Bear in Heaven at The Bay Brewed 2012 - Photo by Paige K. Parsons

Happy new year! As you have no doubt noticed, over the past few weeks, we’ve been publishing “Best of 2012” retrospectives from our writers and photographers as well as posts from guest contributors from the local music scene about their favorite local bands of 2012. In case you missed any of them, the complete list of Best of 2012 posts is collected below.

Mixtape: Twelve Highlights from 2012 (Podcast #295)

As a reminder, we also published this podcast mixtape examining twelve local highlights from 2012, as well as a seven hour playlist collecting over 100 Bay Area bands that released new music in 2012, which you can also stream after the jump.

The Best of 2012 on The Bay Bridged: