Noise Pop: Why? & Mister Heavenly at the Fillmore

Why? (photo: Robert Alleyne) A stellar lineup of music was showcased at the Fillmore Thursday night, February 22, 2018, as part of the 2018 Noise Pop festival. The headliners were the beloved Why?, who have been making music going on 13 years now. The great music didn't stop there as Mister Heavenly showed support, along with newer band Florist. Check out the gallery below from the night's festivities.

By |February 23, 2018|Tags: |

What’s Happening This Week? A Guide To Shows Around The Bay, Mar 27 – 30

Monday, March 27 Leonard Cohen: Bird on a Wire @ Roxie Theater Get to know the late Leonard Cohen a little better in this never-officially-released documentary. Strand of Oaks @ The Independent This won't just be a quality rock show: $1 of every ticket sold for this show will go to Planned Parenthood. Ariana Grande @ SAP Center Oh, don't act like you don't know all the words. Tuesday, March 28 Pity Party, The Total Bettys @ Hemlock Tavern Two of our favorite party-punk outfits take over Hemlock on a Tuesday. Dumpstaphunk @ Hopmonk Tavern Sebastapol NOLA funk comes to [...]

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Live This Fall: a special audio guide through SF Bay Area concerts this fall (Podcast #313) Download: Live This Fall: a special audio guide through SF Bay Area concerts this fall (Podcast #312) This special bonus episode of our podcast surveys some of the many noteworthy concerts taking place in San Francisco this fall. It's produced in conjunction with KQED Arts' upcoming Fall Arts Guide, which will offer a complete preview of upcoming highlights from the Bay Area arts world. In this episode, Ben, Christian, and Jason offer some individual picks for must-see shows in the months ahead, alongside songs from the artists discussed. Along the way, we chat about the undeniable appeal of Thee [...]

Video Interview: WHY? at Fun Fun Fun Fest talking new album, European tour

WHY? may have been founded in Berkeley, but the remaining founders are a bunch of "Ohio boys," and they have all returned to their home state at this point. But that's okay, the Bay Area can still lay a legitimate claim to them. So I checked in with Doug McDiarmid, WHY?'s guitarist, while they were down in Austin, Texas for Fun Fun Fun Fest to find out how their new album Mumps, etc. is being received on the road and what they're up to next. Watch the video, above. Here's the first track from Mumps, etc., "Jonathan's Hope":

By |November 12, 2012|Tags: |

Video: Why? – "Strawberries"

Why?'s new album, Mumps, etc. is out now via Anticon - you can hear the album in its entirety via Spin and purchase via iTunes. Additionally, the official video for the upbeat, effervescent "Strawberries" has been unleashed. If you're on an extra Why? kick, check out the band's recent Sod in the Seed EP via Soundcloud.

By |October 3, 2012|Tags: |

Review: WHY?, Doseone, Serengeti @ Great American Music Hall, 8/31/12

When lead singer Yoni Wolf stands at the front of the stage, glowing with white light, his eyes glaring over the crowded pit with a smirk and the legs of crowd surfing twenty-something’s block your view, a few key observations bubble to the surface. For better or worse, this is not the same WHY? that I last watched at the GAMH some three years prior. Perhaps I’m growing older (a fitting self-doubt for a WHY? show), but the crowd Thursday night was rowdy, drunk, and young. Teenager young, it seemed, which I think explains, in part, the aggressive crowd surfing [...]

By |September 4, 2012|Tags: |

WHY? – "Jonathan's Hope"

WHY? has dropped another track from their upcoming release Mumps, out October 2. In just the beginning lines of "Jonathan's Hope," it's easy to imagine that the track is stringing along a concept throughout the record, which wouldn't be out of character for Yoni Wolf to do. Looking forward to another concept album from WHY?, well we are, too! The band will likely play this track as well as many other new ones from the LP and the recently released EP this Thursday at the Great American Music Hall. anticon has posted this track for download over on their Soundcloud [...]

By |August 28, 2012|Tags: |

Ticket Giveaway Wednesday: WHY? at Great American Music Hall

Why see WHY? at Great American next week? Because we've got two tickets to the show to give away, that's why. (For more info on the dreamy Berkeley band, go here. Googling ‘Why?’ will only take you to the least relevant corners of the web.) 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. Thursday, August 31st WHY?, [...]

By |August 22, 2012|Tags: |

Download WHY?'s new EP for free for a limited time

We'd previously mentioned WHY?'s plan to release both an EP and an LP this year, and the EP is now available as a free download for a limited time via Fact. Head there to download Sod In The Seed -- it's also coming soon on vinyl -- and eagerly await Mumps, etc, the new full length, which is coming in October. WHY? returns to the Bay Area on August 30th for a show at the Great American Music Hall, with Doseone, Serengeti, and DJ Sodapop. Below, the new video for "Sod in the Seed":

By |August 13, 2012|Tags: |

WHY? to release new EP & LP this fall, full tour announced

Indie hip-hop/pop group WHY? have announced a new EP & LP to be released this fall, ending a three year new-release hiatus since 2009's understated but excellent Eskimo Snow . The EP, called Sod in the Seed, will be out August 14th through Anticon/City Slang. Check out the title track below — it's classic WHY?, as the track features leader singer Yoni Wolf's nimble hip hop tongue riding over an upbeat bass guitar groove. Their new full length doesn't have a title yet, but is slated for a fall release. Catch Why? in San Francisco when they make their way [...]

By |July 5, 2012|Tags: |
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