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The Bay Bridged Celebrates 10 Years Promoting Local Music, Needs Your Support


Fostering growth in the Bay Area music scene can be a thankless endeavor, especially when you are a working nonprofit like The Bay Bridged. For the past 10 years they have fostered the creative scene with writing, and volunteer-run events like Phono del Sol Music Festival. Today they need help from the community to continue to Read More


SONG OF THE DAY: David Bowie blesses us with creepy new music


Have you seen this? David Bowie is putting out a new album, Blackstar (due out January 8), and released this nearly 10-minute long short film a few days ago as the first single. If this video is any indication of what’s to come, we are no doubt in for a sweeping and cinematic saga ripe with genre-defying Read More


Youth Lagoon Makes First Ever Appearance at The Fillmore


Last Wednesday night, a nearly sold out Fillmore welcomed lo-fi pop group Youth Lagoon to the stage for the very first time. Playing in such an iconic venue – where the likes of Jimi Hendrix, Led Zeppelin, and Pink Floyd all performed – one would think Youth Lagoon would come prepared to put on one Read More


PHOTOS: Sturgill Simpson @ The Fox Oakland – Evolution All The Way


Whether he wants to or not, Sturgill Simpson is evolving country music. To be honest, I hesitate to peg him as a country artist, even though I can’t possibly leave country out of describing him or his show Wednesday night at The Fox in Oakland. The problem is “country music” is a goddamned subjective matter. Read More

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Noise Pop Festival Returns February with Early Headliners The Mountain Goats, Vince Staples, Parquet Courts, The Cave Singers, HEARTWATCH + Many More


It’s always an exciting time of the year when we get our first glimpse at the Noise Pop lineup. We know we’re going to get some high quality acts in settings that highlight some of our favorite local music venues. The festival runs February 19th through 28th this year, so expect to see more acts Read More


SONG OF THE DAY: “Glory Days” by 1955


Check out this video from Bay Area band 1955, weaving a tight rock n roll sound that throws back (and sideways) to Nick Cave, The Strokes, The Black Keys and even some new wave vibes. The video cultivates the song’s wicked hook and plays out in vivid Palm Springs detail the irony of the song. Where at first it seems Read More

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Freddy & Francine bring powerhouse Americana/soul to the Lost Church Thursday 11/12


A few weeks ago at a folk music conference in Oakland, I had my mind blown by two Americana/soul singers who call themselves Freddy & Francine. Their actual names are Lee Ferris and Bianca Caruso. I always love when people move from epic names to more commonplace ones. There’s something humble about it. The music, Read More


Photos: Leon Bridges Harkens Back to an Earlier Era of R&B at Sold Out Fillmore


In a little over a year, Leon Bridges has gone from being freshly signed to building a passionate cult following. His debut album, Coming Home, reached No. 8 in the US, introducing the world to his new wave of guitar soaked 50s-inspired soul. He was welcomed last week to San Francisco to play at a sold-out Fillmore. Read More


Nothing Weird Going On in the Van: An Interview with Graham Ulicny of Reptar


About halfway through my interview with Graham Ulicny, singer and guitarist for Athens, GA-born Reptar, he pauses. “Hold on one second, I think we’re coming to a check-in point or something.” After a few moments of silence, I can hear the entire band erupt in laughter as they leave the check-in point (which was in the middle Read More

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Photos: Treasure Island Music Festival Day 2 The National, Chvrches, Panda Bear, Father John Misty and Many More


By Bob Patterson Photos by Pedro Paredes-Haz There are a lot of things that set Treasure Island Music Festival apart from the other festivals we see in Northern California. First we have the beautiful setting, you really can’t beat being in the middle of the Bay during the Indian Summer. Secondly is the alternating format where every Read More

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