• Frances Quinlan at the Swedish American Hall, by Jon Bauer
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    Noise Pop 2020: awakebutstillinbed, Mary Lattimore, Frances Quinlan close out the festival

Noise Pop 2020: awakebutstillinbed, Mary Lattimore, Frances Quinlan close out the festival

Frances Quinlan (photo: Jon Bauer)

Feeling more like a quaint backyard barnstorm gathering with your closest friends than a blowout party, the last night of Noise Pop was an endearing [...]

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    Noise Pop 2020: Resavoir livens SFJAZZ’s Joe Henderson Lab

Noise Pop 2020: Resavoir livens SFJAZZ’s Joe Henderson Lab

(photo: Tim Nagle)

Following the release of last fall's self-titled Resavoir, the Chicago-based band started the first night of their tour at SFJAZZ’s Joe Henderson Lab on February 29 as [...]

Photos: Taj Mahal at SFJAZZ

Taj Mahal (photo: Ria Burman)

Taj Mahal circled back around to SFJAZZ Thursday night, bringing the blues and brilliance to the packed-out Miner Auditorium.

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Noise Pop 2020: The Onyx at SFJAZZ

The Onyx (photo: Ria Burman)

The Onyx brought some sweet, high-octane, contagious, feel-good energy to the Joe Henderson Lab at SFJAZZ as part of Noise Pop festival.

With vocals strong and [...]

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Noise Pop 2020: Helado Negro at Great American Music Hall

Helado Negro (photo: Ria Burman)

Mid-week through Noise Pop 2020 brought the peak of electronic, chill-folk in the form of musician-mixer, Helado Negro at Great American Music Hall.

With the auditorium [...]

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  • Hot Tuna at The Fillmore, by Ria Burman
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    Photos: Hot Tuna with the David Bromberg Quintet at the Fillmore

Photos: Hot Tuna with the David Bromberg Quintet at the Fillmore

Hot Tuna (photo: Ria Burman)

David Bromberg Quintet brought their dynamic rock and roll, country-bluegrass vibes to the Fillmore, supporting Hot Tuna.

David Bromberg Quintet got the crowd warmed up with [...]

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    Noise Pop 2020: Vacationer commands crowd at the New Parish with dreamy melodies

Noise Pop 2020: Vacationer commands crowd at the New Parish with dreamy melodies

Vacationer (photo: Cindy Huang)

On Thursday February 27, the line at the New Parish is out the door and approaching the restaurant on the corner. Guests are clad in sparkly outfits [...]

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    Noise Pop 2020: Ami Dang, Lower Dens sift through societal pressures at Rickshaw Stop

Noise Pop 2020: Ami Dang, Lower Dens sift through societal pressures at Rickshaw Stop

In the midst of a consistently volatile social environment, one trope continues to prove true: the personal is political. It's rampant in our our self-expression and how we view [...]

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    Noise Pop 2020: Mannequin Pussy, Best Coast wash away grief at the Regency

Noise Pop 2020: Mannequin Pussy, Best Coast wash away grief at the Regency

“So much happens that makes me want to scream. Our fucked-up collective pain leaves us nowhere safe to do this. So we created a place to scream."

That's certainly one [...]

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    Noise Pop 2020: The Seshen and Mahawam shine at Rickshaw Stop

Noise Pop 2020: The Seshen and Mahawam shine at Rickshaw Stop

Last night, people packed Rickshaw Stop to see the Seshen, the Oakland R&B/jazz/soul/whatever-genre-they-feel-like group that's we've seen in settings as varied as Outside Lands and London. However, the standout [...]

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    Noise Pop 2020: Helado Negro, Angelica Garcia, Meerna and Tré Burt mesmerize the crowd

Noise Pop 2020: Helado Negro, Angelica Garcia, Meerna and Tré Burt mesmerize the crowd

On the third night of Noise Pop 2020 at Great American Music Hall, Meerna opened the night with a room-silencing cover of Joan Baez’s “Silver Dagger” and set the [...]

By |February 27, 2020|Comments Off on Noise Pop 2020: Helado Negro, Angelica Garcia, Meerna and Tré Burt mesmerize the crowd
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    Noise Pop 2020: Sandu Ndu, Velvet Negroni, Sudan Archives light up the ballroom at Starline

Noise Pop 2020: Sandu Ndu, Velvet Negroni, Sudan Archives light up the ballroom at Starline

Although the first night of Night Pop at Starline Social Club started on a quite somber note, night two was a rambunctious endeavor. In the upstairs ballroom, Sandu Ndu, [...]

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