Photos: The Donkeys and the Hold Steady at Great American Music Hall

The Hold Steady (photo: Ria Burman) Supporting the Hold Steady, San Diego surf-chill rockers the Donkeys brought a solid set of sand-daze, beach-haze vibes to Great American Music Hall Friday night. Offering tracks from their new album, Sun Damaged Youth, the Donkeys warmed the crowd up with a mix of feel good sways crescendo-ing into a rock-wailing good time.

Review + Photos: The Donkeys at Hemlock Tavern

The Donkeys (photo: Ria Burman) The Donkeys surf-psych-rock and chilled at Hemlock Tavern on Tuesday night with support from Outer Embassy. Offering an abundance of requests to the audience, the band played a lengthy set full of crowd-pleasing well-knowns, while also delivering new tunes to the mix. Ending their set with an unusually excellent crowd participation component, a drum piece was handed into the audience, sticks were passed, and a drum circle of excellent proportions emerged, interconnecting with the band's performance. At which point, the energy in the room surged, creating a most positive vibe and an unforgettable night. If [...]

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Giveaway: The Donkeys at The Chapel

This weekend brings The Donkeys up from the far reaches of San Diego for a night in the city followed by one more in Santa Cruz at The Crepe Place. Last in the neighborhood in December at Starline, you can expect to hear more from the recent record Midnight Palms. The band rejoined Thom Monahan (Vetiver, Fruit Bats, Devendra Banhart) in the studio for their fifth release. One new addition appeared in Steve Selvidge, also of the The Hold Steady, officially on duty wielding the axe. As usual, the new set of songs make for the ideal soundtrack for an [...]

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Live This Month: June 2016 — an audio guide to upcoming SF concerts Download: Live This Month: June 2016 (Podcast #387) 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. Festival season has begun! In this mix, we've included songs from artists performing at an eclectic set of fests around Northern California, including the Huichica Music Festival, Deathstock II, Burger Boogaloo, and Asian Man Records' 20th anniversary celebration. June is also a big month for new albums from local bands, and we've got some great new songs in this mix from Night School, Whiskerman, Young Moon, [...]

Ticket Giveaway Wednesday: Extra Classic, Portland Cello Project, and more

To enter for a chance to win tickets to any show below, email with the name of the band and the date of the show you’re entering for in the subject line and your full name in the body of the email. Winners will be selected at random and notified via email. Wednesday, January 21st The Donkeys, Extra Classic, And And And @ The Chapel 8pm, $15, all ages. Buy advance tickets here. Friday, January 23rd Shannon & The Clams, Earth Girl Helen Brown, Magic & Naked @ The Chapel 9pm, $18, all ages. Buy advance tickets here. Friday, [...]

Live This Month: January 2010 (Podcast #195)

[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: Long Beach band Avi Buffalo ("What's In It For?") recently released a 7" on Sub Pop with a full length coming out early this year. On Thursday, January 14th they'll be at Bottom of [...]

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