Start a Riot with Sleater-Kinney at the Fox Theater

Riot Grrrl rockers Sleater-Kinney will play Oakland's Fox Theater, November 16 and 17. Their ninth album, The Center Won't Hold debuted this past summer with Mom + Pop, and [...]

By |November 4, 2019|1 Comment

Blanket the Homeless releases new record at the Independent

In these turbulent times of friction and fire, it’s nice to see truly good work being done on a large scale in the Bay Area. Blanket The Homeless, a [...]

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The Bay Bridged Q&A: A Not-So-Awkward Convo with Beejus

There was a point in time where Beejus, host of the DIY podcast Awkward Convos with Beejus, didn't think he could carry a conversation. A bit of a surprising [...]

By |October 30, 2019|Comments Off on The Bay Bridged Q&A: A Not-So-Awkward Convo with Beejus

Tia Nomore brings “Nu Chain” to OTR Sessions

Tia Nomore is about to reach a higher altitude when her upcoming album Level arrives later this fall. And if the rest of her new, upgraded sound is anything [...]

By |October 29, 2019|Comments Off on Tia Nomore brings “Nu Chain” to OTR Sessions

New music + upcoming show for Pure Hex

With the success of their first single "Wind Stress," Pure Hex is keeping up the momentum with their latest song "Heavy Moon." Released under Honeydew Records, this six-minute masterpiece [...]

By |October 28, 2019|Comments Off on New music + upcoming show for Pure Hex

Giorgia Angiuli brings high-intensity techno to Mezzanine

Celebrate Day of the Dead with Giorgia Angiuli at Mezzanine. The Italian-born musician will bring the energy with her high-intensity techno and dark house tunes, enough to make the [...]

By |October 24, 2019|Comments Off on Giorgia Angiuli brings high-intensity techno to Mezzanine
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    Listen in to ‘Text Me Records Group Chat Vol. 2’ out today

Listen in to ‘Text Me Records Group Chat Vol. 2’ out today

We won't go down the list of our favorites off of Text Me Records' newest tape, Group Chat Vol. 2, because we've done plenty of that already. But gang's [...]

By |October 18, 2019|Comments Off on Listen in to ‘Text Me Records Group Chat Vol. 2’ out today
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    San Jose Jazz + Hammer Theatre Center Announce Black Cab Series

San Jose Jazz + Hammer Theatre Center Announce Black Cab Series

There's a time and place for blockbuster stadium arena shows but some acts and sounds, like jazz, are best when you experience the magic up close. Taking this idea [...]

By |October 18, 2019|Comments Off on San Jose Jazz + Hammer Theatre Center Announce Black Cab Series
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    Review + Photos: Bad Bad Hats bring bubblegum folk to The New Parish

Review + Photos: Bad Bad Hats bring bubblegum folk to The New Parish

Bad Bad Hats (photo: Patric Carver)

“Hello, I usually do not speak until after the second song, so let’s pretend this did not happen.”

That’s how lead vocalist and guitarist Kerry [...]

By |October 11, 2019|Comments Off on Review + Photos: Bad Bad Hats bring bubblegum folk to The New Parish
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    Michael Sneed Jr. looks back on growing up in ‘Days We Lost’

Michael Sneed Jr. looks back on growing up in ‘Days We Lost’

On "Lil Nihilist or I get Angry at God," the oft-joyful Oakland rapper Michael Sneed Jr. is shaking his fist at the sky: "I talk to God sometimes, but [...]

By |October 11, 2019|Comments Off on Michael Sneed Jr. looks back on growing up in ‘Days We Lost’

Photos: Mahalia at Great American Music Hall

Mahalia (photo: Norm deVeyra)

UK Singer Mahalia has just released her latest album, Love and Compromise, and swung by the Great American Music Hall to give a headlining performance in support of [...]

By |October 4, 2019|Comments Off on Photos: Mahalia at Great American Music Hall

Aw Hell, Half Stack’s new EP is here

Howdy partners. We’re delighted to announce that Half Stack just released Aw Hell, their latest EP, and hell is it a delighter. They’ve kept their classic Americana style and [...]

By |October 4, 2019|Comments Off on Aw Hell, Half Stack’s new EP is here