What’s Happening This Weekend? A Guide To Shows Around The Bay, Mar 24 – 26

Terry Malts are back and coming to Brick + Mortar. Friday, March 24 Terry Malts, Circuits @ Brick + Mortar Hot off the release of their new record, Terry Malts come to the intimate Brick + Mortar. La Misa Negra, Locura @ The New Parish Get ready for an eclectic night, linked together by Latin rhythms. Cola, Mother's Worry @ The Ritz San Jose's trippiest psych outfit play a hometown show at The Ritz. Saturday, March 25 Eliquate @ Milk Bar This Santa Cruz five-piece rolls out rapid-fire rhymes. Catch them in San Francisco Saturday night. Love District, First in [...]

Terry Malts play ‘Killing Time’ at the Bottom of the Hill next week

Five years ago, Slumberland Records released Killing Time, the debut album from San Francisco's Terry Malts. Almost instantaneously, the group became the buzz band of the season. Fourteen fuzzed-out blasts of catchy primitive pop songs and a driving and unpredictable live set earned them the reputation of one of San Francisco's most exciting new bands. "When we started Terry Malts, we were still doing our old band Magic Bullets." vocalist/bassist Phil Benson recalls. "Magic Bullets was pretty austere, and we wanted to do a side project after our drummer and keyboardist left," guitarist Corey Cunningham continues. "We were still paying for [...]

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Review + Photos: The She’s define the Bay Area punk scene at The Independent

The She's (photo: Kristin Cofer) As soon as I got in line, I was surrounded by members of other bands in the Bay Area. From Quaaludes to Jay Som to Bear Call to Sirena Victima to Pardoner. The She's brought out everyone, even people who probably have never played a show together, but all love The She's and the Bay Area scene. After one of the most stressful weeks of the year — already — we all were there together for a band that makes everyone happy, not only when seeing them live, listening to them alone on the 28 bus [...]

Live This Month: October 2016 — an audio guide to upcoming SF concerts

http://media.libsyn.com/media/thebaybridged/LTM_October_2016.mp3 Download: Live This Month: October 2016 (Podcast #394) Support for this podcast is provided by Goldstar. Visit their web site at goldstar.com/thebaybridged In Live This Month, we sample some of the great local and out-of-town bands performing in the coming month in the San Francisco Bay Area. This episode kicks off with a song from Tycho, one of many great acts performing at the 2016 Treasure Island Music Festival. From Saturday opener Kamaiyah through Sunday closer Sigur Rós, both days are stacked at the tenth installment of one of our favorite annual events. The fact that this year's fest [...]

Preview: Terry Malts and Wyatt Blair tear up The Chapel next week

To celebrate the release of his new album, "Point of No Return," Los Angeles singer-songwriter Wyatt Blair will be joining locals Terry Malts at The Chapel in San Francisco next Tuesday. In a recent interview with LA Weekly, the 24-year-old musician describes his music as his alter ego, born out of teenage years spent idolizing his high school's jocks, and channels "the big superhero" that he wishes he was. His new record is '80s stadium rock, conceived and delivered via his bedroom, and as a joint release by big LA garage rock names like Burger Records and Lolipop. Joining him, and making their [...]

Death Records to hold inaugural DEATHSTOCK, a three-day festival in Guerneville this June

If the name didn't already hint at it, DEATHSTOCK isn't a festival for the weak-hearted. To celebrate the first year anniversary of San Francisco-based Death Records' existence, DEATHSTOCK brings together more than 25 bands (on three stages) north of San Francisco in Guerneville, CA, from June 26 to June 28. Featuring a lineup of scuzzy punk acts like Terry Malts and CCR Headcleaner, lo-fi rockers like The Mantles and more dreamier, pop numbers like Death Records' own Tiaras, the festival will play host to a slew of eclectic local acts over a three-day music binge. And although it's in its first year, it's already a [...]

Terry Malts releases “Don’t” from new EP, play Brick & Mortar

(Photo by Gina Clyne) In just a couple weeks, San Francisco punk trio Terry Malts will release their Insides EP via Slumberland, and they recently dropped the heavy "Don't" to give their fans a taste of what's to come on the new record. The trio is adept at not sacrificing a catchy hook in favor of its excessively raucous musings in emotional limbo—between anger and exhilaration, exhaustion and seclusion, and naturally, life and death—and their first new material in a year might be, by their own accord, their most "pop" record yet. However, "Don't" reiterates (resoundingly) that the group is not embracing bubble-gum [...]

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Review: Wednesday Night Live with Jacuzzi Boys, Apache, Greg Ashley, and Terry Malts

In the beginning there were Beach Boys, who begot Soft Boys, and spawned Strange Boys...Now behold: Jacuzzi Boys!------All the way from Miami, FLA, the Boys headlined a very fine Wednesday night at the Rickshaw Stop.  I needed it bad.  Frankly, I was getting sick of San Francisco and all it's vap-O-pens.  Ocotal, Nicaragua is calling to me.  The first city in the world to suffer aerial bombings (guess who dropped 'em?).  They got a festival there in August.  They close down the streets.  Bands come from all over the country and beyond.   It starts at 10pm and ends around 7am.   After breakfast, donkeys in [...]

Bleached and Terry Malts tear up Rickshaw Stop at Noise Pop

Photos by Debra Zeller On Friday night of Noise Pop, Bleached and Terry Malts took over Rickshaw Stop and virtually brought the house down. Early on, fans were treated to a strong opening by San Diego's Tropical Popsicle. In spite of their sunny name, and though on record they’re a little more major-key, live and in-person Tropical Popsicle are a slightly shoegaze-y throwback to echoing, ‘80s dance drone. And oh, did they dance: it was nice to see a crowd really and truly dance for once, not just bob around with their arms firmly folded over their chests. Mystic Braves [...]

Mixtape: Fourteen of the Bay Area's Best Record Labels (Podcast #325)

http://media.libsyn.com/media/thebaybridged/Record_Labels_Mix.mp3 Download: Mixtape: The Bay Area's Best Record Labels (Podcast #325) It's conventional wisdom nowadays that bands no longer need record labels to release music into the world. Still, it would be foolish to think that labels no longer matter. A label association can be a critical stamp of approval for potential new fans; the best labels build audiences' trust to the point that they'll support new artists even before hearing them. All of this is to say nothing, of course, of the distribution services labels can offer, and any financial or booking support they might also provide. In recent [...]

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