• Cherry Glazerr at Bottom of the Hill, by Joey Pangilinan
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    Noise Pop 2015: Teenaged Cherry Glazerr rocks as hard as the big kids

Noise Pop 2015: Teenaged Cherry Glazerr rocks as hard as the big kids

Photos by Joey Pangilinan
Review by Erin Browner

Cherry Glazerr is what a teenage girl band should be — small but wild 18-year-old Clementine on lead vocals and guitar, her older [...]

By |March 2, 2015|Comments Off on Noise Pop 2015: Teenaged Cherry Glazerr rocks as hard as the big kids
  • Cathedrals at The Independent, by Jon Bauer
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    Noise Pop 2015: Photos of Cathedrals, Silver Swans, Waterstrider at the Independent

Noise Pop 2015: Photos of Cathedrals, Silver Swans, Waterstrider at the Independent

Cathedrals, Silver Swans, and Waterstrider played a sold out Noise Pop show Saturday at the Independent, and photographer Jon Bauer was there to capture the action.

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  • Cosmonauts at Brick & Mortar, by Jon Ching
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    Noise Pop 2015: Cosmonauts, Mondo Drag bring heady psych to Brick & Mortar

Noise Pop 2015: Cosmonauts, Mondo Drag bring heady psych to Brick & Mortar

Photos by Jon Ching

Cosmonauts were the headliners on Friday night, but I left the Brick & Mortar Music Hall most impressed by Oakland's Mondo Drag, a five-piece band that [...]

By |March 1, 2015|Comments Off on Noise Pop 2015: Cosmonauts, Mondo Drag bring heady psych to Brick & Mortar
  • No Joy at Bottom of the Hill, by Joey Pangilinan
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    Noise Pop 2015: Photos of No Joy, Devon Williams, Vaniish, Chasms at Bottom of the Hill

Noise Pop 2015: Photos of No Joy, Devon Williams, Vaniish, Chasms at Bottom of the Hill

Photos by Joey Pangilinan

No Joy, Devon Williams, Vaniish, and Chasms were at Bottom of the Hill during Noise Pop's Friday festivities, and photographer Joey Pangilinan was there to capture [...]

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  • Stalls at Bender's Bar and Grill, by Daniel Kielman
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    Noise Pop 2015: The Bay Bridged Happy Hour with Couches, Stalls, and Never Young

Noise Pop 2015: The Bay Bridged Happy Hour with Couches, Stalls, and Never Young

You know it's gonna be a good show when the sound guy tells you to take it down a notch three minutes into your set. Yeah, that's how loud [...]

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  • Geographer at Fox, by Jon Bauer
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    Noise Pop 2015: Photos of Geographer, K.Flay, Empires, & Bell Atlas at the Fox

Noise Pop 2015: Photos of Geographer, K.Flay, Empires, & Bell Atlas at the Fox

Photos by Jon Bauer

San Francisco's Geographer was joined by K.Flay, Empires, and Bell Atlas for a Noise Pop gig at Oakland's crown jewel concert venue, The Fox. Thanks to [...]

  • Eleanor Friedberger at Brick & Mortar, by Jon Bauer
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    Noise Pop 2015: Photos of Eleanor Friedberger, Doe Eye, Icewater, Dude York at Brick & Mortar

Noise Pop 2015: Photos of Eleanor Friedberger, Doe Eye, Icewater, Dude York at Brick & Mortar

Thanks to photographer Jon Bauer for these photos of Thursday's Noise Pop show, featuring Eleanor Friedberger, Doe Eye, Icewater, Dude York at Brick & Mortar.

By |February 28, 2015|Comments Off on Noise Pop 2015: Photos of Eleanor Friedberger, Doe Eye, Icewater, Dude York at Brick & Mortar
  • Giraffage at The Independent, by Joey Pangilinan
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    Noise Pop 2015: Giraffage offers carefree evening at The Independent

Noise Pop 2015: Giraffage offers carefree evening at The Independent

Photos by Joey Pangilinan

When covering a show, I stick to a routine. I open a new Note on my iPhone and jot down set lists, ideas about the crowd, the [...]

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    Noise Pop 2015: The Church play a sold-out show at the Chapel

Noise Pop 2015: The Church play a sold-out show at the Chapel

Steve Kilbey

In high school, Bill had a record player that would start over after finishing a side. Ultimately this led to many a night of listening such that the [...]

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  • Craft Spells at Great American Music Hall, by John Margaretten
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    Noise Pop 2015: Craft Spells’ woozy dream-pop at Great American Music Hall

Noise Pop 2015: Craft Spells’ woozy dream-pop at Great American Music Hall

(Photo Credit: John Margaretten)

In order to write Craft Spells’ last album, Nausea, Justin Vallesteros had to leave San Francisco. The congested city became too much for him, and he returned to where [...]

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  • Jessica Pratt at The Chapel, by Jon Ching
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    Noise Pop 2015: Jessica Pratt, Kevin Morby charm at The Chapel

Noise Pop 2015: Jessica Pratt, Kevin Morby charm at The Chapel

At this point, "otherworldly" is probably an overused adjective to describe a singer's voice, but I'll be damned if it doesn't nail Jessica Pratt's uniquely captivating way with a [...]

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  • Black Ryder at Richshaw, by Jon Ching
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    Noise Pop 2015: The Black Ryder, masters of the hard/soft dichotomy

Noise Pop 2015: The Black Ryder, masters of the hard/soft dichotomy

Photos by Jon Ching

Last night at Rickshaw Stop, The Black Ryder proved themselves to be masters of the hard/soft dichotomy. In celebration of their new LP, The Door Behind the [...]

By |February 26, 2015|1 Comment