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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    DIY art and music space LoBot Gallery to throw garage sale before imminent displacement

DIY art and music space LoBot Gallery to throw garage sale before imminent displacement

Bow your heads and let's say goodbye to yet another DIY arts space being displaced out of their building. Hosting and cultivating a community of artists for 13 years, [...]

By |July 21, 2016|Comments Off on DIY art and music space LoBot Gallery to throw garage sale before imminent displacement
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    Lagunitas Beer Circus serves up beer, charity in fall extravaganza

Lagunitas Beer Circus serves up beer, charity in fall extravaganza

It's the best of both worlds, if your worlds revolve around drinking hoppy beverages and enjoying spectacular acrobatics with fellow adults. Yes, the Lagunitas Beer Circus is back for [...]

By |July 20, 2016|Comments Off on Lagunitas Beer Circus serves up beer, charity in fall extravaganza
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    Tim Presley (White Fence) announces solo LP; hear jaunty single “Clue”

Tim Presley (White Fence) announces solo LP; hear jaunty single “Clue”

Tim Presley is somewhat of an enigma on the scene, the kind of musician where musical mastermind transcends persona. Bouncing between San Francisco and L.A., he's also bounced between [...]

By |July 15, 2016|Comments Off on Tim Presley (White Fence) announces solo LP; hear jaunty single “Clue”
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    Sugar Candy Mountain stream new album ‘666,’ play record release show

Sugar Candy Mountain stream new album ‘666,’ play record release show

Sugar Candy Mountain are quietly not a local band anymore after making a move to Southern California, but they are still honoring their Bay Area roots with pride. For [...]

By |July 14, 2016|Comments Off on Sugar Candy Mountain stream new album ‘666,’ play record release show
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    Perhapsy, with full band, anchors strong Western U.S.-spanning lineup at Neck of the Woods

Perhapsy, with full band, anchors strong Western U.S.-spanning lineup at Neck of the Woods

It's a wonderful thing when down-home, neighborhood-friendly venues put together bills that highlight not only the local but also bands that are evolving in parallel scenes around the U.S. [...]

By |July 13, 2016|Comments Off on Perhapsy, with full band, anchors strong Western U.S.-spanning lineup at Neck of the Woods
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    Interview: Oakland’s Flying Circles talk navigating scenes and writing debut record

Interview: Oakland’s Flying Circles talk navigating scenes and writing debut record

Colleen Johnson is most known locally from her work in the band Silver Shadows, but a wonderful web of musical scene connections lead to the project she's latest associated [...]

By |June 30, 2016|Comments Off on Interview: Oakland’s Flying Circles talk navigating scenes and writing debut record
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    Premiere: Tino Drima howl in cut from upcoming tape EP ‘Smoking’

Premiere: Tino Drima howl in cut from upcoming tape EP ‘Smoking’

Gaylord's Party Music is set to bring the party to a specific intersection of local music and tape releases. Based out of Oakland, the tape-exclusive label is making its [...]

By |June 28, 2016|Comments Off on Premiere: Tino Drima howl in cut from upcoming tape EP ‘Smoking’
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    Local DJs bring round two of “Aural History of Femme Punk” night to the Golden Bull

Local DJs bring round two of “Aural History of Femme Punk” night to the Golden Bull

As a lady and an avid follower/cheerleader/what have you of my fellow ladies in music, the call to action of "ALL FEMALE FRONTED PUNK VINYL/ALL NIGHT" brings some pleasurable [...]

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    Emily Jane White releases lushly dark “Frozen Garden” ahead of record release show

Emily Jane White releases lushly dark “Frozen Garden” ahead of record release show

Oakland-based songwriter Emily Jane White is soon to have five records under her belt, yet with each album, she manages to explore and craft fresh musical and thematic ideas [...]

By |June 22, 2016|Comments Off on Emily Jane White releases lushly dark “Frozen Garden” ahead of record release show
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    Phono del Sol players Born Ruffians talk band milestones, beer brewing, cult followings

Phono del Sol players Born Ruffians talk band milestones, beer brewing, cult followings

Born Ruffians (photo: Laura Lynn Petrick)

Born Ruffians are a band of enduring, humble sensibilities. Hailing from Ontario, the band has seen lineup changes (original drummer Steve Hamelin left the [...]

By |June 22, 2016|Comments Off on Phono del Sol players Born Ruffians talk band milestones, beer brewing, cult followings
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    Little Person injects dreamy summer vibes into your Friday with “She Loves You”

Little Person injects dreamy summer vibes into your Friday with “She Loves You”

It's not yet the summer solstice, but San Francisco quartet Little Person are scooping a big dollop of summer onto our plates with single "She Loves You." Informed by [...]

By |June 17, 2016|Comments Off on Little Person injects dreamy summer vibes into your Friday with “She Loves You”
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    Oakland’s Waterstrider sign to 30th Century Records, share “Nowhere Now” video

Oakland’s Waterstrider sign to 30th Century Records, share “Nowhere Now” video

Waterstrider are definitely one of those bands you keep rooting for. A mainstay in the Berkeley co-op scene in the last handful of years, the band's sound has grown [...]

By |June 13, 2016|Comments Off on Oakland’s Waterstrider sign to 30th Century Records, share “Nowhere Now” video
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