Noise Pop 2019: Rose Droll, Superet, Caroline Rose make the most of a full house at the Independent

On Thursday night, Bay Area locals Rose Droll, Los Angeles' Superet, and the "sardonic synth pop" of Caroline Rose graced the stage of the Independent, playing to a packed crowd. Each artist had unique stylings, but all were able to capitalize on the moment. Rose Droll played a solo, stripped-down set, opting for a keyboard instead of deploying the experimental sounds and genres that colored 2018's record, Your Dog. Despite forgetting the key for one of her songs, Droll laughed it off and carried through. Her performance made for an engaging interpretation of her more complicated production. Los Angeles-based Superet brought [...]

By |March 3, 2019|Tags: |

Ticket Giveaway Roundup: Caroline Rose, Jason Lytle, and more

(illustration: Cassidy Miller) Want even more giveaways? Sign up for our newsletter for access to extra contests. To enter for a chance to win tickets to any show below, email with the name of the band and the date of the show you’re entering in the subject line and your full name in the body of the email. Winners will be selected at random no later than 24 hours before the listed show and notified via email. Thursday, February 28 Caroline Rose, Superet, Rose Droll @ The Independent 2 pairs available 8pm, $16, 21+. Buy advance tickets here. Thursday, [...]

By |February 27, 2019|Tags: , |

Giveaway: Caroline Rose at the Independent for Noise Pop 2019

Pairing sardonic statements with "ear candy" synth pop, Caroline Rose is a star of this year's Noise Pop lineup. We've got a comprehensive profile on the blog now. But if you'd like to see her for yourself, we have just the thing. Follow the instructions below to win tickets to this hotly-anticipated Noise Pop show. To enter for a chance to win tickets to Caroline Rose at the Independent, email with "Caroline Rose" in the subject line and your full name in the body of the email. Winners will be selected at random no later than 24 hours before [...]

By |February 26, 2019|Tags: |

Noise Pop Preview: Caroline Rose’s sardonic synth-pop

(photo: Matt Hogan) Words by Erin Lyndal Martin Caroline Rose copes through the magic of dark humor, and there’s a lot of coping on her 2018 album LONER. On it, she delivers lyrics about unplanned pregnancy, violence, and misogyny with her tongue firmly in her cheek as glossy synthesizers complete the tableau. That disjunction is precisely the point for the 28-year-old Rose, who identifies with the way disconnect can become synergy. “Putting ear-candy melodies over serious things is a little psychotic and I like that,” Rose says. “If you take those and you blow them up to find some humor [...]

By |February 21, 2019|Tags: |

Sponsored: Get excited about winter at the Independent

Local music fans, rejoice: The Independent has (once again) curated a calendar of upcoming shows that is sure to excite fans of all types. Over the course of the next few weeks, Bay Area music fans of all shapes and sizes — from connoisseurs of garage rock to French synth-pop, noise rock to self-aware pop-rock - will be able to enjoy the offerings of one of our top local music venues. It all begins with the Atlanta-bred powerhouse rock outfit, the Coathangers, as they make their way to a headlining gig at the Independent on Saturday, February 23. Opening the [...]

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