28 Years, 28 Songs (Noise Pop 2020: The Bay Bridged Edition)

It's February, and one of the most anticipated yearly Bay Area music festivals is right around the corner. Now in its 28th (!) year, Noise Pop always proves to be one of the most reliable sources showcasing homegrown and up-and-coming talents. To celebrate these 28 years of highlighting burgeoning local artists and independent-minded favorites, here's 28 songs of some of the most anticipated artists from 2020's schedule. Be sure to check out the full lineup, and follow us on Spotify for more playlists. You might just find a new local hero. Follow us on Spotify! 

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Live This Month: Hit peak summer with our August playlist

From the heavily-treaded lawns of Golden Gate Park at Outside Lands to the joyous streets of the 20th Street Block Party, we know August is chock-full of great summer festivals. But while you're in that long bathroom line while you wait for Childish Gambino, we've got our eyes out for the shows you might have missed. Give our August playlist a spin, and be sure to stay tuned as we continue to cover your local favorites and discoveries. Follow us on Spotify for more collections of the best in the Bay Area!

Live This Month: May 2019

31 Days. 31 shows. 31 songs. Spring is in full swing, so here are a month's worth of tunes to help you reach for those evasive Bay Area rays of sunshine. As summer festival season starts to creep into the hearts and minds of all of us, find coverage of all of your local favorites right here at the Bay Bridged. For more playlists, follow us on Spotify.

Live This Month: April 2019

30 Days. 30 songs. (Close to) 30 shows. April's chock full of great artists rolling through, and it's almost summer festival season (hello, Phono Del Sol!), so why not dip your toes in and get acquainted with some old favorites and new discoveries? Here's a taste of what to look forward to in April — enjoy, and be sure to follow us on Spotify for more playlists. We have a lot in store planned this year, so be sure to watch this space.

By |April 1, 2019|

Live This Month: December 2018 — an audio guide to upcoming Bay Area concerts

Download: Live This Month: December 2018 (Podcast #436) In Live This Month, we sample some of the great local and out-of-town bands performing in the coming month in the San Francisco Bay Area. Local musicians are performing at wealth of great concerts in the Bay Area through the end of the year. Having recently released his latest album, SF singer-songwriter Andrew St. James will be appearing at a Camp Fire benefit show at the Great American Music Hall this month, one of a number of opportunities this month to hear some local music and support fire relief efforts. Speaking of [...]

Live This Month: November 2018 — an audio guide to upcoming Bay Area concerts

Download: Live This Month: November 2018 (Podcast #435) In Live This Month, we sample some of the great local and out-of-town bands performing in the coming month in the San Francisco Bay Area. November's concert lineup includes big record release shows for the great local bands The Total Bettys and Perhapsy, and you can sample new music from both acts in this episode. Speaking of records, Same Girls will be performing at the Bay Area Record Fest this month, which offers a chance to learn more about local record labels amidst performances by half a dozen excellent Bay Area bands. [...]

Live This Month: October 2018 — an audio guide to upcoming Bay Area concerts

Download: Live This Month: October 2018 (Podcast #433) In Live This Month, we sample some of the great local and out-of-town bands performing in the coming month in the San Francisco Bay Area. After a month off, Live This Month is back with a mix full of tunes that will make you want to see some concerts! This month's mix is bookended by post-punk, with the lean and atmospheric EXEK starting things off, and Wax Chattels' raw and noisy sounds wrapping the episode up. In between, we've got a wealth of new music, including recent and new-to-us songs from locals [...]

Live This Month: August 2018 — an audio guide to upcoming Bay Area concerts

Download: Live This Month: August 2018 (Podcast #431) In Live This Month, we sample some of the great local and out-of-town bands performing in the coming month in the San Francisco Bay Area. This month's mix kicks off with a song from Shannon & the Clams, one of many great Bay Area bands performing over the three days of the 2018 Outside Lands Festival. Outside Lands isn't the only outdoor fest highlighted here. We've also included a track from The Marias ahead of their appearance at the 20th Street Block Party. This episode also showcases heavy sounds from Drowse and [...]

Live This Month: June 2018 — an audio guide to upcoming Bay Area concerts

Download: Live This Month: June 2018 (Podcast #430) In Live This Month, we sample some of the great local and out-of-town bands performing in the coming month in the San Francisco Bay Area. Plenty of excellent new local tunes populate this mix, including songs from recent and upcoming releases by Le VICE, Pllush, Locus Pocus, Bézier, and FAN. We've also got a new one from Wooden Shjips' latest album, which finds the born-in-SF psych band exploring more concise, melodic song structures, as well as a tune from the exciting new Oakland project Still Woozy. On the touring front, standouts in [...]

Live This Month: May 2018 — an audio guide to upcoming Bay Area concerts

Download: Live This Month: May 2018 (Podcast #427) In Live This Month, we sample some of the great local and out-of-town bands performing in the coming month in the San Francisco Bay Area. Our May mix of concert picks features new and recent local music from DONCAT, Coke, Ezra Furman, and Mystic Priestess. There's also a ton of excellent local hip hop in this mix, including Ruby Ibarra, Kamaiyah, and Beejus, who is one of many artists performing at our 2018 Southside Festival on May 19. Seattle's Special Explosion offers one of this month's highlights from touring bands, as does [...]

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