Photos: Kan Wakan + Moon Honey join up at The Chapel

Moon Honey & Kan Wakan (photo: Kristin Cofer)

Performers Moon Honey and Kan Wakan joined forces to give a performance together at The Chapel last Wednesday, February 16, 2017. Our photographer Kristin Cofer [...]

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    What’s Happening This Weekend? A Guide To Shows Around The Bay, Feb 17― Feb 19

What’s Happening This Weekend? A Guide To Shows Around The Bay, Feb 17― Feb 19

Noname is playing The Chapel this Saturday night.
Friday, February 17
King Woman @ Starline Social Club
Doom metal made haunting by Kristina Esfandiari's vocals. Be sure to check out her solo [...]

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Your Noise Pop mood chart for 2017

This year's Noise Pop is not only one of the biggest (which is only reasonable, because it is the 25th anniversary), but it's also one of the most conflicting [...]

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DonCat on old souls, saxophones, and ‘Kind of Love’

Words by Sarah Leighton

In talking to Duncan Nielsen — known as DonCat to the Bay Area music scene — about his recently-debuted EP, Kind of Love, it becomes incredibly [...]

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Ticket Giveaway: Noname at The Chapel

She may be called "Noname" onstage, but Fatimah Warner has been on the lips of music critics and lovers everywhere since the release of her debut mixtape, Telefone, in [...]

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    Terry Malts play ‘Killing Time’ at the Bottom of the Hill next week

Terry Malts play ‘Killing Time’ at the Bottom of the Hill next week

Five years ago, Slumberland Records released Killing Time, the debut album from San Francisco's Terry Malts. Almost instantaneously, the group became the buzz band of the season. Fourteen fuzzed-out blasts [...]

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Ticket Giveaway: Moon Duo at The Chapel

Running low on funds after miscalculating your Noise Pop show budget? Try your hand at one extra freebie at The Chapel. Portland psych-rockers Moon Duo will be in town [...]

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    “Hand over hand”: Parallax ’48 brings improv to electronic music

“Hand over hand”: Parallax ’48 brings improv to electronic music

It was just before the golden hour when I sat down with Michael Bailey and Alex Boyd of Parallax ’48. Sunbeams spotted the ceilings and walls of my apartment, [...]

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    Playlist: Dive into the sounds of the 2017 Noise Pop Festival!

Playlist: Dive into the sounds of the 2017 Noise Pop Festival!

The 2017 Noise Pop Festival is here! With the film portion of the fest's 25th year already underway, it's high time to plan which of Noise Pop's many great [...]

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    Go behind the song with Owl Paws’ premiere of “Keep On”

Go behind the song with Owl Paws’ premiere of “Keep On”

Welcome to Behind the Song, our new illustrated series where we talk to Bay Area artists and get the backstory to your next favorite song.

For our first installment, I [...]

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    Nicki Bluhm’s peace-inspired protest song: “Remember Love Wins”

Nicki Bluhm’s peace-inspired protest song: “Remember Love Wins”

Remember, love wins.

If you remember nothing else going forward in these tumultuous times, Nicki Bluhm wants you to know those words.

On Sunday, January 29, Grateful Dead bassist Phil Lesh held a “Thunder [...]

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Review + Photos: Twenty One Pilots at SAP Events Center

Twenty One Pilots (photo: Brittany O'Brien)

As Tyler Joseph screamed the lyrics of “Hometown” hundreds of feet from the floor on a balcony ledge of the SAP Center in San Jose, [...]

By |February 15, 2017|Comments Off on Review + Photos: Twenty One Pilots at SAP Events Center