Ticket Giveaway: Kelley Stoltz record release show at The Chapel

Kelley Stoltz released his new record Double Exposure this week via Jack White's Third Man Records (order your copy here), and he's celebrating Saturday night at The Chapel with The Mantles and veterans of the '60s San Francisco psychedelic scene Sopwith Camel. The fine folks at Valencia Street's newest venue were nice enough to provide us with a pair of ducats for one lucky reader of The Bay Bridged. Following Double Exposure's first single, the fantastically tripped-out proto-psych song "Kim Chee Taco Man", Stoltz recently dropped the album's title track, a rockin' garage pop gem that's decidedly more uptempo than [...]

The Mantles premiere video for "Hello"

Oakland-SF’s The Mantles have released a video for “Hello,” off their record, Long Enough to Leave, out now on Slumberland Records. Picked up by Brooklyn Vegan, the “Hello” video is directed by Hannah Lew of San Francisco’s Grass Widow. (You may also notice guest star Kelley Stoltz at the piano.) It's a little bit trippy and a little bit goofy, but still looks really fun. In just a few days, The Mantles will start an East coast tour with dates from MA to D.C. If you’re going to be over there in the next week or two, you can check [...]

By |July 9, 2013|Tags: |

Review & Photos: The Bats, The Mantles, Legs @ Rickshaw Stop, 6/14/13

For the first time, the flag of New Zealand waved triumphantly at the Rickshaw Stop. Pass the Ringo, the debut LP from Oakland's Legs just came out in April. The band was the perfect choice to open the evening on Friday night. Guitarist Matt Bullimore is originally from New Zealand and the band creates a refreshing reinvention of the Flying Nun sound rarely heard around these parts. Male/female vocals, shimmering guitars and perfect keyboard fills. The crowd loved 'em and responded with the best dance scene of the evening. This is not just another Oakland garage band. Buy the record. [...]

By |June 17, 2013|Tags: , , |

Ticket Giveaway Wednesday: Jonathan Wilson, The Mantles, The Bats and more

To enter this contest, submit an email to contest[at]thebaybridged.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 will be chosen at random and will be awarded one pair of tickets unless otherwise noted. Thursday, June 13th Radar Brothers, Ola Podrida, Reliics @ Cafe du Nord 8:30, $14, 21+. Buy advance tickets here. Thursday, June 13th Jonathan Wilson, Kelley Stoltz, DJ selections by Andy Cabic @ The Chapel 9pm, $17, all ages. Buy advance tickets here. Friday, June [...]

Live This Month: June 2013 — an audio guide through SF concerts this month (Podcast #307)

Live This Month: June 2013 — an audio guide through SF concerts this month (Podcast #307) 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. A whole slew of great Bay Area bands are celebrating the release of new albums this month, and we've included songs from a number of them in this episode. As we say in the show, The Mantles have long been one of our favorite local bands, and early cuts from Long Enough To Leave indicate it's another winner from [...]

The Mantles – "Shadow of Your Step"

The Mantles continue to release a steady stream of tracks off their forthcoming sophomore LP Long Enough to Leave, out June 18 Slumberland, this time dropping the laid back slow burner "Shadow of Your Step". Following "Brown Balloon" and "Hello", "Shadow of Your Step" dials the tempo way down, shimmering in the light for four serene minutes of entrancing garage pop beauty. The track premiered Monday on Stereogum (which inexplicably reported that the track was the first release off Long Enough to Leave), but you can listen below. And don't forget to check out The Mantles' June tour opener at [...]

By |May 29, 2013|Tags: |

The Mantles release new single "Hello", record release show at Rickshaw Stop, 6/14/13

The Mantles' new LP Long Enough to Leave is slated for release on June 18 via Slumberland, and they're streaming another track, "Hello", off that forthcoming effort, the band's second full-length. "Hello" debuted on Pitchfork last week, full of washed out '60s garage rock psychedelia, but frontman Mike Oliveres dropped the borderline punk rock sneer found in the Bay Area-based quartet's previous single "Brown Balloon", opting for a more laid back and almost blasé feel. Listen to "Hello" and get full details on The Mantles' record release party at Rickshaw Stop and upcoming East Coast tour below. The Bats, The [...]

By |May 17, 2013|Tags: |

The Mantles – "Brown Balloon"

It's been far too long since we last heard from The Mantles, but the band has reemerged with a new LP, Long Enough To Leave, coming out on Slumberland Records. "Brown Balloon" is the first single from the Kelley Stoltz-recorded set, which drops on June 18th, just a few days after the band's record release show at the Rickshaw Stop. The Bats, The Mantles, Legs Rickshaw Stop June 14, 2013 9pm, $15-17

By |April 12, 2013|Tags: |

The Mantles headline Engine Works 2/11/12 with Pamela, Rat Columns

An all-too-long hiatus has finally ended for local rockers The Mantles. After playing Oakland's 1-2-3-4 Go! Records on January 28th, they return to San Francisco this Saturday, February 11th at Engine Works (9pm, $5). Presented by Positive Destruction, the show also features sets by Pamela (celebrating their EP release) and Rat Columns. Chasms is no longer on the bill. Significant time off has paved the way for new Mantles material, as they reportedly showcased a good amount of it during the Oakland gig. Check out a clip of "Lily Never Married" from that show below, and let's all hope they're [...]

By |February 9, 2012|Tags: |
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