Thirty-Two Great San Francisco Bay Area Albums from 2009 (Part 1)

The Bay Area may not have a single unified scene, but its diverse musical communities produced a ton of acclaimed records in 2009. The following list collects thirty-two of the highlights that made this another banner year for Bay Area indie music. It's a collection that showcases the depth of Bay Area indie in 2009, and one suspects that few other regions have offered this volume of quality releases this year. A couple of qualifiers: This isn't a comprehensive list of excellent local records from 2009 or intended as any sort of official Bay Bridged "Best of" set. Plenty of [...]

Petracovich releases Crepusculo

Petracovich - "Heaven Help the Day" Crepusculo is the brand new third album from Petracovich, the musical identity of Santa Rosa's Jessica Peters. Like Peters' other works, the album is guided by strong vocals and moving lyrics layered atop lush musical textures, but there's a notable shift in emphases from electronic textures toward more organic sound. The new collection is also inescapably personal since it was written and recorded while Jessica was pregnant with her son Otto Charles. Jessica's son tragically passed away eight days after he was born and Crepusculo was put aside for a year. Now [...]

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Monthly Mix: July 2009 (Podcast #174)

[podcast][/podcast] Our latest Monthly Mix episode of the weekly podcast includes music from ten great Bay Area bands -- some submissions we've received at TBB headquarters, some stuff we've posted on the web site recently, all really good stuff. Before we get into the episode, we hope to see you on Friday, July 31st at Regional Bias: A Celebration of Bay Area Music and Culture to Benefit The Bay Bridged. The event features a happy hour art show and food tasting open to all ticketholders, followed by performances by French Miami, Adam Stephens and The Finite Plain, Or, the Whale [...]

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