Noise Pop 2019: Dude York + Partner bring spritely performances to Cafe du Nord for festival’s final night

On what made for a very fun, very female, very queer final night of Noise Pop, Bay Area locals the Total Bettys joined Blushh, Dude York, and Partner for one last hurrah on the quaint stage of Cafe du Nord Sunday. Opening the night were the Total Bettys, a queer pop-punk outing that have consistently released succinct, lively tunes that never shy away from dealing with tough issues like mental illness. Anchored by the uplifting delivery of songwriter Maggie Grabmeier, the songs never are a drag. Similarly, the fuzzy cotton-candy tunes of Blushh kept the small crowd head nodding. Lead singer Shabnam Ferdowsi's way [...]

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