The Bay Abridged: Feb 17 – Mar 1

Gardens & Villa (photo: Jon Ching) In this recurring feature known as The Bay Abridged, our staff writers will provide short, witty recaps on shows they attended around the Bay Area. A scene check, a heat check, and sometimes more — stop by every other Wednesday for the most comprehensive and concise recap of last week's Bay Area concert scene. Sun Foot, Sally Timms, and Quasi at The Chapel (SF) Feb. 17. When Sun Foot began the evening I thought it might be a joke, but by the end of the night they were my new favorite band — DEVO [...]

Noise Pop 2012: Mac McCaughan, Sun Foot, Rachel Haden, Sasha Bell @ Swedish American Hall, 2/23/12

I probably don't even need to say how cool it was to see Mac McCaughan — leader of indie rock legends Superchunk and Portastatic, co-founder of Merge Records — in the intimate setting of the Swedish American Hall. McCaughan definitely played to the audience and the setting. He told us he was going to "try not to fuck it all up" before he got started, and was warm and friendly between songs, even taking some requests (though he did reply "Not gonna happen" when someone shouted out a tune that, well, wasn't going to happen, apparently). It was just Mac [...]

The Bay Bridged Presents: Three Days at the Swedish American Hall!

We're excited to partner with the 2012 Noise Pop Music Festival to present three great days of shows at the Swedish American Hall, with a variety of terrific performers in a wonderful historic space. Get your tickets now! Mac McCaughan of Superchunk, Portastatic, and Merge Records comes to the Swedish for a rare solo performance on Thursday, February 23rd (7pm, $15-17, 21+, Buy Tickets). He'll be joined by Portland's Sun Foot, as well as That Dog/The Rentals' Rachel Haden and The Essex Green's Sasha Bell. Superchunk - "Rope Light (acoustic live on WXDU)" Soggy Moggy by Sun Foot Former San [...]

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