• Leonard Cohen at the Paramount, 3/2/13
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    Two Reviews of Leonard Cohen at the Paramount, 3/2/13 and 3/3/13

Two Reviews of Leonard Cohen at the Paramount, 3/2/13 and 3/3/13

(Editor's note: Here are dispatches from two of our writers, who both attended Leonard Cohen's recent shows at the Paramount on March 2nd and March 3rd.)

From MBL:

It is hard [...]

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  • Jukebox the Ghost @ the Rickshaw Stop, Noise Pop 2013
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    Review & Photos: Jukebox the Ghost, Matt Pond, Lighthouse and the Whaler, French Cassettes (sort of) (Noise Pop 2013)

Review & Photos: Jukebox the Ghost, Matt Pond, Lighthouse and the Whaler, French Cassettes (sort of) (Noise Pop 2013)

Three surprises awaited us on Saturday night at the Rickshaw for Noise Pop 2013. First, there was a line wrapped around the block by the time doors were slated [...]

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  • Noise Pop 2013 - Thao and the Get Down Stay Down @ GAMH 3/2/13 - photo by Nic Buron
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    Review & Photos: Thao & The Get Down Stay Down, Sallie Ford & The Sound Outside, Before the Brave, Kacey Johansing @ GAMH 3/2/13 (Noise Pop 2013)

Review & Photos: Thao & The Get Down Stay Down, Sallie Ford & The Sound Outside, Before the Brave, Kacey Johansing @ GAMH 3/2/13 (Noise Pop 2013)

Noise Pop 2013 - Thao and the Get Down Stay Down @ GAMH 3/2/13 - photo by Nic Buron

San Francisco's semi-soloist, Kacey Johansing was joined by a quartet of [...]

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    Review & Videos: A Silent Film, Royal Teeth, Jillette Johnson @ Slim's, 2/27/13

Review & Videos: A Silent Film, Royal Teeth, Jillette Johnson @ Slim's, 2/27/13

This year I’m trying to keep a thorough list of all the shows I see, so that at the end I can have an accurate list of my favorites. [...]

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    Review & Photos: Sonny & the Sunsets, Magic Trick, Cool Ghouls, and Dune Rats @ BOTH 3/2/13 (Noise Pop 2013)

Review & Photos: Sonny & the Sunsets, Magic Trick, Cool Ghouls, and Dune Rats @ BOTH 3/2/13 (Noise Pop 2013)

Noise Pop 2013 - Sonny & the Sunsets @ Bottom of the Hill 3/2/13 - photo by Jackie Andrews

I was excited to check out Dune Rats, who came all [...]

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    Review & Photos: Caspian, Native, Boyfrndz, The Dandelion War @ Bottom of the Hill, 3/3/13 (Noise Pop 2013)

Review & Photos: Caspian, Native, Boyfrndz, The Dandelion War @ Bottom of the Hill, 3/3/13 (Noise Pop 2013)

Caspian (Photo: Mike G.)
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Noise Pop 2013 has come and gone, and it ended on an epically high note. Post-rock mainstays Caspian were towering and majestic, a [...]

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    Review: The Bay Bridged Happy Hour @ Benders; Damien Jurado @ The Chapel, 3/1/13 (Noise Pop 2013)

Review: The Bay Bridged Happy Hour @ Benders; Damien Jurado @ The Chapel, 3/1/13 (Noise Pop 2013)

Noise Pop 2013: Damien Jurado @ The Chapel 3/1/13 - photo by Debra Zeller

Friday night's Noise Pop Festival offered a chance to see a clash of styles within a [...]

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    Review & Photos: Toro y Moi, Sinkane, Dog Bite, James & Evander @ The Independent, 3/2/13 (Noise Pop 2013)

Review & Photos: Toro y Moi, Sinkane, Dog Bite, James & Evander @ The Independent, 3/2/13 (Noise Pop 2013)

Toro y Moi (Photo: Mike G.)

James & Evander kicked off a night of chill electro/rock at The Independent on Saturday, and they did it with their characteristic laid-back vibe. [...]

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    Review & Photos: DIIV, Wax Idols, SISU, LENZ at Brick & Mortar Music Hall, 3/2/13 (Noise Pop 2013)

Review & Photos: DIIV, Wax Idols, SISU, LENZ at Brick & Mortar Music Hall, 3/2/13 (Noise Pop 2013)

There was a lot to choose from among Saturday's Noise Pop 2013 festivities. So thank the gods of psych-pop that I ended up in front of DIIV's second consecutive [...]

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    Review & Photos: XXYYXX, Teebs, Nanosaur, & DJ Dials @ DNA Lounge, 2/28/13 (Noise Pop 2013)

Review & Photos: XXYYXX, Teebs, Nanosaur, & DJ Dials @ DNA Lounge, 2/28/13 (Noise Pop 2013)

The faint smell of reefer already began to permeate the DNA Lounge as local beatmaker Nanosaur took the stage at 10pm, opening an event featuring Teebs and headliner XXYYXX [...]

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    Review & Photos: OBN IIIs, Fuzz, Blasted Canyons, & G. Green @ The Knockout, 2/28/13 (Noise Pop 2013)

Review & Photos: OBN IIIs, Fuzz, Blasted Canyons, & G. Green @ The Knockout, 2/28/13 (Noise Pop 2013)

Fuzz (Photo: Jason Shane)

In what should be remembered as one of highlights of this year's installment of Noise Pop, OBN IIIs and Fuzz – the latest brainchild of SF-wunderkind [...]

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  • Noise Pop 2013 - The Thermals @ Rickshaw Stop 3/1/13 - photo by Jackie Andrews
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    Review & Photos: The Thermals, Dirty Ghosts, The SHE’S, Ev Kain @ Rickshaw Stop 3/1/13 (Noise Pop 2013)

Review & Photos: The Thermals, Dirty Ghosts, The SHE’S, Ev Kain @ Rickshaw Stop 3/1/13 (Noise Pop 2013)

Friday’s Noise Pop show at The Rickshaw did not disappoint. From the angular math rock of EV Kain to the Sunny, crystalline pop of The SHE'S, this lineup fell [...]

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