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    Premiere: Listen to Air Surgeon’s “Wardrobe”, off debut EP due on Death Records

Premiere: Listen to Air Surgeon’s “Wardrobe”, off debut EP due on Death Records

San Francisco label Death Records is set to release Air Surgeon’s debut EP this spring. The local pop band is a long time favorite of Death Records – not […]

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Noise Pop 2015: Holly Herndon monitors The Lab

For all involved, Holly Herndon’s prodigious set at The Lab on Sunday night for Noise Pop was an exercise in the limitations of sound, vision, social agitation, supervision, and […]

The Return of Sir Lord Von Raven

Six years in the making, it finally arrives! It’s the second album from Sir Lord Von Raven, The Age of Machines, and yeah it was worth the wait. Not […]

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Two Piece Fest West hits the East Bay this weekend

Not to offend all my bassist friends out there, but the Two Piece Fest West taking place this weekend begs the question: who needs ‘em? Apparently not this collection […]

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    Sacramento’s So Stressed signs to Meredith Graves’ new label Honor Press

Sacramento’s So Stressed signs to Meredith Graves’ new label Honor Press

Meredith Graves (Perfect Pussy, ex-Shoppers) recently announced the launch of her new Captured Tracks imprint, Honor Press, and their first band – Sacramento’s So Stressed. As far as I know, […]

  • Dan Deacon at The Chapel, by Jon Ching
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    Noise Pop 2015: Dan Deacon brings energy and crowd participation to The Chapel

Noise Pop 2015: Dan Deacon brings energy and crowd participation to The Chapel

Photos by Jon Ching

Dan Deacon – Baltimore’s hero of the experimental underground – delivered a classic, highly interactive performance on Saturday night at the Chapel. Using a full light […]

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    Nate Baker, Samuel Gray Edmondson join Australia’s Hipstones at Hotel Utah

Nate Baker, Samuel Gray Edmondson join Australia’s Hipstones at Hotel Utah

Noise Pop 2015 has come to an end, which means it’s time to recover with a mellow evening tonight at the Hotel Utah. Australia’s Hipstones, a soul band, are […]

  • The New Pornographers at Fox Theater, by Paige Parsons
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    Noise Pop 2015: New Pornographers headline an evening of pop at the Fox Theatre

Noise Pop 2015: New Pornographers headline an evening of pop at the Fox Theatre

Photos by Paige Parsons

During last night’s near-perfectly curated Noise Pop show at the Fox Theatre in Oakland, surrounded by lots of eager New Pornographers fans, I couldn’t stop thinking about […]

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    Noise Pop 2015: Benders Happy Hour with Wild Eyes, War Cloud, The Traveling Ills

Noise Pop 2015: Benders Happy Hour with Wild Eyes, War Cloud, The Traveling Ills

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Noise Pop Happy Hour 2: The Re-Drinkening.

With an aching liver and a head still thumping from the previous night’s show, I braced myself for another evening of heavy […]

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    Noise Pop 2015: Toro y Moi sits down with Song Exploder, discusses new track “Half Dome”

Noise Pop 2015: Toro y Moi sits down with Song Exploder, discusses new track “Half Dome”

By Daniel Senter

Last Thursday, a few hundred people turned out for a free live podcast-recording session with Chaz Bundick of Toro y Moi and Hrishikesh Hirway of the podcast […]

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    Noise Pop 2015: Owen Pallett played solo at Orchid Tapes Showcase

Noise Pop 2015: Owen Pallett played solo at Orchid Tapes Showcase

Photos by John Hartsfield

Owen Pallett, a multi-instrumentalist looping maestro stole the stage at the Orchid Tapes Showcase on Saturday night. Wedged between R.L. Kelly and Foxes In Fiction (fronted […]

  • Cherry Glazerr at Bottom of the Hill, by Joey Pangilinan
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    Noise Pop 2015: Teenaged Cherry Glazerr rocks as hard as the big kids

Noise Pop 2015: Teenaged Cherry Glazerr rocks as hard as the big kids

Photos by Joey Pangilinan
Review by Erin Browner

Cherry Glazerr is what a teenage girl band should be — small but wild 18-year-old Clementine on lead vocals and guitar, her older […]

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