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    Mixtape: Local Musicians at Eleven Upcoming Bay Area Music Festivals

Mixtape: Local Musicians at Eleven Upcoming Bay Area Music Festivals

Download: Mixtape: Local Musicians at Eleven Upcoming Bay Area Music Festivals (Podcast #429)

This episode first ran on KQED.org.

With the debut of the Blurry Vision Fest in Oakland earlier this [...]

By |May 25, 2018|Comments Off on Mixtape: Local Musicians at Eleven Upcoming Bay Area Music Festivals
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    Video: Sonny Smith and Angel Olsen team up for “Burnin’ Love”

Video: Sonny Smith and Angel Olsen team up for “Burnin’ Love”

The great Sonny Smith, leader of SF's Sonny & the Sunsets, has a new album, his tenth studio LP, arriving this March. Rod For Your Love was produced by [...]

By |January 18, 2018|Comments Off on Video: Sonny Smith and Angel Olsen team up for “Burnin’ Love”

Is the San Francisco music scene dead? We search for clues.

I recently heard the music scene in San Francisco was dead, and being a writer for a website dedicated to covering the music scene in San Francisco, I was [...]

Thank You, Sonny Smith: A letter from our editor, Russell

A couple days ago, someone asked my why I was into music, and for whatever reason, I hadn't really thought about it before and gave kind of a bland [...]

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    Art & Technology, Part II: Opportunities, Challenges, and Moving Forward

Art & Technology, Part II: Opportunities, Challenges, and Moving Forward

In Part I of Art & Technology, I spoke with the 16 musicians to uncover how musicians are experiencing and how they perceive the current state of the Bay [...]

By |January 8, 2014|Comments Off on Art & Technology, Part II: Opportunities, Challenges, and Moving Forward
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    Art & Technology, Part I: The state of the Bay Area from the musician’s perspective

Art & Technology, Part I: The state of the Bay Area from the musician’s perspective

The ongoing technology takeover and subsequent affordability crisis in San Francisco has saturated recent conversation here in the Bay Area. As the social, economical, and cultural landscapes continue to [...]

By |December 17, 2013|5 Comments

'I Need You Bad' – The Live Show! (win tickets!)

A little over a month ago, Polyvinyl Records announced the release of its garage rock compilation I Need You Bad, a sonic snapshot of the local garage rock scene. Curated by Sonny Smith [...]

By |November 26, 2013|Comments Off on 'I Need You Bad' – The Live Show! (win tickets!)

Bay Area garage compilation to be released on Polyvinyl

Polyvinyl Record Co. has announced the release of I Need You Bad, a compilation that focuses on the Bay Area garage scene. A blend of both emerging and established [...]

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Sonny Smith releases new album, '100 Records Vol. 3'

The word "prolific" gets tossed around with relative ease nowadays, but it does apply in certain cases (I'm looking at you, Ty Segall). A few years ago, Sonny Smith [...]

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    Mixtape: Singer-Songwriters of the San Francisco Bay Area (Podcast #293)

Mixtape: Singer-Songwriters of the San Francisco Bay Area (Podcast #293)

Mixtape: Singer-Songwriters of the San Francisco Bay Area (Podcast #293)

With its rich history of folk musicians and lyrical rockers, the Bay Area has long been a source of terrific [...]

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    Ticket Giveaway Wednesday: Yelawolf, Il Gato, Thee Oh Sees, Joshua Radin and more

Ticket Giveaway Wednesday: Yelawolf, Il Gato, Thee Oh Sees, Joshua Radin and more

It's Wednesday, and you know what that means: time for another ticket giveaway! This week, we've got Sonny Smith, Yelawolf, Joshua Radin and way more.

To enter any contest submit [...]

By |October 10, 2012|Comments Off on Ticket Giveaway Wednesday: Yelawolf, Il Gato, Thee Oh Sees, Joshua Radin and more

The Boulevard Ear; 6/26/12 – The Wee Hours

Welcome back to the Boulevard Ear, a regular feature on The Bay Bridged, where our man about town examines a community's live music offerings over the course of one [...]

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