Noise Pop 2013: Friday Preview

Date: Friday, March 1st

Number of Noise Pop shows: 11 shows, 38 bands

Already Sold-Out: Rogue Wave @ Bottom of the Hill, Diiv @ Brick & Mortar Music Hall; Toro y [...]

By |February 26, 2013|Comments Off on Noise Pop 2013: Friday Preview

Noise Pop 2013: Thursday Preview

Date: Thursday, February 28th

Number of Noise Pop Shows: 9 shows, 33 bands

Already Sold-Out: OBN IIIs, Fuzz, Blasted Canyons, G. Green at The Knockout -- this one's gonna rule!

Check These [...]

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Interview: Cruel Summer talks debut EP and Noise Pop show

A year and a half after Cruel Summer’s conception in fall 2011, the band is finally gearing up to release their debut, self-titled EP in late March 2013, right [...]

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'Needs' mixtape by Giraffage released as a free download

After releasing a handful of singles over the past few months, the latest release from Giraffage, the Needs mixtape, is finally available. The 23 year old multi-instrumentalist/producer has been [...]

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Mwahaha re-releases debut LP and signs to Plug Research

2013 has been a fruitful year for Oakland's Mwahaha. The electro-psych quartet caught the attention of LA-based Plug Research last month, and recently announced a re-release of their self-titled [...]

By |February 25, 2013|Comments Off on Mwahaha re-releases debut LP and signs to Plug Research

Noise Pop 2013: Wednesday Preview

Date: Wednesday, February 27th

Number of Noise Pop Shows: 5 shows, 20 bands

Already Sold-Out: None yet

Check These Shows Out: OC punk-pop band The Lovely Bad Things release The Late Great [...]

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Steezy Ray Vibes – "Endless Calm"

While many people know Dan Casey best for his funky electronic dream pop produced under his moniker Yalls, folks should be aware that he is a man of many [...]

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Burnt Ones drop new single, "Fountain of Youth"

Burnt Ones served up the first taste of their upcoming album You'll Never Walk Alone, in the form of "Fountain of Youth." While steady drum beats, mind-bending distortion and dreamy [...]

By |February 22, 2013|1 Comment
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    Benefit show for Hank IV's Scott Jones at Bottom of the Hill, 2/24/13

Benefit show for Hank IV's Scott Jones at Bottom of the Hill, 2/24/13

Last March, Hank IV drummer Scott Jones suffered a traumatic brain injury after falling backwards down the stairs in his home. After spending a number of months in a [...]

By |February 22, 2013|Comments Off on Benefit show for Hank IV's Scott Jones at Bottom of the Hill, 2/24/13
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    Ticket Giveaway: Li Xi 7" release party at The Knockout, 2/25/13

Ticket Giveaway: Li Xi 7" release party at The Knockout, 2/25/13

San Francisco electro pop group Li Xi (pronounced LEE SEE) is celebrating the release of their excellent new 7-inch "Macro Garden" at The Knockout next Monday night. If you [...]

By |February 22, 2013|Comments Off on Ticket Giveaway: Li Xi 7" release party at The Knockout, 2/25/13
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    Bill Baird releasing 'Spring Break of the Soul' double LP next month; watch videos for two album cuts

Bill Baird releasing 'Spring Break of the Soul' double LP next month; watch videos for two album cuts

Austin native and newly-minted Oakland resident Bill Baird is set to release is double vinyl LP Spring Break of the Soul on March 5, and he's dropped a couple [...]

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Noise Pop 2013: Tuesday Preview

Over the next several days, we’ll be running day-by-day previews of what to expect from the 2013 Noise Pop Music Festival. We’re kicking off with a look at Tuesday’s [...]

By |February 21, 2013|Comments Off on Noise Pop 2013: Tuesday Preview