Lauren Ruth Ward explodes onto Cafe du Nord stage

Grungy '70s psych-rock singer Lauren Ruth Ward just released “Water Sign” from her forthcoming album, Volume II ahead of her US tour jumping off this month. On the 19th [...]

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    Noise Pop 2020: Helado Negro, Angelica Garcia, Meerna and Tré Burt mesmerize the crowd

Noise Pop 2020: Helado Negro, Angelica Garcia, Meerna and Tré Burt mesmerize the crowd

On the third night of Noise Pop 2020 at Great American Music Hall, Meerna opened the night with a room-silencing cover of Joan Baez’s “Silver Dagger” and set the [...]

By |February 27, 2020|Comments Off on Noise Pop 2020: Helado Negro, Angelica Garcia, Meerna and Tré Burt mesmerize the crowd
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    Noise Pop 2020: Sandu Ndu, Velvet Negroni, Sudan Archives light up the ballroom at Starline

Noise Pop 2020: Sandu Ndu, Velvet Negroni, Sudan Archives light up the ballroom at Starline

Although the first night of Night Pop at Starline Social Club started on a quite somber note, night two was a rambunctious endeavor. In the upstairs ballroom, Sandu Ndu, [...]

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    Noise Pop 2020: Tim Atlas turns insecurities and anxieties into dreamy indie pop

Noise Pop 2020: Tim Atlas turns insecurities and anxieties into dreamy indie pop

Ever since his elimination from season nine of NBC’s The Voice, Tim Atlas refused to let a short stint on reality TV dictate the rest of his career. He [...]

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The Seshen dive into ‘CYAN’ in time for Noise Pop

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Synthesizers, drum machines, and live percussion blend with the cool, soulful voice of the Seshen’s Lalin St. Juste to create a harmonious combination of synth-pop and electronic [...]

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    Oakland artist Ricky Lake releases new album “Last Summer Sucked”

Oakland artist Ricky Lake releases new album “Last Summer Sucked”

Spending most of 2019 as a feature fixture (and getting his first placement on Showtime's The L Word), Ricky Lake is now ready to claim some shine of his [...]

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    28 Years, 28 Songs (Noise Pop 2020: The Bay Bridged Edition)

28 Years, 28 Songs (Noise Pop 2020: The Bay Bridged Edition)

It's February, and one of the most anticipated yearly Bay Area music festivals is right around the corner.

Now in its 28th (!) year, Noise Pop always proves to be [...]

By |February 3, 2020|Comments Off on 28 Years, 28 Songs (Noise Pop 2020: The Bay Bridged Edition)
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    Noise Pop drops 4th wave of artists: Washed Out, Quinn DeVeaux, Blushh and more

Noise Pop drops 4th wave of artists: Washed Out, Quinn DeVeaux, Blushh and more

Adding to an already eclectic combination of performers, Noise Pop announced yet another slate of artists set to join this year's festival roster. This round adds a couple locals [...]

By |January 14, 2020|Comments Off on Noise Pop drops 4th wave of artists: Washed Out, Quinn DeVeaux, Blushh and more
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    Noise Pop updates 2020 lineup with Best Coast, Summer Cannibals and more

Noise Pop updates 2020 lineup with Best Coast, Summer Cannibals and more

Today, Noise Pop Festival added more names to next year's lineup. Joining previously announced acts like Maya Jane Coles and Raphael Saadiq are Best Coast, Injury Reserve, Mannequin Pussy, [...]

By |November 14, 2019|Comments Off on Noise Pop updates 2020 lineup with Best Coast, Summer Cannibals and more
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    Noise Pop announces first 2020 lineup wave with Raphael Saadiq, Jamila Woods and more

Noise Pop announces first 2020 lineup wave with Raphael Saadiq, Jamila Woods and more

Is it time to start thinking about Noise Pop Festival already? Yes, it is.

Now approaching its 28th year, the festival just dropped its initial lineup of acts, featuring indie [...]

By |October 23, 2019|Comments Off on Noise Pop announces first 2020 lineup wave with Raphael Saadiq, Jamila Woods and more