Noise Pop 2012: Archers of Loaf, The Big Sleep, Hospitality, Built Like Alaska @ Great American Music Hall 2/25/12

I should probably just mention up front that I already had a ticket to see Archers of Loaf before I got assigned to cover it for The Bay Bridged and hence had a press badge to get me in. So if you've come here for an impartial review, you're shit out of luck. Seriously though, there are few joys in life that compare to an Archers of Loaf show. I saw them last September when they played the Great American Music Hall, and was blown away. They played more of the old-school hits at that show than they did Saturday [...]

First set of Noise Pop 2012 performers announced: Cursive, Archers of Loaf, Built to Spill and more

2012 marks the twentieth anniversary of the Noise Pop Festival, an achievement that's a testament to the fest's consistently strong offerings every year. In the milestone spirit, the early lineup for the 2012 fest -- which runs from February 21st through the 26th -- feature a number of Noise Pop veterans, including Cursive, Imperial Teen, and Archers of Loaf, the last of whom performed way back at Noise Pop #5. At the same time, there is plenty of newer blood named too; count me particularly excited for Veronica Falls, whose last SF outing was canceled due to visa problems, and [...]

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