Maus Haus

One of our favorite parts of Noise Pop are the free happy hour shows that serve as the optimal post-workday/pre-show way to get a few drinks and catch some great San Francisco Bay Area bands. We’re pleased to be hosting the happy hour on Friday, February 27th at the new Happy Hour location, Bender’s Bar (806 South Van Ness at 19th Street). We’ve got three great bands at the show, so we hope to see you there!

The Bay Bridged Presents
A Noise Pop Happy Hour with:

maus haus
Sugar and Gold
Tempo No Tempo

Friday, February 27th, 2009
5pm-8pm, FREE, 21+

[audio:] maus haus – “Rigid Breakfast”

[audio:] Sugar and Gold – Slice Me Nice

[audio:] Tempo No Tempo – “Medicines”

About the bands:

Do we really need to say much more about maus haus? The band’s 2008 included everything from their first show to their first record (Lark Marvels) to becoming one of the Bay’s most buzzed-about bands, with a great live show to boot. “Maus Haus combine a paranoid insomniac vibe with playful pop lines and cleverly cinematic lyrics that make them out to be the bastard child of Kraftwerk hanging with Captain Beefheart that would obviously have a video starring Simon Le Bon and the boys. That is an admittedly nutso sentence, but it’s hard to pinpoint exactly what Maus Haus is – other than totally rad.” (RCRD LBL)

Over the past few years, Sugar and Gold has established itself as one of the most entertaining live acts in the City. The band’s now working on the follow-up to their slinky elecro-disco-funk debut Creme and we’re excited to see and hear what they’ve been up to. “[K]nows how to get the party started. Borrowing disco’s slinky rhythms, sleazy synths, and soft-rocking vocals, the group revels in ’70s nostalgia, approximating Daryl Hall if he were produced by Giorgio Moroder.” (SF Weekly, Best Party Bands 2008)

Abandoning some of their more melodic rock elements, Tempo No Tempo is now fully committed to an exciting experimental art-disco sound and we’re very pleased to have them kick off the show. “Their latest EP, Repetition, stirs in a fine 20 minutes and is a fitting disc to spin for a pre-party. Hell – a party and after-party too.” (West Coast Performer) “Then it’s back to that bassline turning over and that hi-hat working — the dance floor will be at fever pitch.” (Space City Rock)