Here's a roundup of all of our Noise Pop 2013 coverage!

As you've probably noticed, our writers and photographers enjoyed quite a few shows during Noise Pop 2013 last week. Here's a complete collection of links to all of the Noise Pop shows we saw during this year's festival. Jason Lytle, Jenny-O, Will Sprott, Michael Statis at the Brick & Mortar Music Hall Paige K. Parsons' Tuesday night photos XXYYXX, Teebs, Nanosaur, DJ Dials at the DNA Lounge !!! (Chk Chk Chk), White Arrows, The Mallard, The Yellow Dogs at the Great American Music Hall Ceremony, Terry Malts, Comadre, Permanent Ruin, Synthetic ID at the Rickshaw Stop Lovely Bad Things, Blank [...]

Photos: The Bay Bridged Noise Pop Happy Hour with Golden Void, Wild Moth, DSTVV @ Bender's, 3/1/13

Photos by Nicole L. Browner Thanks to everyone who came out and packed our Noise Pop happy hour show last Friday! If you were there, you know how much all three bands, Golden Void, Wild Moth, and DSTVV totally ruled. If you weren't able to make it, enjoy this photo gallery from the show. Thanks again to all of the bands, the folks at Bender's, and, of course, Noise Pop for the great afternoon. [nggallery id="230"]

Review & Photos: Jukebox the Ghost, Matt Pond, Lighthouse and the Whaler, French Cassettes (sort of) (Noise Pop 2013)

Three surprises awaited us on Saturday night at the Rickshaw for Noise Pop 2013. First, there was a line wrapped around the block by the time doors were slated to open. Second, the show started promptly ten minutes after doors opened (a rare thing for any concert). And third, the originally-scheduled opening band was not actually who they were supposed to be. Confusing? Yes. French Cassettes were originally slated as the opening band for the evening. However, only three guys came on stage instead of four, and they introduced themselves as another band (the name of which I neglected to [...]

Review & Photos: Thao & The Get Down Stay Down, Sallie Ford & The Sound Outside, Before the Brave, Kacey Johansing @ GAMH 3/2/13 (Noise Pop 2013)

Noise Pop 2013 - Thao and the Get Down Stay Down @ GAMH 3/2/13 - photo by Nic Buron San Francisco's semi-soloist, Kacey Johansing was joined by a quartet of jazz minded players. The arrangements had a dreamlike quality that was rooted in the ground by Johansing's confident earthen pipes. The arrangement was jazzy but the songwriting felted rooted in folk music. They created a fresh juxtaposition that felt like a natural sonic marriage. There was no gimmick to be found here. Before the Brave are a relatively new article. With a solid EP under their belt and a strong [...]

Review & Photos: Sonny & the Sunsets, Magic Trick, Cool Ghouls, and Dune Rats @ BOTH 3/2/13 (Noise Pop 2013)

Noise Pop 2013 - Sonny & the Sunsets @ Bottom of the Hill 3/2/13 - photo by Jackie Andrews I was excited to check out Dune Rats, who came all the way out here from Australia to melt ears with their slacker rock, but a single-tracking BART train from the East Bay made me late. Luckily I was able to catch the last half of their set. Self-described as a “budstep” band, they do a pretty good job of channeling the early 90s aesthetic of Ned’s Atomic Dustbin, Nirvana, Wayne’s World, and Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles for starters. In other [...]

Review & Photos: Caspian, Native, Boyfrndz, The Dandelion War @ Bottom of the Hill, 3/3/13 (Noise Pop 2013)

Caspian (Photo: Mike G.) Photo Gallery: Emily Turner Noise Pop 2013 has come and gone, and it ended on an epically high note. Post-rock mainstays Caspian were towering and majestic, a thing of primal beauty, on Sunday night at Bottom of the Hill, but that being said, supporting act Native was the real story of the night for me, if only because I knew nothing about them going in, and they officially earned my "best new discovery" award for the whole festival. Oakland's The Dandelion War opened, and they were the sole local band on the bill. It was an [...]

Review: The Bay Bridged Happy Hour @ Benders; Damien Jurado @ The Chapel, 3/1/13 (Noise Pop 2013)

Noise Pop 2013: Damien Jurado @ The Chapel 3/1/13 - photo by Debra Zeller Friday night's Noise Pop Festival offered a chance to see a clash of styles within a couple blocks of each other, both in terms of the music played and the venues. First, I caught The Bay Bridged's Noise Pop Happy Hour at Bender's featuring Golden Void, Wild Moth, and DSTVV, and then hitched over to another Noise Pop performance from Damien Jurado down the street at The Chapel. Since the event was organized by The Bay Bridged, it doesn't feel right to gush and gush about [...]

Review & Photos: Toro y Moi, Sinkane, Dog Bite, James & Evander @ The Independent, 3/2/13 (Noise Pop 2013)

Toro y Moi (Photo: Mike G.) James & Evander kicked off a night of chill electro/rock at The Independent on Saturday, and they did it with their characteristic laid-back vibe. I love these guys and their house-inspired indie rock tunes. What else can I say that we here at The Bay Bridged haven't already said about James & Evander a million times over the course of the band's incredible past couple of years? It's almost criminal that they were the openers and played to a fraction of the number of people who rolled through The Independent for the second of [...]

Review & Photos: DIIV, Wax Idols, SISU, LENZ at Brick & Mortar Music Hall, 3/2/13 (Noise Pop 2013)

There was a lot to choose from among Saturday's Noise Pop 2013 festivities. So thank the gods of psych-pop that I ended up in front of DIIV's second consecutive sold -out show at Brick & Mortar. I've been hooked on DIIV's Oshin for the past few weeks, so I had high hopes for the heavily-anticipated Noise Pop '13 act - but I was not expecting to be so thoroughly winded by their gorgeous dreamy gloom and varied paradox of a live show. I'm not sure how they're able to mix floaty shoegaze and echoey grunge so eloquently, but I'm sure [...]

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