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    Ticket Giveaway Wednesday: Moon Duo, Tokyo Police Club and more

Ticket Giveaway Wednesday: Moon Duo, Tokyo Police Club and more

To enter for a chance to win tickets to any show below, email contest@thebaybridged.com with the name of the band and the date of the show you’re entering in [...]

By |September 9, 2015|Comments Off on Ticket Giveaway Wednesday: Moon Duo, Tokyo Police Club and more
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    Noise Pop 2015: Craft Spells’ woozy dream-pop at Great American Music Hall

Noise Pop 2015: Craft Spells’ woozy dream-pop at Great American Music Hall

(Photo Credit: John Margaretten)

In order to write Craft Spells’ last album, Nausea, Justin Vallesteros had to leave San Francisco. The congested city became too much for him, and he returned to where [...]

By |February 27, 2015|Comments Off on Noise Pop 2015: Craft Spells’ woozy dream-pop at Great American Music Hall
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    Noise Pop Festival announces first bands for 2015, badges and tickets on sale this week

Noise Pop Festival announces first bands for 2015, badges and tickets on sale this week

Our friends at Noise Pop announced the first batch of bands playing the 2015 edition of their iconic San Francisco indie music festival, and they're off to a great [...]

By |November 20, 2014|Comments Off on Noise Pop Festival announces first bands for 2015, badges and tickets on sale this week

Mixtape: Catching Up With Some Former Locals


Download: Mixtape: Catching Up With Some Former Locals (Podcast #348)

The news that John Dwyer of San Francisco mainstays Thee Oh Sees was moving to Los Angeles – followed shortly [...]

By |October 23, 2014|1 Comment

Craft Spells and The Bilinda Butchers sell-out The Chapel

The Bilinda Butchers (Photo: Nic Pope)

Justin Paul Vallesteros has a knack for creating woozy bedroom-pop that clenches deep in the pit of your stomach. Melding wistful incantations for the cerebral, Craft Spells recently [...]

By |July 21, 2014|Comments Off on Craft Spells and The Bilinda Butchers sell-out The Chapel
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    Live This Month: July 2014 — an audio guide to upcoming SF concerts

Live This Month: July 2014 — an audio guide to upcoming SF concerts


Download: Live This Month: July 2014 (Podcast #342)

In Live This Month, we sample some of the great local and out-of-town bands performing in the coming month in the San [...]

By |July 1, 2014|Comments Off on Live This Month: July 2014 — an audio guide to upcoming SF concerts
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    Craft Spells talks ‘Nausea,’ social media dependence, and composing in limbo

Craft Spells talks ‘Nausea,’ social media dependence, and composing in limbo

Justin Vallesteros just needed to get away. The San Francisco native and creator of Craft Spells emerged from his escape to the San Joaquin Valley with a single a couple [...]

By |May 27, 2014|Comments Off on Craft Spells talks ‘Nausea,’ social media dependence, and composing in limbo

Craft Spells finally returns with new single

We haven't heard much from Craft Spells, the project of Stockton/San Francisco's Justin Vallesteros, since he holed up in the San Joaquin Valley after 2010's Idle Labor. Since he disappeared, he [...]

By |March 27, 2014|2 Comments
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    Live This Month: August 2012 — an audio guide through SF concerts this month (Podcast #284)

Live This Month: August 2012 — an audio guide through SF concerts this month (Podcast #284)

Live This Month: August 2012 — an audio guide through SF concerts this month (Podcast #284)

In Live This Month, we sample some of the great local and out-of-town bands [...]

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    Craft Spells is back in the Bay Area after brief time in Seattle

Craft Spells is back in the Bay Area after brief time in Seattle

Hot off the tails of a tour with The Drums, Craft Spells frontman Justin Vallesteros played a killer show at the Great American Music Hall last month and then [...]

By |June 2, 2012|Comments Off on Craft Spells is back in the Bay Area after brief time in Seattle

Free Craft Spells show Friday at SF State

So this week's Drums/Craft Spells/Part Time show at the Great American is sold out, but Craft Spells will be performing a free, all ages show on Friday, May 11th [...]

By |May 7, 2012|Comments Off on Free Craft Spells show Friday at SF State

Song Premiere: Surf Club – "Lonely Days"

Back in August 2011, we deemed Craft Spells as "one that got away," as the band relocated to Seattle with the charms of Idle Labor still fresh on our [...]

By |January 9, 2012|Comments Off on Song Premiere: Surf Club – "Lonely Days"
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