Playlist: Widowspeak reflects on nostalgia, heartbreak through favorite songs

Brooklyn-based duo Widowspeak is in the Bay Area all weekend, and the band will grace The Chapel's stage this Sunday with its magnetic brand of dream-folk. The band’s third LP, All Yours, came out in September; it is gentle but generous — surreal, but pensively so. It resides in the realm between the outer world and closed eyelids, and soars less often than it stunningly sighs. Lead singer Molly Hamilton croons with a longing for elsewhere - anywhere but here - but with a knowing understanding that she isn't quite ready to leave. Situated at the center and looking outward, [...]

By |November 6, 2015|Tags: |

Live This Month: October 2015 — an audio guide to upcoming SF concerts

http://media.libsyn.com/media/thebaybridged/LTM_October_2015.mp3 Download: Live This Month: October 2015 (Podcast #372) 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. Summer may be over, but music festival season hasn't ended yet, with Hardly Strictly Bluegrass this weekend and the Treasure Island Music Festival later this month. We've included a couple of Treasure Island tracks in this mix, but both festivals offer countless potential highlights, including Hardly Strictly's all-star performance of Big Star's Third in its entirety, and the debut of Big Grams (the new project of [...]

Widowspeak cover Third Eye Blind classic, announce Culture Collide show

Widowspeak (Photo: Shawn Brackbill) Throwback alert: Widowspeak just made a 90s staple sound like a whole other side of the 90s. The Brooklyn-based duo, who just put out their wonderful third full-length record All Yours, embodied their self-described "Cowboy Grunge/Dream Country/Earthtone Pop" sound to cover the 1997 alt-rock hit "How's It Going To Be" from local stalwarts Third Eye Blind. (Fun trivia: TEB singer Stephan Jenkins graduated from UC Berkeley in 1987 with a degree in English Literature.) The result is completely and effortlessly lush. Largely without percussion, save for a dissonant rhythmic guitar clap that reverberates throughout, the songs brims with sparse atmosphere and [...]

By |September 23, 2015|Tags: |

Live This Month: March 2013 — an audio guide through SF concerts this month (Podcast #301)

Live This Month: March 2013 — an audio guide through SF concerts this month (Podcast #301) 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. With South by Southwest leading much of independent music to converge in Austin later this month, tons of bands are hitting the road. All of them, it would seem, are playing in the San Francisco Bay Area in March. Even if you aren't going to SXSW this year, you can still catch plenty of buzzed-about acts, like Thurston Moore's [...]

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