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 Jepsen [...]

By |February 3, 2016|Comments Off on One Man’s Noise Pop Conflict Guide
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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

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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
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    A Wasteland I Like to Call My Home: Discovering Dookie a Decade Late

A Wasteland I Like to Call My Home: Discovering Dookie a Decade Late

I was nine when I heard my first curse word in music. I had kept a mental catalogue of all the words my mom castigated my dad for saying [...]

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Q&A: Try The Pie opens their doors to all that need a home

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Out of all the Bay Area music projects I've found out about in 2015, South Bay's Try The Pie has to be one of the most meaningful [...]

By |January 14, 2016|Comments Off on Q&A: Try The Pie opens their doors to all that need a home

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. [...]

By |January 12, 2016|Comments Off on In The Studio: Travis Hayes

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
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