Tonight: The Bay Bridged's FREE Noise Pop Happy Hour — Jel, James & Evander, Raleigh Moncrief!

Artwork by Luke Judd The Bay Bridged Presents: A Noise Pop Happy Hour Jel James & Evander Raleigh Moncrief Friday, February 24th, 2012 Bender's 5pm, FREE, 21+ RSVP on Facebook About the bands: Jel's resume speaks for itself: he co-founded Anticon, is one-half of Themselves, and is a member of 13 & God. He's also a solo artist skilled in crafting instrumental hip-hop gold out of live sampler work. Jel's got a new solo album coming soon on Anticon, and we're psyched he'll be headlining our happy hour event. Jel - "All Around" James & Evander is a future-pop duo [...]

Noise Pop 2012: Friday Preview

Date: Friday, February 24th Number of Noise Pop Shows: 10 shows, 38 bands Already Sold-Out: Despite the fact that Two Gallants are playing two nights at Edinburgh Castle, both are sold out, as is Wye Oak, Bob Mould, and Jolie Holland. The return of Bay Area indie-pop band Imperial Teen this year has been met with lots of excitement, as their Cafe du Nord show will also be out of reach, unless there's a Craigslist miracle. Check These Shows Out: It shocks me to say that the Veronica Falls show at the Rickshaw Stop with Bleached, Brilliant Colors and Lilac [...]

Noise Pop 2012: Thursday Preview

Date: Thursday, February 22nd Number of Noise Pop Shows: 10 shows, 32 bands Already Sold-Out: Oh boy, several shows on Thursday have already reached their maximum. And frankly, we're not surprised. Here's the full list of sold out shows, in case you plan to try and beg, borrow, or steal your way in: The Bottom of the Hill local showcase featuring Thao and John Vanderslice as co-headliners, with Garrett Pierce and Bird By Snow opening, presented by SF Sketchfest. Budos Band with Allah-Las, Pickwick, and Big Tree at the Independent. Built to Spill with Sister Crayon at the Fillmore. Sleigh [...]

Noise Pop 2012: Wednesday Preview

Date: Wednesday, February 22nd Number of Noise Pop Shows: 7 shows, 24 bands Already Sold-Out: A handful of Craigslist sellers are offering up tickets to see South African electro-rap-weirdo geniuses Die Antwoord, so there are still chances to see the duo perform songs from their new album, Ten$ion, at the Regency Ballroom. Meanwhile, Grimes' new record, Visions, has been racking up tons of accolades, and Claire Boucher is topping a great Rickshaw Stop bill with oOoOO, Born Gold, and Yalls. Grimes – "Oblivion" oOoOO – "NoWayBack (featuring Butterclock)" Check These Shows Out: The Fresh & Onlys are in the middle [...]

Mixtape: If Presidents Liked Indie Rock (Podcast #273)

Mixtape: If Presidents Liked Indie Rock (Podcast #273) Despite their various political differences, if there's one thing that we know all U.S. presidents have shared, it's that they have horrible taste in music. Seriously, most candidates pick cheesy, corny songs for their campaigns, and it's not like anything gets better after they get elected. Even President Obama, who ran on a platform of hope and change, recently released a Spotify playlist with a lot of duds (Ricky Martin? Two songs by Sugarland? James Taylor? A 15-year-old No Doubt deep cut?) crowding out a handful of decent songs. It's not that [...]

One week away: The Bay Bridged's FREE Noise Pop Happy Hour with Jel, James & Evander, Raleigh Moncrief!

Artwork by Luke Judd In addition to a full slate of concerts around the City, Noise Pop 20 also features the return of the nightly series of free Happy Hour concerts at Bender's, one of the Mission's finest establishments. We're excited to present the Happy Hour show on Friday, February 24th, featuring a slate of talented local electronic pop performers. It'll be the perfect way to kick off your Friday night! The Bay Bridged Presents: A Noise Pop Happy Hour Jel James & Evander Raleigh Moncrief Friday, February 24th, 2012 Bender's 5pm, FREE, 21+ RSVP on Facebook About the bands: [...]

Noise Pop 2012: Tuesday Preview

Over the next several days, we'll be running day-by-day previews of what to expect from the 2012 Noise Pop Music Festival. We're kicking off with a look at Tuesday's slate of shows. Date: Tuesday, February 21 Number of Noise Pop Shows: 3 shows, 10 performers Already Sold-Out: So Tuesday's Flaming Lips show is very, very sold out, and why wouldn't it be? To have a band that co-headlined Treasure Island playing their best record at Bimbo's is something pretty special. Tickets on Craigslist are going for upwards of $250, although it looks like folks are also proposing trades for Radiohead [...]

Mixtape: Twenty More Bands at Noise Pop 20 (Podcast #272)

Mixtape: Twenty More Bands at Noise Pop 20 (Podcast #272) Noise Pop 20 is just weeks away. From February 21st through the 26th, over one hundred bands will take over SF's venues for six days celebrating independent music. Here's the second of two mixtapes showcasing music from artists performing at Noise Pop this year. You can listen to the first mixtape here. To find out when all of these acts are performing, check out the complete schedule of Noise Pop events. Subscribe to The Bay Bridged Podcast! Tracklisting: 1. Bare Wires - "Wanna Fight" (Start Time: 0:00) 2. FIDLAR - [...]

Mixtape: Twenty Bands at Noise Pop 20 (Podcast #271)

Mixtape: Twenty Bands at Noise Pop 20 (Podcast #271) Noise Pop 20 is just weeks away. From February 21st through the 26th, over one hundred bands will take over SF's venues for six days celebrating independent music. True to form, this year's Noise Pop Festival includes an eclectic mix of veterans and emerging artists, and you'd be wise to buy your tickets soon, because many shows are starting to sell out. To get familiar with many of the bands performing at Noise Pop this year, here's the first of two mixtapes showcasing music from performing artists. To find out when [...]

The Bay Bridged Presents: A Noise Pop Happy Hour with Jel, James & Evander and Raleigh Moncrief!

Artwork by Luke Judd In addition to a full slate of concerts around the City, Noise Pop 20 also features the return of the nightly series of free Happy Hour concerts at Bender's, one of the Mission's finest establishments. We're excited to present the Happy Hour show on Friday, February 24th, featuring a slate of talented local electronic pop performers. It'll be the perfect way to kick off your Friday night! The Bay Bridged Presents: A Noise Pop Happy Hour Jel James & Evander Raleigh Moncrief Friday, February 24th, 2012 Bender's 5pm, FREE, 21+ About the bands: Jel's resume speaks [...]

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