The Bay Abridged: Oct 7 — Oct 13

In this recurring feature known as The Bay Abridged, our staff writers will provide short, witty recaps on shows they attended around the Bay Area. A scene check, a heat check, and sometimes more — stop by every Wednesday for the most comprehensive and concise recap of last week's Bay Area concert scene. The Lonely Wild at Bottom of the Hill (SF) Oct. 8 Last Thursday I made the trek up to the city to see The Lonely Wild at Bottom of the Hill. I had been confusing them with both The Wild and Wild Child for the longest time, [...]

First City Festival announces 2014 lineup featuring Beck and The National

As we told you a little while ago, the second iteration of the First City Festival will take place August 23 and 24 at the Monterey County Fair and Event Center. Now the folks behind NorCal's newest summer music fest have announced this year's lineup, and it's nothing short of spectacular, featuring indie legends Beck and The National as headliners, along with the likes of Best Coast, Dawes, Tokyo Police Club, Unknown Mortal Orchestra, and Speedy Ortiz, as well as local faves Geographer, Sleepy Sun, The Family Crest, Doe Eye, Cool Ghouls, and Survival Guide. In addition to performers on [...]

Ticket Giveaway Wednesday: The Lonely Wild @ The Chapel

To enter this contest, with the name of the band and date of the show you’re entering for in the subject line and your full name and email address in the body of the email. A winner will be selected at random and notified via email. Saturday, March 29th The Lonely Wild, Apache Relay, The Soil & The Sun @ The Chapel 9pm, $12, all ages. Buy advance tickets here.

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Cazadero set to release 'Old Friends' LP

Cazadero's criminally under-the-radar Dusk to Dawn was one of my favorite albums of 2012 – from anywhere, not just the Bay Area. The album hit a sweet spot where country, folk, and pop from the 70's meet while still managing to sound fresh and new. Less than a year after Dusk to Dawn was released, they're already back with a follow-up LP, Old Friends. The band shared three tracks from the album on their Bandcamp page, where you can also pre-order a vinyl copy that will ship this summer. It sounds like the album will continue with a similar retro [...]

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