Tonight: Dustin Wong (of Ponytail), Woodsman, Moonbell @ Hemlock Tavern

We've been waiting all month for tonight's Dustin Wong (ex-Ponytail) show at the Hemlock with Woodsman (CO) and local opener, the dream-gazey Moonbell (9pm, $7). Dustin Wong released his second album this February on ThrillJockey (Dreams Say, View, Create, Shadow Leads), and it's an ultimately shiny, technical record with hundreds of loops and ambient sounds structured in. We heard great things about his live performances out at SxSW this year, and for those that missed out tonight is the chance to see Wong, as his tour continues with Woodsman (tour dates after the jump). It's always interesting to hear about [...]

Dominant Legs, Young Prisms, Woodsman, Weekend @ Hemlock Tavern, 1/8

Photos by Rachel Keenan and Nicole L. Browner The beauty of catching a show at the Hemlock Tavern (in addition to consistently great booking and cheap PBR tall boys), is that the back room can feel full with even 20 or 30 people in the crowd. Last Friday, that wasn't even an issue, though, as three of the Bay's most buzzed about bands--Dominant Legs, Young Prisms and Weekend--and Denver's Woodsman packed the place, with a line of disappointed would-be attendees extending down the bar. Weekend - "Youth Haunts" Weekend was first and set expectations high for the rest [...]

Live This Month: January 2010 (Podcast #195)

[podcast][/podcast] Every month, we dedicate the first week's podcast to highlighting some of the great local and out-of-town bands performing soon in the San Francisco Bay Area. We've got twelve great bands playing some excellent shows this month, so head out and see some live music! Subscribe to The Bay Bridged's podcast to get each week's new episode downloaded free to your iTunes! About the bands: Long Beach band Avi Buffalo ("What's In It For?") recently released a 7" on Sub Pop with a full length coming out early this year. On Thursday, January 14th they'll be at Bottom of [...]

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