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.

Review + Photos: Midnight North at the Mystic Theater

Midnight North (photo: Carolyn McCoy)

Words by Carolyn McCoy

Bay Area band Midnight North, who blend Americana, rock, and a hint of soulful blues have a harmony base that is both beautiful [...]

‘Weightless’ returns for a victory lap in SF

Like a little opera with your rock? The Kilbanes' Weightless is back for an encore run, this time at the Strand.

This isn't Weightless' first time on the stage: It's [...]

Photos: ClimaxXx turns heads at her first SXSW

Proud Bay Area native Jeanette Adranly, better known by her DJ alias, ClimaxXx, hit Austin's SXSW festival for the first time this past March and girlllllll did she leave [...]

Review + Photos: FKJ at the Warfield

FKJ (photo: Cam Peters)

French multi-instrumentalist French Kiwi Juice, better known as FKJ, performed an impressive set at the Warfield last week, showing off his skills across a huge variety of [...]

By |April 18, 2019|Comments Off on Review + Photos: FKJ at the Warfield

The Bay Bridged needs a social media manager!

Love local music, but also know how and when to deploy a timely meme? The Bay Bridged is looking for a social media manager.

We're a collective of Bay Area [...]

By |April 18, 2019|Comments Off on The Bay Bridged needs a social media manager!
  • Fingerstyle Guitar with Mark Vickness, Michael Manring and Don Ross at Freight & Salvage, by Carolyn McCoy
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    Review + Photos: Mark Vickness, Michael Manring, Don Ross at Freight + Salvage

Review + Photos: Mark Vickness, Michael Manring, Don Ross at Freight + Salvage

Mark Vickness (photo: Carolyn McCoy)

Words by Carolyn McCoy

Let’s have a short lesson on the fingerstyle guitar method, shall we? Fingerstyle is the technique of playing the guitar by plucking the strings directly [...]

By |April 15, 2019|Comments Off on Review + Photos: Mark Vickness, Michael Manring, Don Ross at Freight + Salvage

Photos: Broods at August Hall

Broods (photo: Cam Peters)

New Zealand duo Broods gave a passionate performance at August Hall last week to a very excited crowd in support of their third album Don't Feed the [...]

By |April 4, 2019|Comments Off on Photos: Broods at August Hall
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    Members of the Silhouette Era organize RGB Music and Arts Festival

Members of the Silhouette Era organize RGB Music and Arts Festival

Words by Juli Fraga

As musicians in a local band, the Silhouette Era, San Francisco State students Sean Thompson and Carlos González have already recorded an EP and toured together. [...]

Review + Photos: Queensrÿche at Slim’s

Queensrÿche (photo: Carolyn McCoy)

Words by Carolyn McCoy

Rewind: 1984. I was a teenage metalhead living in Seattle when the heavy, progressive, hard rockers Queensrÿche first entered into my listening sphere. The [...]

  • Zepparella at the Sweetwater Music Hall, by Carolyn McCoy
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    Review + Photos: Zepparella with Gretchen Menn Trio at Sweetwater Music Hall

Review + Photos: Zepparella with Gretchen Menn Trio at Sweetwater Music Hall

Zepparella (photo: Carolyn McCoy)

Words by Carolyn McCoy

Rock and roll, it’s good for the soul, as they say, and I wholeheartedly support that statement as the truth. There is a fabulous [...]

By |March 28, 2019|1 Comment

Not of the Zeitgeist: Hectorine’s debut folk album

(photo: Emily Dulla)

Words by Michelle Kicherer

I’ve had lots of conversations over the years in the anguished I-was-born-in-the-wrong-decade vein. We’ve sat there daydreaming about what it must have felt like [...]

  • The Sam Chase & The Untraditional at the Mystic Theater, by Carolyn McCoy
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    Review + Photos: The Sam Chase and the Untraditional at the Mystic Theater

Review + Photos: The Sam Chase and the Untraditional at the Mystic Theater

Sam Chase & The Untraditional (photo: Carolyn McCoy)

Words by Carolyn McCoy

If I had a smaller word limit for my reviews, I’d have to choose five adjectives that describe SF troubadour-rockers [...]

By |March 26, 2019|Comments Off on Review + Photos: The Sam Chase and the Untraditional at the Mystic Theater