Mixtape: Bay Area Musicians to Watch in 2018

This episode first ran on KQED.org. http://media.libsyn.com/media/thebaybridged/Musicians_to_Watch_2018.mp3 Download: Mixtape: Bay Area Musicians to Watch in 2018 (Podcast #421) Despite the many challenges that unfortunately failed to disappear at the end of 2017, one bright spot for 2018 is the wealth of emerging Bay Area musicians and bands poised for significant growth this year. This mix showcases fourteen of our picks for local artists to watch in the coming months, with highlights in a variety of genres, including hip hop, electronic pop, folk and punk. Several of the acts included here released acclaimed projects in 2017. Rose Droll's debut EP Photograph [...]

Best of 2017: Madi Sipes and the Painted Blue reflect on a banner year

(photo: Ryan Devisser) Words by Sarah Leighton A lot of plans for the year ahead never make it past the first week of January. If you talked to any of the members of Madi Sipes and the Painted Blue, however, they will tell you that 2017 exceeded their expectations. The whole band — comprised of Nick Cunningham on bass, Madi Sipes on vocals/guitar, and Caleb Koehn on drums — tells the story of the biggest surprise of 2017: “They played our music at an iTunes pizza party. You know, a bunch of execs in a room. Apparently, Elton John’s producer [...]

Madi Sipes & the Painted Blue celebrate ‘Sex & Sadness’ release September 10

In 2015 singer/guitarist Madi Sipes and longtime friends Nick Cunningham (bass) and Caleb Koehn (drums) joined forces as Madi Sipes & the Painted Blue. The debut EP, Sex & Sadness will be released September 8 on Dawson/AWAL and is produced by Andrew Heringer (formerly of Milo Greene). Noise Pop is throwing the EP release party at the Cafe Du Nord (hallelujah, it's back!). Bay Bridged favorites Ghost & the City are also on the bill. It all goes down Sunday, September 10! Be there. Madi Sipes & The Painted Blue, Ghost & the City Cafe du Nord September 10, 2017 [...]

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