Best of 2012: Zack Frederick's Favorite Shows

1. Future Islands @ FYF Fest

With the early evening sun casting a warm orange glow on the smallest FYF stage, I had a feeling we were in for something [...]

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Best of 2012: Matt Jones on Burnt Ones

PROTECTION CIRCLE b/w BLACK LEATHER OR FURS by Burnt Ones

This is a tough one, as there's so many great bay area bands these days and I have time and [...]

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Best of 2012: Dylan Travis on Black Jeans

Overgrown Grief by Black Jeans

2012 was a whirlwind. Suddenly there are so many truly creative and forward-thinking bands in the Bay Area that it’s almost impossible to keep [...]

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Best of 2012: Tim Draut's Favorite Bay Area Tracks

Overall, it seems like 2012 has been a well-rounded year for Bay Area music. With solid albums from our San Francisco psych-rock standbys (Ty Segall, Thee Oh Sees, The [...]

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    Best of 2012: Russell Jelinek's Favorite Tracks, New Bands, and Videos

Best of 2012: Russell Jelinek's Favorite Tracks, New Bands, and Videos

2012 was my first full year in the Bay Area, and writing for the Bay Bridged sent me deeper into the local scene. I love end of year lists, [...]

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    Listen to this seven hour playlist collecting over 100 Bay Area bands that released new music in 2012

Listen to this seven hour playlist collecting over 100 Bay Area bands that released new music in 2012

This year was another crazy prolific one for San Francisco Bay Area bands, as local artists released a ton of new music over the past 12 months. As we [...]

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    Ticket Giveaway: Howlin Rain and Vetiver pre-New Year's Blowout

Ticket Giveaway: Howlin Rain and Vetiver pre-New Year's Blowout

Still no plans for New Year's Eve? We can't help you with that, but we can help you with the 29th -- enter our contest to call dibs on [...]

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Religious Girls join 50 bands for FMLY FEST LA this weekend

The fifth annual FMLY FEST LA is right around the corner, taking place December 29th and 30th down in the City of Angels. NorCal acts Religious Girls, Pregnant, and [...]

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Best of 2012: Jon Bernson on Maus Haus

Scholars believe that the saying "It's all been done before," was introduced by the Ancient Sumerians. Through historical simulations, we know that they developed the first written language. They [...]

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Best of 2012: Tony Bedard on Buttons

I witnessed a lot of great live shows this year by local entertainment concepts such as Swiftumz, Carlton Melton, Tortured Genies, Hot Lunch, T.I.T.S., Bill Orcutt, Caitlin Gill, Chris [...]

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Best of 2012: Dan Strachota on Jessica Pratt

You need to know this first: I adore almost every obscure female folk artist from 1965-72, from Karen Dalton and Vashti Bunyan to Linda Perhacs and Sibylle Baier. I'm [...]

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    Ticket Giveaway: Dawes, The Soft Moon, The Growlers and a whole lot more

Ticket Giveaway: Dawes, The Soft Moon, The Growlers and a whole lot more

To enter any contest submit an email to contest[at]thebaybridged[dot]com with your full name in the body and the concert you’re entering the contest for in the subject line. You [...]

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