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    Bear Call shares an uplifting tune on our 10th Anniversary Compilation

Bear Call shares an uplifting tune on our 10th Anniversary Compilation

As many of you are already aware, The Bay Bridged is currently celebrating 10 years of covering the Bay Area independent music community. One of the many gifts available [...]

By |December 29, 2015|Comments Off on Bear Call shares an uplifting tune on our 10th Anniversary Compilation
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    Best of 2015: Graham of Outer Embassy on Halloween at the Starline Social Club

Best of 2015: Graham of Outer Embassy on Halloween at the Starline Social Club

Something special happened in Oakland last April: the Starline Social Club officially opened its doors to the public. This century old community space is again a vibrant venue ready [...]

By |December 29, 2015|Comments Off on Best of 2015: Graham of Outer Embassy on Halloween at the Starline Social Club
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    On the fourth day of Christmas, Ensemble Mik Nawooj gave to us: a Krampus-themed J Dilla cover

On the fourth day of Christmas, Ensemble Mik Nawooj gave to us: a Krampus-themed J Dilla cover

December's almost over, and you're probably desperately trying to plan out the start of your 2016. But while the Christmas themes are fresh, let's visit the twisted yet sweet [...]

By |December 28, 2015|Comments Off on On the fourth day of Christmas, Ensemble Mik Nawooj gave to us: a Krampus-themed J Dilla cover
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    Best of 2015: Rob of Vacant Stare Records and Mall Walk on The World

Best of 2015: Rob of Vacant Stare Records and Mall Walk on The World

I attended fifty-three shows this year. That's a lot for someone who generally prefers to spend his evenings watching old sitcoms with a cat in his lap. While I [...]

By |December 28, 2015|Comments Off on Best of 2015: Rob of Vacant Stare Records and Mall Walk on The World
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    Will Reisman’s Best of 2015: Treasure Island Music Festival

Will Reisman’s Best of 2015: Treasure Island Music Festival

While it's almost always overshadowed by the more prominent Outside Lands fest in Golden Gate Park, the Treasure Island Music Festival has long been the Bay Area’s most consistent [...]

By |December 25, 2015|1 Comment

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 [...]

By |December 23, 2015|Comments Off on Chronicling transitions with Mike Blankenship

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 [...]

By |December 23, 2015|Comments Off on SF offers a wealth of options for New Year’s Eve shows
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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 [...]

By |December 21, 2015|Comments Off on Stream SIDE B of the 10th Anniversary Compilation now!
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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 [...]

By |December 21, 2015|Comments Off on Welcome back: Oakland’s beloved Uptown Nightclub to reopen with Food Drive Extravaganza
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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 [...]

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