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.

Springsteen plus Speedwagon equals Cigarettes After Sex

Words by Erin Lyndal Martin

Let’s face it, YouTube is full of pet raccoons and makeup tutorials. It’s not the sort of landscape where you’d expect a band steeped in [...]

By |October 11, 2018|Comments Off on Springsteen plus Speedwagon equals Cigarettes After Sex

Remembering Ben Russo

Two nights ago, our former contributor and fixture of the local music community Ben Russo passed away.

As a BFF.fm host/music director and an all-around fan, Ben was a common [...]

By |October 10, 2018|Comments Off on Remembering Ben Russo

Sponsored: Rocktober takes over at the Independent

As we mentioned on social media recently, we call this month "Rocktober" around here. And there are few places in San Francisco where that's exemplified better than The Independent. [...]

By |October 10, 2018|Comments Off on Sponsored: Rocktober takes over at the Independent

What Alex Cameron doesn’t say is his secret weapon

Words by Mitchell Duran

Sydney, Australia's Alex Cameron holds himself like someone flirting with a cultural edge.

Be it on stage at one of his shows or watching one of his [...]

By |October 9, 2018|Comments Off on What Alex Cameron doesn’t say is his secret weapon
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    Playlist: Get ready for the 2018 Treasure Island Music Festival!

Playlist: Get ready for the 2018 Treasure Island Music Festival!

The 2018 Treasure Island Music Festival is this weekend! The festival is always a great time, and with two dozen amazing artists on deck, we're really excited to check [...]

By |October 8, 2018|Comments Off on Playlist: Get ready for the 2018 Treasure Island Music Festival!
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    Live This Month: October 2018 — an audio guide to upcoming Bay Area concerts

Live This Month: October 2018 — an audio guide to upcoming Bay Area concerts

Download: Live This Month: October 2018 (Podcast #433)

In Live This Month, we sample some of the great local and out-of-town bands performing in the coming month in the San [...]

By |October 7, 2018|1 Comment
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    What’s Happening This Weekend? A Guide To Shows Around The Bay, Oct 5 – 7

What’s Happening This Weekend? A Guide To Shows Around The Bay, Oct 5 – 7

Friday, October 5
Hardly Strictly Bluegrass @ Golden Gate Park
Today through Sunday, catch acts like Emmylou Harris, Hurray for the Riff Raff (the "Bluegrass" part), Deer Tick, Ani DiFranco (the [...]

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    Review + Photos: Freestone Peaches at Great American Music Hall

Review + Photos: Freestone Peaches at Great American Music Hall

Freestone Peaches (photo: Kate Haley)

Words by Kate Haley

I missed being part of the world-record show for the number of attendees at the Watkins Glenn jam in 1973, as I was [...]

By |October 5, 2018|Comments Off on Review + Photos: Freestone Peaches at Great American Music Hall

Giveaway: Conor Oberst plays indoors at the Fillmore

You might have heard recently that, for the first time in a number of years, '00s indie star Conor Oberst is not — we repeat, NOT — playing [...]

By |October 3, 2018|2 Comments
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    What’s Happening This Weekend? A Guide To Shows Around The Bay, Sept 28 – 30

What’s Happening This Weekend? A Guide To Shows Around The Bay, Sept 28 – 30

Friday, September 28
Hollie Cook @ The New Parish
Sex Pistols progeny Hollie Cook brings her distinct brand of "tropical pop" to Oakland.

Neighbor Lady, Tino Drima, Doncat @ Cafe du Nord
Two [...]

By |September 28, 2018|Comments Off on What’s Happening This Weekend? A Guide To Shows Around The Bay, Sept 28 – 30

Photos: toe at the Great American Music Hall

toe (photo: William Wayland)

Words by William Wayland
Tokyo-based math rock/post-rock band toe played San Francisco last week on only their third North American tour in their 18-year history. The band is [...]

By |September 27, 2018|Comments Off on Photos: toe at the Great American Music Hall

Review + Photos: The Distillers at the Fox Theater

The Distillers (photo: William Wayland)

Words by Elaine Blakely

“In a city that swells with so much hate, you seem to rise above and take its place.” the Distillers are back together [...]

By |September 24, 2018|1 Comment