About Hailey Simpson

Hailey is a recent Cal grad and full-time cat & music lover. When she's not writing words for The Bay Bridged, you can find her spinning tunes on KALX Radio or downing copious amounts of Philz coffee. Follow her on Twitter @hailey117.
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    LA Bridged: Panache Booking’s Village of Love benefit celebrates intersections of activism and LA music

LA Bridged: Panache Booking’s Village of Love benefit celebrates intersections of activism and LA music

Entrance at Village of Love, February 14, 2017

It's 9:00, exactly 50 minutes after I lapped the Teragram Ballroom for the first time. Nearly an hour and exactly $13 later, [...]

By |February 15, 2017|Comments Off on LA Bridged: Panache Booking’s Village of Love benefit celebrates intersections of activism and LA music
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    Oakland’s garage punk duo Dark Beach to play final show Friday at The Golden Bull

Oakland’s garage punk duo Dark Beach to play final show Friday at The Golden Bull

Dark Beach (photo: Niki Pretti Photography)

It's a dark time for all lovers of Oakland's Dark Beach. After five years of crafting gloomy-yet-fun tunes while exploring their mutual love [...]

By |October 10, 2016|1 Comment
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    Q+A: Beloved monthly concert series Wood Shoppe goes out with a Bam!Bam! in final show

Q+A: Beloved monthly concert series Wood Shoppe goes out with a Bam!Bam! in final show

The first Tuesday of every month hold a special place for countless Bay Area music fans. It's the night when team Wood Shoppe puts on their monthly series at [...]

By |September 27, 2016|Comments Off on Q+A: Beloved monthly concert series Wood Shoppe goes out with a Bam!Bam! in final show
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    Never Young craft a noisy, urgent sucker-punch in “Beta Male Erotica”

Never Young craft a noisy, urgent sucker-punch in “Beta Male Erotica”

Never Young are one of our favorite local bands to turn up all the way when we just want to scream into a pillow and thrash away all our [...]

By |August 26, 2016|Comments Off on Never Young craft a noisy, urgent sucker-punch in “Beta Male Erotica”
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    Trails and Ways squeeze in one more bite of summer with new song “Happiness”

Trails and Ways squeeze in one more bite of summer with new song “Happiness”

Trails and Ways have such a mythical backstory that it's easy to forget they only have an EP and one full-length record under their belt. From college roommate-ing [...]

By |August 26, 2016|Comments Off on Trails and Ways squeeze in one more bite of summer with new song “Happiness”
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    Happy release day to Oakland’s Tanukichan: Fuzzy, emotional debut EP ‘Radiolove’ out today

Happy release day to Oakland’s Tanukichan: Fuzzy, emotional debut EP ‘Radiolove’ out today

At the top end of the summer, we got to know Oakland's Tanukichan, who is Hannah Van Loon, formerly of Trails and Ways. But now, we're really getting to [...]

By |August 19, 2016|Comments Off on Happy release day to Oakland’s Tanukichan: Fuzzy, emotional debut EP ‘Radiolove’ out today
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    Marielle V Jakobsons debuts video for “White Sparks” using her innovative macro-cymatic instrument

Marielle V Jakobsons debuts video for “White Sparks” using her innovative macro-cymatic instrument

To the untrained eye, macro-cymatic looks like something related to plants, or movies, but definitely something scientific. When I read that Oakland-based Marielle V Jakobsons, the electronic musician who [...]

By |August 8, 2016|Comments Off on Marielle V Jakobsons debuts video for “White Sparks” using her innovative macro-cymatic instrument
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    Globelamp to bring shimmery, introspective West Coast psych-folk to Brick & Mortar

Globelamp to bring shimmery, introspective West Coast psych-folk to Brick & Mortar

If you don't know Globelamp, you probably know her voice. Equal parts warbly and sultry, and unique as all, she's most known for her contributions in Foxygen and especially [...]

By |August 5, 2016|Comments Off on Globelamp to bring shimmery, introspective West Coast psych-folk to Brick & Mortar
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    Hey now: Don’t Dream It’s Over to bring art exhibition to life at SFMOMA

Hey now: Don’t Dream It’s Over to bring art exhibition to life at SFMOMA

Hey now, hey now, let's catch our '80s nostalgia "deluge in a paper cup," as Neil Finn of Crowded House lightly crooned in their 1986 breakout hit "Don't Dream [...]

By |August 4, 2016|Comments Off on Hey now: Don’t Dream It’s Over to bring art exhibition to life at SFMOMA
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    With music and art, Inclusive Lands welcomes you with open arms this Outside Lands weekend

With music and art, Inclusive Lands welcomes you with open arms this Outside Lands weekend

Design by Swasti Mittal

It's no secret that Outside Lands is extremely difficult to get in, especially this year. In its ninth iteration, tickets for this year's Golden Gate Park [...]

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    Oakland’s O.C.D. put a smile-inducing spin on shoegaze with debut EP

Oakland’s O.C.D. put a smile-inducing spin on shoegaze with debut EP

News of Oakland's O.C.D. and their debut EP came onto our plate fairly recently, but boy, it was a tasty bite of musical goodness. Growth is the five-piece's first [...]

By |July 28, 2016|Comments Off on Oakland’s O.C.D. put a smile-inducing spin on shoegaze with debut EP

Social Work releases bass-heavy pop adventure “Onda”

Art by Derek Barber

Heads up: The "other Will Butler," as he's known around here, just put out bass-happy track that will likely get you happy (and dancing) too. He [...]

By |July 22, 2016|Comments Off on Social Work releases bass-heavy pop adventure “Onda”
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