New ‘Pirouette’ 7″ coming soon from Jay Som

Jay Som's Everybody Works was one of last year's best Bay Area releases, so we're really excited about the announcement of the Pirouette 7" (out this month on Polyvinyl [...]

By |January 18, 2018|Comments Off on New ‘Pirouette’ 7″ coming soon from Jay Som
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    Oakland’s Dick Stusso signs to Hardly Art, shares “Modern Music”

Oakland’s Dick Stusso signs to Hardly Art, shares “Modern Music”

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Until two years ago, Oakland's Nic Russo was a talent known mostly among his close circle of friends. He'd played in bands since high school, [...]

By |January 17, 2018|Comments Off on Oakland’s Dick Stusso signs to Hardly Art, shares “Modern Music”
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    Oakland’s Ricky Lake debuts “Wino,” first single off Text Me Records

Oakland’s Ricky Lake debuts “Wino,” first single off Text Me Records

For a little while, Ricky Lake had a fear about working with a music label. Up until this year, the Los Angeles-born, Nashville-bred, Oakland-residing artist was making music solely [...]

By |December 8, 2017|Comments Off on Oakland’s Ricky Lake debuts “Wino,” first single off Text Me Records
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    Premiere: Experience “Christmas in Real Time” with Luke Sweeney

Premiere: Experience “Christmas in Real Time” with Luke Sweeney

For the past several years, San Francisco's Luke Sweeney has tried to kick off the holiday season by writing and recording a Christmas song with his buddy Roberto Pagano, [...]

By |December 6, 2017|Comments Off on Premiere: Experience “Christmas in Real Time” with Luke Sweeney

Take Care Tapes provides a safe space for artists of color

(Take Care Tapes, from left to right Cinytha, Monika, Rubita, and Jess, photo by Jess Wu-O)This past June, four friends got together to discuss their plans for building a [...]

By |November 30, 2017|Comments Off on Take Care Tapes provides a safe space for artists of color
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    Celebrate the release of Joseph Childress’s self-titled LP

Celebrate the release of Joseph Childress’s self-titled LP

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Last month, Joseph Childress released his first full-length album in a long time, his self titled LP on local favorites Empty Cellar Records. Childress' most recent release [...]

By |November 29, 2017|Comments Off on Celebrate the release of Joseph Childress’s self-titled LP

The World release ‘First World Record,’ play NYE show

Oakland's The World has been one of our favorites here at The Bay Bridged for quite some time, and we were quite excited to get our hands on their [...]

By |November 20, 2017|Comments Off on The World release ‘First World Record,’ play NYE show
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    Rexx Life Raj wraps 2017 with second album debut, “Father Figure 2: Flourish”

Rexx Life Raj wraps 2017 with second album debut, “Father Figure 2: Flourish”

Faraji Wright is living his best Rexx Life on his new record, "Father Figure 2: Flourish". Better known as Rexx Life Raj, the Berkeley rapper has spent 2017 doing [...]

By |November 17, 2017|Comments Off on Rexx Life Raj wraps 2017 with second album debut, “Father Figure 2: Flourish”
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    ‘Evaluate What You Tolerate’: new comp collects Bay Area political punk

‘Evaluate What You Tolerate’: new comp collects Bay Area political punk

Evaluate What You Tolerate is the name of a new, two-part compilation raising money for the Anti-Police Violence Project, a Bay Area coalition striving to reduce state-led violence against [...]

By |October 23, 2017|Comments Off on ‘Evaluate What You Tolerate’: new comp collects Bay Area political punk
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    Parentz share “LoseCTRL,” playing Great American Music Hall with Tennyson

Parentz share “LoseCTRL,” playing Great American Music Hall with Tennyson

It's finally Friday, and you know what that means: another sexy single from Bay Area duo PARENTZ courtesy of Popgang Records. The series of weekly digital releases has been [...]

By |September 29, 2017|Comments Off on Parentz share “LoseCTRL,” playing Great American Music Hall with Tennyson
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    Just Rese’s “Groov” isn’t just for dance floors in video premiere

Just Rese’s “Groov” isn’t just for dance floors in video premiere

The tension is high at the start of Just Rese's music video for his latest single, "Groov," but the air soon turns funky as the rhythm (and whatever blurred-out [...]

By |September 27, 2017|Comments Off on Just Rese’s “Groov” isn’t just for dance floors in video premiere
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    Burner Herzog releases ‘Wonderful American’ on Death Records

Burner Herzog releases ‘Wonderful American’ on Death Records

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According to legend, Burner Herzog was born under an Oakland new moon while Jasper Patrick Leach (Brasil and several others) was recording "Dark Places," a song on [...]

By |September 21, 2017|Comments Off on Burner Herzog releases ‘Wonderful American’ on Death Records