The Boulevard Ear; 3/27/12 – In the Hall of the Scandinavian Kings

Welcome back to the Boulevard Ear, a regular feature on The Bay Bridged, where our man about town examines a community's live music offerings over the course of one evening. What is it like to be a show-goer whose experiences are dictated entirely by location? Follow Todd as he explores Bay Area music venues by neighborhood, finding a variety of independent music along the way. It is gloomy without - the wind bitter and persistant, the moisture horizontal and aggressive. Within - in this case the bar of Chow - we push stringy bangs back and revel on. Our esteemed [...]

The Boulevard Ear – 1/13/12: Of Bohemians and Bon Vivants

Welcome back to the Boulevard Ear, a regular feature on The Bay Bridged, where our man about town examines a community's live music offerings over the course of one evening. What is it like to be a show-goer whose experiences are dictated entirely by location? Follow Todd as he explores Bay Area music venues by neighborhood, finding a variety of independent music along the way. The Boulevard Ear ~ Of Bohemians and Bon Vivants While the widespread indignation over gentrification and economic pressure on local artists may be somewhat overwrought (since there is such a lively music scene going on [...]

The Boulevard Ear – 9/1/11: Day Gig

Welcome back to the Boulevard Ear, a regular feature on The Bay Bridged, where our man about town examines a community's live music offerings over the course of one evening. What is it like to be a show-goer whose experiences are dictated entirely by location? Follow Todd as he explores Bay Area music venues by neighborhood, finding a variety of independent music along the way. The Boulevard Ear ~ Day Gig Cannons and Clouds -"Kung-Fu" In our free and democratic society, there comes a time when every young person faces a choice: give up a life of art and start [...]

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The Boulevard Ear: All About Michael McIntosh

Welcome back to the Boulevard Ear, a regular feature on The Bay Bridged, where our man about town examines a community’s live music offerings over the course of one evening. What is it like to be a show-goer whose experiences are dictated entirely by location? Follow Todd as he explores Bay Area music venues by neighborhood, finding a variety of independent music along the way. The Boulevard Ear ~ All About Michael McIntosh The shadows grow long over the lawn at Park Chalet, the lower back half of the historic Beach Chalet on the Great Highway. The band has packed [...]

The Boulevard Ear: Whither Valencia?

Welcome back to the Boulevard Ear, a regular feature on The Bay Bridged, where our man about town examines a community's live music offerings over the course of one evening. What is it like to be a show-goer whose experiences are dictated entirely by location? Follow Todd as he explores Bay Area music venues by neighborhood, finding a variety of independent music along the way. First installment: In the Nethers. The Boulevard Ear ~ Whither Valencia? We flanneurs make a point of wandering many paths – both beaten and neglected - in search of excitement and edification, and we are [...]

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Introducing “The Boulevard Ear,” a new feature exploring SF music one neighborhood at a time

Welcome to the Boulevard Ear, a new regular feature on The Bay Bridged, where our man about town examines a community's live music offerings over the course of one evening. What is it like to be a show-goer whose experiences are dictated entirely by location? Follow Todd as he explores Bay Area music venues by neighborhood, finding a variety of independent music along the way. This first installment took place on February 11, 2011. The Boulevard Ear ~ 2/11/2011: In the Nethers Although we malign the tourists and the so-called bridge and tunnel crowd, they remind us how very fortunate [...]

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