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    Bob Mould brings ‘Workbook,’ Zach Rogue, and Jon Ginoli to the Great American Music Hall

Bob Mould brings ‘Workbook,’ Zach Rogue, and Jon Ginoli to the Great American Music Hall

Excuses, excuses,  I'll spare you most of them.  Let's just say I was really looking forward to hearing Warehouse.  Twenty-five years later, '87's Warehouse (Husker Du's last album) and '89's Workbook [...]

By |March 2, 2014|Comments Off on Bob Mould brings ‘Workbook,’ Zach Rogue, and Jon Ginoli to the Great American Music Hall
  • Shabazz Palaces @ Slim's 2/27/14 - Photo by Daniel Senter (Noise Pop 2014)
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    Shabazz Palaces, Cities Aviv bring inventive hip hop to Slim’s

Shabazz Palaces, Cities Aviv bring inventive hip hop to Slim’s

Review and photos by Daniel Senter

Near the end of Shabazz Palaces’ set Thursday night at Slim’s, the multi-instrumentalist half of the duo, Tendai Maraire, proclaimed his partner, Ishmael Butler, [...]

By |March 1, 2014|Comments Off on Shabazz Palaces, Cities Aviv bring inventive hip hop to Slim’s

Broods mesmerizes in San Francisco debut

The Rickshaw Stop filled up early Thursday night for the sold-out showcase of new internet sensations ASTR and Broods. It was pretty amazing to see devoted fans arrive early [...]

By |March 1, 2014|1 Comment
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    ‘Mistaken For Strangers’ hits all the right notes to open Noise Pop Film Series

‘Mistaken For Strangers’ hits all the right notes to open Noise Pop Film Series

Filmed over the course of a year, Mistaken For Strangers documents Tom Berninger's experience on the road and at home with The National — the globally-acclaimed indie rock band that [...]

By |February 28, 2014|Comments Off on ‘Mistaken For Strangers’ hits all the right notes to open Noise Pop Film Series

Noise Pop 2014: The Fresh & Onlys take on Brick and Mortar

Photos by Jon Ching

As the storm gripped the city, San Francisco’s Brick and Mortar served as a kind of musical haven to escape the pounding rain outside. For Noise [...]

By |February 27, 2014|Comments Off on Noise Pop 2014: The Fresh & Onlys take on Brick and Mortar
  • Lord Huron @ The Fillmore (2/25/14) - photo by Paige K. Parsons (Noise Pop 2014)
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    Lord Huron embraces wanderlust for sold-out Noise Pop 2014 show

Lord Huron embraces wanderlust for sold-out Noise Pop 2014 show

Photos by Paige K. Parsons

Once in a while, certain songs really grip me—Wild Cub's "Thunder Clatter" or The Middle East's "Blood" for example—and Lord Huron's "The Stranger" is one [...]

By |February 26, 2014|1 Comment

WATERS opens up Noise Pop 2014 with final residency show

Photos by T.J. Mimbs

Monday night, WATERS kicked off Noise Pop 2014 with the final performance of his month-long residency at Brick & Mortar. Despite having played the same venue for [...]

By |February 26, 2014|Comments Off on WATERS opens up Noise Pop 2014 with final residency show
  • Courtney Barnett @ Rickshaw Stop 2/24/13 (Noise Pop 2014) - photo by Nicole Browner
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    Noise Pop 2014: Courtney Barnett brings shrewd lyrics and rock & roll to Rickshaw Stop

Noise Pop 2014: Courtney Barnett brings shrewd lyrics and rock & roll to Rickshaw Stop

Photos by Nicole Browner

Courtney Barnett: Hailing from Melbourne, Australia, Courtney Barnett has become an overnight ambassador for Aussie slacker folk rock. Headlining Monday night's sold-out Noise Pop pre-party, Barnett wore [...]

By |February 25, 2014|1 Comment

Photos: Pixies, Best Coast at The Fox

Photos of Pixies and Best Coast at the Fox Theater, 2/21/14, by Tanner Pikop

By |February 24, 2014|Comments Off on Photos: Pixies, Best Coast at The Fox

Touché Amoré find hope in hopelessness at Slim’s

Touché Amoré photos by Nicole Browner
All other photos by Ryan McDonald

Los Angeles fivesome Touché Amoré led a grab bag lineup of emo and hardcore bands on Wednesday night at Slim's. [...]

By |February 14, 2014|2 Comments

Shearwater rises above the pack at Bottom of the Hill

Photos by Nicole Browner

This is San Francisco — let's talk about conversions. On Saturday night, the Texas-based theatrical gloom pop of Shearwater converted absolutely everyone in Bottom of the [...]

By |February 10, 2014|Comments Off on Shearwater rises above the pack at Bottom of the Hill
  • Delorean @ The Independent 2/10/14 - photo by Gary Magill
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    Review & Photos: Delorean starts a dance party at the Independent

Review & Photos: Delorean starts a dance party at the Independent

Photos by Gary Magill

The last time I saw Delorean play, I was huddled underneath a humid tent at FYF in Los Angeles. This was last summer, and the space [...]

By |February 10, 2014|Comments Off on Review & Photos: Delorean starts a dance party at the Independent