Bay Area’s favorite dance outfit Planet Booty recently announced their first headlining tour fittingly named “Guilty Pleasure Tour” and they are hitting the road this Summer! The trio is performing 29 shows, starting with June 2 at Santa Cruz Pride and ending on August 23 in their hometown Oakland. Grab your tickets now so you don’t miss one of the best live bands I’ve ever seen! Their new EP drops in June and I can’t wait to hear the new tunes.
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San Jose dreampop quintet Frantic Romantic are rereleasing The Victoria Trap album which was previously available under their old band name Skyway View. The Victoria Trap features some of the band’s best singles including “Made of Glass,” “Crimson Petal,” and “Never Let Me Go.” The band is premiering one single every week day from February 14 to February 28 on their YouTube, starting with “Wilted Heart,” which appropriately surfaced online on Valentine’s Day. The full album will be out February 28th on Spotify and all major outlets.
Frantic Romantic also announced their first Santa Cruz show on Saturday March 2nd at Blue Lagoon with Threat To Self and Birdo.
The Go Ahead are bombarding San Francisco with two shows this Saturday, October 27th! First, the band takes the stage at Bandwagon’s “Women In Music” event with The She’s and Zelma Stone from 12-6pm, part of their Summer Music Series at Anchor Taps. Then, the band rocks PianoFight’s Femme Fatale Halloween Party with Thrown Out Bones from 10pm on, so dress as your favorite lady of the night and join in on the dancing and costume contests for the best dressed lethal enchantress!
After auditioning in LA back in September, The Go Ahead were selected for Season 2 of Topgolf’s Who Will Rock You digital series! The band will compete with 23 other bands from all around the US with the hopes to advance to the finals in Nashville and win! If you’re in Las Vegas on Oct 21st or Oct 22nd, you can apply to be in the audience for the filming and get paid for it. As of right now, The Go Ahead are scheduled to film on Monday October 22nd. Stay tuned for more info; the band and I can’t wait to share this experience with you!
BandWagon announced their SF Summer Music Series taking place the last Saturday of each month August through October. Each concert will have a different music theme, from indie rock to funk and soul and beyond. BandWagon, a unique mobile music venue, will curate its stage with local talent to keep the crowd movin’ and groovin’ all day.
At each event, they’ll be pouring a special, small-batch BandWagon collaboration beer on tap. For August’s event, try BandWagon Wheat, a light, fruity, and refreshing beer brewed at Anchor Public Taps.
For more information, check out their Facebook Event. There is a $5 cover at the door for 21+.
Music industry community Balanced Breakfast announced their first ever Balanced BreakFEST taking place September 20-22 (Thursday, Friday, and Saturday) at 7 venues in the Mission District of San Francisco with over 60 Bay Area bands. Early bird tickets for $32 are on sale now, so buy them before price goes up!
Delirium - DAY 1
5:00 PM The Oakland Mind (Oakland)
6:00 PM VIQUEEN (San Francisco)
7:00 PM OUTERS (San Francisco)
Amnesia - DAY 1 HAPPY HOUR
5:00 PM Little Spiral (Concord)
6:00 PM RESONANCE (San Francisco)
7:00 PM MAAYAN (San Francisco)
Revolution Cafe - DAY 1
5:00 PM Amalgamation (San Francisco)
6:00 PM Eve Fleishman (San Francisco)
7:00 PM Matthew DePasquale (San Francisco)
8:00 PM Reisender (San Francisco)
9:00 PM Loveangelists (Oakland)
10:00 PM Dillingers (San Francisco)
Make-Out Room - DAY 1
7:00 PM Swamp Child (Berkeley)
8:00 PM The Bikini Complex (San Francisco)
9:00 PM Sit Kitty Sit (San Francisco)
The Knockout - DAY 1
9:00 PM Trez Maschine (San Jose)
10:00 PM The Living (San Francisco)
11:00 PM Alvie & the Breakfast Pigs (San Francisco)
Amnesia - DAY 1
9:00 PM SPECIAL GUEST
10:00 PM New Spell (San Francisco)
11:00 PM Fellow Vessel (Pittsburg)
Elbo Room - DAY 1
9:00 PM Vice Reine (San Francisco)
10:00 PM Great Highway (San Francisco)
11:00 PM Californicorns (Oakland)
Amnesia - DAY 2 HAPPY HOUR
5:00 PM Veins (Oakland)
6:00 PM Aurora Beam (Watsonville)
7:00 PM Manos Lindas (San Francisco)
Revolution Cafe - DAY 2
