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, [...]

By |November 16, 2016|Comments Off on Get to know: UT Kirin

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
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    Song Premiere: M. Lockwood Porter, “The Future Ain’t What It Used To Be”

Song Premiere: M. Lockwood Porter, “The Future Ain’t What It Used To Be”

Not to brag or anything, but we have an advance of M. Lockwood Porter's new record, How To Dream Again, and YOU GUYS. IT IS SO GOOD. AN ALL-CAPS [...]

By |September 14, 2016|Comments Off on Song Premiere: M. Lockwood Porter, “The Future Ain’t What It Used To Be”

Madeline Kenney covers Arthur Russell for non•market comp

Man, has it really just been a year since we first told you about Madeline Kenney? She's released a steady stream of material since then, and each release seems [...]

By |September 9, 2016|Comments Off on Madeline Kenney covers Arthur Russell for non•market comp
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    Mall Walk announce debut album ‘Funny Papers,’ stream album track

Mall Walk announce debut album ‘Funny Papers,’ stream album track

(photo: Julie Juarez)

Mall Walk are set to release their long-awaited debut album, "Funny Papers" this October on Mt. St. Mtn. records. The Oakland based three-piece issued their first 7" [...]

By |September 7, 2016|Comments Off on Mall Walk announce debut album ‘Funny Papers,’ stream album track
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    Never Young craft a noisy, urgent sucker-punch in “Beta Male Erotica”

Never Young craft a noisy, urgent sucker-punch in “Beta Male Erotica”

Never Young are one of our favorite local bands to turn up all the way when we just want to scream into a pillow and thrash away all our [...]

By |August 26, 2016|Comments Off on Never Young craft a noisy, urgent sucker-punch in “Beta Male Erotica”