December Playlist: Best of the Bay 2019
December is here and that can mean only one thing: lists. Gift shopping lists. Baking lists. Best-of-the-Year lists. You name it, it probably exists in bulleted form for the season. Chalk it up to our collective desire to make order out of a messy world. We know there are a ton of choices when it comes to your yearly music digests from top national music critics. This list is emphatically not that. Instead, we at The Bay Bridged figured we'd assemble our local favorites. The ones that made us bounce across the dance floor, cry, and feel alive. This collection of 25 [...]
Awkward Convos with Beejus: DJ Jack
This week on Awkward Convos with Beejus, Beejus chats with Oakland's DJ Jack. Tune in for talk about his journey to becoming a DJ, growing up in the East Bay, fatherhood, and as always, Awkward Convos' trademark tangents that end up being enlightening conversation.
Turn Up the Bay, Episode 1: Sam Chase writes a rock opera
(illustration: Rob Goodman) Remember two weeks ago, when we debuted Awkward Convos with Beejus? That was fun, wasn't it? Well, we've got one more surprise for you... Returning to our podcast roots, we're heading up a special spotlight series called Turn Up the Bay, which highlights local artists doing exciting, innovative, or just plain weird work here in the Bay Area. Case in point: Longtime local Sam Chase, who, at the end of this month, is debuting...wait for it...a full-on rock opera, The Last Rites of Dallas Pistol. But...why? What would compel someone, in this economy, to devote themselves to [...]
Awkward Convos with Beejus: Josh Chase
Happy Wednesday, friends. Today's Awkward Convos with Beejus talks to Oakland native Josh Chase. Perhaps you've seen that brand new, mural-wrapped dispensary off of 880? Thank him for it. Beejus talks to the entrepreneur about how he's changing the business landscape of the city, and how he went from being a college baseball hopeful to a passionate cannabis advocate.
Awkward Convos with Beejus: Victor Valle
Happy Wednesday, folks. It's a new episode of Awkward Convos with Beejus. Who's this week's guest? Surprise: It's The Bay Bridged's Executive Director and musical man-about-town, Victor Valle. From "Through Viktor's Eyes" to "(Speaks Spanish)," this one is full of gems. Tune in below to get to know our Executive Director a little better.
Awkward Convos with Beejus: Tope
(Podcast alarm sounds) It's here! Today's the day we're bringing you our first Bay Bridged-hosted episode of Awkward Convos with Beejus. His guest? Tope, a producer/rapper/all-around regular guy who went in the opposite geographical direction from what we usually see around here: He came from Portland to the Bay. Get to know our new Northwestern neighbor in our first team-up with Beejus. Listen below.
The Bay Bridged Q&A: A Not-So-Awkward Convo with Beejus
There was a point in time where Beejus, host of the DIY podcast Awkward Convos with Beejus, didn't think he could carry a conversation. A bit of a surprising reveal, considering his easy-going personality and storytelling abilities as a rapper. But in an act of self-improvement, Beejus decided to put those growing pains on tape and started a podcast. It was a challenge that he didn't know would turn into anything, really — like most handmade projects, Beejus just wanted to try something different. Fours years and over 200 episodes later, Beejus' pod has rendered him just as much popularity [...]
Announcing: Awkward Convos with Beejus x TBB
Longtime Oakland rapper Beejus has made some appearances on our mixtapes and at our festivals over the past several years. Today, we're thrilled to announce that we'll be hosting his popular podcast, Awkward Convos with Beejus, here on our pages. He's just as prolific a podcaster as he is a musician — already over 200 episodes deep, Awkward Convos has chatted with a number of major players in the Bay Area music scene, from Caleborate to Jay Stone to Claire George — he even went on a field trip to an A's game with Dee Dot Jones recently. Listen to [...]
Live This Month: Hit peak summer with our August playlist
From the heavily-treaded lawns of Golden Gate Park at Outside Lands to the joyous streets of the 20th Street Block Party, we know August is chock-full of great summer festivals. But while you're in that long bathroom line while you wait for Childish Gambino, we've got our eyes out for the shows you might have missed. Give our August playlist a spin, and be sure to stay tuned as we continue to cover your local favorites and discoveries. Follow us on Spotify for more collections of the best in the Bay Area!
Live This Month: May 2019
31 Days. 31 shows. 31 songs. Spring is in full swing, so here are a month's worth of tunes to help you reach for those evasive Bay Area rays of sunshine. As summer festival season starts to creep into the hearts and minds of all of us, find coverage of all of your local favorites right here at the Bay Bridged. For more playlists, follow us on Spotify.