Ticket Giveaway Wednesday: Sleepy Sun, Wreck and Reference and more

(illustration: Cassidy Miller) To enter for a chance to win tickets to any show below, email contest@thebaybridged.com with the name of the band and the date of the show you’re entering in the subject line and your full name in the body of the email. Winners will be selected at random and notified via email. Thursday, May 25 Sam Outlaw, Michaela Anne @ The Chapel 9pm, $15, all ages. Buy advance tickets here. Friday, May 26 Sleepy Sun, Golden Void, Matt Baldwin @ Great American Music Hall 9pm, $15, all ages. Buy advance tickets here. Saturday, May 27 All Your [...]

Sacramento’s So Stressed signs to Meredith Graves’ new label Honor Press

Meredith Graves (Perfect Pussy, ex-Shoppers) recently announced the launch of her new Captured Tracks imprint, Honor Press, and their first band – Sacramento's So Stressed. As far as I know, this noise rock trio has been cranking out twisted songs in various incarnations of their lineup since around 2009. Their live show is wild – synth player/vocalist Morgan Fox is failing around behind his setup, guitarist Andrew Garcia is focusing on his riffs off to the side, and drummer Kenneth Draper is executing unbelievable fills at every moment. I once saw them play in Oakland, and in a break between parts [...]

Deafheaven announces world tour, including show at Great American

San Francisco's Deafheaven seem to have been touring non-stop since Sunbather came out last year. They're playing every festival from Sasquatch to Barcelona's Primavera, and have announced an additional tour date right back in their hometown of San Francisco. The black metal outfit, led by Kerry McCoy and George Clarke, will be joined on tour by Pallbearer (for some dates) and Wreck & Reference, with some European co-headlining dates with Sargent House label mate Chelsea Wolfe. Check out the full list of tour dates above, then grab your tickets to the Great American show below after you listen to Sunbather for [...]

Mixtape: Fourteen of the Bay Area's Best Record Labels (Podcast #325)

http://media.libsyn.com/media/thebaybridged/Record_Labels_Mix.mp3 Download: Mixtape: The Bay Area's Best Record Labels (Podcast #325) It's conventional wisdom nowadays that bands no longer need record labels to release music into the world. Still, it would be foolish to think that labels no longer matter. A label association can be a critical stamp of approval for potential new fans; the best labels build audiences' trust to the point that they'll support new artists even before hearing them. All of this is to say nothing, of course, of the distribution services labels can offer, and any financial or booking support they might also provide. In recent [...]

Wreck and Reference tours Northern California with Planning For Burial

Sacramento/LA duo Wreck and Reference are playing four Northern California shows to close out September, including a gig on Sunday 22 at Ouija Club in San Francisco with Oakland bands Swamp Witch and Alamoon. (Note that this is an early show, which will start around 6pm and end before 10, with Wreck and Reference likely playing around 7.) The gigs coincide with a Planning For Burial tour, and the New Jersey band is scheduled to join Wreck and Reference for all four shows. The first set takes place this Friday at Third Space in Davis, where Wreck and Reference drummer [...]

Wreck and Reference released 'No Content' 7" in May

Sacramento's Wreck and Reference dropped a new 7-inch "No Content" (stylized CONTENT) on SF label The Flenser back in May. The album's two tracks, "Absurdities & Echoes" and "Abhorrence", can be streamed below. Grab the vinyl (in either black or limited edition blue) over on The Flenser's website, or pick up a digital copy on Wreck and Reference's Bandcamp page. You're going to have to enjoy the sweet sounds of this Sacto experimental post-metal act exclusively through your speakers or headphones for awhile, because they just wrapped up a summer tour and haven't announced any fall dates yet. No Content [...]

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Beyond the Bay Area: A Sacramento Mixtape (Podcast #297)

Beyond the Bay Area: A Sacramento Mixtape (Podcast #297) It's not technically part of the Bay Area -- and by "technically," of course, we mean "at all" -- but we've been known to cheat a little bit and claim a good number of Sacramento bands as adopted locals over the years. Can you really blame us? Plenty of acts from the state's capital have made an big impact on independent music, including Death Grips, Chelsea Wolfe, and Trash Talk. All three of those groups eventually migrated to Los Angeles, with Death Grips leaking their latest album during a two-month stay [...]

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