Ticket Giveaway Wednesday (on Thursday): Minus the Bear, the Sea and Cake and more

(illustration: Cassidy Miller) Want even more giveaways? Sign up for our newsletter for access to extra contests. 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 in the subject line and your full name in the body of the email. Winners will be selected at random no later than 24 hours before the listed show and notified via email. Thursday, June 7 Broncho, the Paranoyds, Valen @ The Independent 2 pairs available 8pm, $15, 21+. Buy advance tickets here. Thursday, June [...]

Ticket Giveaway Wednesday: Social Studies, Mynabirds, Andrew Jackson Jihad and more

Lots of tickets to give away this week, including but not limited to punk torchbearers Andrew Jackson Jihad, our friends Social Studies, and ...And You Will Know Us By The Trail of Dead, who, contrary to my assumption, do not have the longest band name in existence. If none of these are up your alley, fear not: there's tons more. 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 [...]

The Sea and Cake to release new album 'Runner' on 9/18/12, share first single "Harps"

Over the past two decades, Chicago indie rockers The Sea and Cake have quietly supplanted themselves as one of the more reliably satisfying bands in modern music. The quartet exists like a perennial public figure you don't believe was ever younger than 50; the type you assume was just born with that seasoned, attractive look and well-established resume. Their sound is a mix of many styles while also including many constants: delicate and jazzy guitar work, sonic drum beats, a penchant for lengthy instrumental sequences, and the ever-present calmness of lead singer Sam Prekop's voice. On September 18th, Prekop and [...]

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Mixtape: If Presidents Liked Indie Rock (Podcast #273)

Mixtape: If Presidents Liked Indie Rock (Podcast #273) Despite their various political differences, if there's one thing that we know all U.S. presidents have shared, it's that they have horrible taste in music. Seriously, most candidates pick cheesy, corny songs for their campaigns, and it's not like anything gets better after they get elected. Even President Obama, who ran on a platform of hope and change, recently released a Spotify playlist with a lot of duds (Ricky Martin? Two songs by Sugarland? James Taylor? A 15-year-old No Doubt deep cut?) crowding out a handful of decent songs. It's not that [...]

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