Bay Area bands in the NPR Tiny Desk Concert Contest

The deadline recently passed for entries into the Tiny Desk Contest, a contest run by NPR that will reward one lucky winner with an appearance on their famous video [...]

By |January 20, 2015|31 Comments

Will Sprott releases Vortex Numbers on his new label

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It's been over four years since Will Sprott has released new material, but he's back with the release of Vortex Numbers, out January 20 on his very [...]

By |January 16, 2015|Comments Off on Will Sprott releases Vortex Numbers on his new label
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    Berkeley’s POP ETC. release video for new single “Running In Circles”

Berkeley’s POP ETC. release video for new single “Running In Circles”

Berkeley's POP ETC. seem to have spent a lifetime consuming popular music's nuances. They can funnel decades' worth of synthesizers and crushing melodic textures into a bright pastiche of a song, but still [...]

By |January 16, 2015|1 Comment
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    The Tropics talk Noise Pop, “Take You Home”, and horns (that’s right—horns)

The Tropics talk Noise Pop, “Take You Home”, and horns (that’s right—horns)

Indie popsters The Tropics have been one of the most buzzworthy local acts in recent months with the release of their brilliant Wind House EP last October. Riding the [...]

By |January 15, 2015|Comments Off on The Tropics talk Noise Pop, “Take You Home”, and horns (that’s right—horns)

O, Annie Girl and The Flight, and Balms at Rickshaw Stop

With their eyes on the pulse of local music, Our House emerged in late 2014 with a goal of supporting and affirming the Bay Area art community. The group [...]

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Get to Know: Rosie Cima

As 2014 was coming to a close, I was listening to tracks that I had enjoyed throughout the year, and came across this simple folk song made of nothing [...]

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Giveaway: Allah-Las close out 2014 at The Chapel

Allah-Las are sending 2014 off with their very own two-day residency at The Chapel. They're kick-starting the end of year festivities on Tuesday, December 30th, along with The Tyde and Light Fantastic, and [...]

By |December 29, 2014|1 Comment

Jolie Holland’s Viracocha residency continues

While New Year's Eve is perhaps the biggest night for shows in the city, Christmas is often neglected on the concert front, leaving those who either don't celebrate Christmas [...]

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Video Premiere: Mother Room – “Debt Collector”

Last April, The Bay Bridged premiered the first single from Mother Room, a new lo-fi electronic project started by James Meuleners in his Oakland bedroom. Today, we're happily premiering [...]

By |December 11, 2014|Comments Off on Video Premiere: Mother Room – “Debt Collector”
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    Premiere: The Stone Foxes debut live video with Blind Blind Tiger

Premiere: The Stone Foxes debut live video with Blind Blind Tiger

Along with the dream punks of So Many Wizards and alt-rocker Sinclair, The Stone Foxes have taken up residency with Blind Blind Tiger for the month of December. In [...]

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Con Brio, Midtown Social to ring in 2015 at Rickshaw

Funkify your New Year's Eve with a dose of Bay Area soul. Coming off a sold-out appearance at the Rickshaw Stop, Con Brio will be returning to headline [...]

By |December 8, 2014|Comments Off on Con Brio, Midtown Social to ring in 2015 at Rickshaw
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    Bear Lincoln introduce new album Bare Lincoln. See what they did there?

Bear Lincoln introduce new album Bare Lincoln. See what they did there?

There are many words you can use to describe Bear Lincoln's new album, Bare Lincoln, but I'm going to go with infectious because their music attacks like a disease: [...]

By |December 8, 2014|Comments Off on Bear Lincoln introduce new album Bare Lincoln. See what they did there?