Noise Pop Review: Tamaryn, The Black Ryder, The Soft Moon, Wax Idols

Each club has its own personality. Some are prompt and efficient. Others take it easy late into the night. Some have out of the box light [...]

By |February 28, 2011|Comments Off on Noise Pop Review: Tamaryn, The Black Ryder, The Soft Moon, Wax Idols

Noise Pop Review: Battlehooch, Nobunny, The Exray’s and The Downer Party

Blame the weatherman. Even though people kept going to Bottom of the Hill's rear courtyard and disappointingly peering up into the cloudless, snow-free sky hoping for a once-in-a-lifetime show, [...]

By |February 28, 2011|Comments Off on Noise Pop Review: Battlehooch, Nobunny, The Exray’s and The Downer Party

Noise Pop: Ted Leo, A B & The Sea, Kevin Seconds

I always get a little nervous at the prospect of seeing a favorite artist play without the comfort of a backing band. On some level, I think, a [...]

By |February 28, 2011|Comments Off on Noise Pop: Ted Leo, A B & The Sea, Kevin Seconds

Noise Pop: The Bay Bridged Happy Hour with Shannon and the Clams, Jake Mann & The Upper Hand, Wet Illustrated

Photos by: Nicole Browner

A big thanks to everyone who attended our Happy Hour show on Friday! Thanks as well to all three bands, Noise Pop and Bender's for [...]

By |February 27, 2011|Comments Off on Noise Pop: The Bay Bridged Happy Hour with Shannon and the Clams, Jake Mann & The Upper Hand, Wet Illustrated

Noise Pop: Film School, Apex Manor, Gregory and the Hawk, Melted Toys 2/24/11

Sometimes Noise Pop Festival lineups aren't necessarily about Noise Pop as an entity. In fact, my very first Noise Pop show was in 2007, and I wasn't even aware [...]

By |February 26, 2011|Comments Off on Noise Pop: Film School, Apex Manor, Gregory and the Hawk, Melted Toys 2/24/11

Noise Pop Review: The Stone Foxes, Voxhaul Broadcast, Ferocious Few, The Soft White Sixties @ The Independent 2/24/11

Photos by: Agata Kamler

I've seen the Ferocious Few more time than I care to count. I've seen them in parks, on street corners, at raucous outdoor festivals. I saw [...]

By |February 26, 2011|16 Comments

Noise Pop: Way Behind the Music @ The Makeout Room 2/24/11

Anthony Bedard (Hank IV) at Way Behind the Music, Noise Pop 2011 from The Bay Bridged on Vimeo.
By far the quirkiest event on Noise Pop's schedule this year was [...]

By |February 25, 2011|Comments Off on Noise Pop: Way Behind the Music @ The Makeout Room 2/24/11

Noise Pop Review: Versus, Telekinesis, The Love Language, Burnt Ones

Photos by: Agata Kamler

For all of my interest in pushing things forward, I've recently felt something of a compulsion back to the familiar comfort zone of catchy rock-pop songs. [...]

By |February 24, 2011|2 Comments

Noise Pop Review: Geographer, Butterfly Bones, K.Flay, Funeral Party

Photos by: Anna Gazdowicz

It is seemingly customary for any Noise Pop show to look like a bit of a head-scratcher on paper. Typically when I see a Noise Pop [...]

By |February 24, 2011|Comments Off on Noise Pop Review: Geographer, Butterfly Bones, K.Flay, Funeral Party

Scenes from the 2011 Bay Area Girls Rock Camp Art Auction, with Thao & Mirah

The Bay Area Girls Rock Camp serves a great purpose: empowering young girls through music. On Friday 2/4/11, it appeared that many others agreed with this idea, as the [...]

By |February 14, 2011|Comments Off on Scenes from the 2011 Bay Area Girls Rock Camp Art Auction, with Thao & Mirah

Let’s Lynch the Landlord: Dead Kennedys in Oakland 2/4/11

East Bay Ray!!!!

San Francisco music history is all too often focused on Jefferson Airplane and the Dead. It is easy to forget that San Francisco spawned hardcore [...]

By |February 10, 2011|6 Comments

Review & Photos: Deerhoof, Ben Butler & Mousepad, Fred Frith & Phillip Greenlief @ Great American Music Hall, 1/28/11

Photos by Charlie Homo

It would be hard to overstate Deerhoof's accomplishments during their ten-plus year run. The numbers alone are exceptional: nine albums, two EPs, countless singles, collaborations, and [...]

By |February 1, 2011|Comments Off on Review & Photos: Deerhoof, Ben Butler & Mousepad, Fred Frith & Phillip Greenlief @ Great American Music Hall, 1/28/11