About JD Bray

Queerdo in the SF Bay Area by way of the Deep South. Yeah, okay— it's complicated. Mostly, I'm a plebian with lofty and/or daring fond illusions. I'm deeply interested in exploring the artistic contributions of the LGBTQ community and other traditionally marginalized groups. I can wax poetic about the restorative powers of Brandon Boyd and Incubus, but I'll try to spare you the details. Music seems to be one of the only ways to break ground in understanding this wicked, wide, and wild world, so I'm strapping in. Have a lead, want to chat, or share a cat meme? Contact me at jack.bray@thebaybridged.com.
  • Live This Month: September
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    Live This Month: Old favorites and new voices come to town in September

Live This Month: Old favorites and new voices come to town in September

Summer in the Bay has provided no shortage of opportunities to chase the elusive sun while getting a shot of adrenaline via a well-curated music festival.

From the small stages [...]

By |September 2, 2019|0 Comments
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    Live This Week: Sidney Gish brings awry jingles to Rickshaw Stop

Live This Week: Sidney Gish brings awry jingles to Rickshaw Stop

Sidney Gish might have impostor syndrome, but her resume certainly is lined with glistening accomplishments.

A full-time music business student at Boston's Northeastern University, Gish has been self-releasing her sharp, [...]

By |August 6, 2019|Comments Off on Live This Week: Sidney Gish brings awry jingles to Rickshaw Stop

Review + Photos: Kim Petras at Mezzanine

From the tube dresses and costume jewelry to the bottle service, the floors of Mezzanine had more of a weekend blowout vibe than a mid-week slump, thanks to pop-superstar-in-the-making [...]

By |August 2, 2019|Comments Off on Review + Photos: Kim Petras at Mezzanine

Live This Month: Hit peak summer with our August playlist

From the heavily-treaded lawns of Golden Gate Park at Outside Lands to the joyous streets of the 20th Street Block Party, we know August is chock-full of great summer [...]

By |July 31, 2019|Comments Off on Live This Month: Hit peak summer with our August playlist

Your 2019 San Francisco Pride Guide

San Francisco's storied queer history has been rightfully brought to light over the years, and while the 50-year anniversary of the pivotal Stonewall riots in New York City seems [...]

By |June 26, 2019|Comments Off on Your 2019 San Francisco Pride Guide
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    Live This Month: Celebrate summer with Noname, Kendra McKinley, Carly Rae Jepsen and more

Live This Month: Celebrate summer with Noname, Kendra McKinley, Carly Rae Jepsen and more

Summer. Is. Here.

And while we may have our eyes on all things Phono Del Sol (only eight days away), there's plenty more to celebrate as the weather gets hot [...]

By |June 7, 2019|Comments Off on Live This Month: Celebrate summer with Noname, Kendra McKinley, Carly Rae Jepsen and more

Live This Month: Pre-game Phono del Sol with this playlist

It's baaaaack! As previously announced, The Bay Bridged and Noise Pop are joining forces to bring everyone’s favorite summer event back to Potrero del Sol Park on Saturday, June [...]

By |May 31, 2019|Comments Off on Live This Month: Pre-game Phono del Sol with this playlist
  • Florence and the Machine at the Concord Pavilion, by Ian Young
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    Review + Photos: Florence and the Machine + Christine and the Queens at Concord Pavilion

Review + Photos: Florence and the Machine + Christine and the Queens at Concord Pavilion

Florence Welch of Florence and the Machine (photo: Ian Young)

It might have been a blustery, late-season rainy Wednesday night, but that didn't stop scores of eager fans from packing [...]

By |May 20, 2019|Comments Off on Review + Photos: Florence and the Machine + Christine and the Queens at Concord Pavilion
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    Live This Week: Angelo De Augustine brings his soul-cleansing folk to Cafe Du Nord

Live This Week: Angelo De Augustine brings his soul-cleansing folk to Cafe Du Nord

Angelo De Augustine's supple, whispering folk-pop quivers and shakes. Fragile, but not broken, it’s a singular voice of acknowledgement and measured resolve. If there’s one thing De Augustine tenderly [...]

By |May 8, 2019|Comments Off on Live This Week: Angelo De Augustine brings his soul-cleansing folk to Cafe Du Nord

Live This Month: May 2019

31 Days. 31 shows. 31 songs. Spring is in full swing, so here are a month's worth of tunes to help you reach for those evasive Bay Area rays [...]

By |May 1, 2019|Comments Off on Live This Month: May 2019
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    Live This Week: Jessica Pratt to showcase her tranquil reverie at the Chapel

Live This Week: Jessica Pratt to showcase her tranquil reverie at the Chapel

Imbued with the kind of warmth found in a cup of tea on a dreary day, Jessica Pratt's nimble voice is enchanting as it is peculiar. On Quiet Signs, [...]

By |April 30, 2019|Comments Off on Live This Week: Jessica Pratt to showcase her tranquil reverie at the Chapel
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    Live This Week: Jon Hopkins to bring ambient tones to the Warfield

Live This Week: Jon Hopkins to bring ambient tones to the Warfield

Every now and then, an artist comes around that truly elevates their chosen form, baffling listeners and expanding the possibilities of what would otherwise be a standard genre exercise.

2018's [...]

By |April 12, 2019|Comments Off on Live This Week: Jon Hopkins to bring ambient tones to the Warfield
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