Weekend Plans: Big Ups heads to Bottom of the Hill

Photo by Tiffany Yoon The latest show offering from the local wunderkinds of Professional Fans comes in the form of Weekend, Big Ups, and Never Young performing at Bottom of the Hill this Friday. Headliner Weekend hails from Brooklyn, but is signed to Oakland label Slumberland Records (Pains of Being Pure At Heart, Joanna Gruesome). Weekend culls from heavily instrumental acts that sound like introspective guitar-led forays into the (inevitable) apocalypse, ie: Mogwai and Porcupine Tree. Below you can see Weekend performing a full KEXP set in a church: Big Ups' frontman Joe Galarraga oscillates between a deadpan baritone and a snarling scream. The effect is a [...]

Giveaway: Weekend, Disappears, and Wymond Miles coming to The Chapel

Poster by Ryan Lucas Fleischer Not to oversell things here, but I simply cannot see this Thursday's show at The Chapel being anything less than excellent, what with co-headliners Weekend and Disappears just having released killer new records, and opener Wymond Miles recently offering up the terrific "Passion Plays" before his new LP comes out next month. https://soundcloud.com/sacredbones/wymond-miles-passion-plays Want to win a pair of tickets to the show? To enter this contest, email contest@thebaybridged.com with "Weekend giveaway" in the subject line and your full name and email address in the body of the email. A winner will be selected at [...]

Review & Photos: Weekend, Wax Idols, Chasms @ The Independent, 7/26/13

Photos by Tanner Pikop On Friday night, Bay Area locals Chasms and Wax Idols took the stage at the Independent with Weekend. And what better time for a night full of goth music than the middle of the chilly part of the summer. There’s something completely unbeatable about a band with amazing live performance quality. You can listen to your favorite band’s record on repeat all you want, but if you see them live and they suck, that whole facade of their recordings falls to the floor. You feel ambiguous loss. As if your best friend went to Burning Man [...]

By |July 29, 2013|Tags: , , |

Weekend celebrating release of 'Jinx' this Friday at the Independent

San Francisco expats living in Brooklyn, Weekend return home to the Independent on Friday night to celebrate the release of their sophomore album Jinx, out July 23 on Slumberland Records, and to kick off a couple months of off-and-on touring across North America in support of the new record. Joining the post-punk shoegaze trio at the Indy will be locals Wax Idols and Chasms. In the the run-up to the Tuesday release of Jinx, Weekend dropped two singles, "Mirror" and "It's Alright", both of which expand on the band's unique interpretation of noise rock that has inspired so many believers [...]

By |July 25, 2013|Tags: , , |

Editors’ Picks: What We’ve Been Listening to This Week (Mikal Cronin, Weekend, James The Giant)

Anna: All Mikal Cronin, all day long. I cannot explain why or how this happens, but Mikal's MCII has the ability to both energize and soothe, acting as the perfect antidote to the stressed and weary brain. I cannot get enough of this record. I'm not prone to saying things like "is it too early to call this my favorite album of 2013?!?!" . . . but there it is. (P.S. If you haven't already, be sure to watch Mikal's recent performance on CONAN.)   Ben: It still feels a little weird to tack on "Brooklyn-via-" [...]

Live This Month: September 2012 — an audio guide through SF concerts this month (Podcast #286)

Live This Month: September 2012 — an audio guide through SF concerts this month (Podcast #286) 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. September is overflowing with compelling live music choices -- so many so, in fact, that a bunch of significant concerts didn't make the podcast. Of the picks that did make the cut, however, our top pick is our fifth annual Rock Make Street Festival, which brings 70 arts and crafts vendors and twelve local bands to 18th Street and [...]

Weekend remixes Cold Showers' "So I Can Grow", skipping town for NYC with one last Bay Area show at The Uptown in Oakland on 9/15/12

San Francisco post-punk/shoegaze outfit Weekend recently dropped a remix of L.A. band Cold Showers' track "So I Can Grow", the A-side off their Decay 7-inch, released in June on Art Fag Recordings. The remix is a spaced-out and creepy up-tempo beauty that highlights Weekend's well-known love of echoes. Take a listen below: News also slowly leaked that Weekend would be making the cross-country move to New York City. But don't fret — the trio is playing one last Bay Area gig (at least until they tour again) on September 15th at The Uptown in Oakland. Joining them for this farewell [...]

By |August 7, 2012|Tags: , |

Ticket Giveaway: Violens and Weekend at the California Academy of Sciences tonight 5/31/12

Admit it, you wanted to check out that new earthquake exhibit tonight anyway, you just didn't know it would be soundtracked by two killer indie bands. Win tickets to the California Academy of Science's Nightlife and catch rapidly rising Brooklyn trio Violens and San Francisco's own Weekend tearing it up in an incredible venue. Was that an earthquake? No, it's just the floor shaking from all of the dancing and air guitaring you're likely to experience in the crowd at tonight's show. This is the first of three California dates Violens will be playing next week to celebrate the release [...]

Tonight: Weekend to join Soft Moon at The New Parish

Talk about appropriate – two of our favorite San Francisco bands will be sharing the stage at The New Parish in Oakland this Wednesday, February 1st, for a night of danceable post punk and new wave–inspired noise rock. The Soft Moon - "Total Decay" If you missed Luis Vasquez and his band at Du Nord a couple of weeks ago, here’s your chance to check out The Soft Moon, along with Weekend to sweeten the deal. Dancing shoes optional, but encouraged. Weekend - The One You Want by Slumberland Records Wednesday, February 1 at 9pm/doors 8pm @ The New Parish, [...]

By |February 1, 2012|Tags: , |

Weekend – “The One You Want”

Weekend - The One You Want by Slumberland Records For all the epic noise on Sports, Weekend showed an equal aptitude for compact pop songs on Red. Like "Hazel" -- surely a finalist for jam of the year -- "The One You Want" is a melodic noise-pop hit from one of our favorite local bands. Weekend will be performing at The New Parish with The Soft Moon on February 1st (9pm, $12).

By |December 16, 2011|Tags: |
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