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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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    Listen to this seven hour playlist collecting over 100 Bay Area bands that released new music in 2012

Listen to this seven hour playlist collecting over 100 Bay Area bands that released new music in 2012

This year was another crazy prolific one for San Francisco Bay Area bands, as local artists released a ton of new music over the past 12 months. As we [...]

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Best of 2012: Jon Bernson on Maus Haus

Scholars believe that the saying "It's all been done before," was introduced by the Ancient Sumerians. Through historical simulations, we know that they developed the first written language. They [...]

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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: Dan Strachota on Jessica Pratt

You need to know this first: I adore almost every obscure female folk artist from 1965-72, from Karen Dalton and Vashti Bunyan to Linda Perhacs and Sibylle Baier. I'm [...]

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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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    Best of 2012: Best Trip Down Memory Lane: Grand Fanali Presents 16th Anniversary Show, 8/25/12

Best of 2012: Best Trip Down Memory Lane: Grand Fanali Presents 16th Anniversary Show, 8/25/12

The author at age 16, sitting in her high school journalism class.

When I moved back into my parents’ house in San Jose in 2009, after living in San Francisco [...]

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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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Mixtape: Twelve Highlights from 2012 (Podcast #295)

Mixtape: Twelve Highlights from 2012 (Podcast #295)

"Best of" lists are intrinsically a tricky proposition, but compiling them is made all the more difficult by the San Francisco Bay Area's [...]

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Announcing our Best of 2012 series!

A brief programming note: 2012 was another strong year for Bay Area music, and, as the year winds to a close, we'll be running a number of retrospectives from [...]

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