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Mini-Playlist: 5 Local Acts to See at Rockage | The Bay Bridged

February 1, 2013

Written by Jody Amable

Going to Rockage2.0? Of course you are. (You are, right?). While it’s mostly a celebration of video-game-geekery in all its glory, Rockage also serves as a sneaky way to introduce those who came to game to some badass local bands as well. If you’re heading down south next weekend, here are the Bay Area bands you need to see.

FRIDAY, 2/8/13

Curious Quail, San Jose: Personally, we can’t think of a more appropriate band to play such an event. Curious Quail build their sound off of a dreamy foundation of bleeps, bloops and other electronic noises. They’ll be appearing as part of the Make a Scene San Jose showcase at 8:30.

Cartoon Bar Fight, San Jose: We’ve already introduced you to Cartoon Bar Fight, San Jose’s spooky siren-song troubadours. Also part of the Make a Scene showcase, they’ll be bringing their mysterious gloom to the stage at 9:10. They’ll also be in charge of the N64 arcade, should you wanna throw down with the band.

San Francesca, San Jose: San Francesca are another appropriately dystopian band for an event that celebrates digital other worlds. Full of distant echoes and distortion to spare, San Francesca always offer an entrancing live show. See them directly after Cartoon Bar Fight at 9:50.

SATURDAY, 2/9/13

GNARBOOTS, San Jose: “Unmissable chaos” reads the press release in regards to San Jose’s GNARBOOTS. We couldn’t have said it better ourselves. GNARBOOTS is the band that brought us this can’t-not-go-viral gem, and they’ll be bringing the weird at 5:10. Check out this collab with Minibosses, also appearing at Rockage on Saturday, below.

SUNDAY, 2/10/13

Dog Party, Sacramento: Here at The Bay Bridged, we’ve been known to embrace our neighbors to the east, so for the purposes of this list, we’re counting Sacramento in. Dog Party, made up of teenage sisters Gwen and Lucy Giles, are a thrilling blast of party rock that’s meant to be played live. Catch them bright and early Sunday at 1:40.

Honorable mentions: Matthew Joseph Payne (Oakland), Good Hustle (San Jose), Crashfaster (San Francisco), The Albert Square (San Jose).

HEY THIS IS A REMINDER! :D We are playing the  Make A Scene San Jose  showcase this year at   ROCKAGE 2.0   alongside our friends in Curious Quail, San Francesca, Good Hustle and many more! Rockage is a three-day festival of indie music and retro video games! 
 The event runs Feb 8-10, and we will be playing on  Friday, Feb 8th . Doors are at 3PM, music starts at 5PM, and the we’ll go on near 8PM.  
 We’ll also be running the N64 station the whole weekend! Advance tickets for the whole thing are   here   or you can get them at the door. 
 Also, a special online $10 ticket for FRIDAY ONLY is available   here  ! 
 You’re kinda silly if you don’t come to this. ;)

HEY THIS IS A REMINDER! :D We are playing the Make A Scene San Jose showcase this year at ROCKAGE 2.0 alongside our friends in Curious Quail, San Francesca, Good Hustle and many more! Rockage is a three-day festival of indie music and retro video games!

The event runs Feb 8-10, and we will be playing on Friday, Feb 8th. Doors are at 3PM, music starts at 5PM, and the we’ll go on near 8PM. 

We’ll also be running the N64 station the whole weekend! Advance tickets for the whole thing are here or you can get them at the door.

Also, a special online $10 ticket for FRIDAY ONLY is available here!

You’re kinda silly if you don’t come to this. ;)

Black Friday | Rockage 2.0 three day passes on sale for $20 today!

CBF plays the Make A Scene SJ showcase at Rockage on Friday, Feb 8 alongside our friends in Curious Quail, San Francesca and Good Hustle—but we’ll be there all weekend! Grab a three day pass today and come have fun with us. :)

HELL. YES. Retro gamers + indie music lovers uniteee! We are so excited for this. You better fucking come out so I can lap you in DKR N64 (CBF will be running this area). Get your ticket now before the price bump. It’s only $20! Goooo!  
  rockagesj : 
 
 Announcing the  MAKE A SCENE SJ  showcase at  Rockage2.0  on 2/8/13. 
  MAKE A SCENE SJ  is a South Bay all ages music movement encouraging young people to become more involved in their local music scene.  ~ Performing Friday 2/8/13 ~ doors open at 3pm ~ music starts at 5pm   GOOD HUSTLE : notorious afrobeat idols from San Jose, supreme party starters   SAN FRANCESCA : electronic indie rock threesome from San Jose   CARTOON BAR FIGHT : gloomy indie folk ensemble from San Jose    CURIOUS QUAIL : folk pop gamer faction from San Jose  …and more!   Rockage 2.0 Tix : “Early bird” tix are on sale now! Grab a three-day pass for only $20  here . 3-day pass price goes up to $30 on 12/8. Single day tickets will be available at the door for $20 cash each day.

HELL. YES. Retro gamers + indie music lovers uniteee! We are so excited for this. You better fucking come out so I can lap you in DKR N64 (CBF will be running this area). Get your ticket now before the price bump. It’s only $20! Goooo! 

rockagesj:

Announcing the MAKE A SCENE SJ showcase at Rockage2.0 on 2/8/13.

MAKE A SCENE SJ is a South Bay all ages music movement encouraging young people to become more involved in their local music scene.

~ Performing Friday 2/8/13 ~ doors open at 3pm ~ music starts at 5pm

GOOD HUSTLE: notorious afrobeat idols from San Jose, supreme party starters

SAN FRANCESCA: electronic indie rock threesome from San Jose

CARTOON BAR FIGHT: gloomy indie folk ensemble from San Jose

CURIOUS QUAIL: folk pop gamer faction from San Jose

…and more!

Rockage 2.0 Tix: “Early bird” tix are on sale now! Grab a three-day pass for only $20 here. 3-day pass price goes up to $30 on 12/8. Single day tickets will be available at the door for $20 cash each day.

<3 San Jose

Daydream Nation Vol. 3 tonight…truly amazin’. Totally in love with every band that played, and super thankful for people who go out to local shows (especially the members of other SJ bands, so awesome to see).

Congrats to Curious Quail on their top notch new album!

Next stop: X Bar/Homestead Lanes on July 7th with San Francesca and Judgement Day. <3<3<3<3<3forevermore

This Saturday! Facebook RSVP  here . 
 CBF will be opening up this free show, which happens to be the fantastic Curious Quail&#8217;s album release! Come celebrate with us! Other acts include our buddies ColorScout, and Shuteye Unison (they&#8217;re radddd). 
 Come hither! 
 (Awesome flyer by Ben Henderson!)

This Saturday! Facebook RSVP here.

CBF will be opening up this free show, which happens to be the fantastic Curious Quail’s album release! Come celebrate with us! Other acts include our buddies ColorScout, and Shuteye Unison (they’re radddd).

Come hither!

(Awesome flyer by Ben Henderson!)