Noise Pop: Bill Callahan solo at the Swedish American Hall

Bill Callahan (photo: Ian Young)

Bill Callahan, who goes by a number of other names and bands, showed up at the Swedish American Hall as part of the 2016 Noise Pop [...]

By |March 2, 2016|Comments Off on Noise Pop: Bill Callahan solo at the Swedish American Hall

Noise Pop: The Thermals rock Brick & Mortar Music Hall

The Thermals (photo: Ian Young)

Portland punk band The Thermals gave a rousing performance at the Brick and Mortar Music Hall as part of the 2016 Noise Pop Music Festival.  Our [...]

By |March 2, 2016|Comments Off on Noise Pop: The Thermals rock Brick & Mortar Music Hall
  • Day Wave at The Rickshaw Stop for Noise Pop 2016, by Sara Uduwela
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    Noise Pop: Day Wave shine to a full crowd at the Rickshaw Stop

Noise Pop: Day Wave shine to a full crowd at the Rickshaw Stop

Day Wave (photo: Sara Uduwela)

As part of the 2016 Noise Pop Music Festival, Day Wave packed onto the stage to give a performance to an equally packed crowd at the Rickshaw [...]

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  • Drive Like Jehu at the Independent for Noise Pop 2016, by Jon Bauer
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    Noise Pop: Drive Like Jehu’s tenacious post-hardcore orchestra

Noise Pop: Drive Like Jehu’s tenacious post-hardcore orchestra

Drive Like Jehu (photo: Ian Young)

Last Friday, famed '90s post-hardcore act Drive Like Jehu graced an audience at The Independent in San Francisco with a sold-out show. The band performed [...]

Empress Of dazzles with dark pop chops at the Independent

Empress Of knows she's on to something, but wears her pop swagger with with a cloak of humility.

Her show at The Independent last night was a testament to this. As [...]

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Noise Pop: Cave Singers at the Chapel

Cave Singers (photo: Ian Young)

Dead car. Forced converse regarding new lazy foodie apps. Ambulance called for a biker's wheel caught in the trolley tracks. Lyft driver proclaiming Ed Lee's money-sucking toad-nature and [...]

By |March 1, 2016|Comments Off on Noise Pop: Cave Singers at the Chapel
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    Noise Pop: John Moreland shuts up a rowdy Friday night crowd

Noise Pop: John Moreland shuts up a rowdy Friday night crowd

Shows that are meant to break your soul and patch it back together are tough for a crowd on a Friday night. You want to joke with your friends and unwind [...]

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Noise Pop: Escort steam up the Rickshaw Stop

Escort (photo: Robert Alleyne)

Saturday night at the Rickshaw Stop was the place to be to catch Escort give a rousing performance as part of the 2016 Noise Pop Music Festival.  The [...]

By |February 29, 2016|Comments Off on Noise Pop: Escort steam up the Rickshaw Stop

Noise Pop: Ringo Deathstarr satisfy shoegaze needs

Ringo Deathstarr (photo: Kristin Cofer)

Not being too familiar with the Texas outfit's blend of psychedelia and heavy shoegaze, it wasn't Ringo Deathstarr that drew me to this particular Noise [...]

By |February 26, 2016|1 Comment

Noise Pop: Kamasi Washington at the Independent

Kamasi Washington (photo: Jon Ching)

Rising jazz artist Kamasi Washington got a big push in mainstream appeal with his notable contributions to Kendrick Lamar's Grammy-winning album To Pimp A Butterfly and [...]

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Noise Pop: Mitski made us all cry like tall children

Mitski (photo: Jon Bauer)

There was nothing about tonight I wasn't excited about. I had been emotionally preparing for it since the day it was announced that Mitski would be playing [...]

By |February 25, 2016|Comments Off on Noise Pop: Mitski made us all cry like tall children
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    Porches, Alex G, Your Friend tour stops for sold out show at Rickshaw

Porches, Alex G, Your Friend tour stops for sold out show at Rickshaw

With a few exceptions, Domino Record Co. has had a particularly strong run this past year. From last year's Beach Music, to January's Gumption and this month's Pool, the [...]

By |February 23, 2016|7 Comments