A brief programming note: 2012 was another strong year for Bay Area music, and, as the year winds to a close, we’ll be running a number of retrospectives from our staff, collecting their thoughts on the year’s highlights. We’ve also invited a number of notable folks in the local music and arts communities about their highlights from Bay Area music in 2012, for a series of guest posts we’ll be posting starting today.

Other local music news blogging will be slowing down over the next two weeks, but will return in full force in the new year.

Enjoy our look back into the many local highlights from 2012!