Hardcore act Scalped dropped debut 7″ in October

Scalped has gone pretty under the radar in these parts since they dropped their demo earlier this year. Aside from an inclusion of the band's demo track "Stranger" in [...]

By |December 12, 2014|Comments Off on Hardcore act Scalped dropped debut 7″ in October

’90s Nostalgia: San Francisco’s Fish Breath

The dream of the '90s is alive and well in San Francisco's Fish Breath. Their self-titled cassette, out now on Hair Growth Records, is a grab bag of sad boy [...]

By |December 12, 2014|2 Comments

Tis the season for Jingle Boyz

Every year about this time, San Francisco's Adam Healton gives us the most precious gift of all: the gift of music from Jingle Boyz. This year brings us the [...]

By |December 11, 2014|2 Comments

Video Premiere: Mother Room – “Debt Collector”

Last April, The Bay Bridged premiered the first single from Mother Room, a new lo-fi electronic project started by James Meuleners in his Oakland bedroom. Today, we're happily premiering [...]

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China releases The Wall

The newly formed China is an Americana outfit featuring a talented group of Bay Area veterans: Jeff Moller, Michael James Tapscott, Raphi Gottesman, and Dominic East have joined forces [...]

By |December 10, 2014|Comments Off on China releases The Wall

College and Seatraffic play Rickshaw Stop on Friday

For those not on Ryan Gosling sensory overload while watching Drive, College provided the whispery dream-pop "A Real Hero" for the 2011 Cannes Best Director winner. Now French electronic musician David Grellier has released an [...]

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Blank Club closes; new club opens

After 12 years in operation, San Jose's legendary Blank Club is closing.

But wait! Though I can't tell you how tired I am of writing these kinds of headlines, there's [...]

By |December 9, 2014|Comments Off on Blank Club closes; new club opens

Con Brio, Midtown Social to ring in 2015 at Rickshaw

Funkify your New Year's Eve with a dose of Bay Area soul. Coming off a sold-out appearance at the Rickshaw Stop, Con Brio will be returning to headline [...]

By |December 8, 2014|Comments Off on Con Brio, Midtown Social to ring in 2015 at Rickshaw
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    Interview: Cotillon makes his San Francisco debut at The Chapel

Interview: Cotillon makes his San Francisco debut at The Chapel

From his early forays as a songwriter to recording at the iconic EastWest Studio in LA and traveling to San Francisco to finish his first LP with former bassist [...]

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Get to Know: Before the Brave

The first time you hear Before The Brave’s latest single "Free", you'll wonder why this inexorably catchy folk/rock/pop song hasn't been played to death on the radio alongside Mumford [...]

By |December 5, 2014|1 Comment

Sylvie Simmons: A heroine for our times

As we stumble towards 2015 with our pathetic iPhone habit we could really use a hero. Sylvie Simmons was born in London, but she has lived in the [...]

By |December 5, 2014|1 Comment

Frozen Folk play final show this Friday

Bad news, Oaklanders: Friday marks the end of Frozen Folk. For good.

Frozen Folk has been a favorite of ours for the last few years, and we're sad to see [...]

By |December 4, 2014|Comments Off on Frozen Folk play final show this Friday