11th Annual Sleepless Nights: A Tribute to Gram Parsons & Cosmic American Music at Great American, 1/12/2012

Sleepless Nights headliner Red Meat A long list of Bay area artists will honor Gram Parsons Saturday at the Great American Music Hall for the "11th Annual Sleepless Nights: A Tribute to Gram Parsons & Cosmic American Music". Event organizer and member of Sweet Chariot Eric Shea explains what "cosmic American music" meant to Parsons. "Music writers wanted to call him country-rock, but he pushed back and challenged them to listen more closely so they can hear the soul, gospel, Americana, blues and rock that all blended together into one grand sound," says Shea. "Cosmic American music was his vision [...]

Ticket Giveaway Wednesday: The Soft White Sixties, The Trophy Fire, ArnoCorps, Sweet Chariot

To enter any contest submit an email to contest[at]thebaybridged.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 to one contest. Winners for each show will be decided using the guidelines listed below. Friday, January 7th The Soft White Sixties/The Trophy Fire (co-headline), Bird by Bird, Beta State @ Great American Music Hall To win a pair of tickets to the show be the SECOND person to enter! The show starts at 8pm, $11, 6+. Purchase advance tickets here. Saturday, January 8th ArnoCorps, Judgement [...]

Gram Parsons Tribute Concert @ GAMH Friday

Sleepless nights make for tired days, and a life without Gram Parsons would be a life without alt-country as we know it. The Sleepless Nights series here in San Francisco was started eight years ago by Eric Shea as a tribute to the late great musician. "Sleepless Nights" is the title of Parsons' 1976 posthumous album of covers and unreleased Grievous Angel tracks, as Parsons died of a drug overdose in 1973 at the age of 26. In his heyday, Parsons managed to bridge the gap between country and rock and roll, paving the way for bands and artists like [...]

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