About Nicholas Schneider

Writer, drummer for numerous Bay Area bands, and obsessive Titus Andronicus fan, you can find more of his work (both musical and literary) at louderthanadoubt.tumblr.com or facebook.com/Nearmyth62. @LouderThanDoubt
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    Noise Pop 2015: The Bay Bridged Happy Hour with Couches, Stalls, and Never Young

Noise Pop 2015: The Bay Bridged Happy Hour with Couches, Stalls, and Never Young

You know it's gonna be a good show when the sound guy tells you to take it down a notch three minutes into your set. Yeah, that's how loud [...]

By |March 1, 2015|Comments Off on Noise Pop 2015: The Bay Bridged Happy Hour with Couches, Stalls, and Never Young
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    Friends w/o Benefits announce new singles project, rock a Noise Pop happy hour

Friends w/o Benefits announce new singles project, rock a Noise Pop happy hour

In the promo video for their Real Singles Life project, Friends W/O Benefits outlines their plan to release eight new songs over the course of four months, a single [...]

By |February 26, 2015|Comments Off on Friends w/o Benefits announce new singles project, rock a Noise Pop happy hour

RZN8R releases new single; plays Noise Pop 2015

RZN8R has a new single out that epitomizes his distinctive blend of spacey/sexy electro-soul. Called "Feel Free To Be Free," it contains a beat that could fit both a [...]

By |February 25, 2015|Comments Off on RZN8R releases new single; plays Noise Pop 2015

Field Medic releases new EP Me, My Gibberish, & the Moon

Field Medic has a new EP out. Titled Me, My Gibberish, & the Moon, the six-song album is full of the heartbreak and existential angst you've come to expect [...]

By |February 24, 2015|Comments Off on Field Medic releases new EP Me, My Gibberish, & the Moon

Frank Abreau of Strange Hotel releases debut solo album

Frank Abreau, lead singer of San Francisco rock outfit Strange Hotel, has released a solo album. Titled Appetite, it not only features the expected stratospheric vocals associated with the frontman, but [...]

By |February 20, 2015|Comments Off on Frank Abreau of Strange Hotel releases debut solo album

Get to Know: Edwards Crossing

"Words are hard but that's what it's all about," Edwards Crossing sings on the track "Somewhere to Write," from their debut LP Mira. As a writer, I couldn't agree [...]

By |February 19, 2015|Comments Off on Get to Know: Edwards Crossing

Nudity announces new album, comes to the Bay

Olympia-based Nudity is rolling through the Bay Area this weekend and bringing some pretty heavy new songs along with them. Their upcoming LP Astronomicon is full of psychedelic rock [...]

By |February 18, 2015|Comments Off on Nudity announces new album, comes to the Bay

Interview: Discovering the many sides of Vela Eyes

“What’s the difference between a savings bond and a musician?” Andrew Burmester, bassist for Vela Eyes asks me, turning the interview around for a moment. I don’t know this [...]

By |February 17, 2015|Comments Off on Interview: Discovering the many sides of Vela Eyes
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    Interview: Kat Robichaud on her new album, pop culture, and David Bowie

Interview: Kat Robichaud on her new album, pop culture, and David Bowie

It’s hard not to like Kat Robichaud, especially when she starts singing Bowie’s “Lady Grinning Soul” over the phone and then proceeds to rhapsodize about the brilliance of Aladdin [...]

By |February 10, 2015|Comments Off on Interview: Kat Robichaud on her new album, pop culture, and David Bowie

Dr. Dog comes to Oakland in support of new live LP

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Remember when bands used to make live albums? Yeah, didn't think so. Fortunately, Dr. Dog does remember the importance of the live show, a fact well-known to [...]

By |February 9, 2015|Comments Off on Dr. Dog comes to Oakland in support of new live LP

Get to Know: Beast Fiend

"I have a serious problem knowing eventually I won't exist!" Beast Fiend frantically exclaims on the delightfully morbid "Thinking About Death."  It's a screeching, blaring noise-punk concoction, a crooked [...]

By |February 2, 2015|Comments Off on Get to Know: Beast Fiend

Interview: Two Gallants talks new LP We Are Undone

I don't always remember the exact moments when I discovered many of the bands I've come to love over the years, but I do distinctly recall the first time [...]

By |January 30, 2015|Comments Off on Interview: Two Gallants talks new LP We Are Undone
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