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    The Chapel’s wedding bells are ringing for two local “Love, Jerks”

The Chapel’s wedding bells are ringing for two local “Love, Jerks”

To our surprise, the local favorite venue The Chapel was actually once a mortuary. But rather than dwell on the grim beginnings of the hall, two local musicians are [...]

By |September 18, 2015|Comments Off on The Chapel’s wedding bells are ringing for two local “Love, Jerks”
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    Video: make mini and the Bear your ‘power volume’ “xBOYFRIENDx”

Video: make mini and the Bear your ‘power volume’ “xBOYFRIENDx”

San Francisco "power volume" duo mini and the Bear just released a video for their track "xBOYFRIENDx", and it's got everything you need for an afternoon with that special [...]

By |September 17, 2015|1 Comment
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    Astronauts, Etc launches “Rocket Man” cover, advance album stream

Astronauts, Etc launches “Rocket Man” cover, advance album stream

Chaz Bundick and Anthony Ferraro seem to be teaming up in many musical ways these days. Aside from being East Bay chums, Mr. Ferraro plays keyboard in Toro y Moi's [...]

By |September 16, 2015|Comments Off on Astronauts, Etc launches “Rocket Man” cover, advance album stream
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    Timeshares and Signals Midwest to play Bottom of the Hill in October

Timeshares and Signals Midwest to play Bottom of the Hill in October

New York's Timeshares and Ohio's Signals Midwest have both been bands for over half a decade, and have also both made it a point to stay on the road for [...]

By |September 15, 2015|Comments Off on Timeshares and Signals Midwest to play Bottom of the Hill in October

Get to Know: The Damn Fanatics

The Damn Fanatics are fun. It's as easy as that.

To expand a bit more, though, I wrote that after the first time I got to sit down with the band [...]

By |September 15, 2015|Comments Off on Get to Know: The Damn Fanatics
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    Ezra Furman unveils electrifying cover of The Replacements’ “Androgynous”

Ezra Furman unveils electrifying cover of The Replacements’ “Androgynous”

In a recent piece in The Guardian, our Oakland-based favorite Ezra Furman says firmly about his gender identity, "I am proud to exist in an ambiguous, undecided state." Furman's unabashed honesty about his [...]

By |September 14, 2015|Comments Off on Ezra Furman unveils electrifying cover of The Replacements’ “Androgynous”

Inaniel Swims brings lazy French surf sounds to The Bay

At The Bay Bridged, we listen to every submission sent to us via our submission page. We really do. However, as a Bay Area indie scene focused organization, we [...]

By |September 14, 2015|Comments Off on Inaniel Swims brings lazy French surf sounds to The Bay

Introducing: The Dark Heart of Impuritan

When someone calls your band "experimental," it's not necessarily a compliment. It's more like they didn't know what the hell else to call you. When hearing your songs, their [...]

By |September 10, 2015|Comments Off on Introducing: The Dark Heart of Impuritan
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    Giveaway: Big Scary at Brick & Mortar Music Hall this Friday

Giveaway: Big Scary at Brick & Mortar Music Hall this Friday

Tom Iansek and Jo Syme are the team that make up the Australian band Big Scary and have been making music for nearly 9 years. The band's humble beginnings started off simply [...]

By |September 10, 2015|Comments Off on Giveaway: Big Scary at Brick & Mortar Music Hall this Friday

Twin Peaks on tour with Wavves, playing Bimbo’s 365 Club

Twin Peaks have just embarked on a fall tour with Wavves, with Oakland's Swimmers (a.k.a. SWMRS) supporting the two bands for the first leg of the tour. Catch all [...]

By |September 9, 2015|Comments Off on Twin Peaks on tour with Wavves, playing Bimbo’s 365 Club
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    Shannon & the Clams celebrate ‘Gone by the Dawn’ release Friday at Great American Music Hall

Shannon & the Clams celebrate ‘Gone by the Dawn’ release Friday at Great American Music Hall

Shannon and the Clams have been one of my favorite local bands since 2011. They have been a band I've supported wholeheartedly throughout the years. A band that I've [...]

By |September 9, 2015|1 Comment
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    Bay Area punk heavyweights Wild Moth celebrate the release of 2nd LP ‘Inhibitor’

Bay Area punk heavyweights Wild Moth celebrate the release of 2nd LP ‘Inhibitor’

(Record Release flier by Carlos Salas)

In late 2011 three friends who'd never made music together started working on what would become Wild Moth, a driving, jangly, post-punk band with infectious [...]

By |September 8, 2015|Comments Off on Bay Area punk heavyweights Wild Moth celebrate the release of 2nd LP ‘Inhibitor’