June 18, 2013
But seriously, if you’re into the danceable indie rock craze that is sweeping the nation, Hands is well worth your time. Luckily, your chance is coming up soon. Hands is touring in support of their debut LP Synesthesia (out now on Kill Rock Stars), and they’re stopping through Brick & Mortar on June 21.
For your chance to win a pair of tickets, email me at firstname.lastname@example.org with “Hands” in the subject line and your full name in the body of the email. The contest closes at Thursday, June 20 at 12pm PDT, and a winner will be chosen at random and notified by email.
Here’s the video for Synesthesia track “Brave Motion”:
June 14, 2013
Brazilian rock band CSS return to SF with a new album, Planta, and “Hangover” is the LP’s first single. CSS will be topping a night of dance pop on Monday, June 17th, at the Great American Music Hall, and we’ve got a pair of tickets to giveaway.
To enter this contest, submit an email to contest[at]thebaybridged.com with your full name in the body and “CSS” in the subject line. Winners will be chosen at random and will be awarded one pair of tickets unless otherwise noted.
CSS, MS MR, Io Echo
Great American Music Hall
June 17, 2013
June 13, 2013
We’re giving away a pair of tickets to see The Dandy Warhols play at the Fillmore on Saturday night. But wait. Before you disregard this as another giveaway for an outdated, worn-out rock band from the early 2000s, consider this: the band will play their 2000 critically acclaimed album 13 Tales from Urban Bohemia in its entirety on Saturday. Released 13 years ago and now reissued, 13 Tales is a sprawling, epic kind of rock record, with horn-driven acoustic space jams rubbing shoulders with indie rock songs.
Best known for “Bohemian Like You,” which made its way into at least one TV commercial for its urgent, distorted guitar riff and lead singer Courtney Taylor-Taylor’s baritone and ironic delivery. Played like a Blur song with a sense of humour, “Bohemian Like You” is a mocking tribute to the urban bohemian — a category we’re never really sure if The Dandy Warhols fit into themselves. On a side note, I’m convinced that the track “Solid” is the first song written to make fun of the white hipster with an asian girlfriend trend that seemed to dominate the 2000s.
That said, go see this show for free on us. Bring your asian girlfriend, or your asian boyfriend, or whatever you’re into these days (some pills and a slacker attitude will work fine as well) and watch The Dandy Warhols bring back the 2000s with style.
To enter this contest, submit an email to contest[at]thebaybridged.com with your full name in the body and “The Dandy Warhols at The Fillmore” in the subject line. The winner will be chosen at random and will be awarded one pair of tickets unless otherwise noted.
May 30, 2013
The San Francisco Rock Music Association raises money for local school music programs through a series of concerts covering classic albums in their entirety. As the picture above would suggest, tonight’s show at the Great American Music Hall will tackle Joy Division’s Unknown Pleasures and The Smiths’ The Queen is Dead.
To win a pair of tickets to tonight’s show, email contest[at]thebaybridged.com with the subject line “SFRMA” and include your full name for a chance to win!
May 24, 2013
Australian electronic band The Presets are currently on the home stretch of a US tour, and they’ll be performing tonight at the Fox in Oakland. The band’s latest single from last year’s Pacifica is “Fall,” which you can check out below.
To win a pair of tickets to tonight’s show, email contest[at]thebaybridged.com with the subject line “The Presets” and include your full name for a chance to win!
May 22, 2013
Shout Out Louds‘ Optica is probably my favorite indie pop record so far this year, with each song tightly orchestrated and extremely catchy. The band’s US tour is coming to the Great American tonight and we’ve got tickets to give away!
To win a pair of tickets to tonight’s show, email contest[at]thebaybridged.com with the subject line “Shout Out Louds” and include your full name for a chance to win.
Shout Out Louds, Haerts
Great American Music Hall
May 22, 2013
May 17, 2013
The members of Austin’s The Black Angels have been cranking out reliably rich psych rock over the past decade, with Indigo Meadow arriving earlier this year. Tonight, the band performs with Hanni El Khatib and Wall of Death at The Fillmore, and we’ve got tickets to give away!
To win a pair of tickets to tonight’s show, email contest[at]thebaybridged.com with the subject line “The Black Angels” and include your full name for a chance to win.
The Black Angels, Hanni El Khatib, Wall of Death
May 17, 2013
May 10, 2013
As we announced on Monday, we’re really excited to present the third annual Phono del Sol Music & Food Festival on Saturday, July 13th in Potrero del Sol Park. It’s going be to be a great day of indie music and food, with twelve bands on two stages, and an collection of our favorite local food trucks.
Before we announce our lineup on Monday, we’re giving away giving away a four-pack of VIP tickets to Phono del Sol 2013 on our Facebook page right now! Just like the page (if you haven’t already), then enter this contest, and you’ll be eligible to win! This contest ends Monday morning, so you better enter now!
A further reminder: 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)! To keep on top of all of the latest festival developments, be sure to like the Phono del Sol Facebook page.