Mixtape: Standout Bay Area Funk, Soul, and R&B Artists

http://media.libsyn.com/media/thebaybridged/Funk_Soul_RandB_Mix.mp3 Download: Mixtape: Standout Bay Area Funk, Soul, and R&B Artists (Podcast #409) This episode first appeared on KQED.org. The legacy of groups like Sly & the Family Stone and Tower of Power may loom large, but the the Bay Area has a wealth of emerging local funk, soul, and R&B acts that draw from a wide variety of sounds to craft exciting works. To be sure, you can hear influences of Bay Area classics in bands like the ascendant Con Brio, now bringing their energetic live sets to festivals around the world, and Monophonics, a group crafting music layered [...]

Photos: Phono del Sol brought the heat to San Francisco

The Coathangers (photo: Robert Alleyne) On Saturday, June 17, Potrero del Sol Park in San Francisco hosted the 7th annual Phono del Sol Music + Food Festival. It was a day of warm temps and cool music, with performances from Oh Sees, the Coathangers, Bells Atlas, Rayana Jay, and more drawing crowds to the Mission District for the afternoon. Take a look at all the bands, all the food, all the sun, and all the fun that made this year's festival one of our best ever.

By |June 22, 2017|Tags: |

Kendra McKinley weighs in on looping, travel and empathy as an anchor

Kendra McKinley (photo: Deb Leal) Words by Annie Bacon Kendra McKinley’s take on indie folk is almost unclassifiable. Drawing from classical guitar and traditional chorale as much as from psychedelia, jazz standards, blues rock and beat poetry, her songs are awash in originality. She released her sophomore album TreaT last year and its striking musicality places her in the company of a handful of Bay Area women – including Thao Nguyen, Merrill Garbus, Madeline Kenney, and Jay Som – defining the indie scene at the moment in the Bay. Though McKinley isn’t yet receiving the national attention of some of [...]

Thank you for attending the 2017 Phono del Sol Music & Food Festival!

On behalf of The Bay Bridged, we want to thank everybody who joined us for an amazing day of music, food and fun at the 2017 Phono del Sol Music & Food Festival! It was so great to celebrate local arts and culture with all of you and witness great performances by Oh Sees, The Coathangers, Jay Som, Sean Hayes, DUCKWRTH, Bells Atlas, Never Young, Rayana Jay, Madeline Kenney, and Tino Drima. And we truly appreciate our food trucks -- Gaga’s Rollin Diner, Humphry Slocombe, Kabob Trolley, Linda’s Catering, Mozzeria, Sajj Street Eats, Scotch Bonnet, The Waffle Roost, and Curry [...]

By |June 19, 2017|Tags: |

The 2017 Phono del Sol Music & Food Festival is TODAY! Come celebrate local music and food with us!

The 2017 Phono del Sol Music & Food Festival is TODAY, Saturday, June 17! Our seventh annual celebration of Bay Area music and food features our best lineup of performers yet. It's sure to be a great day of music, food, and fun for all ages, and we want you to be there! Tickets are moving quickly and prices go up at the door, so get your tickets right now! As you get ready for Phono del Sol today, here's a bunch of important reading to check out: Know what to bring (and what not to bring) by reviewing our [...]

By |June 17, 2017|Tags: |

The 2017 Phono del Sol Music & Food Festival is this Saturday! Get your tickets right now!

The 2017 Phono del Sol Music & Food Festival is this Saturday, June 17! Our seventh annual celebration of Bay Area music and food features our best lineup of performers yet. It's sure to be a great day of music, food, and fun for all ages, and we want you to be there! Tickets are moving quickly and prices go up at the door, so get your tickets right now! As you get ready for Phono del Sol this weekend, here's a bunch of important reading to check out: Know what to bring (and what not to bring) by reviewing [...]

By |June 15, 2017|Tags: |

Arrive early for happy hour at Phono del Sol!

We're looking at a heat wave hitting the Bay Area later this week, and the best way to spend the upcoming warm Saturday will be in Potrero del Sol Park at the 2017 Phono del Sol Music & Food Festival! Doors at Phono del Sol 2017 open at noon, with the first band, the amazing Tino Drima, taking the stage at 1pm. To further entice you to arrive promptly (and check out some stellar local bands), our beer and cocktail gardens will be offering happy hour discounts from noon to 2pm. $2 off each mixed drink or Lagunitas beer, plus [...]

By |June 13, 2017|Tags: |

Phono del Sol 2017 is almost here! Here’s some important information for festival attendees

The 2017 Phono del Sol Music & Food Festival is approaching quickly, so here's some important information that festival attendees need to know before June 17. But before reading the rest of this: do you have your tickets yet? If you haven't already, get your tickets right now! Location/Transportation The Phono del Sol Music & Food Festival takes place at San Francisco’s Potrero del Sol Park, with the festival entrance located at 25th Street and Utah Street. Potrero del Sol is conveniently situated near multiple public transit options. BART riders can walk to Potrero del Sol from the 24th Street [...]

Live This Month: June 2017 — an audio guide to upcoming Bay Area concerts

http://media.libsyn.com/media/thebaybridged/LTM_June_2017.mp3 Download: Live This Month: June 2017 (Podcast #408) In Live This Month, we sample some of the great local and out-of-town bands performing in the coming month in the San Francisco Bay Area. Richmond's Rayana Jay -- performing at our 2017 Phono del Sol Music & Food Festival with a ton of other great artists -- is one of a number of amazing singer-songwriters included this month's mix. Girl in a Coma frontwoman Nina Diaz battled through addiction to craft a musically diverse solo debut, and she's coming to Cafe du Nord later this month. Tim Darcy's first solo [...]

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