New free concert series to bring Helado Negro, Giraffage to SF

If you're a local, we're willing to bet you've seen the Golden Gate Bridge, you've seen Alcatraz, and you've seen the Full House house. But have you seen McLaren Park? The second-largest park in the city, McLaren Park often gets overshadowed by its big sister Golden Gate Park. But it's a favorite of the surrounding Excelsior district, boasting scenic wetland habitats, running trails, and a historic amphitheater named after one of the neighborhood's most famous former residents: Jerry Garcia. Now, a new tradition is taking root there: Noise Pop's Due South series. Starting Saturday August 24, Noise Pop will host [...]

Live This Month: November 2017 — an audio guide to upcoming Bay Area concerts Download: Live This Month: November 2017 (Podcast #416) 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. Among this month's highlights are two of San Francisco's most buzzed-about acts, The She's and Giraffage, both of whom just released long-awaited new albums. The new set from The She's, "all female rock and roll quartet", is the quartet's first LP in six years, and it reveals the band's growth as songwriters while still packing a ton of melodic punch. Charlie Yin's first Giraffage full length, [...]

Giraffage releases new track, haunts Mezzanine on Halloween

As frequently as San Francisco-based beat maker Giraffage has thrown us remixes and collaborations to keep our hunger at bay, it’s been a long time since we’ve heard a stand-alone original. His new single, released on Fool’s Gold, picks back up since 2014’s No Reason EP. The shimmering synths on “Bring Me Your Love” are paired up with Thea on vocals. As usual, the new track is prime material to soundtrack any dream where you find yourself with the ability to fly or casually lounge about in the clouds. Fans of the recent records from Porter Robinson or Madeon may [...]

By |August 22, 2016|Tags: |

Following tweet poll, Blackbird Blackbird, Giraffage, and Mark Redito to form an emo band

The arms of this Blackbird Blackbird member at our Phono Del Sol Festival sum up our excitement of his latest news: he, Mark Redito (fka Spazzkid), and SF local Giraffage are taking their friendship to the next level and forming an emo band. Mikey Maramag, the LA via SF via Honolulu electro-pop musician who performs under Blackbird Blackbird, tweeted out a New Year's challenge. We're not sure if they were expecting it to reach 500, but it did just that and 29 more. NestHQ was the first to talk to the guys about the reality of the project, confirming that it is, in fact, very real. [...]

Giraffage tackles yet another US Tour

Charlie Yin, the man behind the Giraffage dance party, has spent a sizable amount of 2015 on the road from a winter tour with Spazzkid to a mass of festival appearances from HARD Summer to Life is Beautiful. Hopefully you were aerating the grass in one of the crowds for either Mad Decent Block Party or Outside Lands and you already know what Yin is capable of. As it isn’t enough to keep the dreamy electronic remixes of R. Kelly or Janet Jackson on repeat, his live sets continue to incorporate these fan favorites within his growing catalog of originals. [...]

By |October 14, 2015|Tags: |

Noise Pop 2015: Giraffage offers carefree evening at The Independent

Photos by Joey Pangilinan When covering a show, I stick to a routine. I open a new Note on my iPhone and jot down set lists, ideas about the crowd, the general atmosphere, and performance energy. I stick to one beer and a bottle of water. I try not to socialize too much in case I miss a controversial comment a musician mutters under their breath into the microphone. But during Thursday night's Giraffage show at the Independent, I found myself not only weary of my routine, but insanely jealous of everyone around me, people that had come to the show to dance and drink [...]

Noise Pop Festival announces first bands for 2015, badges and tickets on sale this week

Our friends at Noise Pop announced the first batch of bands playing the 2015 edition of their iconic San Francisco indie music festival, and they're off to a great start. The lineup so far features a host of local Bay Bridged favorites (Giraffage, Cathedrals, Six Organs of Admittance, Tony Molina) as well as artists from far-and-wide (Caribou, Dan Deacon, Slow Magic, Surfer Blood). Early Bird festival badges are $125 and go on sale for TODAY at 11am PST – once those are gone, Regular Badges will go on sale for $150. Badges give you access to all general admission shows. [...]

Live This Month: November 2014 — an audio guide to upcoming SF concerts Download: Live This Month: November 2014 (Podcast #349) 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. It's finally starting to get colder in San Francisco, but there a ton of great shows to force you out of the house and into local music venues this month. We're big indie pop fans around these parts, and Toronto five-piece Alvvays released one of the year's best albums in the genre. The group's self-titled debut LP, out now on Polyvinyl, is jangly, hazy and catchy [...]

Giraffage streams “Tell Me” from new ‘No Reason’ EP

Giraffage just returned to the Bay after a lengthy tour supporting Porter Robinson, and he's wasting no time before his next project. That's right, the artist (whose real name is Charlie Yin) is geared up for the release of a new EP, entitled No Reason, out November 18 via Fool's Gold Records, and he's now streaming "Tell Me" off that forthcoming release. The new track was tested out during Giraffage's tour with Porter Robinson, so it's a good bet you'll be hearing "Tell Me" during Giraffage's three-show Bay Area Takeover that runs November 5–7 and takes place at three different [...]

By |October 29, 2014|Tags: |

‘Giraffage Remixes The-Dream’ available for free download

San Francisco producer Giraffage (a.k.a. Charlie Yin) has always been known to chop up smooth R&B samples on his homegrown beats, but today he's taken that skill to the next level. Giraffage Remixes The-Dream premiered earlier today over on The Fader as a bootleg tribute to 2007's Love Hate, which Giraffage refers to as "one of the most underrated albums of the 2000's." Stream the remix album below, or grab a free download from the cloud. Giraffage cranked out the free remix album while while working on new tracks for his upcoming original release in the studio (and probably [...]

By |February 5, 2014|Tags: |
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