About Annie Bacon

Annie Bacon is a musician (her life) and writer (her obsession) in San Francisco. She loves shouting out amazing local bands and finding new music (of any genre) that is emotionally moving or has depth. She also has her own band, and is raising a little drummer kid.
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    Premiere: Van Goat’s swing-punk “Willie the Weeper” electrifies

Premiere: Van Goat’s swing-punk “Willie the Weeper” electrifies

Van Goat is making a name for itself as one of San Francisco's funnest bands. Their newest release, "Willie the Weeper," a ska-styled swing-punk take on the classic tune, [...]

By |March 19, 2018|Comments Off on Premiere: Van Goat’s swing-punk “Willie the Weeper” electrifies
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    Californicorns release new album at Great American Music Hall next week

Californicorns release new album at Great American Music Hall next week

Next Thursday, funk-rock band Californicorns headline Great American Music Hall to release their newest album, Warm Oakland Nights. Originally the in-house band of beloved local performance arts mecca PianoFight, [...]

By |March 16, 2018|Comments Off on Californicorns release new album at Great American Music Hall next week
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    Noise Pop: Geographer cements its place as a treasured SF gem

Noise Pop: Geographer cements its place as a treasured SF gem

A few weeks ago at a the Balanced Breakfast music conference, I heard Mike Deni, lead singer and visionary behind the band Geographer, recount a story from years past [...]

By |February 25, 2018|Comments Off on Noise Pop: Geographer cements its place as a treasured SF gem
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    Marissa Kay, Jane Frank, Little Spiral get “Sparkly AF” at the Lost Church

Marissa Kay, Jane Frank, Little Spiral get “Sparkly AF” at the Lost Church

Things are going to get sparkly on Saturday night at the Lost Church. San Francisco musicians Marissa Kay, Jane Frank, and Little Spiral are bringing their talents to the [...]

By |February 23, 2018|Comments Off on Marissa Kay, Jane Frank, Little Spiral get “Sparkly AF” at the Lost Church
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    Keys N Krates bring energetic live electronica to 1015 Folsom

Keys N Krates bring energetic live electronica to 1015 Folsom

Photo by Devon Little

While a single person with their computer is certainly the most economically sensible way to tour these days, nothing beats the power and unpredictability of a [...]

By |February 22, 2018|Comments Off on Keys N Krates bring energetic live electronica to 1015 Folsom
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    Noise Pop: Langhorne Slim’s gritty sweetness shines at Swedish American Hall

Noise Pop: Langhorne Slim’s gritty sweetness shines at Swedish American Hall

Langhorne Slim is an Americana dreamboat, a gritty tattooed maestro of musical sweetness. All alone on the Swedish American Hall stage Tuesday night, he conducted what felt like a [...]

By |February 22, 2018|Comments Off on Noise Pop: Langhorne Slim’s gritty sweetness shines at Swedish American Hall

Noise Pop: Carla dal Forno veers between dreams

Carla dal Forno has made a musical life composing atmospheric post-punk songs that veer between extreme minimalism and dreamy nu-gaze. It’s exactly the soundtrack a San Franciscan might imagine [...]

By |February 19, 2018|Comments Off on Noise Pop: Carla dal Forno veers between dreams

Noise Pop Festival shows loads of local love

The annual Noise Pop Festival is a highlight for any music lover in San Francisco. A solid week of shows and other events from local and national artists at [...]

By |February 14, 2018|Comments Off on Noise Pop Festival shows loads of local love
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    A triple-threat bill of songwriters enchant Neck of the Woods on Thursday

A triple-threat bill of songwriters enchant Neck of the Woods on Thursday

Thursday night, Neck of the Woods presents three local bands — Dreambeamers, Ducks with Pants, and The Quantum Mechanics — to deliver their unique songwriting talents.

Headliner Dreambeamer is the [...]

By |February 13, 2018|1 Comment

Step into the neon jungle with Unlikely Heroes

(photo: Robert Alleyne)

Unlikley Heroes go hard. They create immersive musical experiences with hip-hop, punk, rock and roll beats, and fever-high energy. This time they're doing it in collaboration with [...]

By |January 31, 2018|Comments Off on Step into the neon jungle with Unlikely Heroes
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    NYE Happening: Noise Pop presents Con Brio at Swedish American Hall

NYE Happening: Noise Pop presents Con Brio at Swedish American Hall

(photo: Jon Bauer)Psychedelic funk and soul was pioneered here in the Bay Area with bands like Sly and the Family Stone, but it's Con Brio who keep that pulse [...]

By |December 29, 2017|Comments Off on NYE Happening: Noise Pop presents Con Brio at Swedish American Hall
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    NYE Happening, Across The Bridges: Brothers Comatose, Lucero + more

NYE Happening, Across The Bridges: Brothers Comatose, Lucero + more

Not in San Francisco, or wanna get out of town for the night? Here are some of the shows on our radar across the bridges. These events all have [...]

By |December 29, 2017|Comments Off on NYE Happening, Across The Bridges: Brothers Comatose, Lucero + more
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