Noise Pop presents “No Place Like Home” livestream benefit series

This week, Noise Pop and Sierra Nevada Brewing Co. will be launching its "No Place Like Home" livestream series to benefit the Bay Area music community. Every Tuesday and Thursday evening at 7pm, you can tune in to local artist favorites, who have partnered with Bay Area venues to raise funds for those affected by COVID-19 and promote awareness of their vital cultural contributions. Streaming is free, with recommended $10-20 donations that will go to the artists, venues, and Noise Pop's Staff Relief Fund. Schedule: May 5 K. Flay, Finish Ticket, Zelma Stone Benefiting Bottom of the Hill. Donate here [...]

Geographer premieres music video for “Summer Of My Discontentment”

(photo: Brittany O'Brien) Just before hitting the road for his upcoming tour, Geographer has dropped the music video for “Summer of my Discontentment” off of his latest EP, New Jersey. Geographer was formed in San Francisco by Mike Deni as a American synth pop/indie rock band. New Jersey is the latest EP, released back in March, focusing on Deni’s transition in life of being without a home in the six-month gap between leaving San Francisco and moving to Los Angeles. He spent that time touring, couch surfing and at his childhood home in New Jersey where he began writing the [...]

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Beyond The Bay: The Seshen, Rituals of Mine, Geographer in London

On Wednesday, November 6, at a small venue in East London, was a gig you'd expect to find at Rickshaw Stop or Starline. the Seshen, Rituals of Mine, and Geographer joined forces for a UK tour which saw them stop off in eight cities around England and Scotland. For Aki Ehara of the Seshen, touring the UK is a opportunity to get closer, and pay homage, to music he has long admired from across the pond. “I have been just really inspired by music here [in the UK] for decades...almost all my favorite bands are from the UK,” Ehara shares. [...]

Photos: Geographer parts ways with the Bay at the Fillmore

Geographer (photo: William Wayland) One of the Bay Area's best breakouts in recent years has been that of Mike Deni and company's Geographer. Deni has discussed that he is moving out of San Francisco and heading to Los Angeles, and they played what was a farewell show of sorts at what couldn't be a more fitting venue — the Fillmore. It was also announced that long-time member Joyce Lee would be leaving the band, as she was expecting a baby soon. The band was joined by Sure Sure and Andrew St. James, where the show also served as the record release [...]

By |August 3, 2018|Tags: |

Scenes come together in Andrew St. James and Geographer’s “Jaguar”

We love it when two scenes come together for the good of the Bay. Singer-songwriter wunderkind Andrew St. James has teamed up with local synth-pop legend Geographer for "Jaguar," a song about loneliness and loss that's fueled by some sparkling synths (if you're wondering how they met, a mutual producer brought them together). The track comes from a forthcoming split 7" from Tricycle Records, scheduled for release on July 20. Stay tuned for a record release show at the Fillmore on July 28. Geographer, Andrew St. James, Sure Sure The Fillmore July 28, 2018 9pm, $22.50

Noise Pop: Geographer cements its place as a treasured SF gem

A few weeks ago at a the Balanced Breakfast music conference, I heard Mike Deni, lead singer and visionary behind the band Geographer, recount a story from years past in which Deni ran up one of the city's highest peaks and stood looking at the epic views of San Francisco. Some day I'm gonna own this town, he recalled thinking. Well, that has day long since come. As he showed Thursday night at the Independent, headlining a sold-out Noise Pop show, Deni has secured Geographer's place as one of San Francisco's treasured musical gems. If you’re not familiar with the [...]

What’s Happening This Weekend? A Guide To Shows Around The Bay, Dec 15 – 17

BADBADNOTGOOD are actually pretty GoodGoodNotBad. Friday, December 15 M the Heir Apparent @ The Lost Church (SF) The Berkeleyite is releasing his new EP Save Yourself (he's also behind the viewfinder for our Music and Mortality series). FKJ, (((O))) @ The Fox Theater (Oakland) French electronic producer and multi-instrumentalist — whose name stands for French Kiwi Juice — brings his varied vibes to the Fox. Geographer @ Rickshaw Stop (SF) In the final Popscene of the year, son of San Francisco Geographer closes out the year for the long-running series. Saturday, December 16 The Hard Times Three-Year Anniversary Party @ [...]

By |December 15, 2017|Tags: , |

What’s Happening This Weekend? A Guide To Shows Around The Bay, Jan 20-22

Show your solidarity with trans prisoners with Queers Against Prison this Sunday night at The Night Light. Friday, January 20 Goon @ Garden of Weeden Grungy lo-fi Goon will be playing a "message for the address" show somewhere in San Francisco tonight. Listen to "Dizzy" to get your bearings before going. Van Goat, Battlehooch, Wicked Man @ The Uptown Nightclub Over the summer, Bear Lincoln changed their name to the wordplay-heavy Van Goat and never looked back. Cartoon Violence, Elegant Trash, Chemical Gunns @ Stork Club Cartoon Violence deems itself "Bay Area nerd rock" of "musical crime fighters" and this [...]

Breaking news: Geographer plays Noise Pop after-hours show TONIGHT

Victoria Smith / RETNA LTD There are a lot of great Noise Pop shows going on this week, and here's another one: the de-venued Cafe du Nord will play host to live music again. Who will be gracing the stage? None other than SF's much-loved Geographer. The "reverse happy hour" will start at 11:30pm and roll until the wee hours of 1:30 in the morning, and feature drink specials from Jack Daniel's' Single Barrel collection. If you're out late venue-hopping, roll on by for a very Noise Pop nightcap. Geographer Cafe du Nord February 25, 2016 11:30pm, FREE [...]

By |February 25, 2016|Tags: |

Geographer to drop new Endless Motion EP Vol. 1 featuring New Order, Kate Bush, and Paul Simon covers

Since its founding in 2007, San Francisco indie rock group Geographer has brought major recognition and pride to the Bay Area’s music scene. Their latest LP Ghost Modern, released earlier this year, shifted their sound from synth-dominant to more acoustic and lyrically driven, easily becoming front man Mike Deni’s most compelling work. Just recently, Geographer announced their Endless Motion EP Vol. 1 set to be released December 14 via Roll Call Records. The EP is composed of cover songs ranging from electronic DJ Felix Da Housecat’s “Ready 2 Wear” to more classic songs like Paul Simon’s “I Know What I [...]

By |November 4, 2015|Tags: |
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