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    Noise Pop 2019: Rosie Tucker, Sucker Crush, Boy Scouts, Vagabon at Swedish American Music Hall

Noise Pop 2019: Rosie Tucker, Sucker Crush, Boy Scouts, Vagabon at Swedish American Music Hall

Vagabon photos: J.D. Bray)

Amidst a week of more bombastic acts for Noise Pop, Rosie Tucker, Sucker Crush, Boy Scouts, and Vagabon brought an intimate respite to Swedish American Music [...]

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  • Beirut and Helado Negro at the Fox Theater
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    Noise Pop 2019: Helado Negro, Beirut play sold-out show on final weekend of festival

Noise Pop 2019: Helado Negro, Beirut play sold-out show on final weekend of festival

On the last Saturday of Noise Pop, the blissful tunes of Helado Negro and indie darlings Beirut permeated the Fox Theater in Oakland.

Roberto Carlos Lange creates dreamlike tunes as [...]

By |March 4, 2019|Comments Off on Noise Pop 2019: Helado Negro, Beirut play sold-out show on final weekend of festival
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    Noise Pop 2019: Rose Droll, Superet, Caroline Rose make the most of a full house at the Independent

Noise Pop 2019: Rose Droll, Superet, Caroline Rose make the most of a full house at the Independent

On Thursday night, Bay Area locals Rose Droll, Los Angeles' Superet, and the "sardonic synth pop" of Caroline Rose graced the stage of the Independent, playing to a packed crowd.

Each [...]

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    Noise Pop 2019: Bobby, SOAR, Club Night, Illuminati Hotties bring delightful distortion to Starline Social Club

Noise Pop 2019: Bobby, SOAR, Club Night, Illuminati Hotties bring delightful distortion to Starline Social Club

Noise Pop is in full swing.

On Wednesday (night three), Local bands Bobby, Soar, and the recently-featured quintet Club Night joined Illumnati Hotties at the Starline Social Club in Oakland.

Though a [...]

By |March 2, 2019|Comments Off on Noise Pop 2019: Bobby, SOAR, Club Night, Illuminati Hotties bring delightful distortion to Starline Social Club
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    Review: Miserable, Super Unison, Same Girls at Bottom of the Hill

Review: Miserable, Super Unison, Same Girls at Bottom of the Hill

Tuesday night at Bottom of the Hill kicked off this week's Noise Pop festival with an all-local showcase with impressive performances from Miserable, Super Unison, and Same Girls, all [...]

By |February 28, 2019|Comments Off on Review: Miserable, Super Unison, Same Girls at Bottom of the Hill

Photos: Love Jerks and Tangerine at Rickshaw Stop

Love Jerks (photo: Patric Carver)

Earlier this month, rock band Love Jerks swung by Rickshaw Stop with support from Tangerine. Our photographer Patric Carver was at the Valentine's Day show [...]

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Review + Photos: Robyn at the Fox Theater

Pop stardom is ephemeral, transitory. Stars live and die by their streaming counts, their relevance preordained by methodically calculated release dates and Twitter announcements, a symptom of competing in [...]

By |February 27, 2019|Comments Off on Review + Photos: Robyn at the Fox Theater

Noise Pop 2019: Teenage Fanclub’s untainted exuberance

Teenage Fanclub don’t have anything to prove.

With 30 years of grit, the Scottish band has spent their career releasing consistently stellar power pop that recalls Big Star and the [...]

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Half Waif rejoices in emotion at Rickshaw Stop

Nandi Rose Plunkett, the woman behind Half Waif, emerges onstage clad in a dark dress and a white mesh coat, which lends her an almost medical aura as she [...]

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Photos: Aurora at the Regency Ballroom

Aurora (photo: Ian Young)

Aurora Aksnes, the effervescent, energetic and enchanting Norwegian singer stopped by the Regency Ballroom on Sunday night to grace her face-painted fans with an electric performance [...]

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Review + Photos: MØ at the Fox Theater

MØ (photo: Cam Peters)

Earlier this month saw Danish singer MØ come through the city for a stop at the Fox Theater in support of her new album Forever Neverland. We [...]

By |February 20, 2019|Comments Off on Review + Photos: MØ at the Fox Theater
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    Review + Photos: Declan Walsh Benefit featuring Mother Hips at the Mystic Theatre

Review + Photos: Declan Walsh Benefit featuring Mother Hips at the Mystic Theatre

The Mother Hips (photo: Carolyn McCoy)

Words by Carolyn McCoy

We all know and understand that it’s the fans that support the bands. Fans give the bands reason to show up and [...]

By |February 12, 2019|Comments Off on Review + Photos: Declan Walsh Benefit featuring Mother Hips at the Mystic Theatre