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.

Idle Joy: What you see is what you get

Words by Sarah Leighton

Idle Joy isn’t trying to change the music industry, they’re just trying to have fun in the musical space they’ve created.

“The seed was sown with us [...]

By |January 10, 2019|Comments Off on Idle Joy: What you see is what you get

Giveaway: The Magpie Salute at The UC Theatre

Former members of the Black Crowes have recently developed a habit of...leaving the nest. Of flying the coop. Of spreading their wings.

There are a lot of avian metaphors to [...]

By |January 7, 2019|Comments Off on Giveaway: The Magpie Salute at The UC Theatre
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    What’s Happening This Weekend? A Guide To Shows Around The Bay, Jan 4 – 6

What’s Happening This Weekend? A Guide To Shows Around The Bay, Jan 4 – 6

Friday, January 4
Steph Curry + Friends @ The Fox
When you're talking about Steph Curry, those "friends" are the likes of Mistah FAB and E-40. This event is free, but [...]

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Review + Photos: Robyn Hitchcock at the Chapel

Robyn Hitchcock (photo: William Wayland)

Words by Elaine Blakely

Robyn Hitchcock, England’s legendary singer-songwriter of nearly four decades, performed a solo set to a partially-seated full house at the Chapel on December [...]

By |January 3, 2019|1 Comment

Review + Photos: Howlin’ Rain at the Mystic Theatre

Howlin' Rain (photo: Carolyn McCoy)

Words by Carolyn McCoy

The band walks onto the stage, humble and focused. They plug in and tune their instruments amid the murmurs of the crowd before [...]

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Best of 2018: William Wayland’s favorite photos from 2018

The Distillers fans (photo: William Wayland)

Words by William Wayland

My favorite photographs of 2018 are tied to the moments and the feelings I had when I was clicking the shutter.

10. Yennie [...]

By |December 31, 2018|Comments Off on Best of 2018: William Wayland’s favorite photos from 2018
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    Best Of 2018: Noise Pop on Small Crush and awakebutstillinbed

Best Of 2018: Noise Pop on Small Crush and awakebutstillinbed

As part of our Best Of 2018 series, we asked members of the local music community to weigh in on what the year in local music meant to them. [...]

By |December 28, 2018|Comments Off on Best Of 2018: Noise Pop on Small Crush and awakebutstillinbed
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    Best Of 2018: Women Sound Off on the womxn making waves in Bay Area music

Best Of 2018: Women Sound Off on the womxn making waves in Bay Area music

2018 was an instrumental year for womxn-identifying musical artists in the Bay Area and beyond. As an intersectional platform celebrating creative women from all industries and walks of life, [...]

By |December 27, 2018|Comments Off on Best Of 2018: Women Sound Off on the womxn making waves in Bay Area music
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    Best Of 2018: Travis Hayes shares a playlist of Bay Area faves

Best Of 2018: Travis Hayes shares a playlist of Bay Area faves

As part of our year-end wrap-up, we asked local movers, shakers, and music-makers from our community to contribute their favorite songs, moments, and memories from 2018. Today, musician Travis [...]

By |December 26, 2018|1 Comment

Best of 2018: Kate Haley’s Favorite Photos from 2018

U2 (photo: Kate Haley)

Words by Kate Haley

2018 was an incredible year for live music and there was no better place to experience it all than in the Bay Area. TBB [...]

By |December 24, 2018|Comments Off on Best of 2018: Kate Haley’s Favorite Photos from 2018
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    What’s Happening This Weekend? A Guide To Shows Around The Bay, Dec 21 – 23

What’s Happening This Weekend? A Guide To Shows Around The Bay, Dec 21 – 23

Have you been good enough for Krampus this year?
Friday, December 21
Killer Whale @ Bottom of the Hill
In addition to the up-and-coming Killer Whale on this bill is The Bernal [...]

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    Review + Photos: Julien Baker, Phoebe Bridgers and Lucy Dacus aka boygenius at the Fox Theater

Review + Photos: Julien Baker, Phoebe Bridgers and Lucy Dacus aka boygenius at the Fox Theater

boygenius (photo: William Wayland)

Words by Elaine Blakely

First as soloists and then together as boygenius, they performed at Fox Theater in Oakland on November 27 for an endearing three-and-a-half hour performance.

Their [...]

By |December 21, 2018|1 Comment