Live This Month: December 2017 — an audio guide to upcoming Bay Area concerts Download: Live This Month: December 2017 (Podcast #418) 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. Over half of the songs in this mix are from Bay Area artists, including a recent song from Sob Stories, a new jangle pop bad led by Joel Cusamano of Talkies, Cocktails, and DSTVV. Local hip hop duo DJ Flow & Mani Draper met earlier this year, but the pair's debut LP shows a natural chemistry between the Richmond MC and the local DJ/producer. Classic SF [...]

The World release ‘First World Record,’ play NYE show

Oakland's The World has been one of our favorites here at The Bay Bridged for quite some time, and we were quite excited to get our hands on their first proper LP, the appropriately-titled First World Record. It's available now on LP via Lumpy Records. (Note: the link may say "out of town", because of course the the most difficult band to Google is on a record label who shuts down their shop while on tour.) Anyway, as you'd expect, the record's great. The World is generally assigned a "post punk" label, but if you ask me, they've created a [...]

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What’s Happening This Week? A Guide To Shows Around The Bay, Jan 16 – 19

Monday, January 16 SF Jazz Center Open House @ SF Jazz Center This MLK Day, bring the kids and experience that true American art form of jazz with locals Jazz Mafia Brass Band and SF Jazz High School All-Stars. It's what a patriot would do. Tuesday, January 17 The Nth Power @ Moe's Alley Touring in support of their new live album, the "NOLA soul band with a knack for funk grooves known as The Nth Power will return to the Bay Area for a pair of concerts," so says our preview. Marching Church, The World @ Rickshaw Stop Great [...]

The Bay Abridged: Apr 27 – May 10

In this recurring feature known as The Bay Abridged, our staff writers will provide short, witty recaps on shows they attended around the Bay Area. A scene check, a heat check, and sometimes more — stop by every other Wednesday for the most comprehensive and concise recap of last week's Bay Area concert scene. Not Yetis at VAMP (Oak) Apr. 29. Sporting giant Russian fur hats Not Yetis tore through a career spanning setlist with excellent AV narration to keep everyone up to speed. Like a Rutles movie starring GBV. Not Yetis play this Saturday in Petaluma with Rick's most [...]

Mixtape: Fourteen San Francisco Bands to Watch in 2016 Download: Mixtape: Fourteen San Francisco Bands to Watch in 2016 (Podcast #379) Every year, it's an exciting challenge to compile our "Bands to Watch" mixtape: exciting because it heralds another year full of great music from the Bay Area's rising stars, and a challenge because there are far too many young acts worth including. This year's mix of bands to keep an eye on in 2016 collects fourteen artists from around the Bay Area. Notably, all of them are new to The Bay Bridged podcast, offering a variety of sounds that include forward-thinking bedroom pop, stripped-down singer-songwriter tunes, energized [...]

Best of 2015: Rob of Vacant Stare Records and Mall Walk on The World

I attended fifty-three shows this year. That's a lot for someone who generally prefers to spend his evenings watching old sitcoms with a cat in his lap. While I don't necessarily remember all of them (no thanks to the beer bust at White Horse or El Rio's dollar beer night), one band seems to keep reappearing in my internal highlight reel, The World. The World's deconstructive take on pop music, complete with dual saxophone stabs, jarring rhythms, and textural guitar work has them sounding right at home on a compilation highlighting the no wave movement of late seventies NYC. However, [...]

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