Photos: The Mekons at The Crepe Place

The Mekons (photo: Patric Carver)

British-American rock band The Mekons played to an intimate crowd at the Crepe Place just down south in Santa Cruz last Thursday evening, September 29, 2016. Our [...]

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    The Mr. T Experience: Celebrating 30 years with a new album, new novel, and a new start

The Mr. T Experience: Celebrating 30 years with a new album, new novel, and a new start

(photo: Wilson Photoworks)

Thirty years ago, the Mr. T Experience released their first album, Everybody’s Entitled to Their Own Opinion, a rudimentary blast of bubblegum disguised as a punk album. From [...]

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Photos: DJ Shadow spins to a sold-out crowd at 1015 Folsom

DJ Shadow (photo: Ian Young)

Words & Photos by Ian Young

The Bay Area's own DJ Shadow played a sold-out hometown show to an ecstatic audience full of longtime fans, collaborators, and party [...]

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    Cymbals Eat Guitars deliver a perfect set at Swedish American Hall

Cymbals Eat Guitars deliver a perfect set at Swedish American Hall

Cymbals Eat Guitars is the Platonic ideal for a rock band. The New Jersey quartet’s performance at Swedish American Hall this past Saturday was everything that rock and roll [...]

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    What’s Happening This Weekend? A Guide To Shows Around The Bay, Sept 30 – Oct 2

What’s Happening This Weekend? A Guide To Shows Around The Bay, Sept 30 – Oct 2

Get cosmic and Californian at 'The Golden State Record,' one night only at The Greek.
Friday, September 30
The Golden State Record @ The Greek Theatre
A very unique event presented by [...]

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Fantastic Negrito debuts docu-narrative “In The Pines”

One of Oakland's fastest-rising stars in the last few years has been Xavier Dphrepaulezz, more recognizable as the soul-blended and bluesy musician Fantastic Negrito, and who could better be [...]

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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 [...]

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    Rebuilt and reborn, Okkervil River set for show at The Independent

Rebuilt and reborn, Okkervil River set for show at The Independent

Nostalgia is a warm, fuzzy place. It’s hanging out with your childhood friends on your stoop, swimming in the lake in the summer, falling in love for the first [...]

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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 [...]

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Photos: Jane’s Addiction never Stop! at The Masonic

Jane's Addiction (photo: Patric Carver)

Wednesday night saw Perry Farrell and his iconic hard rock band Jane's Addiction take the stage at The Masonic for a night of classic songs that [...]

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    Miniature Tigers announce US dates, hit Rickshaw Stop next week

Miniature Tigers announce US dates, hit Rickshaw Stop next week

Indie-cult favorites Miniature Tigers from Brooklyn have announced no less than six tour dates ahead of the release of their fifth full-length LP I Dreamt I Was A Cowboy, beginning with [...]

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Interview: Doodling with SOAR

When friendship and collaboration are two of the most valued things in a musical project or band, it's obvious. It comes out in the lyrics, the way it is [...]

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