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    Best of 2016: Russell Jelinek’s favorite local lyrical moments

Best of 2016: Russell Jelinek’s favorite local lyrical moments

I've never been one to sit down and follow along to the lyrics when I listen to an album, but there were a few lyrical moments from local artists [...]

By |December 29, 2016|Comments Off on Best of 2016: Russell Jelinek’s favorite local lyrical moments

John Steven Morgan: New songs, video, live appearance

Photo: Wes Marsala

For years John Morgan was the heart and soul of The John Brothers Piano Company. He rolled his heavy upright piano from BART station to station playing [...]

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Get To Know: B/I/R/T/H/D/A/Y

(photo: Matt Araquistain)

Everybody loves the Stranger Things soundtrack, right? I'd dismissed it as unearned hype until I'd like, actually watched the show and fell in love with the creepy [...]

By |November 18, 2016|1 Comment

bAd bAd releases LP, plays the Eagle tonight

Christian Zamora started bAd bAd a few years ago as a bedroom recording project, (and one that we've loved from the start). Despite the fact that Zamora's left the [...]

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Get to know: UT Kirin

Yes, UT Kirin is a prolific bedroom recording project from Berkeley's HR Huber-Rodriguez. No, he's not quite as prolific or polished as Will Toledo's early Car Seat Headrest days, [...]

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Exclusive Premiere: Slow Bloom, “Phantom Tantrum”

Despite the haunting and serious nature of Slow Bloom's video for “Phantom Tantrum,” the band members are, in person, the opposite.

With this project, the group's goal is to show the [...]

By |November 11, 2016|Comments Off on Exclusive Premiere: Slow Bloom, “Phantom Tantrum”
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    Exclusive: Read an excerpt and listen to a song from Mini and the Bear’s ‘PWR VOL’

Exclusive: Read an excerpt and listen to a song from Mini and the Bear’s ‘PWR VOL’

Last year, we introduced you to San Francisco duo mini and the Bear, and hinted that the duo's next release would not be released on vinyl or cassette, but [...]

By |November 11, 2016|Comments Off on Exclusive: Read an excerpt and listen to a song from Mini and the Bear’s ‘PWR VOL’
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    Matthew Logan Vasquez brings ‘Solicitor Returns’ to Sweetwater Music Hall (giveaway!)

Matthew Logan Vasquez brings ‘Solicitor Returns’ to Sweetwater Music Hall (giveaway!)

The first time I ever encountered Matthew Logan Vasquez (or also known as MLV for short) was in the living room of a friend's home in Southern California. He [...]

By |November 10, 2016|Comments Off on Matthew Logan Vasquez brings ‘Solicitor Returns’ to Sweetwater Music Hall (giveaway!)

Premiere: Red Wood, ‘Wildfire’

Red Wood (photo: Estefany Gonzalez)

Upon walking into Red Wood’s practice studio in the North Bay, you’ll find a plethora of guitar amps, a mass of cables covering the floor, and Whole [...]

By |November 1, 2016|Comments Off on Premiere: Red Wood, ‘Wildfire’
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    Tabernacle shares ‘Selections,’ opens for Flock of Dimes tomorrow

Tabernacle shares ‘Selections,’ opens for Flock of Dimes tomorrow

Photo: Katherine Sevin Sheehan

Oakland's Andrew Simmons, aka Tabernacle, recently compiled several loose singles he's been sitting on into a cohesive album he's calling Selections. Simmons is at his best [...]

By |October 17, 2016|Comments Off on Tabernacle shares ‘Selections,’ opens for Flock of Dimes tomorrow
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    Listen to Jay Stone’s music from ‘Morris From America’

Listen to Jay Stone’s music from ‘Morris From America’

Jay Stone released one of my favorite albums in 2015, the collaborative project with Monster Rally, Foreign Pedestrians. We haven't heard a great deal from him since, but earlier [...]

By |September 30, 2016|Comments Off on Listen to Jay Stone’s music from ‘Morris From America’

Song Premiere: T Sisters, “Fight Song”

The premieres just keep on coming here at The Bay Bridged. Today, we're helping you celebrate the weekend with a good-time track from Oakland's T Sisters.

Garnering national attention through [...]

By |September 30, 2016|1 Comment