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    Noise Pop: Geographer cements its place as a treasured SF gem

Noise Pop: Geographer cements its place as a treasured SF gem

A few weeks ago at a the Balanced Breakfast music conference, I heard Mike Deni, lead singer and visionary behind the band Geographer, recount a story from years past [...]

By |February 25, 2018|Comments Off on Noise Pop: Geographer cements its place as a treasured SF gem
  • Dick Stusso at Cafe Du Nord, by Ria Burman
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    Noise Pop: Dick Stusso dripped with charisma at Cafe Du Nord

Noise Pop: Dick Stusso dripped with charisma at Cafe Du Nord

Dick Stusso (photo: Ria Burman)

Noise Pop Fest presented Dick Stusso at Cafe Du Nord with sweet support from Mall Walk and Grace (from the Sandwitches)'s extracurricular endeavor, Grace Sings [...]

By |February 24, 2018|Comments Off on Noise Pop: Dick Stusso dripped with charisma at Cafe Du Nord
  • Madlib and Mos Def at 1015 Folsom, by Joshua Huver
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    Noise Pop: Madlib Medicine Show features surprises from Yasiin Bey, Dave Chappelle

Noise Pop: Madlib Medicine Show features surprises from Yasiin Bey, Dave Chappelle

Madlib Medicine Show (photo: Joshua Huver)

Thursday night Noise Pop 2018 was capped by a late-night Madlib Medicine Show at 1015 Folsom, the first Bay Area show for the legendary [...]

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    Review: Original members of Bananarama perform for the first time ever in San Francisco

Review: Original members of Bananarama perform for the first time ever in San Francisco

Even though the female British pop trio Bananarama formed in 1981, the band’s founding members have never toured together until now.

Sara Dallin, Keren Woodward, and Siobhan Fahey had multiple [...]

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Noise Pop: Amy Shark & MILCK at the Independent

Amy Shark (photo: Robert Alleyne)

Singer Amy Shark played a headlining show as part of Noise Pop 2018 at the Independent on Wednesday night, February 21, 2018. She was joined by [...]

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Noise Pop: Why? & Mister Heavenly at the Fillmore

Why? (photo: Robert Alleyne)

A stellar lineup of music was showcased at the Fillmore Thursday night, February 22, 2018, as part of the 2018 Noise Pop festival. The headliners were the [...]

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Noise Pop: Pretending we’re not crying at Mount Eerie

Phil Elverum, the man behind Mount Eerie, had a banner 2017 for all the wrong reasons: After losing his wife Geneviève in 2016, he wrote an album about it [...]

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Noise Pop: Bruno Major at the Chapel

Welcome, Bruno Major! The London based singer-songwriter made his San Francisco debut during his Noise Pop show Tuesday, February 20 at the Chapel. Performing before a sold-out crowd, he [...]

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  • Moon Daze at Bender's, by Robert Alleyne
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    Noise Pop: Moon Daze + Bear Call at Noise Pop Happy Hour at Bender’s

Noise Pop: Moon Daze + Bear Call at Noise Pop Happy Hour at Bender’s

Moon Daze (photo: Robert Alleyne)

Wednesday evening saw the return of Noise Pop's beloved Happy Hour to Bender's on South Van Ness. With more drink deals than you can shake a stick at, the [...]

By |February 22, 2018|Comments Off on Noise Pop: Moon Daze + Bear Call at Noise Pop Happy Hour at Bender’s
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    Noise Pop: Langhorne Slim’s gritty sweetness shines at Swedish American Hall

Noise Pop: Langhorne Slim’s gritty sweetness shines at Swedish American Hall

Langhorne Slim is an Americana dreamboat, a gritty tattooed maestro of musical sweetness. All alone on the Swedish American Hall stage Tuesday night, he conducted what felt like a [...]

By |February 22, 2018|Comments Off on Noise Pop: Langhorne Slim’s gritty sweetness shines at Swedish American Hall

Noise Pop: Dengue Fever at the Independent

Dengue Fever (photo: Robert Alleyne)

Burger Records took over Noise Pop 2018 for the second night in a row for part two of their Burger-A-Go-Go Tour. It was a packed bill [...]

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  • John Oates & The Good Road Band at the Great American Music Hall, by Ria Burman
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    Photos: John Oates & Good Road Band at the Great American Music Hall

Photos: John Oates & Good Road Band at the Great American Music Hall

John Oates & Good Road Band (photo: Ria Burman)

John Oates (of awesome '80s band awesome Hall & Oates) brought Americana-blues-roots music to the Great American Music Hall Sunday night for a [...]

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