Noise Pop: Saw Tacocat while dressed as Tacocat at Starline

Tacocat (By: Joey Pangilinan)

In 2015, I had the best Halloween costume ever. Three days of taco fun: Friday, I was a fish taco. Saturday, I was a Taco Bell. [...]

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Noise Pop: Tash Sultana at Swedish American Hall

Tash Sultana (photo: Ria Burman)

Tash Sultana brought down the house last Thursday night at the Swedish American Hall with a wail-worthy performance. Add to the mix a large spoonful [...]

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Noise Pop: Hanni el Khatib at The Chapel

Hanni el Khatib (photo: Ria Burman)

Words by Annie Bacon

It’s been said that the term ‘Americana’ is a euphemism for “I don’t know what else to call this.” Traditionally applied [...]

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Noise Pop: Japanese Breakfast at the Rickshaw Stop

Words by Annie Bacon

Last night at Rickshaw Stop, Noise Pop curated a powerhouse night of music. Headliner Japanese Breakfast brought out a damn good-looking crowd who showered attention and [...]

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Noise Pop: An excited BadBadNotGood take to The Fillmore

BadBadNotGood (photo: Robert Alleyne)

Noise Pop celebrated experimental jazz band BadBadNotGood at The Fillmore last Thursday, February 23, 2017. The band was joined by a powerhouse of strong artists, including London O'Connor, and [...]

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  • PWR BTTM at the Starline Social Club, by Marc Fong
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    Noise Pop: I became BFFs with Ben Hopkins of PWR BTTM’s dad

Noise Pop: I became BFFs with Ben Hopkins of PWR BTTM’s dad

PWR BTTM (by: Marc Fong)

Early last year, I went to PWR BTTM's first San Francisco show ever. On Thursday, February 23 of 2017, I witnessed their first Oakland show, which [...]

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  • Clipping at the Starline Social Club for Noise Pop 2017, by Jon Bauer
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    Noise Pop: Clipping.’s sold out shows at Starline and Brick and Mortar

Noise Pop: Clipping.’s sold out shows at Starline and Brick and Mortar

Clipping. at the Starline Social Club (photo: Jon Bauer)

Note: This review is for the Clipping. show February 25 - all photos are from their show at the Starline Social Club [...]

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  • The Rural Alberta Advantage at the Bottom of the Hill, by Patric Carver
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    Noise Pop: The Rural Alberta Advantage sell out Bottom of the Hill

Noise Pop: The Rural Alberta Advantage sell out Bottom of the Hill

The Rural Alberta Advantage (photo: Patric Carver)

Bottom of the Hill hosted a sold-out show headlined by Toronto rock band The Rural Alberta Advantage. They were joined by Field Medic, Cave [...]

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  • Rogue Wave at Rickshaw Stop, by Debra Zeller
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    Rogue Wave dazzle with ’80s ‘Cover Me’ album at Rickshaw Stop

Rogue Wave dazzle with ’80s ‘Cover Me’ album at Rickshaw Stop

Rogue Wave (by: Debra Zeller)

Hometown heroes Rogue Wave returned to the stage last night to celebrate their recently released Cover Me (an album of reinvented 1980s songs) and transport the [...]

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Noise Pop: Diet Cig at Brick + Mortar Music Hall

Diet Cig (photo: Bailey Greenwood)

The words "infectious" and "bubbly" get thrown around a lot to describe musicians, particularly of the female variety. While at initial glance, these would seem [...]

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Photos: The Brains get loud at Brick + Mortar Music Hall

The Brains (photo: Ria Burman)

The Brains' hardcore-rockabilly swooped through the Brick & Mortar Music Hall over the weekend supporting Legendary Shack Shakers. The Brains released loud, fun, contagious energy upon the [...]

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Noise Pop: Julia Holter at Swedish American Hall

Julia Holter (photo: Jon Bauer)

Words by Annie Bacon

“She’s an artist challenging herself,” fellow music writer Adrian Spinelli whispers to me as Julia Holter completes a stunning rendition of John [...]

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