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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.

Photos: Jerry Day at McLaren Park

Jerry Day (photo: Kate Haley)

Founded in 2002, Jerry Day occurred last weekend to celebrate the life and music of the bay area's native son Jerry Garcia. The lineup included Stu [...]

By |August 15, 2018|Comments Off on Photos: Jerry Day at McLaren Park
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    Growing Up With Gloria: How Gloria Estefan schooled one Mission gringa on Cuban music

Growing Up With Gloria: How Gloria Estefan schooled one Mission gringa on Cuban music

(The author circa 1991 in her mom's 24th and Harrison apartment.)

Words by Rebecca Bodenheimer

My mom constantly reminds me that the only thing she forced me to do as a [...]

By |August 14, 2018|1 Comment
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    Photos: Outside Lands 2018 brings another fantastic party to Golden Gate Park

Photos: Outside Lands 2018 brings another fantastic party to Golden Gate Park

Janelle Monáe (photo: Jon Bauer)

The 2018 Outside Lands Music Festival just finished its annual takeover of San Francisco's iconic Golden Gate Park, and we are still living off the sounds [...]

By |August 13, 2018|1 Comment
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    Sponsored: 3rd Thursdays Block Party returns to Civic Center with Sonny and the Sunsets and more!

Sponsored: 3rd Thursdays Block Party returns to Civic Center with Sonny and the Sunsets and more!

How is it even possible that we're already approaching the 3rd Thursday in August? As summer comes to a close, Civic Center Commons is back with another 3rd Thursdays [...]

By |August 10, 2018|Comments Off on Sponsored: 3rd Thursdays Block Party returns to Civic Center with Sonny and the Sunsets and more!

Mixtape: The Bay Area’s Inventive Experimental Musicians

Download: Mixtape: The Bay Area's Inventive Experimental Musicians (Podcast #431)

This episode first ran on KQED.org.

A wide range of experimental musicians are pushing Bay Area music in inventive directions, deploying [...]

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Photos: John Doe Folk Trio at HopMonk Tavern

John Doe Folk Trio (photo: Ria Burman)

Words by Carolyn McCoy

It’s a beautiful day here in Marin County, California, the sun is shining and we are witnessing the heartbeat of [...]

By |August 9, 2018|Comments Off on Photos: John Doe Folk Trio at HopMonk Tavern
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    Noise Pop announces benefit show with Built To Spill in NorCal redwoods

Noise Pop announces benefit show with Built To Spill in NorCal redwoods

Quick question: How interested are you in seeing Built To Spill in the redwoods?

We ask because local concert production company Noise Pop just announced a special, intimate evening with [...]

By |August 9, 2018|Comments Off on Noise Pop announces benefit show with Built To Spill in NorCal redwoods
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    Giveaway: Angel Olsen gets up close and personal at the Nourse Theater in September

Giveaway: Angel Olsen gets up close and personal at the Nourse Theater in September

Angel Olsen is a musician we've been writing about for years. Years. She impressed us from the very beginning with her strong vocals, singable melodies, and vaguely vintage sound, [...]

By |August 9, 2018|Comments Off on Giveaway: Angel Olsen gets up close and personal at the Nourse Theater in September
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    What’s Happening This Weekend? A Gude To Shows Around The Bay, Aug 9 -11

What’s Happening This Weekend? A Gude To Shows Around The Bay, Aug 9 -11

Friday, August 9
Outside Lands @ Golden Gate Park
With what's arguably the best lineup in years, Outside Lands once again takes over Golden Gate Park for its 10th year. Head [...]

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There’s something for everyone this fall at August Hall

Locals know that once the weather starts cooling down, calendars heat up. Since we're all spending more time indoors, taking refuge from rain and fog and 5pm sunsets, local [...]

By |August 8, 2018|Comments Off on There’s something for everyone this fall at August Hall

Photos: Geographer parts ways with the Bay at the Fillmore

Geographer (photo: William Wayland)

One of the Bay Area's best breakouts in recent years has been that of Mike Deni and company's Geographer. Deni has discussed that he is moving out [...]

By |August 3, 2018|Comments Off on Photos: Geographer parts ways with the Bay at the Fillmore
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    What’s Happening This Weekend? A Guide To Shows Around The Bay, Aug 3 – 5

What’s Happening This Weekend? A Guide To Shows Around The Bay, Aug 3 – 5

Friday, August 3
Oakland Popfest 2018 @ Various Venues
Tonight and tomorrow, Oakland will play host to Popfest, a festival celebrating the best in power-pop. Be on the lookout for shows [...]

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