About The Bay Bridged

Founded in 2006, The Bay Bridged is a 501(c)3 nonprofit arts organization utilizing new media and presenting live events to support the San Francisco Bay Area’s indie rock, folk, and pop music communities.

How the Bay Area can do better for Black musicians

Author Adam Hudson plays an open mic in Benicia.

Words by Adam Hudson

While the San Francisco Bay Area prides itself on liberal multiculturalism and progressive politics, racism and segregation in [...]

By |February 18, 2021|0 Comments

5 Bay Area Albums You May Have Missed in 2020

Words by William Wayland

As I write this, nationwide deaths from COVID-19 are expected to surpass 600,000 in only a few months. We’re close to a year without live music [...]

By |January 27, 2021|Comments Off on 5 Bay Area Albums You May Have Missed in 2020
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    A 2020 Favorite: Kyle Stringer’s ‘House Plants’ project

A 2020 Favorite: Kyle Stringer’s ‘House Plants’ project

Words by William Wayland

The next time you find yourself in the middle of a global pandemic, sheltering in a tiny apartment — missing friends, family, and your former life [...]

By |December 21, 2020|1 Comment

“Music is Magic”: PSDSP go analog with ‘Luddite’

By William Wayland and Carolyn McCoy

PSDSP is a band with an uneasy relationship to technology.

Ask singer and guitarist Eli Carlton-Pearson how he feels about digital technology and he doesn’t [...]

By |September 24, 2020|1 Comment
  • Soul Ska Live Stream at the The Backyard Session, by Carolyn McCoy
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    Review + Photos: Soul Ska Livestream at A Backyard in San Anselmo

Review + Photos: Soul Ska Livestream at A Backyard in San Anselmo

Soul Ska livestream (photo: Carolyn McCoy)

Words by Carolyn McCoy

At this point in time, most of us are experiencing a bit of the Lockdown Blues. Even though it seems we are [...]

10 local Black arts programs you can donate to today

At The Bay Bridged, we believe music and art doesn't just provide a relieving distraction from a weary world — it can also be a powerful tool for those [...]

By |June 1, 2020|Comments Off on 10 local Black arts programs you can donate to today
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    Premiere: Milk For The Angry’s new video, “Skin and Bones”

Premiere: Milk For The Angry’s new video, “Skin and Bones”

(photo: Chris Johnston)

Words by William Wayland and Sosha Young

Milk For The Angry’s super-stoked garage rock style comes from Kyle Stringer on bass, Jackson Langford on guitar, the ecstatic drumming [...]

By |May 26, 2020|Comments Off on Premiere: Milk For The Angry’s new video, “Skin and Bones”

A pandemic is the perfect time to listen to Daxma

Words by Adam Hudson

When philosopher Walter Benjamin wrote “On the Concept of History”/“Theses on the Philosophy of History” (which inspired Daxma’s latest album) in Paris in 1940, he had [...]

By |May 8, 2020|Comments Off on A pandemic is the perfect time to listen to Daxma

Awkward Convos with Beejus: Josh Chase (again)

Awkward Convos, how we've missed thee.

This week sees the return of Josh Chase, cannabis-world entrepreneur and owner of the Have a Heart dispensary in downtown Oakland (don't forget dispensaries [...]

By |March 25, 2020|Comments Off on Awkward Convos with Beejus: Josh Chase (again)

Hawke makes dark art, light work, and books

Words by Lily Moayeri

Is the quote, “Everyone has a book inside of them, it’s just a matter of getting it out?” Or, “Everyone has a book in them, but [...]

By |March 16, 2020|Comments Off on Hawke makes dark art, light work, and books

Review + Photos: The Wood Brothers at the Fox Theater

The Wood Brothers (photo: Carolyn McCoy)

Words by Carolyn McCoy

I have heard much hubbub over the last year over the Americana folk-rock band The Wood Brothers. Friends and colleagues have expounded [...]

By |March 13, 2020|Comments Off on Review + Photos: The Wood Brothers at the Fox Theater

Awkward Convos with Beejus: Hashes Clay

Today we're talking to Berkeley native (via Little Rock) Hashes Clay, a cannabis personality and influencer. Listen on for the usual casual chat about the unifying power of high [...]

By |March 10, 2020|Comments Off on Awkward Convos with Beejus: Hashes Clay