Spooky Flowers dropped 'Heavy Glow' on Xmas Eve

Oakland/Berkeley surf punk pop band Spooky Flowers dropped their first full length album Heavy Glow back on December 24. The LP was recorded at Shipwreck Studios in Oakland and [...]

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Best of 2013: Eric Barleen on Nicki Bluhm and The Gramblers

2013 was the year of the Grambler! Nicki Bluhm and The Gramblers embody so much of what this incredible city and area of the country have to offer from [...]

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WillCall New Year's Eve club takeover

Pretty much every New Year's Eve I’ve known since entering adulthood has been cursed with the same question: “What to do?” Option 1: spend way too much money on [...]

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Best of 2013: Daniel Senter’s 2013 East Bay highlights

I joined The Bay Bridged staff as a Production Associate last spring, and it has been endlessly enjoyable to be pulled deeper into the sonic recesses of the Bay [...]

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Teenager – "The Shadow (What Luck)"

Berkeley's Teenager is the solo project of Bevan Herbekian, who has been most recently playing in M. Lockwood Porter's band and had previously fronted The 21st Century (which also [...]

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This Week in SF: New Year's Eve Edition

In this edition of This Week in SF, we're highlighting the many great concert options this New Year's Eve. Enjoy this Spotify mix featuring local and touring bands performing [...]

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Best of 2013: Marc Ribak on Pookie and the Poodlez

It must have been about a year ago that I was eating a bowl of pasta at a friend's place in Oakland, and my friend says that his roommate [...]

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Best of 2013: Roman Gokhman's favorite concerts of 2013

Introduction and special considerations

I doubt I’ll ever get to go to as many concerts as I did in 2013 again. My goal was see 50, and I saw 64. [...]

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Best of 2013: Russell Jelinek's highlights

John Murry (Photo by Amoreena Berg)

I don't feel like ranking things, but here are some Bay Area highlights for 2013, limited to artists I wrote about:

Favorite Albums:

John Murry - [...]

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Best of 2013: Dan Strachota on Cocktails

My favorite release of the year by a local band is the debut 7-inch by Cocktails.

There are certain sounds that are near and dear to my heart, sounds that [...]

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Best of 2013: Sarah Sexton on Yassou Benedict

When I was invited to write about my fav band of 2013, my mind started doing back flips in alternating directions…yes, confusing I know…my point exactly. This year has [...]

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Best of 2013: Patrick Brown on Antwon

"Fuck them all, that's my new motto
Rest in power to my friends, I'll see you tomorrow
Hard to swallow, that's how I'm living
All my girls is poison, word to Michael [...]

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