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    By Adrian Spinelli

    The San Francisco Bay Area has produced everything from the Hieroglyphics crew and E-40 in hip-hop, to bands like Primus, The Dodos and The Grateful Dead, to recent big-name electronic acts like Tycho and Bassnectar. But forget about the big names, because right now is an exciting time for newer artists coming out of the area which is a hive of creativity and the home to some incredible acts.

    Here are 14 rising artists of all genres from The Bay Area that you need to get familiar with right now.