• Waxahatchee at the Swedish American Hall, by Joshua Huver
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    Noise Pop: Katie Crutchfield of Waxahatchee leads stellar night at the Swedish American Hall

Noise Pop: Katie Crutchfield of Waxahatchee leads stellar night at the Swedish American Hall

The 2018 Noise Pop Music Festival concluded with a sold-out solo musician showcase led by Katie Crutchfield, aka Waxahatchee, at the Swedish American Hall on Sunday, February 25.

This was my [...]

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Photos: Thurston Moore at the Chapel

Thurston Moore (photo: Aaron Rubin)

Friday night saw a showcase of legendary noise-rock guitarist Thurston Moore at the Chapel. Also on the bill that night was Heron Oblivion. Take a look [...]

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Noise Pop: Racquet Club at Brick + Mortar

Racquet Club (photo: Aaron Rubin)

Former members of the Jealous Sound make up Racquet Club, who performed at Brick & Mortar Music Hall Saturday, February 24, 2018, as part of the [...]

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Noise Pop: Slim Cessna’s Auto Club at Bottom of the Hill

Slim Cessna's Auto Club (photo: Ria Burman)

Slim Cessna's Auto Club hit Bottom of the Hill Friday night with high-octane energy, whipping up the crowd into a wild frenzy. Offering [...]

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    Noise Pop: Geographer cements its place as a treasured SF gem

Noise Pop: Geographer cements its place as a treasured SF gem

A few weeks ago at a the Balanced Breakfast music conference, I heard Mike Deni, lead singer and visionary behind the band Geographer, recount a story from years past [...]

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  • Dick Stusso at Cafe Du Nord, by Ria Burman
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    Noise Pop: Dick Stusso dripped with charisma at Cafe Du Nord

Noise Pop: Dick Stusso dripped with charisma at Cafe Du Nord

Dick Stusso (photo: Ria Burman)

Noise Pop Fest presented Dick Stusso at Cafe Du Nord with sweet support from Mall Walk and Grace (from the Sandwitches)'s extracurricular endeavor, Grace Sings [...]

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  • Madlib and Mos Def at 1015 Folsom, by Joshua Huver
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    Noise Pop: Madlib Medicine Show features surprises from Yasiin Bey, Dave Chappelle

Noise Pop: Madlib Medicine Show features surprises from Yasiin Bey, Dave Chappelle

Madlib Medicine Show (photo: Joshua Huver)

Thursday night Noise Pop 2018 was capped by a late-night Madlib Medicine Show at 1015 Folsom, the first Bay Area show for the legendary [...]

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    Review: Original members of Bananarama perform for the first time ever in San Francisco

Review: Original members of Bananarama perform for the first time ever in San Francisco

Even though the female British pop trio Bananarama formed in 1981, the band’s founding members have never toured together until now.

Sara Dallin, Keren Woodward, and Siobhan Fahey had multiple [...]

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Noise Pop: Amy Shark & MILCK at the Independent

Amy Shark (photo: Robert Alleyne)

Singer Amy Shark played a headlining show as part of Noise Pop 2018 at the Independent on Wednesday night, February 21, 2018. She was joined by [...]

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Noise Pop: Why? & Mister Heavenly at the Fillmore

Why? (photo: Robert Alleyne)

A stellar lineup of music was showcased at the Fillmore Thursday night, February 22, 2018, as part of the 2018 Noise Pop festival. The headliners were the [...]

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Noise Pop: Pretending we’re not crying at Mount Eerie

Phil Elverum, the man behind Mount Eerie, had a banner 2017 for all the wrong reasons: After losing his wife Geneviève in 2016, he wrote an album about it [...]

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Noise Pop: Bruno Major at the Chapel

Welcome, Bruno Major! The London based singer-songwriter made his San Francisco debut during his Noise Pop show Tuesday, February 20 at the Chapel. Performing before a sold-out crowd, he [...]

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