Mallard, Melchior, Wounded Lion @ The Hemlock 2/2/13 plus SXSW preparations!

Last Saturday The Mallard put on their most impressive show to date. With a recent change in lineup, the blond is gone and Dylan is now full time on guitar. The dueling guitar work is sublime. There are Marquee Moon moments rarely heard in live music these days. Dylan and Greer intertwine notes in the best possible way. Although these photos are from last weeks free event at New Parish, the Hemlock show was far superior. The Hemlock's cozy quarters allowed the drums to permeate your every cell. The volume was notched up to just below ear bleed and the [...]

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Ticket Giveaway Wednesday: Thee Oh Sees, Thee Oh Sees, and more Thee Oh Sees

After a brief hiatus, we're back again with Ticket Giveaway Wednesday. Our first TGW of 2013 is a pretty good one -- two chances to see longtime local faves The Oh Sees at The Independent this weekend. To enter any contest submit an email to contest[at]thebaybridged[dot]com with your full name in the body and the concert you’re entering the contest for in the subject line. You may only submit your name once to only one contest. Winners for each show will be decided using the guidelines listed below. Friday, January 11th Thee Oh Sees, Sic Alps, Warm Soda @ The [...]

Adam Widener releases new EP, playing at Monarch 1/10/13

San Francisco's Adam Widener, who once played bass for Bare Wires, is set to release a new EP Gimmee Gimmee Scientific Stuff on January 22nd. A vinyl copy of this album would make a sweet addition to your collection even if it wasn't full of catchy, high-energy garage pop. The album cover is actually an old school 3D image designed by Widener, and the red and blue translucent vinyl functions as 3D glasses. Although the album isn't officially out until the 22nd, you can order it now from the Sexy Baby Records Bandcamp page. Widener will be playing live with [...]

Best of 2012: Mai Le on The Mallard

The first time I saw The Mallard was at a fundraiser at The Lab in April of this year. I went because Thee Oh Sees were on deck to play and The Lab is only 8 minutes from my house. It was super busy at work, so getting away from the computer for an hour or two of live music was a luxury. The Mallard - Over and Under by Thee Oh Sees/ The Mallard When I saw The Mallard‘s instrument set-up I was excited that I made the effort to come out. See, I have this thing for drums [...]

Best of 2012: Lynne Angel on The Mallard

My first experience of The Mallard version 5.0 was at Rock Make this year and I was floored. I have known founding member Greer McGettrick for a while and have followed her musical meanderings since 2006 or so. Not only was I stoked to see her playing with a group that so wholly and completely compliment her melodic sensibilities, but I was also stoked to hear such a cohesive coupling of varying genres and sounds. The Mallard feels new, vital and free. I watched the crowd, fully engaged, tossed around within the tornado of musical vastness and familiarity, blissed out [...]

Fuck You 2012

Has there been a shittier year than 2012? I can't think of one. Fuck you 2012! What a complete waste of time. Really we should strike it from the calendar. We could call it 2011b or something. With that said, here are a few redeeming qualities from the year that should not be named: 2012 did grant me my first chance to see a show at the Henry Miller Library in Big Sur. Oh Big Sur, I love you. Oh Flaming Lips, thank you for bringing me back to Big Sur (and the show at Bimbo's in February was pretty [...]

Mixtape: Twelve Highlights from 2012 (Podcast #295)

Mixtape: Twelve Highlights from 2012 (Podcast #295) "Best of" lists are intrinsically a tricky proposition, but compiling them is made all the more difficult by the San Francisco Bay Area's rich pool of local musical talent. This mixtape compiles twelve of our favorite local performers from this year, all of whom had big years in their respective genres. Limiting the list to twelve meant that a lot of talented folks were left off, but this mix offers a nice sampling of some of the best that 2012 had to offer. Subscribe to The Bay Bridged Podcast! About the bands: Ty [...]

Thee Oh Sees playing two nights at The Independent in January backed by Sic Alps, The Mallard, and Warm Soda

Local favorites Thee Oh Sees recently announced a two-night stand at The Independent on January 11th and 12th, and they didn't scrimp when booking the supporting acts – Sic Alps and Warm Soda open the first night, and Warm Soda returns with The Mallard on night number two. Unless you've been living in a hole, you know that John Dwyer and company had an eventful 2012, releasing their eleventh studio album Putrifiers II, participating in the great tribute to The Velvet Underground & Nico, and dropping a split 7" with The Mallard as part of Brooklyn label Famous Class' LAMC [...]

Win tickets to see Night Beats, The Mallard, and more at Brick and Mortar this Friday, 12/14/12

Now this is what you call a stacked line-up: Night Beats, The Mallard, Cool Ghouls, and The Woolen Men, all playing together at Brick & Mortar this Friday night. It promises to be a seriously psych-rockin' good time. Plus, my man Al Lover will be DJing between sets, so you know shit will be gettin' trippy, with no let up. And we want to send you and a friend for free. To win, be the first person to email me at with "Night Beats" in the subject line and the reason why you are the ultimate psychedelic warrior in [...]

Castle Face Records hosts Christmas benefit show at The Chapel, 12/20/12

Don’t you wish all benefits were this awesome? Castle Face Records, an LA label that's home to some of the Bay’s best bands in recent memory, will host A Very Castle Face Christmas at The Chapel, a benefit show that boasts and expertly-curated lineup and a more than worthy cause. A Very Castle Face Christmas will feature performances by a cast of stellar Bay Area bands: The Mallard, Blasted Canyons, Warm Soda and a featured appearance by Thee Oh Sees. Britt Govea will be at the helm of the DJ booth. Proceeds will benefit the Coalition on Homelessness, one of [...]

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