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

Dripping Ceilings: Monotonix at Rickshaw Stop with Ty Segall and Nodzzz

Sometimes I feel like I've seen it all with Rock and Roll, but when I first saw Monotonix at Treasure Island last year I realized I was wrong (again). [...]

By |January 31, 2011|2 Comments

London Calling: Chuck Prophet’s Spanish Bombs at the Great American Music Hall, 1/29/11

I was 13 when my 20-year-old brother saw The Clash without me. Heartbroken, I drank enough vodka to puke in grandma's bed and pass out on the floor. I [...]

By |January 31, 2011|Comments Off on London Calling: Chuck Prophet’s Spanish Bombs at the Great American Music Hall, 1/29/11

Is there hope post-KUSF?

I've been out more than usual this past week since KUSF was ripped from the airwaves. Can we save the next band from calling it quits or the [...]

By |January 26, 2011|2 Comments