Making new myths with Ah Mer Ah Su

(photo: Jack Mannix)

It's the name of a Japanese Shinto goddess, in case you were wondering.

Well...it almost is. “I think it’s, like, a very traditionally urban Black African-American experience to [...]

By |September 20, 2018|0 Comments

Bands In Portrait: Rabbit Quinn

After all she has gone through, Rabbit Quinn is not looking for your sympathy. She never has been. All she wants is your support. “If you like a female [...]

By |September 5, 2018|0 Comments
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    Annie Bacon: Leaving San Francisco, where music and home became one

Annie Bacon: Leaving San Francisco, where music and home became one

Bay Bridged Editor and longtime San Francisco musician Annie Bacon left San Francisco for Michigan weeks ago. In this essay, she says the goodbye she needs to say to [...]

By |August 23, 2018|7 Comments
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    Growing Up With Gloria: How Gloria Estefan schooled one Mission gringa on Cuban music

Growing Up With Gloria: How Gloria Estefan schooled one Mission gringa on Cuban music

(The author circa 1991 in her mom's 24th and Harrison apartment.)

Words by Rebecca Bodenheimer

My mom constantly reminds me that the only thing she forced me to do as a [...]

By |August 14, 2018|1 Comment

Megan Keely and the art of activism

Music has always been an art that provides a platform for people wanting to express their opinions, whatever it may be.

With politics becoming increasingly divisive, it seems as if [...]

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Good or bad? Clear bags now required at festivals

(A Clusterfest attendee sporting a clear bag. Photo: Ashley Bulayo)

It’s officially happening. Clear bags are now a must when it comes to attending festivals.

That is, they were if you [...]

By |August 2, 2018|Comments Off on Good or bad? Clear bags now required at festivals
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    Meet Musavi, your fast-living, headbanging friends from San Francisco

Meet Musavi, your fast-living, headbanging friends from San Francisco

(photos: Mitchell Duran)
Words by Mitchell Duran

One has to check their pants after a seeing a show of Musavi’s, an up-and-coming San Francisco based punk, metal, and rock band. They're [...]

By |July 18, 2018|Comments Off on Meet Musavi, your fast-living, headbanging friends from San Francisco
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    The Joy of Silence: Why it’s good to take out your earbuds once in a while

The Joy of Silence: Why it’s good to take out your earbuds once in a while

(illustration: Matt St. John)

There are plenty of reasons not to wear headphones while traversing San Francisco. Maybe it's the fear of getting smacked by an electric skateboard or robbed [...]

By |July 11, 2018|1 Comment

Down The 5: Frog Eyes announce the end of an era

On July 3, 2018, Frog Eyes played their last show in Los Angeles on their goodbye tour to a modest crowd of fifty fans, including the aforementioned die-hards.
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    Trashcan Sinatras serve generous portions of ‘Cake’ on new tour

Trashcan Sinatras serve generous portions of ‘Cake’ on new tour

(photo: Mort Shuman)

The Scottish progressive pop band Trashcan Sinatras are playing their first two records in their entirety during the One Night, Two Albums tour.

It may sound like a [...]

By |June 21, 2018|Comments Off on Trashcan Sinatras serve generous portions of ‘Cake’ on new tour
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    Sónar Barcelona: Artists beyond the Bay you need to know about

Sónar Barcelona: Artists beyond the Bay you need to know about

Museless (photo: Ian Young)

Photographer Ian Young traveled to Barcelona to discover artists beyond the Bay that you need to know about.

Sónar Barcelona, celebrating its 25th year, spotlights avant-garde and [...]

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Bands In Portrait: Moon Daze

Florie Maschmeyer knew immediately what to do when Vela Eyes disbanded in February of 2017. “I was really ready to start another band. It was the next day. I [...]

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