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Ty Segall announces ‘Goodbye Bread,’ coming 6/21/11 on Drag City

Ty Segall - "Goodbye Bread" (live solo version)

It takes a lot of chutzpah to send out a press release with just an artist's name, an album title and a [...]

By |March 4, 2011|Comments Off on Ty Segall announces ‘Goodbye Bread,’ coming 6/21/11 on Drag City

Recommended tonight: Eskmo, Blackbird Blackbird, oOoOO, DJG at The Independent

The Independent tonight (9pm, $15) hosts four flavors of SF electronic pop, with Eskmo, Blackbird Blackbird (performing with a full band), oOoOO, and DJG.

Eskmo - "Cloudlight"

Blackbird Blackbird – "Give [...]

By |March 3, 2011|Comments Off on Recommended tonight: Eskmo, Blackbird Blackbird, oOoOO, DJG at The Independent

Out this week: New albums from Papercuts, Lumerians, Earth Girl Helen Brown, That Ghost

Here's a look at four Bay Area bands and artists who all released new records this week.

While he's well known as a studio wizard, what struck me most in [...]

By |March 3, 2011|Comments Off on Out this week: New albums from Papercuts, Lumerians, Earth Girl Helen Brown, That Ghost

City Limits Records announces SF indie compilation featuring Melted Toys, Exray’s, The Soft Moon, Tim Cohen and more

Local music bloggers Peter Arko (Ears of the Beholder) and Robert Khoury (See the Leaves) today announced the creation of City Limits Records, a label with plans to showcase [...]

Recommended tonight: Nodzzz, Personal & The Pizzas, Tim Cohen’s Magic Trick at The Knockout

Nodzzz - "Time (What's It Going to Do?)"

Before they head out on a European tour with The Mantles, Nodzzz is playing a handful of California dates. Tonight's [...]

Noise Pop Review: The Fresh & Onlys, The Growlers, The Pleasure Kills, The Wrong Words 2/27/11

Noise Pop ended on Sunday, and the afternoon show at Bottom of the Hill carried with it a nostalgia for attending all ages matinees there when I was under [...]

By |March 1, 2011|Comments Off on Noise Pop Review: The Fresh & Onlys, The Growlers, The Pleasure Kills, The Wrong Words 2/27/11

Noise Pop: Ted Leo, A B & The Sea, Kevin Seconds

I always get a little nervous at the prospect of seeing a favorite artist play without the comfort of a backing band. On some level, I think, a [...]

By |February 28, 2011|Comments Off on Noise Pop: Ted Leo, A B & The Sea, Kevin Seconds

TODAY: The Bay Bridged Presents: A Noise Pop Happy Hour with Shannon and the Clams, Jake Mann & The Upper Hand, Wet Illustrated

Just a brief reminder about our FREE Noise Pop Happy Hour show today, February 25th, at Bender's. We hope to see you there!

Shannon and the Clams
Jake Mann & [...]

By |February 25, 2011|Comments Off on TODAY: The Bay Bridged Presents: A Noise Pop Happy Hour with Shannon and the Clams, Jake Mann & The Upper Hand, Wet Illustrated

Two Gallants to play first show in over two years at Bottom of the Hill on 4/23/11

SF heroes Two Gallants have announced that they'll be playing their first show since taking a break from the band over two years ago. While the group's last [...]

By |February 25, 2011|4 Comments

Noise Pop Picks, 2/26-2/27: The Fresh & Onlys, Culture Club, How to Dress Well, and more

As we noted in our last round of picks, although a number of great shows are sold out at this point, Noise Pop badges remain on sale until Friday [...]

By |February 25, 2011|Comments Off on Noise Pop Picks, 2/26-2/27: The Fresh & Onlys, Culture Club, How to Dress Well, and more

Noise Pop Review: Versus, Telekinesis, The Love Language, Burnt Ones

Photos by: Agata Kamler

For all of my interest in pushing things forward, I've recently felt something of a compulsion back to the familiar comfort zone of catchy rock-pop songs. [...]

By |February 24, 2011|2 Comments

Noise Pop Picks, 2/24-2/25: Bay Bridged Happy Hour, Tamaryn, The Stone Foxes and more

We'll be offering our Noise Pop picks over the next several days. Then, as the festival proceeds, our writers and photographers will be reporting back from a whole [...]

By |February 23, 2011|Comments Off on Noise Pop Picks, 2/24-2/25: Bay Bridged Happy Hour, Tamaryn, The Stone Foxes and more