Noise Pop 2012: Jolie Holland, Will Sprott, Dreams, Emily Jane White @ Swedish American Hall, 2/24/12

I won't lie to you. This photo is not from the Swedish, but from a recent show at Oakland's Uptown. It was my first Emily Jane White show, it was great and I really tried to get to the Swedish on time. Parking was a nightmare, and I missed her. Ode to Sentience, her third album, is due out this May. Learn from my mistakes and be on time to her next show! She already has four spots listed for South by Southwest if you happen to be in Texas next month. Another Oakland based outfit, Dreams, was taking the [...]

The Bay Bridged Presents: Three Days at the Swedish American Hall!

We're excited to partner with the 2012 Noise Pop Music Festival to present three great days of shows at the Swedish American Hall, with a variety of terrific performers in a wonderful historic space. Get your tickets now! Mac McCaughan of Superchunk, Portastatic, and Merge Records comes to the Swedish for a rare solo performance on Thursday, February 23rd (7pm, $15-17, 21+, Buy Tickets). He'll be joined by Portland's Sun Foot, as well as That Dog/The Rentals' Rachel Haden and The Essex Green's Sasha Bell. Superchunk - "Rope Light (acoustic live on WXDU)" Soggy Moggy by Sun Foot Former San [...]

Tonight: Dreams’ single release party with Tartufi, Debbie Neigher at Beatbox in SOMA

Tonight in SOMA, the newly formed East Bay band Dreams celebrates their first single with a release party at Beatbox (11th Street & Folsom - RSVP). The first 30 guests will receive a free copy of Dreams' single "With You" upon entry to the show, where the band is supported by Tartufi, singer-songwriter Debbie Neigher (who performed at Rock Make with Phantom Kicks), and a DJ set by Colorist. With You by Dreams In the fashion of CocoRosie with a little more swing to the step and soulful vocals, "With You" shows a lot of promise for the future of [...]

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