Let It Bleed to provide menstrual supplies and solidarity this Saturday

All genders bleed, and people of all genders can have periods. Anyone who has ever had them knows that they're an expensive health issue that we did not choose to have. Most states make it more expensive and annoying by adding a sales tax to tampons. California is one of them. That's right — some states tax something that we need to use because most of society is not conditioned to enjoy people bleeding endlessly through their pants for about a week once a month. Honestly, it's a privilege to not only be able to afford menstrual products, but to be able [...]

What’s Happening This Weekend? A Guide To Shows Around The Bay, Dec 9 – Dec 11

Seek cathartic communion at Deep Pools' album release show at Noe Valley Ministry Friday Night. Friday, December 9 Sløtface, Quaaludes, Try The Pie @ Rickshaw Stop - Ghost Ship Benefit Show Sløtface had to change their original band name of Slutface due to social media censorship. All three bands at Rickshaw tonight will be out to, as our writer Tim Draut has so aptly put it, "smash the patriarchy." Hot Flash Heat Wave, The Tambo Rays, The Easies @ Amnesia - Ghost Ship Benefit Show Brother-sister duo The Tambo Rays are back after the sister portion of the group, Sara DaMert, took [...]

Review & Photos: The Tambo Rays, Glockabelle and The Go! Team at GAMH

The Go! Team (photo: Ria Burman) Photos and words by Ria Burman Bay Area's own The Tambo Rays began the night right with rifftastic shakedowns and chaotic keyboard buzzing energy, constantly complemented by the bass and beat, which brought steady, rhythmic sway-stomping order to the catchy tunes delivered. Glockabelle followed, whose mix of Zelda old school computer fantasy driven sounds, subtle glam rock makeup reminders and rolling thunder heavy rock storm drumming left me witnessing something rare and unique. Drawing art from everyday life, like washing machines, less you spin me right round, more musical mechanicalness, delving beyond the sounds of the wires electrifying, Glockabelle brings a colorful new [...]

The Tambo Rays bring the “Soft Fire” to our 10th Anniversary Compilation

Continuing with our spotlight on some of the 40+ unreleased or rare songs that will be featured on our new 10th anniversary compilation -- only one of many gifts you can get for donating to our end-of-the-year fundraiser -- we look at a track from Oakland-based chillpop, indiewave band The Tambo Rays, who have generously brought us "Soft Fire." A departure from the normal sound of The Tambo Rays, this unreleased song is an electronic-pop tune that moves from the sunshine-drenched indie-pop of tracks like "Sun" and "Oceans." "Soft Fire" is a vision into a more produced and futuristic sound for The [...]

Stream O Presidente’s sophomore full length Crazy Swells; album release party Saturday at Bottom of the Hill

Almost two years after returning to the Bay Area following graduation from Wesleyan University, the members of O Presidente are back with their second full length album, a nine-track gem entitled Crazy Swells, and the band is celebrating this Saturday with an album release party at Bottom of the Hill. The Tambo Rays and Hot Flash Heat Wave support. The SF-via-Middletown, Connecticut quintet surprised their supporters this past Tuesday by dropping that new record four days early exclusively on Bandcamp, just days after offering Crazy Swells’ lead single and opening track "Party With Me". The album picks up where 2013's [...]

Premiere: The Tambo Rays – “LIL FREQ”

With three of the band's four members just returning from a cross-country tour with Waters, the last thing I expected was to hear from The Tambo Rays about any new music. But late last week, I received an email from none other than Sara DaMert (aka Sara Sonic) letting me know that the Rays were ready to drop a new single "LIL FREQ". Well, of course I took her up on the offer, and we're ecstatic to premiere this chillest of all chill wave tracks today on The Bay Bridged. "LIL FREQ is about acknowledging the self as more capable [...]

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Phono del Sol: The LAST ticket giveaway before the show!

John Dwyer of Thee Oh Sees at Phono del Sol 2013 Phono del Sol is so close, we can taste it. In ten days, Potrero del Sol Park will be the epicenter of all that is right with the Bay Area independent music scene with a lineup featuring both locals (Thao & The Get Down Stay Down, Blackbird Blackbird, Yalls, Tony Molina, A Million Billion Dying Suns, The Tambo Rays, and Bill Baird) as well as a dash of out-of-town talent (Baltimore's Wye Oak and San Franciscans-turned-Angelenos Nick Waterhouse and White Fence). We could not be more excited to open [...]

Phono del Sol: Watch The Tambo Rays’ Sofar live session

The Tambo Rays – whom you can see perform at Phono del Sol Music Festival on July 12 in San Francisco – recorded a live session when London's Sofar Sounds came through the City late last year, and we're happy to be premiering the video of their performance of "Take That" from that set today here on The Bay Bridged. We premiered both the audio and video for "Take That" last year, and it's great to see this catchy pop track continue to make waves for The Tambo Rays. The song is definitely a change of pace for the band, [...]

Win tickets to see Wye Oak, Tony Molina, and more at Phono del Sol!

Phono del Sol is one month from today, and we're gearing up for the home stretch by giving away yet another pair of tickets to San Francisco's best summer festival. Taking place July 12, 2014 in San Francisco’s Potrero del Sol Park and featuring ten of the best local and out-of-town indie acts, including Wye Oak, Thao & The Get Down Stay Down, and Tony Molina, and more, Phono del Sol Music Festival is slowly becoming one of the City's hottest summer shows, entering its fourth year in 2014. Find out how to win tickets below, and then check out [...]

Mixtape: Bands of the 2014 Phono del Sol Music Festival

http://media.libsyn.com/media/thebaybridged/Phono_2014_Mix.mp3 Download: Mixtape: Bands of the 2014 Phono del Sol Music Festival (Podcast #340) We're just a month away from the 2014 Phono del Sol Music & Food Festival! Our fourth annual all day, all ages fest returns to Potrero del Sol Park on Saturday, July 12, 2014, with a lineup full of great local and touring bands! This mixtape collects two songs each from all ten of the terrific acts performing at this year's festival, including Wye Oak, Thao & The Get Down Stay Down, Nick Waterhouse, Blackbird Blackbird, White Fence, Yalls, Tony Molina, A Million Billion Dying Suns, [...]

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