Giveaway: The Pains of Being Pure at Heart at the Chapel

(photo: Ebru Yildiz) Indie pop royals The Pains of Being Pure at Heart  return to San Francisco to play the Chapel with The Courtneys on September 26. The reason I call them royals is because of how over the years their sound, a unique mix of twee, has been preserved. Now, what is twee? Twee: Indie Pop leaning in the DIY direction, tending to be melodic and happily depressing. Music that is not ashamed of the gooey and sad feelings that we all hold. Sometimes too happy, too cute, and still so good. Pains leans more on the happily depressing side. [...]

Ticket Giveaway Wednesday: Of Montreal, SBTRKT and more

To enter for a chance to win tickets to any show below, email contest@thebaybridged.com 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, October 15th of Montreal, Pillar Point, Battlehooch @ Great American Music Hall 8pm, $21, all ages. Buy advance tickets here. Thursday, October 16th O (formerly Black Cobra Vipers), Cash for Gold, Taxes, Bed @ Slim's 8pm, $13, all ages. Buy advance tickets here. Friday, October 17th [...]

Ticket Giveaway Wednesday: The Pains of Being Pure at Heart, Peter Bjorn and John, Release the Sunbird, Chad Van Gaalen, EMA

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, October 7th The Pains of Being Pure at Heart, Twin Sister @ Slim's To win a pair of tickets to the show be the FIFTH person to enter! The show starts at 9pm, $21, 6+. Purchase advance tickets here. Saturday, October 8th Peter Bjorn and John, Release the [...]

Mixtape: Surveying the Indie Pop Renaissance (Podcast #241)

Mixtape: Surveying the Indie Pop Renaissance (Podcast #241) We love psych rock, garage, folk rock, singer-songwriter stuff, and a variety of other musical genres here at The Bay Bridged, but our first love was, and will forever be, indie pop. From the jangly to the synthy, an uber-catchy, clever pop song is something to be treasured. After what felt like a few slightly lean years for the genre (from our perspective, anyway), we're now in the midst of a real fertile time for great indie pop. This month's mixtape collects over an hour's worth of great new and recent indie [...]

Live This Month: November 2010 — an audio guide through SF concerts this month (Podcast #236)

Live This Month: November 2010 (Podcast #236) In Live This Month, we sample some of the great local and out-of-town bands performing in the next 30 days in the San Francisco Bay Area. November's got a ton of great shows, with multiple bands from Denver (Tennis, Gauntlet Hair) and Philadelphia (Sun Airway, Kurt Vile) making noteworthy appearances, while a bunch of locals celebrate the release of new CDs (Eux Autres, Faun Fables, The Definite Articles, The Parties). Enjoy the mix and then go check out some shows! Subscribe to The Bay Bridged Podcast to get every new episode! About the [...]

Photos: South by Southwest – Day 1

Although you may having been following our days over at the live blog - here are some added photos from the shows we check out. Telekinesis @ Mohawk - Austinist Party Telekinesis @ Mohawk - Austinist Party Marching Band @ Emo's Annex - IODA Opening Day Bash Shout Out Out Out Out @ Red 7 - Terrorbird/Force Field PR Party Loney Dear @ Red 7 - Terrorbird/Force Field PR Party The Thermals @ Red 7 - Terrorbird/ForceF Field PR Party The Thermals @ Red 7 - Terrorbird/ForceF Field PR Party Thao Nguyen @ Club DeVille - Bitch Magazine/Kill Rock Stars [...]

Deerhunter to play “secret” show on Wednesday

For those of you who couldn't get the RSVP in quick enough for the Noise Pop Opening Party featuring Deerhunter - you're not out of luck! It has just been announced that Deerhunter will be performing at the Rickshaw Stop the following day -- for FREE. Apart of the MySpace Secret Show series, the show will also feature The Pains of Being Pure at Heart. There are no advanced tickets or RSVPs -- there will just be one really long line. First come, first served. Good luck to you all. The show starts at 8pm.

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