band make some beautiful sounds in the process. Nelson, who you may recognize [...]

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The Western Family Orchestra launches live radio series

The Western Family Orchestra, a collection of local musicians whose core members include Lee Bob Watson (Aficionado/Happy Mayfield), Gabe Nelson (Cake), Tom Heyman (Court and Spark, Chuck Prophet) and more, have been holding regular performances at the Make-Out Room for some time now, inviting guest musicians to join their group renditions of each others' songs and covers. The WFO recently announced that they will be producing a monthly series of live radio programs at the Make-Out for KVMR (Nevada City), featuring "a variety of regional and national acts in [the WFO's] casual West Coast Opry format." Kelley Stoltz [...]

Weekend Mix: 7/2-7/5

Thursday: Moondoggies, Harbours, Sarah Bethe Nelson @ The Rickshaw Stop Harbours - "Situation" Thursday: Double Dagger, Awesome Tapes From Africa (DJ), Mi Ami, Beast Of Thought, Psychic Reality @ The Knockout Mi Ami - "New Guitar" Friday: The Heavenly States, Boatclub, The West Of, The Dashing Suns @ The Uptown in Oakland The Heavenly States - "The Race" Saturday: Birdmonster, Two Sheds, Low Red Land, Finn Riggins, D Numbers, Birds & Batteries, Writer, Murray The Thief @ El Rio Writer - "Try and Stop Me" Sunday: Weather Pending @ Mojito's in North [...]

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