About Erika Delgado

Twee on the outside, emo on the inside. Not a white suburban male. Actual chicanx born in SF. Follow on twitter @sourpussed

Girlpool are a tweemo duo playing the Chapel this week

Girlpool (photo: Kacie Tomita)

Girlpool is the definition of tweemo. I mean like Sarah Records twee and Saddle Creek emo meeting somewhere along the way and becoming one. I [...]

Review + Photos: Conor Oberst at the Fox

Conor Oberst (photo: Jon Bauer)
Also Titled: How To Be Sad in Public

I have seen Conor Oberst live over 15 times in the last seven years, but the last time [...]

Review + Photos: The Yellow Dress at Brick + Mortar

The Yellow Dress (photo: Kaiya Gordon)

I had just got back from visiting family in Mexico the night before. Suffering from food poisoning and extreme mental constipation from not having the support [...]

  • Allison Crutchfield at the Rickshaw Stop, by James Chan
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    Review + Photos: Allison Crutchfield and Vagabon at Rickshaw Stop

Review + Photos: Allison Crutchfield and Vagabon at Rickshaw Stop

Allison Crutchfield (photo: James Chan)

First thing's first: Never pay to go into a show if all you're going to is stand by the front and act like it's OK [...]

By |March 27, 2017|Comments Off on Review + Photos: Allison Crutchfield and Vagabon at Rickshaw Stop

Safer Spaces DIY Oakland fundraiser at Thee Parkside 3/28

Lately, a lot of things have been harder to deal with in the DIY scene. A lot of our friends passed away, and because of this people are using [...]

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Interview: Celebrate your personal growth with Vagabon

If you're looking for an album to get you out of bed, an album to make you feel empowered on days where you feel powerless, I suggest Vagabon's Infinite [...]

By |March 22, 2017|Comments Off on Interview: Celebrate your personal growth with Vagabon
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    An interview with genrequeer rebels Sons of an Illustrious Father

An interview with genrequeer rebels Sons of an Illustrious Father

It was the late afternoon. I was laying in bed, and the members of Sons of an Illustrious Father were grocery shopping. Since I had those pre-interview jitters, like [...]

By |March 20, 2017|Comments Off on An interview with genrequeer rebels Sons of an Illustrious Father
  • Los Campesinos! at the Great American Music Hall for Noise Pop 2017, by Jon Ching
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    Noise Pop: After 10 years, I finally saw Los Campesinos! live at GAMH

Noise Pop: After 10 years, I finally saw Los Campesinos! live at GAMH

Los Campesinos! (photo: Jon Ching)

In 2007, I did a project for my 10th grade English class in which I wrote a mini auto-biography with each chapter titled after a [...]

By |February 28, 2017|Comments Off on Noise Pop: After 10 years, I finally saw Los Campesinos! live at GAMH

Noise Pop: Saw Tacocat while dressed as Tacocat at Starline

Tacocat (By: Joey Pangilinan)

In 2015, I had the best Halloween costume ever. Three days of taco fun: Friday, I was a fish taco. Saturday, I was a Taco Bell. [...]

By |February 28, 2017|Comments Off on Noise Pop: Saw Tacocat while dressed as Tacocat at Starline
  • PWR BTTM at the Starline Social Club, by Marc Fong
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    Noise Pop: I became BFFs with Ben Hopkins of PWR BTTM’s dad

Noise Pop: I became BFFs with Ben Hopkins of PWR BTTM’s dad

PWR BTTM (by: Marc Fong)

Early last year, I went to PWR BTTM's first San Francisco show ever. On Thursday, February 23 of 2017, I witnessed their first Oakland show, which [...]

By |February 27, 2017|Comments Off on Noise Pop: I became BFFs with Ben Hopkins of PWR BTTM’s dad

Noise Pop: Hazel English at Rickshaw Stop

Hazel English (photo: Ian Young)

I was surrounded by couples. All I wanted was a place to sit, away from everything, and focus on the music. I sat on a [...]

By |February 23, 2017|Comments Off on Noise Pop: Hazel English at Rickshaw Stop

Your Noise Pop mood chart for 2017

This year's Noise Pop is not only one of the biggest (which is only reasonable, because it is the 25th anniversary), but it's also one of the most conflicting [...]

By |February 17, 2017|Comments Off on Your Noise Pop mood chart for 2017
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