Review + Photos: Silversun Pickups at the Fox Theater

Silversun Pickups (photo: SarahJayn Kemp) Around 2006 I first read about this “alternative band” in a teen magazine where Daniel Radcliffe (aka Harry Potter) shared his favorite music which, I believe, included the bands Silversun Pickups and Arcade Fire. Soon after, teenage me in the suburbs of LA had Silversun’s song “Lazy Eye” on repeat on my iPod. Fast forward 14 years, I’m in a diverse crowd in the Fox Theater in Oakland watching them live. There are tweens with parents who aren’t merely chaperones. There’s a grandfather in a kaftan, sashaying in wisps of weed. There’s a man in [...]

By |February 13, 2020|Tags: |

Beyond The Bay: Silversun Pickups at Ace of Spades

Silversun Pickups (photo: Patric Carver) Silversun Pickups played to a sold-out crowd at Ace of Spades. Security was very tight, and there was a line winding around the block to get in for the entirety of the opening band's set. However, the wait and the copious security checks proved to be worth it. The Pickups played a beefy set that contained all of the songs that fans wanted to hear. It was an amazing night. The Pickups are masters of distortion. It's massive and overwhelming but in a soothing way. They are the weighted blanket of distortion — consuming and comforting. [...]

By |January 1, 2020|Tags: |

Ticket Giveaway Wednesday: Silversun Pickups, Tino Drima and more

(illustration: Cassidy Miller) To enter for a chance to win tickets to any show below, email 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 19 Max Savage presents Meernaa, Tino Drima, Diana Gameros @ Starline Social Club 8pm, $8. Buy advance tickets here. Friday, October 20 Nick Hakim, Sam Evian, Jimmy Whispers @ The Independent 9pm, $16, 21+. Buy advance tickets here. Saturday, October 21 Nick Hakim [...]

Photos & Review: Silversun Pickups, School of Seven Bells @ The Fox Theater, 9/12/12

Photos by Mark Pantoja Silversun Pickups sounded great Wednesday night at the Fox, and I say that without hesitation, despite the nearly 10-minute-long equipment malfunction that took lead singer/guitarist Brian Aubert's guitar out of action. The band handled the awkward silence that ensued pretty gracefully, noodling around for a bit before playing a guitar-less version of "Three Seed", a sleepy number from their first full-length Carnavas, which ended up sounding pretty cool anyway. Bassist Nikki Monninger and drummer Chris Guanlao held things down while keyboardist Joe Lester's twinkling synths floated on top. Everyone was showcased in a way that the [...]

Ticket Giveaway Thursday: The Hives 9/10/12, Silversun Pickups 9/12/12, Mac DeMarco 9/14/12

It's raining tickets (and raining real rain) here at The Bay Bridged this week. If you're looking for tickets to The Hives, Silversun Pickups and/or Mac DeMarco, you've come to the right place. 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. Monday, September 10th The Hives, Fidlar @ The Fox Theater To win, be the first, second, [...]

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