About Jon Ching

On a quest to capture the image of sound.

Noise Pop: Desert Daze Caravan makes a stop at The Chapel

Temples (photo: Jon Ching)

Desert Daze, the Joshua Tree festival of music entering its fifth year, has taken to the road with the Desert Daze Caravan, opening its month-long tour at [...]

By |February 23, 2017|0 Comments
  • Devendra Banhart at the Fillmore, by Jon Ching
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    Review + Photos: Devendra Banhart calls for love and art at The Fillmore

Review + Photos: Devendra Banhart calls for love and art at The Fillmore

Devendra Banhart (photo: Jon Ching)

Devendra Banhart, along with old-school locals and old-time friends, Vetiver, played The Fillmore Thursday night and spread a message of love and global unity. Amongst his [...]

By |January 27, 2017|1 Comment

Review + Photos: Kishi Bashi brightens up The Fillmore

Kishi Bashi (photo: Jon Ching)

Kishi Bashi and Busman's Holiday sold out The Fillmore Friday night to one of the friendliest, fun-hearted crowds I've had the pleasure to be a part of [...]

By |October 24, 2016|Comments Off on Review + Photos: Kishi Bashi brightens up The Fillmore

Review + Photos: Band of Skulls, MOTHERS at The Fillmore

Band of Skulls (photo: Jon Ching)

Last night's show at The Fillmore was a nice sample of the spectrum of modern rock music. MOTHERS showcased an introspective and melodic side [...]

By |September 22, 2016|Comments Off on Review + Photos: Band of Skulls, MOTHERS at The Fillmore

Show up early for MOTHERS at The Fillmore next week

Through word of mouth, you might have already heard of MOTHERS. But after the released their debut album earlier this year, When You Walk A Long Distance You Are [...]

By |September 16, 2016|Comments Off on Show up early for MOTHERS at The Fillmore next week
  • The Queers at Bottom of the Hill, by Jon Ching
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    The Queers summon the punk underground at Bottom of the Hill

The Queers summon the punk underground at Bottom of the Hill

The Queers (photo: Jon Ching)

Face tats, mohawks, patched black vests and piercings were the norm at Bottom of the Hill Saturday night, showing that the Bay Area underground punks [...]

By |March 28, 2016|Comments Off on The Queers summon the punk underground at Bottom of the Hill
  • Gardens & Villa at Cal Academy, by Jon Ching
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    Photos & Review: Gardens & Villa kick off an intimate opening to the 24th Noise Pop Festival

Photos & Review: Gardens & Villa kick off an intimate opening to the 24th Noise Pop Festival

Gardens & Villas (photo: Jon Ching)

Last night the California Academy of Sciences hosted another wonder-filled, dazzling evening of exploration, learning and intimate moments with creatures and organisms from around [...]

By |February 19, 2016|Comments Off on Photos & Review: Gardens & Villa kick off an intimate opening to the 24th Noise Pop Festival
  • Death from Above 1979 at the Independent, by Jon Ching
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    Review & Photos: Death from Above 1979 pick up where they left off

Review & Photos: Death from Above 1979 pick up where they left off

Touring with their first album in ten years, Death From Above 1979 brought the same raw, manic, punk-rock energy that initially earned the Canadian duo the cult status they [...]

By |November 18, 2014|2 Comments
  • tUnE-yArDs @ TheChapel, 4/21/14 - Photo by Jon Ching
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    tUnE-yArDs’ return to the stage showcases terrific new songs

tUnE-yArDs’ return to the stage showcases terrific new songs

tUnE-yArDs played The Chapel last night to a lucky select few who either caught wind of the last minute show announcement in time to grab tickets online or those [...]

By |April 22, 2014|1 Comment
  • Daniel Rossen @ The Chapel 3/25/14 - photo by Jon Ching
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    A candid, intimate performance by Daniel Rossen at The Chapel

A candid, intimate performance by Daniel Rossen at The Chapel

As I entered The Chapel Tuesday night, an excited fan rushed to buy a ticket at the box office, armed with news that the sold out show had a [...]

By |March 27, 2014|Comments Off on A candid, intimate performance by Daniel Rossen at The Chapel

Dr. Dog feels the love at The Warfield

Photo by Mike Rosati

Folks were ready to start when Dr. Dog came on stage Saturday night at The Warfield. The conversations dropped immediately as the lights went down and [...]

By |March 3, 2014|Comments Off on Dr. Dog feels the love at The Warfield

Photos: Rogue Wave closes out Noise Pop at The Chapel

By |March 3, 2014|Comments Off on Photos: Rogue Wave closes out Noise Pop at The Chapel
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