A brief programming note: 2013 was another stellar 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 2013, for a series of guest posts we’ll be posting over the next few weeks.

Other local music news blogging will be slowing down as the holidays approach, but we’ll return in full force in the new year.

Enjoy our look back into the many local highlights from 2013!