Over the past two years, The Bay Bridged has become recognized as a leader in local music coverage, but we’re continuing to expand our efforts this year to bring you the most comprehensive local music news. One of our new efforts is our new podcast The Bay Bridged: Live This Month.

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In this new monthly podcast, we’ll bring you a mix of songs from some great local and touring bands that will be playing in the Bay Area during the coming weeks. We’ll also give you some details about who they are and when they’re playing.

We are currently in the midst of working with iTunes to get this new show in a separate podcast directory, but for now if you subscribe to the original Bay Bridged Podcast you will also be able to download this new series. To subscribe, click on the icon below:

And if you have any feedback about how to make the new podcast better, drop us a line!

About this month’s bands:

Nada Surf have a new album titled Lucky that comes out on February 5th on Barsuk Records. The band hits the Swedish American Hall for an acoustic show on February 2nd alongside the recently featured Port O’ Brien (TBB Feature).

Love is Chemicals (TBB Feature) celebrate the release of their brand new full length CD Song of the Summer Youth Brigade this month. The band’s CD release show is at Bottom of the Hill on February 22nd, where they’re joined by HIJK (TBB Feature) and The Dont’s (TBB Feature).

Supporting their latest album Good Bad Not Evil, Atlanta’s Black Lips are coming to the Great American Music Hall on February 8th. The show is presented by KALX and also features Pierced Arrows.

Seattle’s Grand Archives are playing at one of the best bills at Noise Pop, joining Kelley Stoltz and The Morning Benders (TBB Feature) at The Independent on February 28th. The band’s self-titled album comes out on Sub Pop Records on February 19th. Stay tuned for more Noise Pop coverage here in the coming weeks.

San Francisco’s Black Fiction (TBB Feature) headline an excellent all-local bill over at Thee Parkside on February 20th. The show also features 60 Watt Kid (TBB Feature) and Chairman Wow.

Portland duo Talkdemonic will be performing at the Rickshaw Stop on February 13th, the last stop on the band’s West Coast tour. They will be joined by Birds & Batteries (TBB Feature) and The Drift.

One of our favorite recent featured artists, Emily Jane White (TBB Feature) kicks off our next The Bay Bridged Presents show on February 9th at the Starry Plough in Berkeley. Also performing are Beatbeat Whisper (TBB Feature) and Or, the Whale (TBB Feature) , and you can find out all of the details here.

Sacramento’s Agent Ribbons are no strangers to the Bay Area. They are playing a couple of SF shows this month, including one with The Lovely Public (TBB Feature) on February 24th at the Hemlock Tavern.

Blood on the Wall arrive in San Francisco on February 6th in support of their new album Liferz. They’re playing at Bottom of the Hill with Erase Errata and Thee Oh Sees.

Although it’s been out for a while overseas, Basia Bulat‘s debut album, Oh, My Darling, comes out stateside on February 5th. On the 16th, she headlines a great lineup including Payam Bavafa from Sholi (TBB Feature) and Mist and Mast (TBB Feature) at Bottom of the Hill.

Battlehooch is one of the many great local bands playing at the Scatterbrain Jamboree on February 22nd and 23rd at Thee Parkside. The event benefits the San Francisco Aids Foundation and also features performances by Pidgeon (TBB Feature), Master/Slave, The New Centuries and more.