Sound Check: 10 Bay Area Musicians Making Major Noise

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?