Outside Lands is back for 2021…but is it too early?

Outside Lands is back for 2021 but is it too early? Our writer Ashley Bulayo has some thoughts about this year's Outside Lands, the first major Bay Area fest to return after live music's COVID-induced freeze. It was the music announcement heard all around the Bay Area: Outside Lands is back for 2021. It's bringing all its glory back to Golden Gate Park during Halloween weekend (October 29 - 31, 2021). Hey Bay Area, let's chat. I, along with so many of you, miss concerts just as much as the next person. I lived and breathed live events. [...]

By |March 30, 2021|Tags: |

Samantha Margret reminds us it’s OK to be “Emotional”

(Photo Credit: Erika Christine Photography) Bay Area native Samantha Margret reminds all of us, emotions are valid in her new song, "Emotional." She explains it beautifully, “Now, more than ever, whatever we feel is valid. I grew up thinking that my emotions were ‘too much,’ but our emotions make us who we are. They make life sweet and bitter and intense, and I think it’s all stunningly beautiful and well worth the ride.” We can all agree that right now everyone's emotions are everywhere. We were happy to chat with Margret to talk all about her new single [...]

By |June 25, 2020|Tags: |

San Jose artist and producer brbn drops new track “Nervous”

San Jose artist and producer brbn just released his next track "Nervous" for the Bay Area and beyond to enjoy. This is a follow up to his recent release "Let's Go Home." brbn has said in the past, "I can spend weeks on a single song but still won't release it unless I think it's better than the last song I put out." That is, until now. Don't be nervous. Have a listen below. It'll have you adding the track to your summer playlist ASAP. https://open.spotify.com/track/5eSCG7n18DeJGXu69mxncT?si=oXWQM1AwRNmUYqHPOPto1A

By |June 4, 2020|Tags: |

Join the Fillmore for a “Sunday Serenade”

Sundays just got a bit better thanks to the Fillmore's brand new series, "Sunday Serenade." No matter what your social media preference is, hop onto their channel for your viewing pleasure. The first of the series featured "Bay Area music scene stalwart," Sonny Smith. The Fillmore's Facebook page goes on to describe Sonny as "the man behind local legends Sonny & the Sunsets, releasing great music outta our fair city since 2000, but he also founded local imprint Rocks In Your Head Records in 2018, soon to release the debut album of Galore. A multimedia artist and writer as well, [...]

Women Sound Off Festival Is Back This April 3-5

The fourth annual Women Sound Off Festival (WSO) was recently just announced proving to one-up itself year after year. Formally known as Women in Music, WSO is a full weekend experience taking place April 3-5 empowering Bay Area women to connect and learn from like-minded visionaries, creatives and entrepreneurs. This year's festival will feature 30-plus speakers all ready to dish on wellness and career tips we all strive to hear day-to-day. Their official website states, "Women Sound Off Festival is a place to renew your ambition, meet like-minded go getters and connect with people in real life." The three-day festival [...]

By |February 25, 2020|Tags: |

Red Bull Presents The Bay featuring J. Espinosa, Miles Medina, Noodles + more

Red Bull is giving major love to Bay Area DJs making moves in the community. To celebrate local icon J. Espinosa for winning the 2019 Red Bull 3Style World Championship, Red Bull is hosting a show on October 20th featuring an unbelievable lineup of the Bay's up-and-coming and current established DJs. The lineup features: J. Espinosa Shortkut NOODLES Jazzy Jim Deejay Theory Miles Medina (2017 Goldie Awards winner, hosted by A-Trak) ClimaxXx Red Corvette Not only is this the perfect place to celebrate the W for J. Espinosa, but this is also the spot you'll want to be in to [...]

Billie Gale premieres new single “The Rules”

Oakland's own dream pop quartet Billie Gale just released their newest single "The Rules." Perfect timing, too. They'll be performing this weekend at Temescal's 40th St. Block Party. Here's to hoping they added this one to their setlist! Billie Gale is comprised of songwriter Beth Garber, guitarist Adam Wayne, bass player Eric Shawn and percussionist Justin Wayne. Together, the four pay tribute to Beth's late mother, Billie Gale, through and through: “Billie Gale is an entity with her own personality, and we all add to that as a band," says Beth. Check out their new song below:

By |July 19, 2019|Tags: |

Getting to know Ariana and the Rose before her show

No plans tonight? Say no more. Head on over to the Rickshaw Stop to check out the absolutely mind-blowing, Ariana and The Rose. Whether you've heard a few of her songs or just learning about her for the first time, just know she'll be sure to put on a show you won't ever forget. Then she'll have you begging her to come back to San Francisco. We got a chance to chat with the artist just before her show to chat about her upcoming EP, her take on San Francisco, and much more. The Bay Bridged: Your style and vision [...]

Photos + Review: Sol Blume 2019 at Cesar Chavez Plaza in Sacramento

Tierra Whack (photo: Robert Alleyne) Sol Blume just wrapped up its second annual boutique festival this past weekend in downtown Sacramento with over 6,300 festival-goers vibing out to R&B, soul, and hip-hop performances. The square block, which is home to the historical Cesar Chavez Plaza, was flipped to host the one-day festival which featured GRAMMY-award winning artist Miguel, Jessie Reyez, Tierra Whack, Masego, and much more on two separate stages. As an attendee of last year’s show, I had high hopes coming into this. Previously, being that it was its inaugural year, there were plenty of hiccups that made the overall [...]

By |May 1, 2019|Tags: |

5 artists we’re excited to see at Sol Blume 2019

Snoh Aalegra (photo: Robert Alleyne) Sol Blume is taking over downtown Sacramento’s Cesar Chavez Plaza Center this Saturday for its second annual concert full of good vibes and music. While the headliner, Miguel, may be closing out the show, The Bay Bridged is looking forward to a few of the acts leading up to the main event. Check out the five artists we’re excited to see at this year’s Sol Blume festival. Masego Anyone who made the Brooklyn Circus Fillmore Jazz Fest in 2015 will remember Masego. The self-professed “good-looking guy with Jamaican heritage” put on a performance to be [...]

By |April 24, 2019|Tags: |
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