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    Best of 2014: Sam Lefebvre of the East Bay Express on Michael Beach

Best of 2014: Sam Lefebvre of the East Bay Express on Michael Beach

In August, I booked a release event for the intermittent self-publishing enterprise you might call a “zine” but which I stubbornly refer to as a “mag.” Degenerate, the thing’s [...]

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    Best of 2014: What the other lists missed from Russell Jelinek

Best of 2014: What the other lists missed from Russell Jelinek

It's officially 2015, and all the 2014 lists are in. I honestly enjoy them, but how many times do you need to read about Run the Jewels and War [...]

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Best of 2014: Travis Hayes Busse on Friends W/O Benefits

I hope one day I'm fucking cool enough for California // I hope one day I'm able to say I made it in the Golden State.

From the first time [...]

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2014-in-Review: The Year in Bay Bridged Podcasts

Our podcast started when The Bay Bridged began -- way back in 2006! Now, at the end of 2014, the podcast is still going strong, with over 350 episodes-to-date. [...]

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Best of 2014: Nate Mercereau of WOVE on Creepers

CREEPERS are a righteous group of dark bros making creepy (as the name suggests) and heavy pieces of music. I say 'pieces' because they truly orchestrate their stuff in [...]

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    The 2014 Playlist: 150 songs released by SF Bay Area bands this year

The 2014 Playlist: 150 songs released by SF Bay Area bands this year

In what appears to now be an annual tradition around here, we pored over the wealth of stories we've written this year about local music and gathered this massive [...]

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Best of 2014: Bob Patterson of the SF Critic on The Tropics

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The local act that most captured my imagination this year would have to be The Tropics. I first heard them when they released their video for [...]

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Best of 2014: Patrick of Cocktails on Big Tits

Strong melodies are a super powerful thing. You could get completely black-out drunk, forget how you got home, and still wake up with some song you don’t even know [...]

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    Best of 2014: Jessi Frick of Father/Daughter Records and BARF on the Bay’s best record labels

Best of 2014: Jessi Frick of Father/Daughter Records and BARF on the Bay’s best record labels

While yes, there are handfuls of amazing musicians in the Bay Area that I could write about, I’ve instead decided to focus on the people behind the scenes for [...]

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Best of 2014: Bill Baird on Range of Light Wilderness

2014 was a big unclogging of old energies for some of my oldest Bay area associates.

Range of Light Wilderness were the first folks I met in the [...]

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    Best of 2014: Sarah Sexton of Oaktown Indie Mayhem on Waterstrider

Best of 2014: Sarah Sexton of Oaktown Indie Mayhem on Waterstrider

Maybe it’s my constant vocal adoration of them, or the fact that I’m prone to ignoring anyone around me when their music starts to play, but somehow I’m pretty [...]

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    Best of 2014: Patrick Brown of Different Fur Studios on K.Flay

Best of 2014: Patrick Brown of Different Fur Studios on K.Flay

Obsessed w this record. A photo posted by Carly Rae Jepsen (@carlyraejepsen) on Jul 7, 2014 at 11:38pm PDT

I wanna be the best
I wanna wake [...]

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