No one told the New Trust to stop, so they didn’t

The New Trust. L-R: Sara Sanger, Josh Staples, Julia Lancer, Michael K. Richardson.

When North Bay indie darlings the New Trust started back in 2003, it was assumed that they [...]

By |December 12, 2018|2 Comments

Behind The Scenes: Death Valley Girls at Rickshaw Stop

Death Valley Girls (photo: Estefany Gonzalez)

Despite the title of Death Valley Girls' latest album Darkness Rains, the band's energetic live show was a beacon of light before Thanksgiving weekend. From [...]

By |December 3, 2018|0 Comments
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    Julien Baker, Phoebe Bridgers, and Lucy Dacus are the women of boygenius who outsmarted them all

Julien Baker, Phoebe Bridgers, and Lucy Dacus are the women of boygenius who outsmarted them all

(Photo: Lera Pentelute)

Julien Baker, Phoebe Bridgers, and Lucy Dacus booked a tour together before they formed the new indie rock band boygenius.

It’s not the typical order of events, but [...]

By |November 20, 2018|0 Comments
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    The Frail Ophelias revive ‘Macbeth’ for the 21st century

The Frail Ophelias revive ‘Macbeth’ for the 21st century

(photo: Bradley Cox)

Isn’t it obvious why Karl Digerness chose to start the Frail Ophelias with Macbeth?

“With like, murderous despots,” he says, a half-stifled scoff interrupting him, “it feels very [...]

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Bands In Portrait: Elizabeth Moen

For four years I had two homes. I lived day-to-day in San Francisco, yet always referred to London, England as my home whenever anyone asked. When I visited London, [...]

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LoFi Satellites: Self-made in San Francisco

LoFi Satellites rehearsing at their practice space. L-R: Matthew Nance, Federico Pardo Sagueir, Jim Nunes and Marc Belluomini.

Meet Marc Belluomini, lead vocalist and rhythm guitarist for the Bay Area [...]

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Springsteen plus Speedwagon equals Cigarettes After Sex

Words by Erin Lyndal Martin

Let’s face it, YouTube is full of pet raccoons and makeup tutorials. It’s not the sort of landscape where you’d expect a band steeped in [...]

By |October 11, 2018|Comments Off on Springsteen plus Speedwagon equals Cigarettes After Sex

What Alex Cameron doesn’t say is his secret weapon

Words by Mitchell Duran

Sydney, Australia's Alex Cameron holds himself like someone flirting with a cultural edge.

Be it on stage at one of his shows or watching one of his [...]

By |October 9, 2018|Comments Off on What Alex Cameron doesn’t say is his secret weapon

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 [...]

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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 [...]

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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
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