I’m at a loss for words about Ismay’s “When I Was Younger I Cried”

A lot of times I avoid writing about artists I like because I just can't think of anything to say besides "They're great." I reference this constantly when I talk about this aspect of my job, but it's a little like that old Chris Farley sketch of him asking Paul McCartney a bunch of really stupid questions. I've tried to interview artists I love before and it's pretty much always exactly like this. Because if I like someone, like, I genuinely like someone as an artist, I don't really want to talk to them. I just want to sit in [...]

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Mixtape: Bay Area Musicians to Watch in 2018

This episode first ran on KQED.org. http://media.libsyn.com/media/thebaybridged/Musicians_to_Watch_2018.mp3 Download: Mixtape: Bay Area Musicians to Watch in 2018 (Podcast #421) Despite the many challenges that unfortunately failed to disappear at the end of 2017, one bright spot for 2018 is the wealth of emerging Bay Area musicians and bands poised for significant growth this year. This mix showcases fourteen of our picks for local artists to watch in the coming months, with highlights in a variety of genres, including hip hop, electronic pop, folk and punk. Several of the acts included here released acclaimed projects in 2017. Rose Droll's debut EP Photograph [...]

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