Bill Baird releases 'Bill Sings Will' cassette

Oakland's Bill Baird just released an album of covers, Bill Sings Will, on Curly Cassettes. Bill shared some thoughts with me on creating the album:

I can never do [...]

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Spooky Flowers dropped 'Heavy Glow' on Xmas Eve

Oakland/Berkeley surf punk pop band Spooky Flowers dropped their first full length album Heavy Glow back on December 24. The LP was recorded at Shipwreck Studios in Oakland and [...]

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Best of 2013: Daniel Senter’s 2013 East Bay highlights

I joined The Bay Bridged staff as a Production Associate last spring, and it has been endlessly enjoyable to be pulled deeper into the sonic recesses of the Bay [...]

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Teenager – "The Shadow (What Luck)"

Berkeley's Teenager is the solo project of Bevan Herbekian, who has been most recently playing in M. Lockwood Porter's band and had previously fronted The 21st Century (which also [...]

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This Week in SF: New Year's Eve Edition

In this edition of This Week in SF, we're highlighting the many great concert options this New Year's Eve. Enjoy this Spotify mix featuring local and touring bands performing [...]

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Best of 2013: Russell Jelinek's highlights

John Murry (Photo by Amoreena Berg)

I don't feel like ranking things, but here are some Bay Area highlights for 2013, limited to artists I wrote about:

Favorite Albums:

John Murry - [...]

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Best of 2013: Sarah Sexton on Yassou Benedict

When I was invited to write about my fav band of 2013, my mind started doing back flips in alternating directions…yes, confusing I know…my point exactly. This year has [...]

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    Premiere: The Canyon Rays release holiday EP 'Christmas in California'

Premiere: The Canyon Rays release holiday EP 'Christmas in California'

The Canyon Rays meld '60s California pop with modern indie themes for this year's four-track holiday EP. The four-piece group, led by songwriter/producer and San Francisco native Luke Hamel, shuttles between [...]

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Best of 2013: Anthony Bedard on CCR Headcleaner

CCR Headcleaner live at Hemlock Tavern, Sept. 19th, 2013. Photo by Chris Anderson.

I'd seen CCR Headcleaner several times before, usually an entertaining mess of fucked-up rock racket that emerged [...]

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Best of 2013: Andy De Santis on Warm Soda

When The Bay Bridged asked me if I’d like to write about a local band, I immediately thought of Warm Soda. I first saw them play at Bottom of [...]

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    Playlist: Over 100 SF Bay Area bands that released new music in 2013

Playlist: Over 100 SF Bay Area bands that released new music in 2013

Browse through the archives on The Bay Bridged and you'll see that a ton of local artists released exciting new singles, EPs and albums this year. Over a hundred, [...]

By |December 23, 2013|1 Comment
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    Best of 2013: Draut on the Most Overlooked Bay Area Releases

Best of 2013: Draut on the Most Overlooked Bay Area Releases

While you've undoubtedly heard (or at the very least, heard of) this year's long list of lauded LP releases from local headliners such as Deafheaven, Mikal Cronin, Thee Oh [...]

By |December 23, 2013|1 Comment