The Bay Abridged: July 20 – Aug 2

(illustration: Cassidy Miller) In this recurring feature known as The Bay Abridged, our staff writers provide short, witty recaps on shows they attended around the Bay Area. A scene check, a heat check, and sometimes more — stop by every other Wednesday for the most comprehensive and concise recap of the Bay Area concert scene. Boostive, Gene Evaro Jr., Salami Rose Joe Louis’ Band Of Science at Bocci’s Cellar (SC) July 21. When the long-time Santa Cruz dub, break, and chill-hop party band Boostive announced they were going to relocate to SoCal, some people took it harder than others — [...]

Live This Month: April 2016 — an audio guide to upcoming SF concerts Download: Live This Month: April 2016 (Podcast #383) 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. Okay, the start of the month got a little bit away from us, but the rest of April features no shortage of killer shows. This mix spotlights thirteen great bands, with everything from the electric folk-rock of Laura Stevenson and Hard Left's mod-punk to captivating electronic tracks from Earthen Sea and Floating Points. We also discuss and hear songs from new local releases by Plush, YOURS, and [...]

Q&A: Six bands John Vanderslice is listening to right now

Longtime friend of The Bay Bridged John Vanderslice is a busy guy these days. His new recording studio Tiny Telephone Oakland opened this month, and its SF counterpart continues to be a destination for indie artists. Vanderslice has also been producing albums like Into It. Over It's forthcoming Standards, which arrives in March. Oh, and he's also a stellar singer-songwriter is in own right, who will be performing at our 10th anniversary party this Saturday night at the Rickshaw Stop alongside The Stone Foxes, Annie Girl & The Flight, and Hot Flash Heat Wave. Before Saturday's show, we asked John [...]

YOURS shares new single “Capture Me”

YOURS has some big plans for 2016. Not only is the San Francisco-based three-piece set to release an EP this year, but they already have a new single ready to share off it. Entitled "Capture Me," the song is full of rhythmic tricks and melodic turns, catchy enough at first listen but complex enough to make you play it on repeat. The tune is anchored by a delightfully fuzzy bass line, a tight, crackling drumbeat that manages to balance combustive energy with technical finesse, and bursts of a horn section so wild and weird it somehow works. It's relatively easy [...]

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YOURS releases new music video “King of the Hill”

Indie pop band YOURS has a delicious new slice of ear candy out now that is sure to satisfy your musical sweet-tooth. Titled “King of the Hill,” it’s a song that makes you wonder if Paul McCartney had a hand in its creation. Yes, it’s that catchy. Its bouncy rhythm, melodic bass line, boy/girl trade-off vocals and charming use of xylophone will most likely have you hooked before the 30 second mark. The accompanying video emphasizes the tune's trippier aspects as well, with its deceptively simple arrangement obscuring a sort of sugary weirdness. Lets call it bubblegum psychedelia -- neither [...]

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