Mixtape: Standout Bay Area Funk, Soul, and R&B Artists

http://media.libsyn.com/media/thebaybridged/Funk_Soul_RandB_Mix.mp3 Download: Mixtape: Standout Bay Area Funk, Soul, and R&B Artists (Podcast #409) This episode first appeared on KQED.org. The legacy of groups like Sly & the Family Stone and Tower of Power may loom large, but the the Bay Area has a wealth of emerging local funk, soul, and R&B acts that draw from a wide variety of sounds to craft exciting works. To be sure, you can hear influences of Bay Area classics in bands like the ascendant Con Brio, now bringing their energetic live sets to festivals around the world, and Monophonics, a group crafting music layered [...]

2017 Southside Festival Photos + Recap

Our first ever 2017 Southside Festival is a wrap and we can't thank our attendees enough for coming out the Bayview District of San Francisco on a beautiful Saturday to see our all local music lineup. Many thanks to all of the artists who took the time to perform and share their music with us, including: Siri, Jay Stone, Xiomara, Crashing Hotels, Le VICE and Sol Development in addition to our amazing DJs danny gloverr, BISARIA and Jaso. A special shout-out to our partner Imprint.City and the many other organizations that helped to make the event happen, including Laughing Monk [...]

Xiomara on ‘the essence of hip-hop’ and internal revolution

“I’m just trying to encourage other people to be their best selves,” Xiomara tells me, as we chat over the phone. She’s babysitting for a friend, and throughout our conversation, children’s voices interrupt, asking for an orange; a game; attention. She apologizes, but I think it’s cute: It reminds me of my life as an after-school teacher, and also of how deeply rooted Xiomara is in her community. Born in Berkeley, Xiomara has moved all over the Bay Area during her lifetime, and has made connections throughout. Xiomara’s debut album, Seven Nineteen, was recorded at the Knock Knock Recording Studio [...]

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The Bay Bridged and Imprint.City present Southside Festival 2017

The Bay Bridged and Imprint.City are pleased to announce the inaugural Southside Music Festival — a day-long, FREE, indoor music festival, showcasing Bay Area-based musicians taking place on Saturday, April 29 from 12pm-7pm. Intended to showcase the Bayview District neighborhood, Southside Festival brings together local business, musicians and artists for a special all-day event. The festival takes place at 1439 Egbert Avenue (Egbert Avenue between Third and Jennings Street) and will showcase a wealth of deserving talent such as Sol Development, Le VICE, Crashing Hotels, Xiomara, Jay Stone, Siri and many more. This event also marks a newly-forged partnership with The Bay Bridged to [...]

Mixtape: Fourteen San Francisco Bay Area Artists to Watch in 2017

http://media.libsyn.com/media/thebaybridged/Artists_to_Watch_2017.mp3 Download: Mixtape: Fourteen San Francisco Bay Area Artists to Watch in 2017 (Podcast #400) This episode first aired on KQED.org. Our first mixtape of 2017 is our annual survey of some of the best new and emerging San Francisco Bay Area performers to watch over the coming year. The fourteen up-and-coming local acts showcased in this mix come from a wide variety of genres, and whether it's the experimental hip hop of Siri, Marbled Eye's urgent post-punk, or the heavy psych of Feral Ohms, to highlight just a few, there's a wealth of talent on display here. As in [...]

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