Get to Know: Before the Brave

The first time you hear Before The Brave’s latest single "Free", you'll wonder why this inexorably catchy folk/rock/pop song hasn't been played to death on the radio alongside Mumford [...]

By |December 5, 2014|1 Comment

Sylvie Simmons: A heroine for our times

As we stumble towards 2015 with our pathetic iPhone habit we could really use a hero. Sylvie Simmons was born in London, but she has lived in the [...]

By |December 5, 2014|1 Comment

Get to Know: Stalls

If 2014 has taught us anything, it's that there's a lot of damn good rock and roll coming out of Oakland, and new band Stalls is no exception. Stalls [...]

By |December 4, 2014|1 Comment

Frozen Folk play final show this Friday

Bad news, Oaklanders: Friday marks the end of Frozen Folk. For good.

Frozen Folk has been a favorite of ours for the last few years, and we're sad to see [...]

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Get to Know: White White Wolf

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White White Wolf is a folk project fronted by San Francisco's Chistopher Drellow, who said he rented the cheapest cabin he could find in tiny Paxton, CA [...]

By |December 2, 2014|1 Comment

Album Premiere: The Classical – Diptych

The Classical, a San Francisco duo fronted by Juliet E. Gordon with Britt Ciampa manning the drums, have released their first new album since moving to the city about [...]

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December’s Featured Album: Happy Diving – Big World

Here are two things I learned about Happy Diving, whose new album, Big World, is our featured album on The Bay Bridged for December. First, the East Bay band [...]

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    William Ryan Fritch announces new record Revisionist, next in Leave Me Sessions subscription series

William Ryan Fritch announces new record Revisionist, next in Leave Me Sessions subscription series

William Ryan Fritch has been nothing if not over-the-top prolific during 2014, and it looks like 2015 will bring more of the same. Revisionist, the next installment in his [...]

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Balms releases new self-titled EP

Local dream-pop / shoegaze outfit, Balms is out with their anticipated EP, following the release of their single "Golden Hair" this past July.

The new EP is a six-track dreamy-filled concoction [...]

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Jordannah Elizabeth revs up for new album, A Rush

It was a nice, brisk San Francisco morning when I met up with Jordannah Elizabeth in West Portal, a shop and restaurant-filled neighborhood that was beaming with people walking [...]

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Grace Sings Sludge releases Red Light Museum

Grace Sings Sludge, aka Grace Cooper of The Sandwitches, has released a cassette of home recordings, Red Light Museum, and earlier this month released a VHS video for "Such [...]

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Battlehooch drops new EP Wink

"Come take a chance with me / The less that we know, the better we'll be," Battlehooch sings as a suitable invitation to their new EP Wink.  It's quite [...]

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