Tonight: Weekend to join Soft Moon at The New Parish

Talk about appropriate – two of our favorite San Francisco bands will be sharing the stage at The New Parish in Oakland this Wednesday, February 1st, for a night of danceable post punk and new wave–inspired noise rock. The Soft Moon - "Total Decay" If you missed Luis Vasquez and his band at Du Nord a couple of weeks ago, here’s your chance to check out The Soft Moon, along with Weekend to sweeten the deal. Dancing shoes optional, but encouraged. Weekend - The One You Want by Slumberland Records Wednesday, February 1 at 9pm/doors 8pm @ The New Parish, [...]

By |February 1, 2012|Tags: , |

Photos: Captured Tracks showcase with The Soft Moon, Blouse @ Cafe du Nord 1/19/12

Last Thursday, January 19th, Captured Tracks showcased two of their West Coast bands, The Soft Moon and Blouse (with the opener Feelings) at Cafe du Nord. This was The Soft Moon's first performance with a live drummer, and they destroyed du Nord just the way they did last time, properly with strobes and blown out volumes. Blouse, a coy, bedroom pop-style band from Portland, was equally appreciated by the large crowd. It was quite a packed venue -- one of those rare nights where on the way in through the front door, bystanders desperately ask you for extra tickets. Either [...]

Ticket Giveaway: The Soft Moon, Blouse TONIGHT @ Cafe du Nord

The Soft Moon plays Cafe du Nord TONIGHT with their labelmates Blouse, and it's not too late to get in for free! E-mail contest[at] with your full name and the subject line “The Soft Moon + Blouse @ Cafe du Nord” and in the body of the email name the best color for a blouse. Our favorite answer wins a pair of tickets to Thursday night's show, which should be a killer night of 80s-inspired electro/New Wave over at du Nord. Thursday's show is also an official showcase for the label Captured Tracks, starting out with a DJ set from [...]

By |January 19, 2012|Tags: , |

Interview: The Soft Moon’s Luis Vasquez discusses the new ‘Total Decay’ EP and his favorite Halloween costume

What better sort of grownup Halloween activity is there than to go see a band as spooky as The Soft Moon on Halloween? They're playing tonight to celebrate not only the holiday, but the band's newest Total Decay EP (out on Captured Tracks). The Bay Bridged caught up with Luis Vasquez to see in what direction the project is going with the latest release. See The Soft Moon tonight at the Independent with LED ER EST and Chelsea Wolfe - tickets are still available (9pm, $13, RSVP). The Soft Moon - "Total Decay" Interview after the jump . . . [...]

By |October 31, 2011|Tags: |

Halloween Weekend Show Roundup: Ty Segall/Nobunny, The Hot Toddies, The Soft Moon and more

As we noted on Monday, this week is jam-packed with shows, and a number of special concerts are happening over the upcoming Halloween weekend. Here's a brief rundown of some of what's going down in SF music around All Hallows' Eve. Nobunny, Ty Segall and more to cover New York Dolls, Gories, and more Not only are the four local bands playing at the Brick and Mortar Music Hall on Friday night (9pm, $10) rad on their own -- seriously, Nobunny, Ty Segall, Apache, and Uzi Rash all under the same roof? -- they'll all be performing as excellent [...]

Taking Stock of September: A mix featuring eighteen of our favorite songs from the blog last month

If you're anything like me, you know how difficult it can be to keep track of all of the new music that's constantly floating around the Internet. Here's our latest month-in-review mix collecting some our favorite new (or new to us) songs recently posted on the website. Gathered in the mix are eighteen (!) new tracks that were posted on in September, with links below to download each of them individually. The Bay Bridged - Best of the Blog September 2011 Mixtape Tracklisting: 1. Thee Oh Sees - "Carrion Crawler" 2. Burnt Ones - "Do the Spell" 3. The [...]

Live This Month: October 2011 – an audio guide through SF concerts this month (Podcast #258)

Live This Month: October 2011 (Podcast #258) 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. While the Treasure Island Music Festival is the month's biggest draw -- and we'll have a separate mixtape soon showcasing TIMF's many great bands -- there are plenty of great shows this month. Girls cap a national tour with two big hometown shows, while The War on Drugs brings an acclaimed new album to SF. Meanwhile, EMA and Hooray for Earth return to the City, while locals The [...]

The Soft Moon releases ‘Total Decay’ and plays Independent for Halloween

The Soft Moon - "Total Decay" The Soft Moon recently premiered the title track from their latest dark-wave concoction for Captured Tracks, Total Decay, out on Halloween. Personally, I would kill to see The Soft Moon open for Mogwai or John Maus, but their limited amount of tour dates end with a headlining show at the Independent on 8/31, which will also mark the EP's release show. Part Time Punks is throwing the party here in SF, also presented by labels Aquarius and Dark Entries; opening is Led Er Est (NY). Tourdates are after the jump. 09/10 Portland, OR - [...]

By |September 13, 2011|Tags: |
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