Roman Gokhman’s favorite concerts of 2015

Welcome to my annual countdown of the most entertaining music experiences of the year. I only went to 41 concerts. Life commitments and a family took a higher priority. [...]

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    The 2015 Playlist: Listen to 175 songs released by San Francisco Bay Area bands this year

The 2015 Playlist: Listen to 175 songs released by San Francisco Bay Area bands this year

This year, The Bay Bridged published over 1000 articles spotlighting the best of independent music, including coverage of over 200 San Francisco Bay Area bands. To take stock of [...]

By |December 23, 2015|5 Comments
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    Jody’s best album of 2015: Ezra Furman’s “Perpetual Motion People”

Jody’s best album of 2015: Ezra Furman’s “Perpetual Motion People”

Ezra Furman really seems to speak to depressed people.

As you all learned last year, my mom died in the summer of 2014. I was fine...for a while. The loss [...]

By |December 21, 2015|Comments Off on Jody’s best album of 2015: Ezra Furman’s “Perpetual Motion People”
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    Mixtape: 2015 Highlights from San Francisco Bay Area Indie Music

Mixtape: 2015 Highlights from San Francisco Bay Area Indie Music


Download: Mixtape: 2015 Highlights from San Francisco Bay Area Indie Music (Podcast #377)

At The Bay Bridged, we always bristle a little at the prospect of attempting to sum up [...]

By |December 18, 2015|Comments Off on Mixtape: 2015 Highlights from San Francisco Bay Area Indie Music
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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: 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 [...]

By |January 2, 2015|2 Comments

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 [...]

By |December 30, 2014|Comments Off on Best of 2014: Nate Mercereau of WOVE on Creepers

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 [...]

By |December 30, 2014|1 Comment

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 [...]

By |December 26, 2014|2 Comments
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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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