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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.

Best of 2013: Jennifer Maerz on White Fence

A truly great rock record unfurls a whole mess of sonic madness as the needle winds across the vinyl, and White Fence’s Live in San Francisco perfectly captures not [...]

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Best of 2013: Lynne Angel on Van Wave

If you haven't heard of Van Wave and are on the corner of Freak St. and FOMO Ave. about it - FEAR NOT YOUNG CHICKADEE - not many people [...]

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Best of 2013: Anthony Bedard on CCR Headcleaner

CCR Headcleaner live at Hemlock Tavern, Sept. 19th, 2013. Photo by Chris Anderson.

I'd seen CCR Headcleaner several times before, usually an entertaining mess of fucked-up rock racket that emerged [...]

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Best of 2013: Andy De Santis on Warm Soda

When The Bay Bridged asked me if I’d like to write about a local band, I immediately thought of Warm Soda. I first saw them play at Bottom of [...]

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Best of 2013: Gregory Hill on Dog Party

In my eyes 2013 quickly became a year where the women in music really held it down. Not the Miley Cyruses of the world but the Wax Idols, White [...]

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    Playlist: Over 100 SF Bay Area bands that released new music in 2013

Playlist: Over 100 SF Bay Area bands that released new music in 2013

Browse through the archives on The Bay Bridged and you'll see that a ton of local artists released exciting new singles, EPs and albums this year. Over a hundred, [...]

By |December 23, 2013|1 Comment

Editors' Picks: Holiday Edition

Nicole: My number one Christmas classic is the tale of unrequited love and wintry blues: "Blue Christmas," penned in 1948 by Billy Hayes and Jay W. Johnson, but made [...]

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Farewell for now to Thee Oh Sees

I'd heard that John Dwyer was relocating to LA, but hadn't even considered that this might lead Thee Oh Sees to go on an indefinite hiatus. The SF Weekly's [...]

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Announcing our Best of 2013 series!

A brief programming note: 2013 was another stellar year for Bay Area music, and, as the year winds to a close, we'll be running a number of retrospectives from [...]

By |December 19, 2013|Comments Off on Announcing our Best of 2013 series!
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    Mixtape: 12 Original Holiday Songs from Local Artists (Podcast #323)

Mixtape: 12 Original Holiday Songs from Local Artists (Podcast #323)

Mixtape and accompanying text by Russell Jelinek


Download: Mixtape: 12 Original Holiday Songs from Local Artists (Podcast #323)

Last week, Slate lamented the lack of modern Christmas classics available, claiming Mariah [...]

By |December 16, 2013|Comments Off on Mixtape: 12 Original Holiday Songs from Local Artists (Podcast #323)

Danny James headed to Cafe Du Nord

Previously available only on cassette, Danny James (previously of The Cuts) is releasing his debut LP Pear on Burger Records soon. Stream the collection of widescreen psych-pop in its [...]

By |December 13, 2013|Comments Off on Danny James headed to Cafe Du Nord
  • Mikal Cronin - The Bay Brewed 2013 - photo by Ryan McDonald
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    Photos & Thanks: The Bay Brewed 2013 with Mikal Cronin, Shannon and the Clams, Kelley Stoltz and more

Photos & Thanks: The Bay Brewed 2013 with Mikal Cronin, Shannon and the Clams, Kelley Stoltz and more

Thanks to everyone who attended Saturday's The Bay Brewed 2013. The third annual installment of our rock and roll beer festival brought together hundreds of beer and music fans [...]

By |December 12, 2013|Comments Off on Photos & Thanks: The Bay Brewed 2013 with Mikal Cronin, Shannon and the Clams, Kelley Stoltz and more
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