Best of 2016: Patric Carver’s concert photos of the year

A Very Bloody Misfit Cabaret (photo: Patric Carver) Editor's note: Patric Carver is a new addition to The Bay Bridged photography team and in a short amount of time has already amassed an impressive number of photos from some shows in and around the Bay Area.  He has also covered some unique music events that you can see in his gallery below, which includes selections from cabaret shows. Here are 14 of his favorite photos he took from the year, all unique and of quite a few different bands and acts from the last few months.

Dancing whilst damning the world: Tancred to perform at Rickshaw Stop

Photo by Chloe Aftel In pop-punk, a songwriter "maturing" can be a double-edged sword: we associate age with earned perspective, but that perspective can dull the urgency of an artist’s original voice. The lead songwriters of pop-punk’s former throne-bearers Blink-182 split up over an identity crisis oscillating between taking themselves too seriously and refusing to say anything serious at all. Rarely do artists strike the right balance of external irreverence and internal transparency, and that’s why pop-punk has had such a difficult time acquiring any critical credibility throughout the genre's lifespan. The difference between intimacy and melodrama is all in [...]

By |May 20, 2016|Tags: |

Q&A: Sadie from Speedy Ortiz is living the female emo kid’s dream

I have been a fan of Speedy Ortiz since the first time I heard "No Below," got it stuck in my head, and listened to the album for a week. What really made me love the band was reading Sadie Dupuis's perspective. Not only on how the band came about but about being female, demisexual, and queer in the music scene. Her perspective was so important to me, because I had never read or met anyone with a experiences so similar to my own. Sadie was obsessed with same bands as I was when I was young too, following everything [...]

Lift up the Monday blues with Tancred’s latest single “Bed Case”

Tancred (Photo by Chloe Aftel) There's a 1% chance that Tancred's new record Out of the Garden is all a beautiful April Fool's joke. It's just what happens with releases slated to come out on April 1st, right? But what we know for certain is that Minneapolis' Jess Abbott, also of the band Now, Now, is making power pop gold as Tancred with new single "Bed Case." The song wastes no time in setting things up: a cutting guitar hook starts it off right off the bat, snarling through the tight drums and letting the listener know that they're all in. Knowing that the [...]

By |February 29, 2016|Tags: |
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