Review + Photos: KERA at Cafe Du Nord

Kera (photo: Ria Burman)

Noise Pop presented a double-whammy of a show on April 13, with Y La Bamba and KERA rock-folk-grooving Cafe Du Nord.

Y La Bamba opened the full-house [...]

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Photos: Judas Priest at the Warfield

Judas Priest (photo: Jon Bauer)

Words by Aaron Rubin

I last saw Judas Priest over 35 years ago at the Long Beach Arena on the band’s Screaming for Vengeance tour — it [...]

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Photos + Review: The Longshot at the Ivy Room

The Longshot (photo: Aaron Rubin)

Words by Aaron Rubin

Billie Joe Armstrong is restless. Or so it seems, given the flurry of new projects that have come from the Green Day frontman [...]

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    Faustina Masigat creates folk ballads from heartbreak, returns to Bay Area

Faustina Masigat creates folk ballads from heartbreak, returns to Bay Area

Faustina Masigat’s self-titled debut album was born from emotional and artistic struggles.

The Portland singer-songwriter was heartbroken by the end of a relationship and stifled by her traditional musical studies. [...]

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Review + Photos: Jamiroquai at Bill Graham Civic Auditorium

Jamiroquai (photo: Jon Bauer)

For one night last week, Jamiroquai turned San Francisco into a bigger destination than it already is.

Until April 17, Jamiroquai hadn’t played the United States in 13 years. [...]

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    Marin native Feiler releases hushed new song, “God Knows”

Marin native Feiler releases hushed new song, “God Knows”

The Marin-bred artist Feiler has released his debut single, "God Knows." Listen to it below.

The project of musician Austin Smith, Feiler is a dark electronic act that works within [...]

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Vance Joy gets real at the Greek Theatre

Vance Joy (photo: Tiffany Lew)

Vance Joy sings like he’s speaking directly to you, lyrically weaving through the highs and lows of love — longing, patience, and (mis)understanding. Just ask [...]

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Ama Lou to open up for Jorja Smith at the Regency Ballroom

(photo: Harrison Glazier)

Got plans next Tuesday? No? Great. We recommend you grab tickets to catch singer-songerwiter Ama Lou open up for fellow UK artist Jorja Smith at the Regency [...]

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Behind The Scenes: courtship.

courtship. (photo: Estefany Gonzalez)

I quickly got to learn three facts when I met up with courtship. on the duo's last stop in San Francisco: Pinball Machines should really take debit [...]

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Getting louder and weirder with Praying

(photo: Tony Teixeira)

Expansive Oakland doom-gaze duo Praying eliminate the possibility of being a passive listener from the get-go. Live, a wall of amplifiers and speakers threaten gorgeous wrath as [...]

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Bands In Portrait: Enon Gaines

Enon Gaines, frontman of Bay Area indie-punk-hip-hop band Unlikely Heroes, is an enigma. At one moment he is exuberant, then the next shy and vulnerable. At another point he [...]

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    Surf band Sandy’s is breaking waves with new EP ‘Chime’

Surf band Sandy’s is breaking waves with new EP ‘Chime’

On April 26, San Francisco surf band Sandy's will release a new, daydreamy EP titled Chime. These bona fide surfers let their inspiration flow freely at singer Alexi Glickman's [...]

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