Valentine’s Day 2020: Our favorite love and anti-love songs

Ah, Valentine’s Day. Another day to celebrate your love or perhaps another day to realize you’re single. Despite your relationship status this Valentine’s Day, we can probably all admit that there is a lot of music celebrating the glory and heartbreak of love. To commemorate, we here at the Bay Bridged collected our staff’s favorite love songs, along with their favorite anti-love songs to make sure everyone receives whatever they need this February 14th. Love Songs "Heat of the Moment" by Asia This probably isn't high on a lot of lists about love songs, or lists in general. Sadly, the [...]

Editors' Picks: What We've Been Listening to This Week (Yo La Tengo, FWY!, The Tallest Man On Earth, Majical Cloudz)

Yo La Tengo (Photo: Carlie Armstrong) Ben: Yo La Tengo recently released a deluxe edition of the terrific Fade, adding a bunch of B-sides and outtakes to one of my favorite albums from 2013. Normally, I read "B-sides" as "detritus," but the alternate takes and covers in this set are almost uniformly great. Okay, maybe there's a meandering remix that doesn't add much, but the two live takes on "Ohm" are both great and the cover of Times New Viking's "Move to California" served as perfect rainy day fare this week. Jason: Whenever I see an email [...]

Noise Pop Review: Yo La Tengo & The Urinals Being in a band is a lot like being married. Anyone who has been in an even remotely serious band can attest to this being the gospel truth. Much like a marriage, sustaining a band over twenty-something years occasionally requires switching things up to keep the relationship interesting. Some people try introducing another partner into the mix. Others try role playing as a orchestral prog outfit or a sexy cowgirl who's been naughty. People have even gone as far as writing the score to an embarrassingly awful Broadway musical about Spiderman (not recommended). Whatever you do, the key is [...]

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Win a pair of tickets to see Yo La Tengo at the Fox! Yo La Tengo - "Periodically Double or Triple" Of all the things one might expect from Yo La Tengo, I doubt that a game-show style wheel of chance was on anyone's list. But, lo, on their latest nationwide tour, the band is making extra-sure that every show is special, with an element of uncertainty that should make things very interesting. To allow them to explain: For our January/February tour dates, we’ve decided to take the advice of Blood, Sweat & Tears to “ride a painted pony/let the spinning wheel spin.” And just in case that’s not self-explanatory, read on. [...]

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First batch of Noise Pop 2011 performers announced: Yo La Tengo, Ted Leo, How To Dress Well, Best Coast, Wavves and more

How To Dress Well ‒ "Ready for the World" Telekinesis – “Car Crash” Best Coast & Wavves – "Got Something For You" Early bird badges are now on sale for Noise Pop 2011, and the festival has announced the nineteenth annual fest's first performers: Best Coast Dan Deacon Ensemble Daniel Martin Moore How To Dress Well Max Bemis Ted Leo (Solo) Telekinesis The Concretes The Stone Foxes Versus Voxhaul Broadcast Wavves Yo La Tengo Consider us excited. Two additional pieces of the initial announcement also have us intrigued. One is the Noise Pop Culture Club, a two-day daytime art/film/street fair/show [...]

Photos & Recap: Left Coast Live, San Jose, 6/26/10

Thanks to Anna for pointing out this little known festival in San Jose! The crowd was really small but San Jose's The Mumlers wowed 'em with a sweet Memphis soul sound. What is Yo La Tengo doing here? Excellent versions of "Autumn Sweater" and part of "Little Eyes". Darondo killed it with a Screamin' Jay Hawkins meets Al Green smash. Don't miss him at Stern Grove on August 15th. Gimme some Legs! 83 year-old Big Jay McNeely showed 'em all up, struttin' around like a teenager. The Legendary Stardust Cowboy closed the night with his signature strangeness.

Live This Month: October 2009 (Podcast #184)

[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 eleven 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: Out today on True Panther, Gay Singles is a collection of recent 7" singles from Hunx and his Punx ("U Don't Like Rock N Roll"). Hunx is currently on the Shattered Records tour, which [...]

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