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    Demystifying the Pink Circle: The Origins and Evolution of The Bay Bridged

Demystifying the Pink Circle: The Origins and Evolution of The Bay Bridged

Before “The Bay Bridged” was encircled in a shrine of pink in the upper left corner of your computer screen, it was simply one of many names tossed around [...]

By |December 10, 2015|Comments Off on Demystifying the Pink Circle: The Origins and Evolution of The Bay Bridged
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    Premiere: Meet children’s musician Yona Bird and watch hilariously silly video for “Kevin the Dog”

Premiere: Meet children’s musician Yona Bird and watch hilariously silly video for “Kevin the Dog”

For all you Parks & Recreation fans out there that will understand this metaphor, the Bay Area has its own Andy Dwyer. Well, at least the Johnny Karate part of [...]

By |December 10, 2015|1 Comment

The Bay Abridged: Dec 2 – Dec 8

In this recurring feature known as The Bay Abridged, our staff writers will provide short, witty recaps on shows they attended around the Bay Area. A scene check, a [...]

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    EXCLUSIVE: Stream SIDE A of the 10th Anniversary Compilation

EXCLUSIVE: Stream SIDE A of the 10th Anniversary Compilation

For a limited time, our loyal readers can now stream SIDE A (23 out of 45 tracks) of the exclusive Bay Bridged 10th Anniversary Compilation, featuring 45 rare and [...]

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Mark Kozelek may be a grumpy curmudgeon, but he’s our grumpy curmudgeon.

The San Francisco-based songwriter, who started his career crafting haunting slowcore ballads as part of Red House Painters, [...]

By |December 9, 2015|1 Comment
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    The Bay Bridged Presents: Luke Sweeney at El Rio this Saturday

The Bay Bridged Presents: Luke Sweeney at El Rio this Saturday

Another Saturday night is quickly approaching — where will you be? Celebrating the seventh night of Hanukkah? Spending an evening bundled under the covers because you're too cold to [...]

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    Noise Pop 2016 adds more acts: American Football, Carly Rae Jepsen, Drive Like Jehu, and more

Noise Pop 2016 adds more acts: American Football, Carly Rae Jepsen, Drive Like Jehu, and more

The venerable San Francisco late February institution known as Noise Pop returns next year to bring a host of great acts to the Bay Area. Today, organizers announced a [...]

By |December 8, 2015|Comments Off on Noise Pop 2016 adds more acts: American Football, Carly Rae Jepsen, Drive Like Jehu, and more
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    The Matches book back to back reunion shows before the new year

The Matches book back to back reunion shows before the new year

It's been six years since Oakland's pop-punk legends The Matches announced their official hiatus via Facebook and Myspace, stating "our time to start new projects has come". Later in [...]

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    Heartwatch release lyric video for “Faultlines” ahead of Noise Pop show

Heartwatch release lyric video for “Faultlines” ahead of Noise Pop show

Hey! In case you missed the official premiere over at DoTheBay, Heartwatch (f.k.a. The Tropics) have released a new lyric video for their Golden Gate themed single "Faultlines". [...]

By |December 8, 2015|Comments Off on Heartwatch release lyric video for “Faultlines” ahead of Noise Pop show
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    Melina Duterte is Jay Som, San Francisco’s dream pop secret

Melina Duterte is Jay Som, San Francisco’s dream pop secret

"Have you heard Jay Som?"

"Did you check out the new Jay Som??"

"You need to listen to this."

Reminding me so much of that way Alex G songs got passed around [...]

By |December 7, 2015|1 Comment
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    Behind the Music: How Local Musicians are Paying the Bills [Part Two]

Behind the Music: How Local Musicians are Paying the Bills [Part Two]

In this round of interviews with your favorite local musicians, I talked to two musicians who are equally passionate about what they do on and off the stage.

They also share the [...]

By |December 3, 2015|Comments Off on Behind the Music: How Local Musicians are Paying the Bills [Part Two]

Get to know: Dick Stusso

Seemingly out of nowhere, Oakland's Dick Stusso snuck onto our radar with a cassette on the small-yet-solid Vacant Stare Records that is easily one of my favorite albums of [...]

By |December 3, 2015|2 Comments