5:00 PM CJ Storm (San Jose)
6:00 PM E.G. Phillips (San Francisco)
7:00 PM Brother Spellbinder (San Francisco)
8:00 PM Martay (Salinas but living in Kansas City)
9:00 PM Shelby, Texas (San Francisco)
10:00 PM on dolphin (Oakland/Grass Valley)
11:00 PM Grey Davies (Berkeley)
Make-Out Room - DAY 2
7:00 PM William Robert (Oakland)
8:00 PM Unlikely Heroes (Oakland)
9:00 PM The Y Axes (San Francisco)
Amnesia - DAY 2
9:00 PM Agouti (San Francisco)
10:00 PM The HA (San Francisco)
11:00 PM The Crux (Santa Rosa)
Elbo Room - DAY 2
9:00 PM Serf and James (Napa)
10:00 PM Pamela Parker’s Fantastic Machine (San Francisco)
11:00 PM Love Jerks (San Francisco)
Amnesia - DAY 3 HAPPY HOUR
5:00 PM Clara Bellino (San Francisco)
6:00 PM Sayla Dobro (San Francisco)
7:00 PM Blonde Toledo (San Francisco)
Revolution Cafe - DAY 3
5:00 PM Zak Fennie (Napa)
6:00 PM Clementine Darling (Santa Rosa)
7:00 PM Phoenix Tweak (Oakland)
8:00 PM Ziva (San Francisco)
9:00 PM Justin Seagrave (San Francisco)
10:00 PM Gutter Swan (San Francisco)
11:00 PM SPECIAL GUEST
Amnesia - DAY 3
9:00 PM Skank Bank (Berkeley)
10:00 PM The Urban Renewal Project (Los Angeles)
11:00 PM Van Goat (Oakland)
EL Rio - DAY 3
9:00 PM The Wyatt Act (San Francisco)
10:00 PM Gooferman (San Francisco/Oakland)
11:00 PM Doctor Striker (San Francisco/Oakland)
If you’re curious what their events look like, check out their 3-day showcase last year at SxSW. It featured 24 prominent bands from Austin, San Francisco, Oakland, and San Jose.
In case you missed the big Booty news: in addition to their 20+ remaining dates on tour with TWRP this summer, they've just been added to the rest of Ninja Sex Party’s Tour De Force (all dates except Houston)!
Have you ever had a sex sandwich because that’s exactly what will be on the menu every night with this insane lineup. Many shows have already sold out so buy your tickets now while you still can! 🤘💖🍑🌍
Oakland's Planet Booty and Toronto's TWRP partnered on the single “Tactile Sensation,” which is featured on TWRP’s new album Together Through Time, releasing today May 18th. You can stream the single here, plus check out the great article about these two bands uniting for this awesome song in The Bay Bridged. Planet Booty is opening for TWRP during their album release concert at The Opera House in Toronto tonight, then the bands will tour together this summer, playing about 30 dates across the US including a show at Brick and Mortar Music Hall in San Francisco on July 7th.bri
San Francisco rockers The Go Ahead just announced back-to-back shows in San Francisco and Santa Monica! First up is their show at Bottom of the Hill in San Francisco headlining Sit Kitty Sit's album release show on Friday May 4th. Then celebrating Cinco De Mayo and their drummer's birthday, the band is performing Saturday May 5th at TRiP Santa Monica. Whether you live in NorCal or SoCal, there's no excuse to miss them playing!
Smoke Dza - LOSTBOYS (Mimosa & BOGL) - Forrest Day - El Papachango - Labrat - Eliquate (Full Band Reunion) - The Redlight District - Ancestree - Fulminante - Soulwise - No Accion - Light The Band - The Bad Light - Coffee Zombie Collective - Driftr - Wild Iris - Stereo Stereo - Van Goat - Olright - Gnarboots - Pan Dulce - Death Monk - Cosmic Reef Temple - Misamore - Pretty, Handsome - Life Size Models - Redublic - Phers - Concentrate - Womp Rat - Hoven - Mike Jones - SVNKA - Kyle Warren - Highend - Moist Boiz - Dirt Track Hereos - Birdo - Entoptic - Cement Ship - Nickel Experience - Sweet Hayah - Shoobies - Jive Machine - Paul Damon & The Healers - Money For Helicopters - The Vampirates - Boss' Daughter - The Randy Savages - F.U.X. - Frootie Flavors - Noise Clinic - Sourpatch Kid - ION - Vybrant Vibes - Kuhteeuh - A-Vlust - Berto8 - Xolotl - A Chan-Kai - Miggle - $ylan - Torio Van Grol - Keith Lowell Jensen - Emily Catalano - BJ Rankin - Tony Zavala - DNA
Breakout your brightest attire and get the festival fam together because the Santa Cruz Music Festival returns March 10th and 11th! For two days SCMF takes over Pacific Avenue and the Downtown Area for an experience fun for the whole family! Celebrating its fifth anniversary, SCMF is the premiere Bay Area music festival featuring musicians and artists--along with societal movers and shakers--from Santa Cruz and beyond!
