Roman Gokhman’s favorite concerts of 2015

Welcome to my annual countdown of the most entertaining music experiences of the year. I only went to 41 concerts. Life commitments and a family took a higher priority. But then again, I enjoy profiling an artist over critiquing the music. I put more thought into the concerts I attended, so I think this compilation is still “deserving,” whatever that means. Still, some iconic and talented performers didn’t make my top 10: No Elton John or AC/DC, Royal Blood or Kacey Musgraves (who both came close), no Mumford and Sons or Duran Duran. Those of you who have read my previous [...]

Giveaway: The Vaccines at Slim’s

The last time the Vaccines performed in San Francisco, it was to a packed house at the Fillmore. Their sophomore album, The Vaccines Come of Age, went on to sell more than 400,000 copies and the English quintet proved they were not another flash-in-the-pan buzz band. Since then, they have toured with the likes of Arcade Fire and the Rolling Stones. Now they're back with English Graffiti, their first album recorded in the U.S., and perhaps their most experimental work to date. Don't worry, though. The buzzy guitar hooks and acerbic wit remains on the album's 11 tracks. The Vaccines perform August [...]

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Ticket Giveaway Wednesday: The Vaccines, EELS, K. Flay, Unknown Mortal Orchestra and 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 for will be chosen at random and will be awarded one pair of tickets unless otherwise noted. Wednesday, February 13th Unknown Mortal Orchestra, Foxygen, Wampire @ Great American Music Hall The show starts at 8pm, $17, all ages. Click here to purchase advance tickets. CONTEST CLOSED Thursday, February 14th Red Baraat, Sun Hop Fat @ Slim’s The show starts at [...]

Interview: The Vaccines are healthy, energized for first headlining American tour

The Vaccines’ Justin Young didn’t take care of his health as much as he should have, and the English garage rock band’s singer-guitarist paid for it. After mounting an aggressive campaign with buzzy 2011 debut What Did You Expect From the Vaccines?, which continued to build up through the U.K. press hype machine and a handful of acclaimed American festival dates, Young injured his vocal chords for a third time and faced yet another surgery. An American tour planned for September of that year was scrapped as he faced post-surgery rehab. “After the first operation I had, I felt I [...]

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