Live This Month: February 2012 — an audio guide through SF concerts this month (Podcast #270)

Live This Month: February 2012 (Podcast #270) In Live This Month, we sample some of the great local and out-of-town bands performing in the coming month in the San Francisco Bay Area. The twentieth installment of the Noise Pop Music Festival takes over a wide variety of local venues later this month -- and we'll be covering many of those shows -- but there are also plenty of pre-NP events worth checking out. Locally, two bands are seeing the release of records for which it feels like we've been waiting forever: the debut LP from ultra-catchy punks Terry Malts, and [...]

Mixtape: Twenty Years of Noise Pop (Podcast #269)

Mixtape: Twenty Years of Noise Pop (Podcast #269) In February, the Noise Pop Music Festival turns twenty by gathering over one hundred local and touring bands from across the indie spectrum for a week of exciting concerts all over the City. Two decades of championing independent music is an accomplishment worth celebrating, and this mixtape collects twenty bands that have performed at Noise Pop events in years past. As you'll hear, a whole bunch of big names graced Noise Pop bills before achieving fame, as past festivals hosted early performances by bands like Spoon, Death Cab for Cutie and Mates [...]

Live This Month: January 2012 — an audio guide through SF concerts this month (Podcast #268)

Live This Month: January 2012 (Podcast #268) In Live This Month, we sample some of the great local and out-of-town bands performing in the coming month in the San Francisco Bay Area. If the beginning of January feels a little slim on the live music front, things should ramp back up into the usual overwhelming number of interesting shows by the month's end. Several young local bands recently came onto our radar -- including Churches, Poor Sons, and Primitive Hearts -- and they're all partaking in locals-heavy bills in the next few weeks. On the coming-into-town front, it seems that, [...]

Taking Stock of December: A dozen of our favorite songs from the blog last month

It can be extremely difficult to keep track of all of the new music that's constantly floating around the Internet. Here's our latest month-in-review mix collecting some our favorite new (or new to us) songs recently posted on the website. Gathered in the mix are a dozen new tracks that were posted on in December, with links below to download each of them individually. The Bay Bridged - Best of the Blog December 2011 Mixtape Tracklisting: 1. Terry Malts - "Tumble Down" 2. Cruel Summer - "White Flag" 3. POW! - "Cyberattack!!" 4. Poor Sons - "Scales" 5. Royal [...]

Happy New Year!

Happy new year from all of us at The Bay Bridged! 2011 was a pretty big year for us -- two major new events, blog coverage of more bands than ever before -- and we have a bunch of exciting things already in the works for 2012! Have a safe and fun night tonight, and we'll return on Monday. (Amateur film of San Francisco in 1955 via BoingBoing)

By |December 31, 2011|

2011-in-Review Mixtape: Another Winning Year for SF Rock and Roll (Podcast #266)

The Bay Area has long been a leader in garage rock -- see the annual Budget Rock Fest, which celebrated its tenth and final installment this year -- and, from our perspective, that doesn't seem likely to slow down any time soon. Put another way, there's a reason so much of the national media spotlight has focused on SF garage bands. Folks like Ty Segall and Thee Oh Sees have developed into two of indie's most reliable acts based on an astonishing mix of volume and consistency: playing tons of shows and putting out tons of records, and doing both [...]

By |December 27, 2011|Tags: |

2011-in-Review Mixtape: A Great Year for Bay Area Electronic Pop (Podcast #264)

Until the end of the year, we'll be launching a series of mixtapes capturing a whole bunch of the great Bay Area releases from the past year. We're kicking it off with this look at electronic pop. As we first observed a little over a year ago, the Bay Area is a fertile place for musicians exploring the wide world of electronic pop. From bands like Exray's, Mwahaha, Melted Toys, and Phantom Kicks, to one-man projects like Speculator, Parentz (a reader informs us Parentz is now a two-person group), Tycho, and Swiftumz, synths played a big role in the sounds [...]

By |December 22, 2011|Tags: , |

Help Wanted: The Bay Bridged seeks part-time Advertising Associate

Like San Francisco indie music? Interested in being a key member in a small organization dedicated to promoting music and art in San Francisco? The Bay Bridged is seeking a part-time Advertising Associate to sell advertising for on a commission basis. Formats to be sold are web, audio, and limited print ads. Responsibilities include: Create and maintain business relations with local and national businesses Create and develop ad campaigns and packages to meet the needs of clients based on The Bridged schedule of events and programing Interact with our third party ad network Manage impression inventory on a month [...]

By |December 19, 2011|

Mixtape: Twelve Bay Area Highlights from 2011 (Podcast #263)

Mixtape: Twelve Bay Area Highlights from 2011 (Podcast #263) We might be biased, but, from this vantage point, 2011 reconfirmed that the Bay Area continues to have the most vibrant music community nationwide. The SF scene cranked out a ton of amazing albums this year, and our final podcast of 2011 highlights twelve great releases from Bay Area artists over the past twelve months. This isn't a "Best of" list per se, but these acts did create some of our favorite music in 2011. We'll be doing more year-in-review coverage over the next few weeks, but, for now, enjoy this [...]

Photos, Videos and Thanks: Scenes from The Bay Brewed at the Verdi Club, 12/3/11

Photos by: Paige K. Parsons Videos by: Joe Hayes Not to boast or anything, but seriously, how much fun was The Bay Brewed? A hearty thanks to everyone who attended SF's first ever indie rock and roll beer festival, as well as to everyone involved in making the afternoon so memorable. Enjoy these great photos and videos from last weekend's sold-out event, although, fair warning: they might make you a little hungry and thirsty. [nggallery id=133]

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