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    Favorite Haunts: Hazel English on Beauty’s Bagel Shop, East Bay comforts

Favorite Haunts: Hazel English on Beauty’s Bagel Shop, East Bay comforts

Hazel English (Illustration: Rob Goodman)

I first saw Hazel English when she performed a stripped-down set this past spring opening up for Thao Nguyen at Gundlach Bundschu Winery in Sonoma. [...]

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Mixtape: Northern California’s Best Music Festivals

This episode first appeared on KQED.org.


Download: Mixtape: Northern California's Best Music Festivals (Podcast #407)

Music festival season unofficially kicked off over Memorial Day weekend, with the latest installment of the [...]

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    What’s Happening This Weekend? A Guide To Shows Around The Bay, April 21 – 23

What’s Happening This Weekend? A Guide To Shows Around The Bay, April 21 – 23

Between Record Store Day, Pop-Up Shop, and some choice DJ sets, this weekend's all about wax.

Friday, April 21
Emily King @ The Chapel
The Grammy-nominated soul singer is presenting a special [...]

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    Announcing the 2017 Phono del Sol Music and Food Festival: Thee Oh Sees, The Coathangers, Jay Som lead an amazing musical lineup!

Announcing the 2017 Phono del Sol Music and Food Festival: Thee Oh Sees, The Coathangers, Jay Som lead an amazing musical lineup!

Phono del Sol — the Bay’s beloved community-centered nonprofit music and food festival — is back for amazing seventh year in Potrero del Sol Park.

Come hang with music fans [...]

By |March 14, 2017|Comments Off on Announcing the 2017 Phono del Sol Music and Food Festival: Thee Oh Sees, The Coathangers, Jay Som lead an amazing musical lineup!

The Bay Bridged Band-To-Band Relay: First Edition

Words by Annie Bacon

In this age of oversaturation, musical curators are so important to those who need help sorting the wheat from the chaff. Algorithms chime in on this [...]

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    Premiere: From our new fundraiser compilation, Madeline Kenney and Jay Som team up for “Always Around Me”

Premiere: From our new fundraiser compilation, Madeline Kenney and Jay Som team up for “Always Around Me”

Through our work, The Bay Bridged provides critical exposure for local artists, but we can only continue to do this with your support of our 2016 fundraising campaign. With [...]

By |December 13, 2016|Comments Off on Premiere: From our new fundraiser compilation, Madeline Kenney and Jay Som team up for “Always Around Me”

Review + Photos: Jay Som at Brick + Mortar Music Hall

Jay Som (photo: Robert Alleyne)

“It’s very weird and strange to be here,” said Jay Som’s Melina Duterte, at her band’s vinyl debut show in San Francisco on November 18. Turn Into, [...]

By |November 23, 2016|Comments Off on Review + Photos: Jay Som at Brick + Mortar Music Hall
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    Great Moments In Local Songs: Jay Som’s “I Think You’re Alright”

Great Moments In Local Songs: Jay Som’s “I Think You’re Alright”

As a Bay Area music fan, you obviously know about Jay Som (aka Melina Duterte) by now. Off the strength of a bedroom demo, she's signed to Polyvinyl, toured [...]

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    Mixtape: New Alternative — The Bay Area’s emerging noisy rock sound

Mixtape: New Alternative — The Bay Area’s emerging noisy rock sound


Download: New Alternative: The Bay Area's emerging noisy rock sound (Podcast #390)

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The dream of the '90s may be, as the TV show says, alive [...]

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Jay Som signs to Polyvinyl, re-releases ‘Turn Into’

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Our friend Jay Som (aka Melina Duterte) is movin' on up. In what comes as a surprise to absolutely no one, today it was announced that the [...]

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Jay Som touring with Mitski in support of upcoming 7-inch

It's a big month for San Francisco's Jay Som, the solo project of singer-songwriter Melina Duterte. As she sets out for her first big North American tour with Mitski [...]

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The Bay Abridged: May 25 – June 7

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In this recurring feature known as The Bay Abridged, our staff writers provide short, witty recaps on shows they attended around the Bay Area. A scene check, [...]

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