Recommended, 6/27-7/4: El Rio Fourth of July, Neko Case/Dodos, Ty Segall, Sonny and the Sunsets/Calvin Johnson, Lumerians

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. The Bay Bridged Presents: Fourth of July at El Rio! Okay, so there are a bunch of good shows coming up, but wherever you plan to spend your time this weekend, make sure to cap it off with the Sixth Annual El Rio Big Time Freedom Fest at El Rio on July 4th (3pm, $8, 21+), featuring [...]

Huichica Music Festival brings J Mascis, Sonny and the Sunsets and Fruit Bats to Sonoma winery

The Gundlach Bundschu Winery in Sonoma just announced the lineup for its second annual Huichica Music Festival on Saturday, June 4th (2-11pm). The show features eight bands on two stages, including headliners Fruit Bats, J Mascis, and Sonny and the Sunsets. Have you heard that new J Mascis mostly-acoustic record, Several Shades of Why? It's quite stunning. J Mascis - "Not Enough" In addition to the big three, also performing are Richard Swift, These United States, Breathe Owl Breathe, Tu Fawning and David Williams. Fruit Bats - "My Unusual Friend" Breathe Owl Breathe - "Swimming" Okay, so it sounds awesome, [...]

Recommended, 3/28-4/3: Hunx and his Punx, Salem/The Soft Moon, Lady Lazarus and more

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. Hunx and his Punx celebrate Too Young To Be In Love Hunx and his Punx are throwing a record release show on Saturday night to celebrate the band's new album, Too Young To Be In Love. The group's first studio album, Too Young was recorded in New York by Ivan Julian of Richard Hell and the Voidoids, [...]

Download: True Panther releases “Finally Champions” comp featuring new music from a ton of Bay Area bands

The folks at True Panther have just released a remarkable compilation of new and unreleased music from Bay Area bands, with the dual purposes of celebrating the Giants' recent World Series victory and benefiting the SF Coalition on Homelessness. It's only $1, and it's full of songs from SF's best, including previously unreleased tracks from Ty Segall, Nodzzz, Sonny and the Sunsets and many, many more. Head to True Panther for more details.

Live This Month: October 2010 (Podcast #232)

Live This Month: October 2010 (Podcast #232) Every month, we dedicate the first week's podcast to highlighting some of the great local and out-of-town bands performing soon in the San Francisco Bay Area. We've got ten great bands playing some excellent shows around the Bay in October, so head out and see some live music! Subscribe to The Bay Bridged Podcast to get each week's new episode downloaded free to iTunes! About the bands: Ireland's So Cow ("Ain't No Fun") released one of my favorite records this year in Meaningless Friendly. SF's The Wrong Words and Neighbors support them at [...]

Ticket Giveaway: Jenny + Johnny kick off tour in SF with Farmer Dave Scher, Sonny + the Sunsets, Ganglians

The lovechild of musicians Jenny Lewis and Jonathan Rice, dubbed Jenny and Johnny, will kick off their national tour today in Northern California. The couple's tour begins in Santa Cruz at the Rio Theater with Ganglians and Farmer Dave Scher, then comes to the Great American for two nights thanks to Folk Yeah. Both nights also include great local acts: 9/3: Great American Music Hall with Farmer Dave Scher, Sonny & the Sunsets 9/4: Great American Music Hall with Famer Dave Scher, Ganglians We caught a Farmer Dave Scher show a few months ago; read the review here. Jenny and [...]

Sunday: All-local garage bill of the summer, with Ty Segall, Grass Widow, Sonny & The Sunsets + The Baths

Don't miss the official release party for Ty Segall's Melted, this Sunday at Bottom of the Hill (8pm, $8/10, All Ages), featuring the ridiculously excellent supporting lineup of Grass Widow, Sonny & The Sunsets, and The Baths. Via Stereogum, here's a new one from Grass Widow, off the band's upcoming album Past Time: Grass Widow - "Shadow"

Sonny and the Sunsets sign to Fat Possum

After participating in Noise Pop, the Bay Area Takeover, the In a Cloud compilation, and spearheading the 100 Records Project, Sonny and the Sunsets (feature podcast) can add another notch of success to 2010. Sonny and crew have officially signed to Fat Possum, and are set to release Tomorrow is Alright on August 31st. Sonny & the Sunsets - "Too Young to Burn" Help Sonny and the Sunsets toast their accomplishments on June 27th at Bottom of the Hill, where the band will be playing a fantastic bill with the Baths, Grass Widow, and Ty Segall (8:00 pm, $8/advance, $10/door, [...]

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