• Noise Pop 2013 - The Thermals @ Rickshaw Stop 3/1/13 - photo by Jackie Andrews
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    Review & Photos: The Thermals, Dirty Ghosts, The SHE’S, Ev Kain @ Rickshaw Stop 3/1/13 (Noise Pop 2013)

Review & Photos: The Thermals, Dirty Ghosts, The SHE’S, Ev Kain @ Rickshaw Stop 3/1/13 (Noise Pop 2013)

Friday’s Noise Pop show at The Rickshaw did not disappoint. From the angular math rock of EV Kain to the Sunny, crystalline pop of The SHE'S, this lineup fell [...]

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    Review: !!! (Chk Chk Chk), White Arrows, The Mallard, The Yellow Dogs @ Great American Music Hall, 2/28/2013 (Noise Pop 2013)

Review: !!! (Chk Chk Chk), White Arrows, The Mallard, The Yellow Dogs @ Great American Music Hall, 2/28/2013 (Noise Pop 2013)

Photo courtesy: Mike Rosati Photography

Day three of Noise Pop 2013 brought a varied lineup to the Great American Music Hall, where dance punk outfits The Yellow Dogs and !!! [...]

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    Review & Photos: Psychic Ills, Mike Donovan (Sic Alps), Föllakzoid, AAN @ Hemlock Tavern, 2/28/13 (Noise Pop 2013)

Review & Photos: Psychic Ills, Mike Donovan (Sic Alps), Föllakzoid, AAN @ Hemlock Tavern, 2/28/13 (Noise Pop 2013)

The Hemlock seems an unlikely venue for Noise Pop. The oversized cutesy animated Noise Pop banner looked out of place behind the tiny stage in the dingy nethers of [...]

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  • Noise Pop 2013: Permanent Ruin @ Rickshaw Stop - photo by Nicole L. Browner
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    Review & Photos: Ceremony, Terry Malts, Comadre, Permanent Ruin, Synthetic ID @ Rickshaw Stop 2/27/13 (Noise Pop 2013)

Review & Photos: Ceremony, Terry Malts, Comadre, Permanent Ruin, Synthetic ID @ Rickshaw Stop 2/27/13 (Noise Pop 2013)

Photos by Nicole L. Browner

It's not always clear which part of Noise or Pop you're going to encounter for any specific show — or frankly, whether the festival has [...]

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    Lovely Bad Things, Blank Tapes, Lake and Cruel Summer at the Hemlock 2/27/13 (Noise Pop 2013)

Lovely Bad Things, Blank Tapes, Lake and Cruel Summer at the Hemlock 2/27/13 (Noise Pop 2013)

The Lovely Bad Things are SICK! No, really they have some kind of flu or something. The drummer was particularly sweaty but it didn't seem to slow him [...]

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    Review & Photos: The Fresh & Onlys, R. Stevie Moore, Plateaus, and Burnt Ones @ Bottom of the Hill, 2/27/13 (Noise Pop 2013)

Review & Photos: The Fresh & Onlys, R. Stevie Moore, Plateaus, and Burnt Ones @ Bottom of the Hill, 2/27/13 (Noise Pop 2013)

Photos by Lauren Espina

This week's Noise Pop 2013 festivities continued at Bottom of the Hill on Wednesday night with toe-tapping performances from San Francisco garage rockers Burnt Ones and [...]

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  • Wood Shoppe March 2013 Poster
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    Wood Shoppe Tuesday: Free show with PAPA, Carousel, Rin Tin Tiger, and The Bay Bridged DJ Set!

Wood Shoppe Tuesday: Free show with PAPA, Carousel, Rin Tin Tiger, and The Bay Bridged DJ Set!

The monthly Wood Shoppe party series returns to the Brick & Mortar Music Hall this coming Tuesday, March 5th for another free night of performances by PAPA, Carousel, and [...]

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  • Noise Pop: Ramona Falls - 2/28/13 - photo by Charlie Homo
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    Review & Photos: Ramona Falls, Social Studies, Harriet, Mahgeetah @ Brick & Mortar, 2/27/13 (Noise Pop 2013)

Review & Photos: Ramona Falls, Social Studies, Harriet, Mahgeetah @ Brick & Mortar, 2/27/13 (Noise Pop 2013)

Photos by Charlie Homo

I've had the distinct pleasure of catching Social Studies two years in a row at Noise Pop: I saw them open for Wye Oak last year, [...]

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    Countdown to Armageddon, a SXSW primer….PLUS The Matildas, Pacific Pride and ThE rEsIdEnTs!

Countdown to Armageddon, a SXSW primer….PLUS The Matildas, Pacific Pride and ThE rEsIdEnTs!

WARNING: this post is over 1800 words long and not intended for children

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  • Noise Pop Happy Hour 2013 - Flier by Nic Buron
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    Today: Our Noise Pop Happy Hour with Golden Void, Wild Moth and DSTVV!

Today: Our Noise Pop Happy Hour with Golden Void, Wild Moth and DSTVV!

Artwork by Nic Buron

Our Noise Pop happy hour show is here! We'll see you at Bender's at 5pm for three hours of great bands!

The Bay Bridged Presents: A Noise [...]

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    Local musicians pay tribute to producer Tom Mallon, 3/3/13 at Great American Music Hall

Local musicians pay tribute to producer Tom Mallon, 3/3/13 at Great American Music Hall

It's unlikely much of our readership knows the name Tom Mallon, but he was a fixture on the SF scene back in the ‘80s and ‘90s. “In the early [...]

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White Fence – "Pink Gorilla"

Powerhouse Tim Presley of White Fence continues to impress musicians and listeners alike with his seemingly superhuman ability to churn out consistently brilliant songs at a rapid fire pace. [...]

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