Noise Pop 2015: Check out all of our festival coverage!
Jessica Pratt at The Chapel (Photo Credit: Jon Ching) Got any plans for the weekend? If you're like us, you're still recovering from the week that was Noise Pop 2015, and you're not quite ready to wrap your brain another show-filled weekend. Well, if you'd rather stay in this weekend, wear your pajamas around the clock (don't forget Daylight Savings Time starts Saturday night), drink some herbal tea, and go on a Netflix binge, we don't blame you. But, at the very least, you can relive some of the best moments from Noise Pop with this wrap-up of all [...]
Noise Pop 2015: Photos of No Joy, Devon Williams, Vaniish, Chasms at Bottom of the Hill
Photos by Joey Pangilinan No Joy, Devon Williams, Vaniish, and Chasms were at Bottom of the Hill during Noise Pop's Friday festivities, and photographer Joey Pangilinan was there to capture the action.
Devon Williams announces new LP on Slumberland Records
On June 3rd, Oakland’s prestigious Slumberland Records will drop the latest release from long-time LA signee, Devon Williams. The LP, entitled Gilding The Lily, is a work of deliberately lush pop, at least if we can judge by the first two singles released. Both "Games" and "Flowers" echo a dreamy '60s pop sound while also surprising ears with elements like the use of a tambourine, acoustic guitar and glassy synth all at the same time. Produced by Jorge Elbrecht, whose recent credits include work with Ariel Pink, Violens, and Dinowalrus. Gilding the Lily is William’s third album, following up Carefree [...]
Recommended, 11/14-11/20: Wet Illustrated/Devon Williams, MINOT (ex-FMTM)/Tartufi, Kimya Dawson, The Stone Foxes/Steve Taylor
Every Monday, we'll be offering you early picks for some of the week's best concerts. Do you think we omitted something worthwhile? Let us know in the comments! Be sure to visit our Local Concert Calendar for an expanded set of daily listings. Wet Illustrated kicks off tour with Devon Williams Fresh off the release of 1x1x1, SF's Wet Illustrated bring their exuberant art-pop to Amnesia on Thursday (9pm, $7-10), kicking off a series of West Coast dates with Devon Williams. Tim Cohen's Magic Trick headlines the evening. Wet Illustrated - "Gypsy Town" Magic Trick (Tim Cohen) - "Daylight Moon" [...]
Photos: Twin Sister, Devon Williams, Library Voices @ Rickshaw Stop, 9/4/11
Live This Month: September 2011 – an audio guide through SF concerts this month (Podcast #256)
Live This Month: September 2011 (Podcast #256) In Live This Month, we sample some of the great local and out-of-town bands performing in the coming month in the San Francisco Bay Area. Two big local-focused events top this month's calendar. First, we're pleased to be co-producing the free, all ages 2011 Rock Make Street Festival, taking place on September 17th at Treat Avenue and 18th Street in the Mission District. Additionally, the Mission Creek Music Festival returns to SF and Oakland for its fifteenth installment this month. Beyond those fests, the September concert calendar seems heavy on out-of-town acts playing [...]
Recommended, 8/29-9/4: Mission Creek Oakland, Mi Ami, White Fence/RTX, Twin Sister/Devon Williams
Every Monday, we'll be offering you early picks for some of the week's best concerts. Do you think we omitted something worthwhile? Let us know in the comments! Be sure to visit our Local Concert Calendar for an expanded set of daily listings. Mission Creek Oakland kicks off this week The Mission Creek Music Festival is gearing up for a number of dates in SF, but MCMF's sister Mission Creek Oakland fest kicks off first, with two shows this coming weekend. Friday night (9pm, Free), there's a free show at the Uptown, with The Horns of Happiness, White Cloud, Mwahaha [...]
Review and Photos: The Tyde, My Teenage Stride, Math & Physics Club, Devon Williams @ Rickshaw 5/30
Five out-of-town bands closed out Popfest on Sunday night to a modest but attentive crowd at the Rickshaw Stop. I came in during opener Devon Williams' set, catching the tail end of their eighties pop tinged with the bittersweet heart of a teen. Next Math and Physics Club brought the sunshine back with their quick-witted pop. Layering lyrics like "I could keep the feeling/ but the feeling's mutual" over bright, punchy guitar riffs, the Seattle-based band put out a fun set. I recommend the song "The International," from their just-released album, I Shouldn't Look As Good As I Do. The [...]
A.C. Newman shines at The Independent
Words and Photos by: Ben Van Houten Opening with "There Are Maybe Ten Or Twelve," the first track from his new solo album, A.C. Newman delivered an hour-plus set of stately chamber-power-pop to great applause on Saturday night at The Independent. After weeks of hand-wringing about Get Guilty--Was the production too muted? Were some of the songs too long or too slow?--it was welcome relief that the live show rendered these questions moot via an enthusiastic set from this former San Francisco resident. Yes, Newman announced, he lived for a period of time at Broderick and Eddy, noting that, memorably, [...]
Noise Pop: Saturday Preview!
Tomorrow is the last full day of Noise Pop, and it's a duesy. But before you start your night of shows, head over to the Pop N' Shop at The Verdi Club. This awesome independent design fair has become one or Noise Pop's coveted non-music events, and includes designers and artists selling clothing, jewelry, posters and more. It takes place from 12pm-4pm and is free! Saturday will also feature a couple of matinee shows, one of which is at Bottom of the Hill with The Matches, Dizzy Balloon and Ex-Boyfriends. Oakland's The Matches are guaranteed to put on a fun [...]