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 [...]

Review + Photos: K. Flay at the Fillmore

K. Flay (photo: Robert Alleyne) Kristine Flaherty, better known as K. Flay, performed to a sold-out Fillmore in San Francisco on Wednesday the 17th of January. During the evening she triumphantly remarked how selling out the famous venue on Geary Boulevard was a lifelong dream. She put on a high-energy and vivacious performance fitting which was fitting for someone living their dream. The show felt like a homecoming in many ways, because Flaherty has spent much time in the Bay Area. Many of the songs performed on the night were written in her “parent’s basement.” The audience met her performance all [...]

By |January 22, 2018|Tags: |

K. Flay announces new music video, GAMH appearance

K.Flay at BottleRock Napa Valley 2016 (photo: Jon Ching) Chicago-born and Stanford-graduated alternative hip-hop artist Kristine Flaherty, better known as K. Flay, just released a music video for her song "Blood In The Cut." K. Flay kicks off her North American tour on the west coast in late October, including an appearance at Great American Music Hall on October 27. Off of her latest EP, Crush Me, "Blood In The Cut" is the first new music since K. Flay released the standalone single "FML" in March. K. Flay has three other EPs that preceded her 2014 full-length Life As A Dog. “The song is [...]

By |September 15, 2016|Tags: |

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 [...]

Live 105’s BFD 2015 lineup abounds with local independent acts

  Live 105 bills itself as "The Bay Area's Alternative," and the radio station is living up to this title with its BFD 2015 lineup, which was announced this morning. Headlined by indie rock stalwarts Modest Mouse, Icelandic indie-folkers Of Monsters And Men, and indie-pop act Panic! At The Disco, and with main stage support from the likes of Cold War Kids and Atlas Genius, BFD 2015 will also feature a host of local independent bands playing three of the festival's four stages on June 6 at Shoreline Amphitheatre. That's right, this year's iteration of the alternative radio station's summer [...]

Mixtape: 2014 San Francisco Bay Area Musical Highlights Download: Mixtape: 2014 San Francisco Bay Area Musical Highlights (Podcast #353) In 2014, Bay Area artists released a wealth of great records, with highlights coming in an array of genres: garage pop, indie rock, electronic pop, and hip hop. The year brought new acclaim to ascendant locals like tUnE-yArDs and Tycho, the latter of whom just released a deluxe version of his stellar 2014 album, Awake. Also on the rise are The Family Crest, who grabbed well-deserved NPR attention for the band's sophomore LP, Beneath the Brine. It was a year of impressive debuts: Cathedrals built a strong following [...]

RSVP now: K.Flay is performing a free show in SF

Rad free show alert: After being stuck in major label limbo, local rapper K.Flay stormed the charts earlier this year with her long awaited album, Life as a Dog. Now, she's returning to SF for a free concert at the Brick & Mortar Music Hall on November 6th, courtesy of DeliRadio and SOL REPUBLIC. K.Flay's a terrific live performer, so you definitely don't want to miss this. RSVP to get on the list right now, and be sure to show up on time, because admission will be first-come, first-served.

By |October 17, 2014|Tags: |

K.Flay ditches major label, drops ‘Life As A Dog’

Yes. Yes, we are. Late Monday night, K.Flay took to Facebook to finally, officially announce the release of her long-awaited debut full-length Life As A Dog. The project was a labor of love for the rapper and producer (born: Kristine Flaherty), who finally split with RCA last fall after two years and recording 60 songs, but failing to see eye-to-eye with the label on how she should be about she should be packaged for the masses (spoiler alert: K.Flay had no interest in conforming to the mold envisioned by the folks at RCA, but she lost the rights to all [...]

By |June 24, 2014|Tags: |

K.Flay coming to Bottom of the Hill in late March

One of my favorite locals and one of the many highlights of Phono Del Sol 2013, Ms. Kristine Flaherty (better known as K.Flay), is swinging through San Francisco next week as part of a two-week-long tour of the West Coast. Joining her on Sunday, March 23 at Bottom of the Hill will be Air Dubai and iTCH. Following a single release on RCA last summer (her excellent What If It Is EP), she's back in the world of the independents and "taking control of her music again," according to her publicist. Flaherty's first steps away from the major label life [...]

By |March 13, 2014|Tags: |
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