Chronicling transitions with Mike Blankenship

If you pay attention well enough, you'll see his name in different places. From touring and recording with the likes of Lauryn Hill, Sheila E and Michael Franti, Mike Blankenship [...]

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SF offers a wealth of options for New Year’s Eve shows

I know residents of other cities (I’m looking at you, New York) will argue this statement, but I believe there is no other area in the country matching San [...]

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    The 2015 Playlist: Listen to 175 songs released by San Francisco Bay Area bands this year

The 2015 Playlist: Listen to 175 songs released by San Francisco Bay Area bands this year

This year, The Bay Bridged published over 1000 articles spotlighting the best of independent music, including coverage of over 200 San Francisco Bay Area bands. To take stock of [...]

By |December 23, 2015|5 Comments

Stream SIDE B of the 10th Anniversary Compilation now!

For a limited time, you can now stream the entire 10th Anniversary Compilation (SIDE A & SIDE B) right here and on the Compilation page. You must know this [...]

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    Welcome back: Oakland’s beloved Uptown Nightclub to reopen with Food Drive Extravaganza

Welcome back: Oakland’s beloved Uptown Nightclub to reopen with Food Drive Extravaganza

Welcome back, Uptown, we missed you! Oakland's nightlife staple The Uptown Nightclub, which closed its doors suddenly in early November 2014 after the owners chose not to renew the [...]

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    Tim Bluhm of The Mother Hips discusses band beginnings, side projects before playing three shows this weekend

Tim Bluhm of The Mother Hips discusses band beginnings, side projects before playing three shows this weekend

The Mother Hips, one of San Francisco's long time and most premier bands will be playing three shows over the weekend including two shows at the Great American Music [...]

By |December 18, 2015|1 Comment
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    One more great track from our 10th Anniversary Comp: Ryan Lynch (of Dominant Legs) — “Sashay”

One more great track from our 10th Anniversary Comp: Ryan Lynch (of Dominant Legs) — “Sashay”

As the frontman and creative force behind Dominant Legs, Ryan Lynch has made a name for himself by perfecting the art of the up-tempo pop song. Tracks like “Hoop [...]

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    Fundraiser compilation track highlight: Future Twin — “Hope”

Fundraiser compilation track highlight: Future Twin — “Hope”

San Francisco's synth-centric, vocal-driven group Future Twin joins the list, with 44 other bands, of music that comes along with our fundraiser compilation.

Their to-be-released track "Hope" is inspired by David Lynch's [...]

By |December 17, 2015|1 Comment

Get to Know: The Master

San Jose-based collective The Master has a new single out just in time to celebrate the end of 2015. Appropriately entitled "New Years," it's a perfect companion piece to [...]

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    Life Stinks celebrates new album “You’ll Never Make It”

Life Stinks celebrates new album “You’ll Never Make It”

Life Stinks (Photo: Erin Allen)

In a city dominated by a tech atmosphere that gave birth to the most prominent corporations, such culture is difficult to ignore when living amongst [...]

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The Bay Abridged: Dec 9 – Dec 15

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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    Introducing The Drambles: Berkeley band to perform first San Francisco gig at the Honey Hive Gallery

Introducing The Drambles: Berkeley band to perform first San Francisco gig at the Honey Hive Gallery

Don’t discount The Drambles. A sparse Bandcamp, limited social media presence, and abstruse name do not adequately represent the quartet’s deft sonic-punch and elastic energy. The four bandmates, seniors [...]

By |December 15, 2015|1 Comment