What’s Happening This Weekend? A Guide To Shows Around The Bay, Jan 4 – 6

Friday, January 4 Steph Curry + Friends @ The Fox When you're talking about Steph Curry, those "friends" are the likes of Mistah FAB and E-40. This event is free, but we're willing to bet the Fox will fill up. Idle Joy, Killer Whale @ Amnesia Tonight makes Idle Joy's album release. Be on the lookout for an interview with the San Francisco band on the blog soon. The 8th Annual Bowie Birthday Bash @ The Chapel Today and tomorrow, celebrate the birth and life of David Bowie with covers, drag, burlesque, and more. Springsteen Night with Rubber Tramp, John [...]

By |January 4, 2019|Tags: , |

Review + Photos: NOTS at Thee Parkside

NOTS (photo: Kaiya Gordon) I ran into Thee Parkside, Friday Feb 10, because I could hear Sirena Victima playing through the kitchen (that sells the best tater tots). I was not expecting to have to push through, especially because I am currently walking with a limp and a cane. But like many women before me, I was persistent on getting to the front of the crowd, using my cane as leverage. Everytime I see Sirena Victima, a three piece band from San Francisco that sings about their identity with such pride, I feel at home. They feel like my sisters, [...]

By |February 13, 2017|Tags: , , , |

Mixtape: New Directions in San Francisco Bay Area Punk

This mixtape was first published on KQED.org. http://media.libsyn.com/media/thebaybridged/2016_Punk_Mixtape.mp3 Download: Mixtape: Rocking the Latest in San Francisco Bay Area Punk (Podcast #397) From the Dead Kennedys and Crime to Operation Ivy and Green Day -- to say nothing of countless pioneering and influential bands -- the Bay Area's punk legacy looms large over the genre. Even today, a wide variety of local bands continue to breathe new life into punk's many forms, with groups like Joyride!, Los Huaycos, and Butanna offering up vital new takes on pop-punk, skate-punk, and politically-charged punk rock, respectively. Equally impressive, though, are the sizable number of [...]

Ticket Giveaway: Toyota, Unraze, Lysine, Lil Dowager

This Thursday the Bay Bridged will be giving away two tickets to this stacked locals bill at SF's Hemlock Tavern. Comprised entirely of local experimenters, this lineup is a great introduction to the inventive musicianship the Bay Area is famous for, covering most of the post-hardcore spectrum. On one end there's Toyota, dishing out bratty, infectiously atonal compositions that sound more like the musings of recently sentient machines than punks in their early 20s, and on the other end is Lil Dowager, wildly packing their songs with time signatures and shrill feedback, more in an effort to entertain themselves as players than gain any listeners' approval. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=i9N8b08nvw8 [...]

By |April 27, 2016|Tags: |

Opinion: The Bay’s best new band + best new release

2015 saw a lot of great things happening for Bay Area music; new spaces and accommodating houses have popped up across downtown and West Oakland, a slew of new bands have appeared out of San Francisco's outer sunset despite the technocrat insurgency, and just about every band I can think of put out new material this year. I really enjoyed the dissonant debut by Oakland's Mansion, the couple of new Crush and Unity songs that snuck out, Mall Walk's 7" and the Dick Stusso tape that came out on Rob's label Vacant Stare, just to mention a few. I'll keep this brief, but below [...]

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