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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    Oakland croonwave band Introflirt unveils murky, throbbing single “Frozen Lace”

Oakland croonwave band Introflirt unveils murky, throbbing single “Frozen Lace”

Put on that darkest shade of lipstick and eyeliner, folks: Oakland's Introflirt are ready to send you down a moody dance spiral.

We highlighted the trio of Vafa, Ben Benjamin, [...]

By |June 10, 2016|Comments Off on Oakland croonwave band Introflirt unveils murky, throbbing single “Frozen Lace”
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    Madeline Kenney debuts woozy “Signals,” signs to Company Records

Madeline Kenney debuts woozy “Signals,” signs to Company Records

Are your eyes on Madeline Kenney yet? I feel like that's how every post we write about her here on The Bay Bridged starts. But we're serious! The last [...]

By |May 26, 2016|Comments Off on Madeline Kenney debuts woozy “Signals,” signs to Company Records
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    Premiere: The Sunset Shipwrecks release angst-fueled “Vengeance Will Be Mine”

Premiere: The Sunset Shipwrecks release angst-fueled “Vengeance Will Be Mine”

What do you do when your band and your city meet their end? Start a new band and sing about it all.

Well, that's exactly what Ryan Massey did when [...]

By |May 20, 2016|Comments Off on Premiere: The Sunset Shipwrecks release angst-fueled “Vengeance Will Be Mine”
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    Premiere: Meet Berkeley’s Bows and hear their dreamy, ambient “Should Have Known”

Premiere: Meet Berkeley’s Bows and hear their dreamy, ambient “Should Have Known”

(photo: Emily Hayward and Marta Dymeck

The story of the Berkeley band Bows starts out with tragedy, but continues with desperation, fear, and a post-apocalyptic colony outside of Earth.

Wait, what?

We'll [...]

By |May 19, 2016|Comments Off on Premiere: Meet Berkeley’s Bows and hear their dreamy, ambient “Should Have Known”
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    Music + Giveaway: Front Country debut rootsy-fun cover of Tune-Yards’ “Bizness”

Music + Giveaway: Front Country debut rootsy-fun cover of Tune-Yards’ “Bizness”

Melody Walker of Front Country, with her signed 'Whokill' vinyl

The San Francisco-based bluegrass band Front Country has some new business up their sleeves. They’ve recorded a cover of fellow [...]

By |May 10, 2016|Comments Off on Music + Giveaway: Front Country debut rootsy-fun cover of Tune-Yards’ “Bizness”
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    NPR Tiny Desk Contest winner Gaelynn Lea to bring Alan Sparhawk collaboration to Oakland

NPR Tiny Desk Contest winner Gaelynn Lea to bring Alan Sparhawk collaboration to Oakland

Photo: Eddy Gilmore

If you've followed NPR Music's Tiny Desk contests, you may remember that the first winner was Oakland's own Fantastic Negrito. One year and two months later, [...]

By |May 9, 2016|Comments Off on NPR Tiny Desk Contest winner Gaelynn Lea to bring Alan Sparhawk collaboration to Oakland

Kendra McKinley dials up the sweetness in “Honey” video

There's still no official release date for her promised sophomore record Treat, but we get another look into the sweetly dramatic musical life of Kendra McKinley with her brand [...]

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    Interview + Giveaway: Lily & Madeleine @ the Swedish American Hall

Interview + Giveaway: Lily & Madeleine @ the Swedish American Hall

Lily and Madeleine Jurkiewicz are two sisters from Indianapolis who have already put out three records. Between 2013 and now, they've made it their goal to put out a [...]

By |May 4, 2016|Comments Off on Interview + Giveaway: Lily & Madeleine @ the Swedish American Hall
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    Brainfeeder take over the Fox with Flying Lotus, George Clinton and more

Brainfeeder take over the Fox with Flying Lotus, George Clinton and more

Mark your fall calendars, this label is out to feed your brain this September. Brainfeeder, the Los Angeles-based label based founded by Flying Lotus and on the forefront of [...]

By |April 29, 2016|Comments Off on Brainfeeder take over the Fox with Flying Lotus, George Clinton and more

Wine and Bowties announce Feels V festival

The Wine & Bowtie-curated Feels festival is back for its fifth installment and boy, it (Feels V)ery wonderful. If the last time around was a celebration of fall, this [...]

By |April 25, 2016|Comments Off on Wine and Bowties announce Feels V festival

Giveaway: Grouper at Swedish American Hall

Photo by Jason Bokros

Liz Harris, the artist known musically as Grouper, has a Bay Area connection that many people don't remember. Though she's now based in the Portland, OR [...]

By |April 22, 2016|Comments Off on Giveaway: Grouper at Swedish American Hall
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    Fantastic Negrito performs chilling rendition of American standard “In the Pines”

Fantastic Negrito performs chilling rendition of American standard “In the Pines”

Following his controversial arrest last year at Outside Lands, Oakland's Fantastic Negrito has been making slow and steady strides to sublime musical greatness. Ahead of the release of his [...]

By |April 21, 2016|Comments Off on Fantastic Negrito performs chilling rendition of American standard “In the Pines”
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