Starover Blue come home to the Bay for SF, SJ shows

A few years ago, Starover Blue, like so many bands before them, packed up and relocated to the PNW. Now on tour to support an upcoming full-length, the band [...]

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    Bay Area Archives: Remembering guitar-less punk band the Units

Bay Area Archives: Remembering guitar-less punk band the Units

A month or so ago, I started a column for The Bay Bridged. The idea was to write about underappreciated Bay Area bands from the past. The first one [...]

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    Beyond The Bay: The Pendletons interview at the Roundhouse, London

Beyond The Bay: The Pendletons interview at the Roundhouse, London

Funk/soul group the Pendletons spent a few weeks touring Europe this summer. Eric Boss, Trailer Limon, and Ishtar spent time in Spain, Germany, and England supporting their new album, [...]

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  • The Hold Steady at the Great American Music Hall, by Ria Burman
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    Photos: The Donkeys and the Hold Steady at Great American Music Hall

Photos: The Donkeys and the Hold Steady at Great American Music Hall

The Hold Steady (photo: Ria Burman)

Supporting the Hold Steady, San Diego surf-chill rockers the Donkeys brought a solid set of sand-daze, beach-haze vibes to Great American Music Hall Friday [...]

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    Philadelphia’s Hop Along playing GAMH with Thin Lips tomorrow

Philadelphia’s Hop Along playing GAMH with Thin Lips tomorrow

(photo by Tonje Thilesen)

Philadelphia folk-rock four-piece Hop Along are finally bringing their headlining tour to San Francisco this week, supporting their third studio record, Bark Your Head Off, Dog. [...]

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Video: The Velvet Teen, “Parallel Universes”

The Velvet Teen's musical output has been somewhat sporadic over the last few years, but that doesn't mean they haven't been busy. The Petaluma veterans dropped their first single [...]

By |August 6, 2018|0 Comments

Megan Keely and the art of activism

Music has always been an art that provides a platform for people wanting to express their opinions, whatever it may be.

With politics becoming increasingly divisive, it seems as if [...]

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    Text Me Records announce new mixtape ‘Group Chat’ with first single “So Photogenic”

Text Me Records announce new mixtape ‘Group Chat’ with first single “So Photogenic”

Text Me Records has been on a roll, stockpiling tunes on tunes from their roster of artists, including Mikos Da Gawd, Julia Lewis, Drew Banga, Tia Nomore and countless [...]

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Photos: Geographer parts ways with the Bay at the Fillmore

Geographer (photo: William Wayland)

One of the Bay Area's best breakouts in recent years has been that of Mike Deni and company's Geographer. Deni has discussed that he is moving out [...]

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    What’s Happening This Weekend? A Guide To Shows Around The Bay, Aug 3 – 5

What’s Happening This Weekend? A Guide To Shows Around The Bay, Aug 3 – 5

Friday, August 3
Oakland Popfest 2018 @ Various Venues
Tonight and tomorrow, Oakland will play host to Popfest, a festival celebrating the best in power-pop. Be on the lookout for shows [...]

Photos: The Decemberists + Whitney at the Fox Theater

The Decemberists (photo: Lilly Nguyen)

Last Friday saw loquacious wordsmith rockers the Decemberists headline the Fox Theater. They were supported by quickly-rising rock band Whitney, and we were lucky enough [...]

Good or bad? Clear bags now required at festivals

(A Clusterfest attendee sporting a clear bag. Photo: Ashley Bulayo)

It’s officially happening. Clear bags are now a must when it comes to attending festivals.

That is, they were if you [...]

By |August 2, 2018|0 Comments