Photo Recap: The Bay Area rocks South by Southwest 2012

Two Gallants at the Google Live Lot. 03/16/12 I present to you some photos of just a few of the Bay Area bands that played SXSW this year. I'm only one man, so I called on a couple friends to contribute photos as well. But even still, there was only so wide a net we could cast. For the first time in years, for instance, I somehow managed to not catch a single Thee Oh Sees concert — but have no fear, a Spin photographer captured this amazing moment (seriously, click through, it's worth it). Gratuitous second shot of Two [...]

Noise Pop 2012: Two Gallants, White Cloud, Greg Ashley @ Edinburgh Castle, 2/23/12

Equally passionate and effortless, Two Gallants rolled through a set of old favorites and new works the first night of their two-night stand at the Edinburgh Castle on Thursday. Wedged in between the short-lived freak folk ascendance (Devandra Banhart, Joanna Newsom, and various hairy trolls) and the reverb revival (Thee Oh Sees, Fresh and Onlys, and various recovering shoegazers), Tyler Vogel and Adam Stephens proved to be the quintessential SF house band for the past some-odd years. Built from adolescent busking, onetime national buzz, and some hairy tour tales, the two stir punk-adled emotion with rural rhythmic accents, and never [...]

Noise Pop 2012: Friday Preview

Date: Friday, February 24th Number of Noise Pop Shows: 10 shows, 38 bands Already Sold-Out: Despite the fact that Two Gallants are playing two nights at Edinburgh Castle, both are sold out, as is Wye Oak, Bob Mould, and Jolie Holland. The return of Bay Area indie-pop band Imperial Teen this year has been met with lots of excitement, as their Cafe du Nord show will also be out of reach, unless there's a Craigslist miracle. Check These Shows Out: It shocks me to say that the Veronica Falls show at the Rickshaw Stop with Bleached, Brilliant Colors and Lilac [...]

Noise Pop 2012: Thursday Preview

Date: Thursday, February 22nd Number of Noise Pop Shows: 10 shows, 32 bands Already Sold-Out: Oh boy, several shows on Thursday have already reached their maximum. And frankly, we're not surprised. Here's the full list of sold out shows, in case you plan to try and beg, borrow, or steal your way in: The Bottom of the Hill local showcase featuring Thao and John Vanderslice as co-headliners, with Garrett Pierce and Bird By Snow opening, presented by SF Sketchfest. Budos Band with Allah-Las, Pickwick, and Big Tree at the Independent. Built to Spill with Sister Crayon at the Fillmore. Sleigh [...]

Mixtape: Twenty Years of Noise Pop (Podcast #269)

Mixtape: Twenty Years of Noise Pop (Podcast #269) In February, the Noise Pop Music Festival turns twenty by gathering over one hundred local and touring bands from across the indie spectrum for a week of exciting concerts all over the City. Two decades of championing independent music is an accomplishment worth celebrating, and this mixtape collects twenty bands that have performed at Noise Pop events in years past. As you'll hear, a whole bunch of big names graced Noise Pop bills before achieving fame, as past festivals hosted early performances by bands like Spoon, Death Cab for Cutie and Mates [...]

Noise Pop 20: Flaming Lips, Class Actress, Bob Mould, more great additions

The show calendar for Noise Pop 20 has fleshed out nicely. Recent additions include a pre-party with Class Actress at the Academy of Sciences, The Flaming Lips playing The Soft Bulletin at Bimbo's, two performances by Two Gallants at The Edinburgh Castle (!?), Bob Mould performing Sugar's Copper Blue at Bottom of the Hill, Mac McCaughan from Superchunk playing solo at the Swedish American Hall, and Sleigh Bells at the Regency. Class Actress - "Weekend" Born To Lose by Sleigh Bells Those are the headliners, but plenty of supporting names have been added to existing bills as well. Chief among [...]

Video: Two Gallants discuss their return, perform in Chicago

There's something a little silly about sharing a video called "Meet Two Gallants" on an SF-centric music blog, but this clip finds the bearded duo discussing their return (and their new music) and performing live in Chicago. You can see more videos from this series here. Two Gallants are touring China and South Korea in November, and the band has been hard at work recording a new album.

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Ticket Giveaway Wednesday: Two Gallants, Blowoff, Twin Shadow, Dominant Legs 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 each show will be decided using the guidelines listed below. Friday, September 23rd James Vincent McMorrow, William Elliott Whitmore @ Slim's To win a pair of tickets to the show be the SECOND person to enter! The show starts at 9pm, $15, 6+. Purchase advance tickets here. Joseph Arthur, Caracol, Elisapie @ Great American Music Hall To win a [...]

Two Gallants announce two Independent shows on September tour

To those who watched tickets for Two Gallants' shows at Bottom of the Hill last spring sell out like they were Sigur Rós concerts, don't be bummed. The duo announced two new shows at The Independent, September 23-24 (tickets on sale now) as part of a North American tour. Neither San Francisco show is sold out yet, and while the entire tour includes The Mumlers, the September 24 show does not currently have a supporting act listed. We'll publish details for the San Francisco shows as they come, and full tour dates are after the jump. Sept. 2011 US TOUR: [...]

Two Gallants to play first show in over two years at Bottom of the Hill on 4/23/11

SF heroes Two Gallants have announced that they'll be playing their first show since taking a break from the band over two years ago. While the group's last show was at The Fillmore, this next one will be in the more intimate confines of Bottom of the Hill on Saturday, April 23, 2011. Tickets go on sale online tomorrow, February 26th. The show's not just Adam Haworth Stephens and Tyson Vogel's first show back as a duo -- it carries some extra special significance for Stephens as well. In November, Adam was involved in a horrible van accident in Wyoming [...]

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