Noise Pop 2010: Thao Nguyen / Mirah, Horse Feathers, Dave Smallen, Carletta Sue Kay @ Swedish American Hall

Photos by: Nicole Browner

While the audience, and even the performers, might have expected Saturday night's collaboration between Mirah and Thao Nguyen to come across as a spirited little experiment, [...]

By |March 2, 2010|Comments Off on Noise Pop 2010: Thao Nguyen / Mirah, Horse Feathers, Dave Smallen, Carletta Sue Kay @ Swedish American Hall

Noise Pop 2010: Mark Kozelek, Laura Gibson, Paula Frazer, Fences

Photos by: Charlie Homo

We got a little lost on the way to the gig last night due, in part, to losing our bearings among the thousands of people gathered [...]

By |March 2, 2010|2 Comments

Noise Pop 2010: The Mumlers, The Growlers, Sonny and the Sunsets, The Ferocious Few @ Cafe du Nord

Written by Todd Wanerman

Noise Pop’s Friday night roster posed some maddeningly appealing choices. Some members of our usual research team opted to check out Atlas Sound etc. at [...]

By |March 2, 2010|Comments Off on Noise Pop 2010: The Mumlers, The Growlers, Sonny and the Sunsets, The Ferocious Few @ Cafe du Nord

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