Noise Pop 2020: The Seshen and Mahawam shine at Rickshaw Stop

Last night, people packed Rickshaw Stop to see the Seshen, the Oakland R&B/jazz/soul/whatever-genre-they-feel-like group that's we've seen in settings as varied as Outside Lands and London. However, the standout to me was Oakland's Mahawam. The Seshen were reliably good (actually, they were great), but during Mahawam's opening set, it became crystal clear why our writers have been praising them since early in their career — they present an alluring mix of R&B, hip-hop, pop, and electronic. The music can be a bit serious, but it's broken up by their charming stage presence: In-between asides were filled with humor, bold statements, [...]

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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 [...]

Betabrand Podcast Theatre presents the Noise Pop Podcast

Every Thursday, Betabrand plays host to weekly live podcast and this week's feature is none other than The Bay Bridged Phono del Sol partner, Noise Pop. Led by Noise Pop Podcast host (and our bud!) Adrian Spinelli, the conversation features Oakland-based Mahawam, singer-songwriter ZOLA, the Bay Area's go-to producer Drew Banga and the dreamy folk artist Taylor Vick, better known as Boy Scouts. Betabrand Podcast Theatre: The Noise Pop Podcast Betabrand June 27, 2019 Free, 6:30pm

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