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As you gear up for 2012, it’s time to update more than just your
fitness regimens. Adding some new tunage to your ever-expanding music
arsenal is a perfect way to start the year off fresh (and fuel
those grueling workouts). Whether it’s the latest under-the-radar jam
or our newest on-stage style crush, here at R29 we’re dedicated music
fans and love sharing our finds (like these must-hit Bay Area live
music venues!). So, clearly we’re thrilled to bring you a crop of 10
Bay Area artists whose beats we can’t resist. From songbird Chloe
Makes Music to indie rocker Chris Owens of Girls (Hedi Slimane is a
fan) — these local folks are doing more than their part to heat up the
S.F. sound scene. Now, who's ready to jam?
Photographed by Molly DeCoudreaux