Noise Pop Review: Geographer, Butterfly Bones, K.Flay, Funeral Party

Photos by: Anna Gazdowicz It is seemingly customary for any Noise Pop show to look like a bit of a head-scratcher on paper. Typically when I see a Noise Pop bill I think to myself "what an odd combination, will that work?" In my experience it always does. The shows are stylistically diverse and well-curated. Funeral Party is an L.A. quintet, though their sound is a bit more New York. Propulsive drums and charging guitar are augmented by synthy keys. Frontman Chad Elliott has an engaging and powerful voice which was equally melodic and scorching. Their live performance lives up [...]

Rock Make Street Festival Lineup and Pre-Party!

We're excited to announce details about the third annual Rock Make Street Festival, taking place on Treat Avenue and 18th Street on Sunday, August 22nd, 2010 from 11am-6pm. Presented by The Bay Bridged, Tartufi, and Cookie and the Dude, the free all ages festival brings together the Bay Area's arts and music communities for a hell of an all day party on the streets of San Francisco's Mission District. To be a bit more specific, we're talking three stages of local music and entertainment, 100 local arts and crafts vendors, beer gardens, a children's activity area, and a guaranteed good [...]

Weekend Picks: 4/1-4/4

Thursday: Man/Miracle, Butterfly Bones, Red Blue Yellow, Beehive Spirit @ Milk (8pm, free) Butterfly Bones - "XOXO" Friday: Surfer Blood, Turbo Fruits, Ganglians @ Bottom of the Hill (10pm, $12, sold out) Ganglians - "Hair" (from Daytrotter) Saturday: The Love Dimension, Honey, Spyrals, Greg Ashley @ Hemlock (9:30pm, $7) Greg Ashley - "Amnesia" Sunday: Triclops!, Tubers, Brent Weinbach and Alex Koll, Peijman and Ben Kunin @ Bottom of the Hill (5pm, $10) Triclops! - "March of the Half Babies"

Man/Miracle team up with Rogue Wave on tour, release new 7″

In addition to playing at this year's SxSW (you know, at parties like the Bay Area Takeover - *ahem*), Oakland's Man/Miracle are scheduled to open for fellow Oaklanders Rogue Wave on the band's April Permalight tour. This tour will conclude with a hometown stop at the Fillmore on April 30th. Man/Miracle - "Hot Sprawl" Man/Miracle just released a new split 7" for the single "Other People" via Third Culture Records, featuring SF's Butterfly Bones on the B-side. This is, of course, the band's first release since The Shape of Things saw proper release via Third Culture Records just [...]

Noise Pop 2010: Wallpaper., The Limousines, Butterfly Bones @ Slim’s

Butterfly Bones - "xoxo" Due to a boppingly unmissable Noise Pop Happy Hour at Benders and a wicked long line at (sold-out!) Slim's, I unfortunately missed Battlehooch's set at the Wallpaper./Limousines co-headlined show Friday night, but Butterfly Bones wasted no time in cheering me up. The electro-pop-rock quartet have definitely been coming up in the San Francisco scene. According to some cursory research and the look on the guys' faces, they'd never played a venue the size of Slim's before. Still, the band didn't have any trouble filling the stage with their glee, the venue with their buds [...]

Noise Pop 2010 Preview Mix – Part 1 (Podcast #201)

[podcast][/podcast] Our latest podcast highlights ten of the great bands performing during the 2010 Noise Pop Music Festival, which kicks off on February 23rd. We'll be delivering close-to-comprehensive festival coverage over the next few weeks, so get ready for the fest with this mix. Subscribe to The Bay Bridged's podcast to get each week's new episode downloaded free to your iTunes! About the bands: Philadelphia band Free Energy's ("Hope Child") full length debut Stuck On Nothing comes out on March 9th on DFA Records. They'll be at the Rickshaw Stop with Foreign Born, The Fresh & Onlys and The Splinters [...]

The Rumble Wednesday: Jaguar Love, My First Earthquake, Butterfly Bones

This month's edition of the Rumble, while still true to form, will be extra special. First, given that the festival is rapidly approaching, this event is being billed as a "Noise Pop Warm-Up." Second, the event is saying a sad goodbye to its Harlot roots and moving over to begin a new relationship with Cafe du Nord. And third, the 26th edition of the Rumble will help to celebrate not just one, but TWO birthdays: the 5th birthday of the Owl Mag, and the 7th birthday of one BAGeL Ted and his internet radio genius. Jaguar Love - [...]

SFxSD Festival takes over El Rio Saturday

The second annual SFxSD festival is underway this Saturday -- the back-and-forth show exchange between San Francisco and San Diego indie music scenes -- this time taking over El Rio's back room and porch (3pm-2am, $7). The two-part show begins with an afternoon BBQ, the moves to the back room until 2am. 3pm-8pm Butterfly Bones Long Live Logos (SD) Lucky Jesus Butterfly Bones - "Xoxo" Lilofee - "Lock and Key" 8-10 pm Music For Animals Transfer (SD) Lilofee

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