The Bay Bridged Presents: Birds & Batteries’ EP Release Party Sunday!

We've long loved the music of Birds & Batteries, the San Francisco quartet whose two full lengths have mixed electronic sounds, alt-country riffs and swooning melodies to create some great, dynamic rock. The band's appearance on our The Bay Bridged, Volume 2 compilation was pure rock and roll, but they continue to reinvent themselves on the Up To No Good EP, out October 26th, which songwriter Mike Sempert describes as "a spooky-funky adventure." At their EP release show, Birds & Batteries will bring together all of their diverse sounds in one very special performance. The band's first set will focus [...]

Live This Month: November 2009 (Podcast #188)

[podcast][/podcast] 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 twelve great bands playing some excellent shows this month, so head out and see some live music! Subscribe to The Bay Bridged's podcast to get each week's new episode downloaded free to your iTunes! About the bands: Tempo No Tempo ("Kilometer") celebrate the release of their new album Waking Heat on November 5th at the Rickshaw Stop. It's an all local bill also featuring Maus Haus and Man/Miracle. Queens band Freelance [...]

Birds & Batteries EP Release Video & Ticket Giveaway

The Bay Bridged is thrilled to present Birds & Batteries Up To No Good EP release party at Cafe du Nord next Sunday, November 8th. To give you all the details we enlisted band frontman Mike Sempert to put together a small video tutorial: [media id=19 width=400] . We are also giving away a pair of tickets to one lucky fan! To enter, send an e-mail to with your full name and "I want to see Birds & Batteries" in the subject line. The FIFTH person to enter will win! Telegraph Canyon opens the show with DJ Elise (SomaFM) [...]

Hemlock tomorrow: Winter’s Fall, Telegraph Canyon, Manzanita

The Hemlock, bold in their booking style and thankfully so, is hosting a night of high-energy alt-country/folk Thursday (9pm, $7) with local headliners Winter's Fall (Oakland), Telegraph Canyon (TX) and Manzanita. Most can say that Manzanita is a new name to their vocabulary, but anyone with taste in blues, classic rock and Americana can get down with the SF two-piece. Winter's Fall - "Blame" Bay Area-adoring Telegraph Canyon waits patiently until next month when they cross paths with the touring Low Red Land to celebrate the release of their new album The Tide and the Current at home [...]

Last of the Blacksmiths, Telegraph Canyon, Marabelle Phoenix @ the Hotel Utah Saloon – 6/2

On a rainy Tuesday night, I headed out to the Hotel Utah to catch Telegraph Canyon and Last of the Blacksmiths. It was a night out with friends to watch friends play music, and while the camaraderie was indeed great, it was matched by the quality of the music. The Hotel Utah is a great little venue, too, one that I do not visit often enough. Its intimate, multi-tiered space was perfect for the show, inviting the audience to get as close as they wished, with some even going as far as hanging over the balcony railing. Last [...]

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