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    Revisit last year's highlights with our Best of 2012 collection

Revisit last year's highlights with our Best of 2012 collection

Happy new year! As you have no doubt noticed, over the past few weeks, we've been publishing "Best of 2012" retrospectives from our writers and photographers as well as [...]

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Best of 2012: Michael Leahy on The French Cassettes

XMAS! by French Cassettes

The Bay Area band that consistently impressed me in 2012 with their live shows, that I found myself humming their sticky songs, was The French Cassettes.

The [...]

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Best of 2012: A baptism by fire in Bay Area music

Despite amounting to nothing less than a watershed year in my life, 2012 feels like it went by in the blink of an eye. Joining The Bay Bridged in [...]

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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: Paige K. Parsons' Favorite Photos from 2012

Editor's note: Our amazing photographer Paige K. Parsons picked this collection of favorite photos she took during 2012. Several of Paige's 2012 picks will be included in her first [...]

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Best of 2012: Mai Le on The Mallard

The first time I saw The Mallard was at a fundraiser at The Lab in April of this year. I went because Thee Oh Sees were on deck to [...]

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Best of 2012: Mike Schulman on Terry Malts

My fave Bay Area band of 2012 would have to be Terry Malts, hands down. Full disclosure now -- I put out some of their records on my record [...]

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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: Zack Frederick's Favorite Shows

1. Future Islands @ FYF Fest

With the early evening sun casting a warm orange glow on the smallest FYF stage, I had a feeling we were in for something [...]

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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: Dylan Travis on Black Jeans

Overgrown Grief by Black Jeans

2012 was a whirlwind. Suddenly there are so many truly creative and forward-thinking bands in the Bay Area that it’s almost impossible to keep [...]

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Best of 2012: Tim Draut's Favorite Bay Area Tracks

Overall, it seems like 2012 has been a well-rounded year for Bay Area music. With solid albums from our San Francisco psych-rock standbys (Ty Segall, Thee Oh Sees, The [...]

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