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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 2012: Mike Schulman on Terry Malts

My fave Bay Area band of 2012 would have to be Terry Malts, hands down. Full disclosure now -- I put out some of their records on my record [...]

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Best of 2012: Matthew Hickey on TRAILS AND WAYS

2012 has been a pretty fantastic year for Bay Area music. In fact, it's pretty tough for me to zero in on a true favorite. Ty Segall's Twins & [...]

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Best of 2012: Matt Jones on Burnt Ones

PROTECTION CIRCLE b/w BLACK LEATHER OR FURS by Burnt Ones

This is a tough one, as there's so many great bay area bands these days and I have time and [...]

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Best of 2012: Dylan Travis on Black Jeans

Overgrown Grief by Black Jeans

2012 was a whirlwind. Suddenly there are so many truly creative and forward-thinking bands in the Bay Area that it’s almost impossible to keep [...]

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    Listen to this seven hour playlist collecting over 100 Bay Area bands that released new music in 2012

Listen to this seven hour playlist collecting over 100 Bay Area bands that released new music in 2012

This year was another crazy prolific one for San Francisco Bay Area bands, as local artists released a ton of new music over the past 12 months. As we [...]

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Best of 2012: Jon Bernson on Maus Haus

Scholars believe that the saying "It's all been done before," was introduced by the Ancient Sumerians. Through historical simulations, we know that they developed the first written language. They [...]

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Best of 2012: Tony Bedard on Buttons

I witnessed a lot of great live shows this year by local entertainment concepts such as Swiftumz, Carlton Melton, Tortured Genies, Hot Lunch, T.I.T.S., Bill Orcutt, Caitlin Gill, Chris [...]

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Best of 2012: Dan Strachota on Jessica Pratt

You need to know this first: I adore almost every obscure female folk artist from 1965-72, from Karen Dalton and Vashti Bunyan to Linda Perhacs and Sibylle Baier. I'm [...]

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Best of 2012: Lynne Angel on The Mallard

My first experience of The Mallard version 5.0 was at Rock Make this year and I was floored. I have known founding member Greer McGettrick for a while and [...]

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Best of 2012: Paul Koehler on Social Studies

There are a lot of Bay Area rock bands that I am digging right now, but my favorite local release of the year is Developer by Social Studies, hands [...]

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Mixtape: Twelve Highlights from 2012 (Podcast #295)

Mixtape: Twelve Highlights from 2012 (Podcast #295)

"Best of" lists are intrinsically a tricky proposition, but compiling them is made all the more difficult by the San Francisco Bay Area's [...]

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Announcing our Best of 2012 series!

A brief programming note: 2012 was another strong year for Bay Area music, and, as the year winds to a close, we'll be running a number of retrospectives from [...]

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