Ticket Giveaway Wednesday: Moon Duo, Tokyo Police Club 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, September 10th Tokyo Police Club, Max and the Moon @ Great American Music Hall 9pm, $23, all ages. Buy advance tickets here. Thursday, September 10th Moon Duo, Peaking Lights, Britt Govea DJ set @ California Academy of Sciences 6pm, $12, 21+. Buy advance tickets here. Thursday, September [...]

Live This Month: September 2015 — an audio guide to upcoming SF concerts

http://media.libsyn.com/media/thebaybridged/LTM_September_2015.mp3 Download: Live This Month: September 2015 (Podcast #370) 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. How has it taken this long to include Chelsea Wolfe in one of our podcasts? Wolfe started out in Sacramento before relocating to LA, and over the course of four albums has defined a unique mix of heavy doom and gothic folk. "Iron Moon" comes from her new album, Abyss, and it highlights both sides of her sound very well. Speaking of Sacramento, our state capital [...]

The Only Band That Matters: Fat White Family at Rickshaw Stop

Fat White Family London's Fat White Family are the only band that matters. Born in 2011, Fat White Babies really, the six-piece has already won the contest. They got it all. Two guitars, bass, and drums weave VU, Stones and Brian Jonestown Massacre. Keyboards bring an eeerie dark element. But Fat White Family would never be what they are without lead singer Lias Saoudi: sinewy thin with grotesque fashion and just scary enough in a beautiful way. On Monday he came out in a military vest covered in large bullets. Soon he was topless with some poorly sized sweatpants that [...]

Total Trash 2014: The World’s Best Budget Music Fest

Total Trash 2014 came to its filthy climax at Leo's on Halloween and proved once again why it is the world's best budget music festival. Night one was all covers, with headliners Shannon and the Clams playing Metallica. I was never into Metallica, but that has all changed, I have seen the light. The Clams were on fire – hands down the greatest show of their career. They play the Eagle on November 13. Your chances to see The Clams at the Eagle may be very limited – be early or be left outside. The fun continued on Saturday at [...]

Halloween is coming, and so are the tribute bands

Halloween really brings something out of the Bay Area's local bands, because there are a ton of Halloween-themed shows happening this week. But while some groups may throw in a cover or two, or wear costumes on stage, others are going the extra mile and performing full tribute sets celebrating great artists. Tribute bands, as it turns out, likely get a bad rap most of the year because the bands they're celebrating aren't very good; when the right tributes are presented, they sound pretty appealing. Here are five tribute band shows to consider this week. Any other great tribute shows [...]

Videos: Shannon & the Clams on Last Call with Carson Daly

Shannon & the Clams recently made their television debut on Last Call with Carson Daly! Shannon & the Clams - "Into a Dream" (live on Last Call with Carson Daly) Shannon & the Clams - "Hey Willy" (live on Last Call with Carson Daly) Shannon & the Clams - "Sleep Talk" (live on Last Call with Carson Daly) "Into a Dream" and "Hey Willy" are from the band's 2013 LP Dreams in the Rat House, and "Sleep Talk" is the title track from their 2011 LP on 1-2-3-4-Go! Records. Enjoy!

Video: Shannon and the Clams – “Rip Van Winkle” (win tickets!)

Just back from Europe, Shannon and the Clams head to The Chapel this Friday before appearing at Burger Boogaloo in Oakland next month. The band recently released this clip for "Rip Van Winkle," directed by Cody Blanchard, off last year's stellar Dreams in the Rat House. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IYztGih4hSY&feature=youtu.be Want to win tickets to Friday's Chapel show? To enter for a chance to win tickets, email contest@thebaybridged.com with “Shannon and the Clams” in the subject line and your full name in the body of the email. A winner will be selected at random and notified via email. Shannon and the Clams, The Memories, Tomorrow's [...]

Best of 2013: Daniel Senter’s 2013 East Bay highlights

I joined The Bay Bridged staff as a Production Associate last spring, and it has been endlessly enjoyable to be pulled deeper into the sonic recesses of the Bay Area’s various scenes by TBB. As an Oakland resident, my Best of list just happened to trend toward the Bay’s warmer side, so I went with it. A few 2013 East Bay highlights, in no particular order: Glenn Jackson – Morning Swim EP The sounds are bright, breathy, and totally groovy. This three song solo debut from Oakland’s Glenn Jackson is house music to be enjoyed outside – whether on a [...]

Best of 2013: Russell Jelinek's highlights

John Murry (Photo by Amoreena Berg) I don't feel like ranking things, but here are some Bay Area highlights for 2013, limited to artists I wrote about: Favorite Albums: John Murry - Graceless Age: I tried to listen to Graceless Age in the background while doing some work on the computer. It didn't work. Murry punched me in the gut and took me away from whatever I was doing and totally consumed me. The standout "Little Colored Balloons", about Murry's heroin overdose in the Mission, may one of the most heartbreaking songs ever recorded, but there is so much more [...]

The Bay Brewed Artist Q&A: Shannon and the Clams talk "spaghetti western space ballads" and the best in Bay Area music and beer

The Bay Brewed, San Francisco’s only indie rock beer festival, returns on December 7 at Public Works for a third year of great music and beer. Over the next month, we'll catch up with all six of the festival's superb local bands to discuss how beer, music, and the Bay Area all fit together. In this edition, we catch up with Shannon and the Clams' singer and guitarist Cody Blanchard to discuss the band's unique sound, their latest LP, and his favorite Bay Area music, venues, and brews. The Bay Bridged: Your newest album 'Dreams In The Rat House' has been very well [...]

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