Check out the Facebook Event
FULL EXPERIENCE PASS - 18+
This pass will give the holder access to ALL PARTICIPATING VENUES including the Civic Auditorium (21+ age restrictions apply to the other venues). THE CIVIC AUDITORIUM WILL BE THE ONLY VENUE that any under 21-year-olds can go to after 10:00pm on Saturday (3/10/18) and Sunday (3/11/18).
LOCALS' PASS - 21+
This pass will give the holder access to these local venues (Motiv, The Blue Lagoon, Rosie McCann's, Museum of Art & History & Cafe Mare). THIS PASS WILL NOT GIVE THE HOLDER ACCESS TO THE CIVIC AUDITORIUM. All the above venues will be 21+ after 10:00pm on both Saturday (3/10/18) & Sunday (3/11/18). Due to this, the Locals' Pass will only be sold to those over 21.
Santa Cruz Civic Auditorium
Santa Cruz Museum of Art & History
San Lorenzo Park
The Blue Lagoon
Tannery Arts Center
Rosie McCann's Irish Pub & Restaurant - Santa Cruz
99 Bottles of Beer on the Wall
Streetlight Records-Santa Cruz
Woodstock's Pizza Santa Cruz
Abbott Square Market
Felix Kulpa Gallery & Sculpture Garden
Village Yoga Santa Cruz
More Information: www.santacruzmusicfestival.com
After raining sweat across most of the US this Summer and Fall, Planet Booty ends their 2017 season with Sun Hop Fat and DJ Jah Yzer at The Independent on Thursday November 30th. Set your mind and booty free as you dance the night away.
Come get the new album ‘NAKED’ on vinyl, grab the new ‘NAKED’ T-shirt, and wish Dylan a Happy Birthday when he gets one year sexier onstage at the stroke of midnight (12/1)! Don't forget to buy your tickets before this show sells out!
San Francisco alt rockers The Go Ahead just announced their EP Release Show for In Harms Way on Friday December 15 at the Elbo Room. The show also features their good friend Will Weston headlining and Mobile Steam Unit from NYC opening.
The Go Ahead are also releasing their new single "On My Side" with a brand new music video around mid-November, so stay tuned for details!
Planet Booty returns to the Midwest in October, hitting six cities in support of the incredible TWRP out of Toronto. If your in the Midwest, you do not want to miss these shows -- the amount of ridiculousness and sweat simply cannot be measured. Get your tickets now!
10/3: Shank Hall - Milwaukee
10/4: First Avenue - Minneapolis
10/6: Subterranean - Chicago
10/7: Gabe's - Iowa City
10/9: House of Blues - Cleveland
10/10: The Pike Room - Detroit
Indie rockers Life Size Models announced their new "Home Made" EP and E-Fundraiser Kickoff Show on September 8th at Art Boutiki! The show also features performances by The Y Axes, Zelma Stone, and The Jolly Llamas, plus there will be exclusive deals on exclusive merchandise while supplies last. Plus you can win tickets to the show through Do The Bay right now, so don't miss this opportunity!
Electro-funk-dance trio Planet Booty dropped their new album "Naked" today! The album is available on vinyl, as well as on all digital stores and streaming sites (links below).
Come celebrate the release at The Chapel in San Francisco on Saturday September 9th and funk out to the new tunes and of course your favorite Booty classics with special guest and queer glam punk queens Bitch Please.
The high-energy electro-funk/dance trio also announced their Pacific Northwest "NAKED Tour" Phase 2 with stops in Medford, Corvallis, Eugene, Hood River, Olympia, Seattle, and Portland, ending with them playing the Oregon Eclipse Festival at Big Prairie Summit. Plus don't miss their tour kick-off show in Oakland at the Starline Social Club on Friday July 28th.
Planet Booty's 'NAKED Tour' Phase One is hitting 9 cities with 1 mission: spread the funk! Their Southwest tour starts in LA at The Hi Hat on Thurs June 1, then runs through Las Vegas at The Bunkhouse Saloon, followed by The Flycatcher in Tucson, Boxcar in Santa Fe, Barons in Grand Junction, Hi-Dive in Denver, Mezcal Tequileria in Albuquerque, Valley Bar in Phoenix, and ends with a bang at Starlite Lounge in Sacramento. Don't miss this unforgettable band that will make you shake your booty and feel good about yourself!
San Francisco music blog The Bay Bridged interviewed Oakland electro-funk trio Planet Booty about their upcoming show with Flynt Flossy and Turquoise Jeep at Great American Music Hall on Wed May 24th. The interview with frontman Dylan Germick dives deep into the band's new album, their upcoming tours across the Southwest and Pacific Northwest, and their successful showcases at SXSW earlier this year. The article also includes quotes from Krista Lettko, creative director at Authentic Audience, who is helping the band with social media, as well as myself on why I wanted to work with the band. Be sure the read the whole feature and don't miss the show next week to see why everyone's talking about this high-energy band that gets everyone in the audience dancing and leaves an unforgettable impression with their stage presence!