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    Q&A: Meet Oakland’s mermaid-loving garage punk duo Dark Beach

Q&A: Meet Oakland’s mermaid-loving garage punk duo Dark Beach

Dark Beach (Photo by Niki Pretti Photography)

Mermaids, monsters, and music: If there could ever be a tagline for Dark Beach, it would be that. But what's so amazing about the East [...]

By |February 16, 2016|Comments Off on Q&A: Meet Oakland’s mermaid-loving garage punk duo Dark Beach
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    Metric’s ‘last vestige of caring’ prompts ‘Pagans’

Metric’s ‘last vestige of caring’ prompts ‘Pagans’

Pros, cons, and hindsight — Toronto synthpop quartet Metric have never shied away from direction-shaping changes. In 2007, the band ditched a traditional label to start their own distribution [...]

By |February 16, 2016|Comments Off on Metric’s ‘last vestige of caring’ prompts ‘Pagans’
  • The Knocks at The Independent, by Ian Young
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    Photos & Interview: The Knocks at the Independent, a story of fate, dance, and wild shows

Photos & Interview: The Knocks at the Independent, a story of fate, dance, and wild shows

The Knocks (photo: Ian Young)

Interview with The Knocks: Brittany O’Brien
Wordsmith/Writer: Melanie Mazza

Photos by Ian Young
Portraits by Brittany O'Brien

Many a love story has been set in New York City. This one, [...]

By |February 12, 2016|Comments Off on Photos & Interview: The Knocks at the Independent, a story of fate, dance, and wild shows
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    Bay pays tribute to Green Day’s ‘Dookie’ at 924 Gilman benefit

Bay pays tribute to Green Day’s ‘Dookie’ at 924 Gilman benefit

Since 1989, Jesse Townley has played in numerous East Bay punk bands, such as Blatz, The Gr'ups, The Criminals, and The Frisk. The first time that Townley — known [...]

By |February 11, 2016|Comments Off on Bay pays tribute to Green Day’s ‘Dookie’ at 924 Gilman benefit
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    A Rainbow of Hideousness: Burger Boogaloo 2016 lineup revealed! Plus an exclusive interview with John Waters!

A Rainbow of Hideousness: Burger Boogaloo 2016 lineup revealed! Plus an exclusive interview with John Waters!

This year's Burger Boogaloo will include a meet and greet with Traci Lords
Are you sitting down? Sit the fuck down, this is huge. The lineup for this year's Burger [...]

By |February 10, 2016|1 Comment
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    WATERS’ Van Pierszalowski reflects on his career, the Bay, and more

WATERS’ Van Pierszalowski reflects on his career, the Bay, and more

I'm a relative latecomer to the WATERS bandwagon. After all, I listened to Chuck D when he told me not to believe the hype, and for the most part [...]

By |February 5, 2016|Comments Off on WATERS’ Van Pierszalowski reflects on his career, the Bay, and more
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    Mapping music, musicians and changes with Buzzmutt’s “Landscape Brigades”

Mapping music, musicians and changes with Buzzmutt’s “Landscape Brigades”

Buzzmutt is no stranger to the Bay Area music scene.

But last summer, the band embarked on a 5 week US tour where they hit some major cities and got [...]

By |February 4, 2016|Comments Off on Mapping music, musicians and changes with Buzzmutt’s “Landscape Brigades”

One Man’s Noise Pop Conflict Guide

I can’t blame the organizers of Noise Pop if they thought no one would be too torn up about having to choose between American Football or Carly Rae Jepson [...]

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    Behind the Music: How Local Musicians are Paying the Bills (Part Three)

Behind the Music: How Local Musicians are Paying the Bills (Part Three)

As this series continues, I have found that though they're ascending post late night performance and punching the clock on the daily, your favorite local artists actually love their day [...]

By |January 30, 2016|Comments Off on Behind the Music: How Local Musicians are Paying the Bills (Part Three)

Checking in with Hot Flash Heat Wave

Photo credit: Luke Lasley

Hot Flash Heat Wave remind me of sweets. Specifically the sweets Theibaud has been painting since the sixties. There's a degree of play at hand in the band's [...]

By |January 28, 2016|Comments Off on Checking in with Hot Flash Heat Wave
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    The Bay Bridged at 10: Annie Lipetz on SF’s past and present

The Bay Bridged at 10: Annie Lipetz on SF’s past and present

I first heard about Annie Girl & The Flight through a Bay Bridged article. Then, I found and bought their self-titled album at Aquarius Records. However, it wasn’t until [...]

By |January 27, 2016|Comments Off on The Bay Bridged at 10: Annie Lipetz on SF’s past and present
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    The Bay on Bowie: Bay Area bands memorialize the iconic cultural hero

The Bay on Bowie: Bay Area bands memorialize the iconic cultural hero

Our beloved Starman has passed on, and as the news has sunk deep into our hearts and minds, we at The Bay Bridged are giving a space for some [...]

By |January 21, 2016|1 Comment