Ticket Giveaway Wednesday: Hey Marseilles, Yuck and more

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, March 24 Murder By Death, Tim Barry @ The Independent 2 pairs available 8pm, $20, 21+. Buy advance tickets here. Friday, March 25 Rob Crow's Gloomy Place, Vertical Scratchers, Owl Paws @ Bottom of the Hill 9:30pm, $12, 21+. Buy advance tickets here. Saturday, March 26 Yuck, [...]

By |March 23, 2016|Tags: , |

Yuck share Fugazi cover, plot tour that includes show at Great American Music Hall

In 2011, post-punk outfit Yuck produced one of the year’s finest albums with their assured and fully-realized self-titled debut. Combining elements of slow-burning shoegaze a la Yo La Tengo, soft-loud-soft compositions in the vein of the Pixies, delicate acoustic ballads, and scrawling guitar rockers, the album was a grab bag of vintage indie sounds. The future looked bright for the band. However, with the announcement in 2013 that frontman and lead songwriter Daniel Blumberg would be leaving the group, Yuck seemed certain to be a one-and-done effort, a band that would tantalize listeners with its vast, untapped potential. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qZA7XUOIJhw Surprisingly, that [...]

By |February 1, 2016|Tags: |

Review & Photos: Yuck 2.0 visits The Independent

Photos by Evan Henkel A band continuing without their original frontman is bold. It's gutsy and noteworthy, but something was just off on Wednesday night. I walked into The Independent with slight apprehension. I was about to see a band I had really loved upon discovering in 2011. Yuck's debut album was it three years ago--90's-inspired alt rock songs that burned slow and held an air of mystery, the self-titled release was a layered and labored-over project. Fast forward to 2013, when frontman Daniel Blumberg broke things off with the rest of the band. While Blumberg went on to tangle up [...]

By |January 31, 2014|Tags: , , |

Interview: Yuck's Max Bloom on becoming a frontman, recording 'Glow & Behold'

"Dress smart casual, but don't wear too much aftershave." Max Bloom, guitarist of Yuck is giving me wardrobe advice ahead of the band's show at The Independent this Wednesday. Bloom is, for lack of better terms, a somewhat-reluctant frontman. Heralded for releasing one of the albums of the year in 2011, Yuck made a name for themselves as the mysterious 90's drenched indie band that could. Formerly led by Daniel Bloomberg, Yuck spun songs like "Georgia" and "Get Away," drawing comparisons to Dinosaur Jr., Pavement and the like. After the success of 2011, the band stayed mum, until fans let [...]

By |January 28, 2014|Tags: |

Live This Month: January 2014 — an audio guide through SF concerts this month (Podcast #324)

http://media.libsyn.com/media/thebaybridged/LTM_January_2014.mp3 Download: Live This Month: January 2014 — an audio guide through SF concerts this month (Podcast #324) 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. As we mentioned several podcasts ago, The Magik*Magik Orchestra has been adding welcome orchestral layers to local indie artists' works for years. The orchestra's five years of work is being celebrated with a special concert at the Fox Theater this month, where they'll be joined by a bevy of great acts, including past collaborators How to Dress [...]

Editors' Picks: What We've Been Listening to This Week (Yuck, Hanni El Khatib, Bass Drum of Death, & more)

Ben: Yuck could have gone the way of plenty of bands that lose their lead singers, which is to say that the group could have quietly imploded or shattered amid tabloid drama. Instead, the group, which released one of the best albums of 2011, returns with Glow & Behold, a late contender shaping up to be a highlight of 2013. The sound is different, less fuzzed out and more jangle pop, but it's probably for the best that the reinvention backstory seems like a footnote easily eclipsed by the work at hand. It's a far better second act than plenty [...]

Taking stock of South by Southwest 2011: Highlights, photos, and an attempt to make sense of things

When, last Saturday afternoon, Wild Flag's Carrie Brownstein remarked mid-set, "This is our seventh of eight shows at South by Southwest," it was difficult not to hear some sense of relief in her voice. There is an inherently numbing effect to the South by Southwest experience; at some point, I think, both the body and mind, additionally encumbered by the baggage of Tex-Mex and beer, begin to reject new musical experiences. This year's South by was, we have been told, the biggest festival yet. For those of us rooted in indie culture, however, bigger doesn't always mean better, and there [...]

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