Noise Pop 2010: Atlas Sound, Geographer, Magic Wands, Nice Nice @ GAMH

Photos by: Nicole Browner

As Noise Pop 2010 entered its closing weekend, packing or selling out many high profile venues in the city, badge holders, photographers, and various press folk [...]

By |March 1, 2010|Comments Off on Noise Pop 2010: Atlas Sound, Geographer, Magic Wands, Nice Nice @ GAMH

Noise Pop 2010: John Vanderslice, Nurses, Honeycomb, Conspiracy of Venus @ Swedish American Hall

Photos by: Rachel Keenan

The inclusion of John Vanderslice in the Noise Pop 2010 lineup should come as a surprise to no one. Regardless of new albums, collaborations, tours, proverbial [...]

Noise Pop 2010: Wallpaper., The Limousines, Butterfly Bones @ Slim’s

Butterfly Bones - "xoxo"

Due to a boppingly unmissable Noise Pop Happy Hour at Benders and a wicked long line at (sold-out!) Slim's, I unfortunately missed Battlehooch's set at the [...]

By |March 1, 2010|Comments Off on Noise Pop 2010: Wallpaper., The Limousines, Butterfly Bones @ Slim’s

Noise Pop 2010: The Dodos & Magik Magik Orchestra @ Palace of Fine Arts

Photos by: Charlie Homo

Everyone loves a homegrown success story. And whether you caught The Dodos' Meric Long as a fledgling picker, shoegazing through bangs and armed with loop pedals [...]

By |February 26, 2010|Comments Off on Noise Pop 2010: The Dodos & Magik Magik Orchestra @ Palace of Fine Arts

Noise Pop 2010: Citay, Scout Niblett, Greg Ashley, Tape Deck Mountain @ Cafe du Nord

Photos by: Nicole Browner

Tape Deck Mountain - "Scantrons"

As I walked up Market Street to Cafe du Nord, I could hear these brooding tunes emanating from underground and couldn't help [...]

By |February 26, 2010|Comments Off on Noise Pop 2010: Citay, Scout Niblett, Greg Ashley, Tape Deck Mountain @ Cafe du Nord

Noise Pop 2010: Zee Avi, The Hot Toddies, Leslie and the Badgers, Tiny Television @ Rickshaw Stop

Review and Photos by: Nic Buron

One of the many strengths of the Noise Pop Festival is its ability to bring together such solid and eclectic bills. Of course tonight’s [...]

By |February 26, 2010|4 Comments

Noise Pop 2010: Rogue Wave, Princeton, Man/Miracle, Two Sheds @ Bottom of the Hill

Photos by: Charlie Homo

While it is awesome that overall Noise Pop 2010 is roughly 2/3 Bay Area bands, Wednesday's show at Bottom of the Hill offered an even better [...]

By |February 25, 2010|2 Comments

Noise Pop 2010: Harlem, Best Coast, The Sandwitches, Young Prisms @ Cafe du Nord

True to the nature of a show sponsored by the Columbus of uncharted music exploration, Gorilla vs. Bear's Noise Pop show took bands steaming with potential and gave them [...]

By |February 25, 2010|Comments Off on Noise Pop 2010: Harlem, Best Coast, The Sandwitches, Young Prisms @ Cafe du Nord

Noise Pop 2010: Foreign Born, The Fresh & Onlys, Free Energy, The Splinters @ Rickshaw Stop

Photos by: Rachel Keenan

Thankfully, the rain dissipated to welcome the first proper full slate evening of Noise Pop acts. It's always a bit of transition to slip into "festival" [...]

By |February 25, 2010|Comments Off on Noise Pop 2010: Foreign Born, The Fresh & Onlys, Free Energy, The Splinters @ Rickshaw Stop

Pete Bernhard, Jake Mann and the Upper Hand, Leopold and his Fiction @ Cafe du Nord 2/21

Review By: Elizabeth Maki
Photos By: Nicole L. Browner

Despite a rainy day, a fair crowd showed up Sunday evening for an efficiently run show at Cafe du Nord. Leopold and [...]

By |February 24, 2010|Comments Off on Pete Bernhard, Jake Mann and the Upper Hand, Leopold and his Fiction @ Cafe du Nord 2/21

Noise Pop 2010: Yoko Ono / Plastic Ono Band @ Fox Theater

Photos by: Charlie Homo

I enjoyed the first-rate setting of table 13 at the Fox Theater provided to me by my well positioned friends at The Bay Bridged. As someone [...]

By |February 24, 2010|6 Comments

White Cloud, Ash Reiter, and TV Mike and the Scarecrowes @ Rickshaw Stop 2/17

Review by Todd Wanerman
Photos by: Charlie Homo

A modest but dedicated crowd turned up at the Rickshaw Stop Wednesday night to hear a solid set by some very fresh East [...]

By |February 22, 2010|Comments Off on White Cloud, Ash Reiter, and TV Mike and the Scarecrowes @ Rickshaw Stop 2/17
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