Review + Photos: Joyce Manor, WAVVES, Culture Abuse at the UC Theatre

Joyce Manor (photos: Estefany Gonzalez) Going out and partying the night before Thanksgiving has become a tradition in itself, making Wednesday night a satisfying bookend for Joyce Manor, Wavves, and Culture Abuse's US tour at the UC Theatre in Berkeley. California is home to all three acts, but the homecoming was particularly triumphant for Culture Abuse. The last two years have been a hell of ride for the San Fransisco punks — their debut album Peach was on Best of 2016 lists across the board and they have spent every waking moment since then touring the world. As guitarist Nick Bruder began punching [...]

Twin Peaks on tour with Wavves, playing Bimbo’s 365 Club

Twin Peaks have just embarked on a fall tour with Wavves, with Oakland's Swimmers (a.k.a. SWMRS) supporting the two bands for the first leg of the tour. Catch all three acts at Bimbo's 365 Club tomorrow night. Steep Leans, who was recently picked up by Wavves' Ghost Ramp label, will replace Swimmers for the second half of the tour. Twin Peaks' Wild Onion was released about a year ago, and has put the young band at the head of the Chicago DIY garage rock scene. Twin Peaks amusingly played the Twin Peaks stage at Outside Lands last month, and [...]

By |September 9, 2015|Tags: , , |

Wavves and King Tuff play Slim's on Wednesday

Lo-fi garage rock troupe Wavves are uniting with the enigmatic King Tuff for a visit to SoMa's Slim's on Wednesday. Following the release of this year's Afraid of Heights (which dropped March 26 via Mom + Pop), Wavves has got the California sound down. Though they initially began as a product of boredom and ballsy brashness, Wavves broke onto the pop punk scene to become the perpetually blazed, rambunctious sons the West Coast loves. And who else is better suited to complement the gnarly delirium of Wavves than the weird and wicked King Tuff? Since the reissue of Tuffy's 2008 debut Was [...]

Review: Wavves, FIDLAR @ Bottom of the Hill, 3/22/13

Both hailing from Los Angeles, Wavves and FIDLAR are probably two of the most divisive bands currently making music. Critics are torn, fans are torn: are they genuinely as immature and irresponsible as their lyrics portray? Or is it an act — a character of excess (FIDLAR > beer :: Wavves > whining) inspired by rap music's character-driven style? The answer, as always, lies somewhere in the middle and Friday night's sold-out show at Bottom of the Hill reminded everyone in attendance that yes, both bands intend to be, in their own way, slightly annoying. And yes, both groups write [...]

By |March 27, 2013|Tags: , |

First batch of Noise Pop 2011 performers announced: Yo La Tengo, Ted Leo, How To Dress Well, Best Coast, Wavves and more

How To Dress Well ‒ "Ready for the World" Telekinesis – “Car Crash” Best Coast & Wavves – "Got Something For You" Early bird badges are now on sale for Noise Pop 2011, and the festival has announced the nineteenth annual fest's first performers: Best Coast Dan Deacon Ensemble Daniel Martin Moore How To Dress Well Max Bemis Ted Leo (Solo) Telekinesis The Concretes The Stone Foxes Versus Voxhaul Broadcast Wavves Yo La Tengo Consider us excited. Two additional pieces of the initial announcement also have us intrigued. One is the Noise Pop Culture Club, a two-day daytime art/film/street fair/show [...]

Wavves/Ganglians stir the punk rock ethic at Rickshaw on Sunday

To be honest, this might be old news by now, but it appears as if we've got a little Wavves drama to compete with Pitchfork's. No photos to prove it, sadly, just my word -- and the word of any other kiddo at the Rickshaw this past Sunday night for Wavves and Ganglians. The summer of lo-fi pop was in full force. It's early on a warm Sunday evening and the Nathan Williams fan club begins to populate the interior, waiting patiently and without buying many drinks, for the two-band bill (Best Coast canceled, didn't feel like driving up from [...]

By |September 11, 2009|Tags: , |

Episode 157: Live This Month – April 2009

[podcast][/podcast] Subscribe to the The Bay Bridged weekly podcast to get each new episode downloaded free to your iTunes the moment it's published! Every month, we dedicate a week of our podcast to highlighting some of the great local and out-of-town bands performing soon in the San Francisco Bay Area. We've got a dozen great bands playing some excellent shows this month, so head out and see some live music! About the bands: We're very excited to present Vetiver's ("Everyday") CD release party at Great American Music Hall on Wednesday, April 8th. Richard Swift and Adam Stephens round out the [...]

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