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 [...]

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Live This Month: November 2017 — an audio guide to upcoming Bay Area concerts

http://media.libsyn.com/media/thebaybridged/LTM_November_2017.mp3 Download: Live This Month: November 2017 (Podcast #416) 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. Among this month's highlights are two of San Francisco's most buzzed-about acts, The She's and Giraffage, both of whom just released long-awaited new albums. The new set from The She's, "all female rock and roll quartet", is the quartet's first LP in six years, and it reveals the band's growth as songwriters while still packing a ton of melodic punch. Charlie Yin's first Giraffage full length, [...]

War Cloud releases new single “Vulture City”

Oakland's champions of old-school heavy metal War Cloud have a fittingly ferocious new single out. The title is cool enough: "Vulture City." Wait till you actually listen to it and behold the thundering triplets, the doom-tinged half-time verses, the Valhalla guitar heroics, the tasteful double-bass drum bursts. Akin to Thin Lizzy at their most supercharged, the track slays with vicious velocity and explosive riffs, a sonic fireball that'll burn through your headphones and possibly short-circuit whatever device you may be using to listen to it. Vulture City by War Cloud You can catch the band live in San Francisco at [...]

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Mixtape: Rocking Out to San Francisco’s Best Heavy Bands

http://media.libsyn.com/media/thebaybridged/Heavy_Rock_2015_Mix.mp3 Download: Mixtape: Rocking Out to San Francisco's Best Heavy Bands (Podcast #373) The term "hard rock" may have taken a serious beating over the last several decades, conjuring up images of slick radio-baiting songs that actually have more in common with soft pop than anything truly rock and roll. That wasn't always the case. Not only did the heavy, bluesy rock and roll bands of the 1960s -- including pioneers like SF's own Blue Cheer -- offer some killer tunes, but they also laid substantial groundwork for the emergence of metal, punk, and other rock sub-genres in the years [...]

Get To Know: War Cloud

There was a time when scorching guitar solos were so prevalent in rock music they were practically cliche, when denim and leather represented the peak of fashion, when hair any shorter than shoulder length was considered the cut of a yuppie. However much I may wax poetic about the '70s, a decade I only know from books and records, I know I'm probably holding an over-idealized vision of that time in my head. But the music of that era speaks for itself: often over-the-top but never dull, sometimes (maybe most times) rather corny but always heartfelt. Very few bands excite [...]

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Noise Pop 2015: Check out all of our festival coverage!

Jessica Pratt at The Chapel (Photo Credit: Jon Ching)   Got any plans for the weekend? If you're like us, you're still recovering from the week that was Noise Pop 2015, and you're not quite ready to wrap your brain another show-filled weekend. Well, if you'd rather stay in this weekend, wear your pajamas around the clock (don't forget Daylight Savings Time starts Saturday night), drink some herbal tea, and go on a Netflix binge, we don't blame you. But, at the very least, you can relive some of the best moments from Noise Pop with this wrap-up of all [...]

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