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 [...]

By |October 17, 2018|Comments Off on LoFi Satellites: Self-made in San Francisco

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 [...]

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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

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