Best of 2013: Russell Jelinek's highlights

John Murry (Photo by Amoreena Berg)

I don't feel like ranking things, but here are some Bay Area highlights for 2013, limited to artists I wrote about:

Favorite Albums:

John Murry - [...]

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Best of 2013: Dan Strachota on Cocktails

My favorite release of the year by a local band is the debut 7-inch by Cocktails.

There are certain sounds that are near and dear to my heart, sounds that [...]

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Best of 2013: Patrick Brown on Antwon

"Fuck them all, that's my new motto
Rest in power to my friends, I'll see you tomorrow
Hard to swallow, that's how I'm living
All my girls is poison, word to Michael [...]

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Best of 2013: Jennifer Maerz on White Fence

A truly great rock record unfurls a whole mess of sonic madness as the needle winds across the vinyl, and White Fence’s Live in San Francisco perfectly captures not [...]

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Best of 2013: Lynne Angel on Van Wave

If you haven't heard of Van Wave and are on the corner of Freak St. and FOMO Ave. about it - FEAR NOT YOUNG CHICKADEE - not many people [...]

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Best of 2013: Gregory Hill on Dog Party

In my eyes 2013 quickly became a year where the women in music really held it down. Not the Miley Cyruses of the world but the Wax Idols, White [...]

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    Video: "Don't Call My Name" – Down and Outlaws live at Blind Blind Tiger

Video: "Don't Call My Name" – Down and Outlaws live at Blind Blind Tiger

Operating out of a warehouse in LA's Meatpacking District, Blind Blind Tiger is a new online platform that holds month-long residencies for bands. Confused? I was too, but keep [...]

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Interview: Nate Mercereau transcends with A Million Billion Dying Suns

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A Million Billion Dying Suns, the project of San Francisco's Nate Mercereau, released its debut Strawberry EP last month. Nate is a busy dude - just last [...]

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    The Growlers release two-part video, win tickets to their Indy shows!

The Growlers release two-part video, win tickets to their Indy shows!

At the tail end of a banner year, Orange County’s The Growlers have just released an epic two-part video for their songs "Dogheart II" and "Rat Face," both off [...]

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Giveaway: Cool Ghouls at Brick & Mortar TONIGHT!

Hey party people, it's Friday the 13th. What you got planned? Looking for some appropriately spooky good times? Like, say, maybe some ghoulishly good times?

Okay, enough being coy. We [...]

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Video Premiere: Casey Chisholm – "Wondering"

The Bay Bridged is stoked to premiere the video for "Wondering" from Oakland one-man-band Casey Chisholm. The song is featured on his new split EP with Tabor Mountain, entitled [...]

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Watch Wooden Shjips' new video for "Everybody Knows"

San Francisco masters of psychedelia Wooden Shjips recently dropped their fourth full-length studio album Back To Land, released via Thrill Jockey, and now they are back with their second [...]

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