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

The sweaty, jubilant “tree punk” of Kithkin

The air was thick and heavy, and sweat-soaked shirts were flying off to reveal the sweat-soaked torsos underneath. The music threatened to tear down the cozy little Davis house [...]

Get to Know: Animal Hours

The conception of SF singer-songwriter Orion Letizi, Animal Hours produces darkly enticing pop music with hints of folk and Americana skirting around the edges. Take "Submarine," a track off their [...]

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  • Scary Little Friends
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    Review: Boy & Bear, Wildlife, Scary Little Friends @ Bottom of the Hill

Review: Boy & Bear, Wildlife, Scary Little Friends @ Bottom of the Hill

“Let’s leave before the headliner,” an obnoxious, predictably male voice materialized from somewhere amidst the haze of the smoke-filled patio at the Bottom of the Hill. I shouldn’t [...]

Get to Know: Oakland’s Fever Charm

Fever Charm's deliriously catchy new single "Moonshine" is yet another reason why the future of the Bay Area music scene arguably lies across the bridge.  Oh, let me specify: [...]

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Introducing San Diego’s Brothers Weiss

There are very few things I know about San Diego other than that's where Anchormen is set, it's where the Padres play and where, I'm assuming, everyone is blonde [...]

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Coming to destroy the Bay: The Shrine

Loudness--some bands think this can be achieved simply by turning up the volume knobs on their amps or hitting drumheads as hard as humanly possible.  That's wrong. Loud is [...]

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Get to know: Sad Bastard Book Club

"Being in San Francisco right now is like living on borrowed time," Justin Wasterlain of Sad Bastard Book Club says. "For people like us, the rising rents, evictions, mindless [...]

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    The Jim Jones Revue offers the preposterously catchy “Collision Boogie”

The Jim Jones Revue offers the preposterously catchy “Collision Boogie”

Telling fans of The Jim Jones Revue that their upcoming single is preposterously catchy would be like telling a scientist the earth will continue to revolve around the sun. Many [...]

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Rin Tin Tiger bring raw, rocking sound to the Rickshaw

Rin Tin Tiger is not your father's folk rock. Forget the interlocking harmonies of Crosby, Stills and Nash. Never mind the laid back melodies of Fairport Convention. These guys [...]

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    Interview: It’s the end of the world and Fanfarlo feels fine

Interview: It’s the end of the world and Fanfarlo feels fine

"I guess these are everyday issues," Simon Balthazer, vocalist for Fanfarlo, told me over the phone in a much more casual tone than I originally expected.  The London-based indie-pop [...]

By |March 26, 2014|Comments Off on Interview: It’s the end of the world and Fanfarlo feels fine
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    Miniature Tigers channel the sound of youth on ‘Cruel Runnings’

Miniature Tigers channel the sound of youth on ‘Cruel Runnings’

If there is such a thing as the sound of youth, Miniature Tigers comes awfully close to capturing that collective nostalgia full of warm summer evenings, listless afternoons spent [...]

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Split Screens to release new 7-inch, “The Sinner”

Long gone are the days when "psychedelic" is used to describe Bay Area music in the vein of the Grateful Dead's exhaustive jams or Jefferson Airplane's freak-out, proto-grunge rock. Instead, [...]

By |March 14, 2014|Comments Off on Split Screens to release new 7-inch, “The Sinner”
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