About Jody Amable

Jody is TBB's Content Director. A Bay Area native, her work has been seen in KQED, Consequence of Sound, Vinyl Me Please, and local weeklies.

Our best stories from the worst year

photo illustration by Makaila Heifner

I don't think any of us are going to be sad to see that clock flip over to 12:00 tonight. However — despite the unmitigated [...]

By |December 30, 2020|0 Comments
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    Ian Santillano speaks for us all in “Wanna Go Outside Again”

Ian Santillano speaks for us all in “Wanna Go Outside Again”

I mean, who is not feeling that title?

Hayward's Ian Santillano and his guitar have dropped a song that sums up our Shutdown II blues: "Wanna Go Outside Again."

It's just [...]

By |December 18, 2020|1 Comment

Davis IL releases “Queenie Pie”

There sure are a lot of naked ladies in San Francisco lore. There's Sally Rand, who scandalized the 1939 world's fair (and made 859 O'Farrell — aka Great American [...]

By |December 14, 2020|Comments Off on Davis IL releases “Queenie Pie”

WHOA.

THANK YOU BAY AREA! In the first week of our year-end fundraiser, our generous donors raised over SEVEN HUNDRED AND FIFTY DOLLARS to keep the music playing through 2021.That [...]

By |December 9, 2020|Comments Off on WHOA.
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    Los Rakas, La Doña play Estados Unidos de Bass this weekend

Los Rakas, La Doña play Estados Unidos de Bass this weekend

Look, everyone's probably a little burned out on livestreams right now. But here's one that may shake off the Zoom fatigue: Estados Unidos de Bass, presented by Red Bull.

They're [...]

By |December 1, 2020|Comments Off on Los Rakas, La Doña play Estados Unidos de Bass this weekend

The Bay Bridged needs your help.

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Hi friends. It's your Content Director, Jody. 

Had a talk with the other top brass here at TBB a few weeks ago to go over how we wanted [...]

By |November 23, 2020|2 Comments
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    Charles Orgbon III introduces himself with ‘A Survivor’s Reward’

Charles Orgbon III introduces himself with ‘A Survivor’s Reward’

What is it about the Bay that is driving people from environmental science to enter the folk and country music fields? First Ismay, and now Oakland's Charles Orgbon III, [...]

By |September 10, 2020|Comments Off on Charles Orgbon III introduces himself with ‘A Survivor’s Reward’

Frank Ivy dreams a day away in “Deja Vu”

It's not often you hear about Concord as it pertains to local music. But the 925 has birthed some good ones — perhaps you've heard of Cass McCombs? How [...]

By |September 4, 2020|Comments Off on Frank Ivy dreams a day away in “Deja Vu”

Newcomers AG Club make their mark with “Hngover”

AG Club (photo: Cameron Cortez)

OK so I am very late on this, because IDK about you but I've all but lost the ability to know what day it is [...]

By |August 24, 2020|Comments Off on Newcomers AG Club make their mark with “Hngover”

Get ready for Naima Shalhoub’s new album, ‘Siphr’

Remember Naima Shalhoub, whom we profiled back in 2017? She's back — with her very first studio LP.

On August 6, expect her debut full-length, called Siphr. Recorded at Women's [...]

By |August 3, 2020|Comments Off on Get ready for Naima Shalhoub’s new album, ‘Siphr’

John Elliott releases “Sanctuary”

John Elliott had plans this year. Really, he did.

He was going to go on a 3,500-mile bike ride to promote his new album, The Information Age, as a way [...]

By |July 31, 2020|3 Comments

Burger Boogaloo pushes dates back again

For obvious reasons, Oakland's beloved Burger Boogaloo has joined Outside Lands and the Olympics in skipping a year and rescheduling for 2021. Now, plan for the festival to take [...]

By |July 15, 2020|Comments Off on Burger Boogaloo pushes dates back again