Mike G.'s Best of 2012

Well, 2012 was a pretty stellar year for music (both from the Bay Area and from the rest of the world), and I just want to call out a [...]

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Best of 2012: Matthew Hickey on TRAILS AND WAYS

2012 has been a pretty fantastic year for Bay Area music. In fact, it's pretty tough for me to zero in on a true favorite. Ty Segall's Twins & [...]

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Best of 2012: Matt Jones on Burnt Ones

PROTECTION CIRCLE b/w BLACK LEATHER OR FURS by Burnt Ones

This is a tough one, as there's so many great bay area bands these days and I have time and [...]

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    Best of 2012: Russell Jelinek's Favorite Tracks, New Bands, and Videos

Best of 2012: Russell Jelinek's Favorite Tracks, New Bands, and Videos

2012 was my first full year in the Bay Area, and writing for the Bay Bridged sent me deeper into the local scene. I love end of year lists, [...]

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Best of 2012: Tony Bedard on Buttons

I witnessed a lot of great live shows this year by local entertainment concepts such as Swiftumz, Carlton Melton, Tortured Genies, Hot Lunch, T.I.T.S., Bill Orcutt, Caitlin Gill, Chris [...]

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Best of 2012: Lynne Angel on The Mallard

My first experience of The Mallard version 5.0 was at Rock Make this year and I was floored. I have known founding member Greer McGettrick for a while and [...]

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    Christmas In The Bay, Part 2 – MORE Christmas tunes from local bands

Christmas In The Bay, Part 2 – MORE Christmas tunes from local bands

Like we told you last week, Bay Area bands love the holidays and make plenty of music to celebrate. Here's another round of Christmas tunes from our local artists [...]

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Best of 2012: Paul Koehler on Social Studies

There are a lot of Bay Area rock bands that I am digging right now, but my favorite local release of the year is Developer by Social Studies, hands [...]

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Video: Pancho-san – "A Fool, A Fall, A Foal"

Pancho-san has released a video for the track "A Fool, A Fall, A Foal" off their latest LP, Americans. It was premiered by Magnet Magazine earlier this month, but [...]

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    Josh Ritter announces new album, March show at The Fox backed by the Royal City Band

Josh Ritter announces new album, March show at The Fox backed by the Royal City Band

Native son of Moscow, Idaho and indie folk stalwart, the venerable Josh Ritter recently announced that his seventh studio album – the beautiful-yet-darkly-titled The Beast In Its Tracks – [...]

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    Ticket Giveaway for Girls In Suede's EP release at Bottom of the Hill, 12/20/12

Ticket Giveaway for Girls In Suede's EP release at Bottom of the Hill, 12/20/12

San Francisco's Girls In Suede has a style that is tough to pin down. Their new self-titled EP takes you from intricate math-rock to loud, catchy choruses, while hitting [...]

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    Local Natives to release sophomore LP 'Hummingbird' on 1/29/13, playing Oakland's Fox Theater on 1/30/13

Local Natives to release sophomore LP 'Hummingbird' on 1/29/13, playing Oakland's Fox Theater on 1/30/13

L.A. indie rock outfit Local Natives plan to release their second studio album Hummingbird on January 29th, and they'll be at Oakland's Fox Theater the very next night as [...]

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