Becoming Osage

I became intrigued with the San Francisco indie-not-quite-pop band, Osage, after quirky frontwoman Chelsea Bryan ran on stage at the Balanced Breakfast residency in 2014 shamelessly introducing herself as the new [...]

By |January 14, 2016|Comments Off on Becoming Osage
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    SF label Tompkins Square Records marks decade of crate-digging for lost masterpieces

SF label Tompkins Square Records marks decade of crate-digging for lost masterpieces

Robert Johnson is well-known as a seminal bluesman now, but the musician, who lived from 1911 to 1938, was just another forgotten master until Columbia Records reissued a compilation [...]

By |January 13, 2016|Comments Off on SF label Tompkins Square Records marks decade of crate-digging for lost masterpieces

In The Studio: Travis Hayes

In The Studio is a series dedicated to detailing the creative processes of Bay Area artists, a behind-the-scenes look at the myriad personalities that make up our music community. [...]

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The Uneasy Truth: Financials of local bands

The Berkeley Haas School of Business is probably an unlikely place to find an aspiring musician, but that’s exactly where Zach Briefer found himself, staring down 9-to-5 mundanity and [...]

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    Astronauts, etc. moves from bedroom project to full band with ‘Mind Out Wandering’

Astronauts, etc. moves from bedroom project to full band with ‘Mind Out Wandering’

I can remember the exact first time I heard Anthony Ferraro's voice under the moniker Astronauts, etc. Bandcamp put together this great city guide for local music in Oakland, and [...]

By |January 6, 2016|1 Comment

Meet Wave Dweller, San Francisco’s newest record label

Scott McDowell, Lizzy Schliessmann and Fil Cala are Wave Dweller (from left)

Lizzy Schliessmann and Fil Cala first crossed paths as students during a show at the Depot, a [...]

By |January 4, 2016|Comments Off on Meet Wave Dweller, San Francisco’s newest record label

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 [...]

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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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    45 songs, 45 reviews: Senior Editor Russell Jelinek listens to every track on the 10th Anniversary Compilation

45 songs, 45 reviews: Senior Editor Russell Jelinek listens to every track on the 10th Anniversary Compilation

We're extremely fortunate here at The Bay Bridged. Not only do we have a vibrant music scene (yes, we still do), but we also have a great set of [...]

By |December 21, 2015|2 Comments
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    Demystifying the Pink Circle: The Origins and Evolution of The Bay Bridged

Demystifying the Pink Circle: The Origins and Evolution of The Bay Bridged

Before “The Bay Bridged” was encircled in a shrine of pink in the upper left corner of your computer screen, it was simply one of many names tossed around [...]

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    Behind the Music: How Local Musicians are Paying the Bills [Part Two]

Behind the Music: How Local Musicians are Paying the Bills [Part Two]

In this round of interviews with your favorite local musicians, I talked to two musicians who are equally passionate about what they do on and off the stage.

They also share the [...]

By |December 3, 2015|Comments Off on Behind the Music: How Local Musicians are Paying the Bills [Part Two]

PAPA returns with a middle finger salute to alt-radio

Los Angeles duo PAPA is exasperated with the current state of alternative rock radio.

“It sounds like it’s written by a producer and heavily sampled,” frontman/drummer Darren Weiss says from [...]

By |November 25, 2015|Comments Off on PAPA returns with a middle finger salute to alt-radio