May 16, 2013
For Bay Area folks, the name ‘Sea Wolf’ might call to mind a Jack London classic, a rugged high-seas adventure that takes place off the shores of San Francisco at the turn of the century. That’s why it’s strangely appropriate that Sea Wolf, the LA indie band that got their start around the turn of this century, is appearing at Great American Music Hall, a crimson-walled remnant of the Barbary Coast days during which London thrived. If you’d like a shot at a pair of tickets, follow the directions below.
To enter this contest submit an email to contest[at]thebaybridged.com with your full name in the body and the concert you’re entering the contest for in the subject line. You may only submit your name once to only one contest. Winners will be chosen at random and will be awarded one pair of tickets unless otherwise noted.
May 15, 2013
We’re really excited about the lineup for this year’s Phono del Sol festival, and we’ll be celebrating this Thursday, May 16th, as part of The Bold Italic‘s “MishiPot” Microhood. The Microhood event will run from Mariposa to 21st Street between Harrison and Hampshire, and we’ll be hosting a Phono del Sol announcement party at Blowfish Sushi from 6-8pm.
Along with the good folks at Noise Pop, we’ll be DJing tunes from Phono del Sol 2013 performers and some of our other favorites, with Blowfish serving up drink and food specials. We’ll also be giving away tickets to Phono del Sol 2013!
For more info on the rest of the MishiPot Microhood night check out the details via the Bold Italic event page.
May 15, 2013
May 15, 2013
It’s almost 18 months since we last did a psych-focused mixtape, which means there’s quite a bit to catch up on. The Bay continues to be a vital source for top-notch mind-expanding bands, whether it’s the heady drones of Carlton Melton and Date Palms, or the swaggering rock of Glitter Wizard and Coo Coo Birds.
Several of the groups included here have new records either out now or coming out soon. Prolific instrumental duo Barn Owl just released its fifth album, V, on Thrill Jockey; meanwhile, cosmic rock group Lumerians is serving up The High Frontier later this year. While we’ve been following some of these bands for years, it’s exciting that they’re joined here by a number of newer arrivals, like Fuzz (a heavy rock project from Ty Segall and Charlie Moothart), Group Rhoda‘s experimental synth songs, and electrified jams from Golden Void and Life Coach (both of which feature the guitar work of Isaiah Mitchell of Earthless).
May 13, 2013
The first annual BottleRock Napa Valley Festival brought over 50 bands to the Napa Valley Expo for four days of music over the weekend, and our Roman Gokhman was on the scene for all four days.
Below, check out his live-tweeting from the festivities, which included standout performances from The Flaming Lips, Sharon Van Etten, and Grouplove.
Phono del Sol 2013: Thee Oh Sees, YACHT, Bleached, K.Flay top our third-annual music and food festival!
May 13, 2013
The Bay Bridged is proud to announce the lineup of performers at the 2013 Phono del Sol Music & Food Festival! The all day, all ages music and food festival — taking place on Saturday, July 13th at Potrero del Sol Park — will be headlined by SF’s unstoppable garage titans Thee Oh Sees and LA electro-pop virtuosos YACHT.
They’ll be joined on two stages by some of indie music’s most exciting bands, including LA’s garage pop duo Bleached, NYC-via-SF rapper K.Flay, guitar shredder Marnie Stern, and SF synth-pop duo Painted Palms, as well as Blouse, Social Studies, Cool Ghouls, Surf Club and B. Hamilton. In addition to all that great music, some of San Francisco’s finest food trucks will be selling their tasty creations all day long.
Tickets are on sale right now, with a limited number of discount six-packs available (save $5 per ticket by grabbing six for you and your friends). VIP tickets are also available, which include access to a shaded viewing area for the main stage, drink tickets, VIP bathrooms, and a tour of Tiny Telephone Recording led by John Vanderslice.
More information about the festival, including all of the bands and food trucks, can be found at the newly-relaunched PhonoDelSol.com. To keep on top of all of the latest festival developments, be sure to like the Phono del Sol Facebook page and RSVP to our Facebook event.
May 13, 2013
Enjoy this Rdio mix featuring local and touring bands performing in SF during the rest of this week. After the jump, find out more about when they’re all playing! For a full list of upcoming concerts in the SF Bay Area, check our Local Concert Calendar.
May 8, 2013
Next Thursday, May 16th, the Bold Italic will be rolling out the next edition of their Microhood series. This particular Microhood is called “MishiPot,” encapsulating Mariposa to 21st Street between Harrison and Hampshire – which, conveniently enough, is where the Bay Bridged and Noise Pop headquarters are located.
The Bay Bridged and Noise Pop will both be represented at this event, hosting a Phono del Sol announcement party at Blowfish Sushi (since, as a reminder, we’ll be announcing the Phono del Sol 2013 lineup next week). We’ll be DJing from 6-8pm alongside the folks at Noise Pop, spinning tunes from Phono del Sol 2013 performers and some of our other favorites, and Blowfish will be holding drink and food specials throughout. We’ll also be giving away tickets to Phono del Sol 2013!
The rest of the MishiPot Microhood night includes a variety of other notable events, including (from the Bold Italic event page):
- Alite will have outdoor chairs for relaxin’, cornhole boards, a keg, and special discounts on outdoor chairs, backpacks, sleeping bags, and other gear only for Mishipot peeps.
- Asiento is offering MishiPot guests $1 off beer, wine, well and specialty cocktails from 5-8pm.
- Insymmatry will be providing a free chair massage.
- The NWBLK is showcasing CCA Thesis Art Show with snacks.
- Charles’ Chocolate will have delicious samplings.
- NoisePop and The Bay Bridged will be hosting a Phono del Sol Lineup Announcement Party at Blowfish Sushi.
The Bold Italic’s After Party Bike-in Movie at Mission Dispatch, Mr. Nice Food Truck, and more.