Never Young set to power up the stage at Phono del Sol

If you love post-hardcore or the kind of raucous punk rock that makes you want to grab your friends and rush the pit, come early to Phono Del Sol festival, one of the Bay Area’s best days for music, and catch local rockers Never Young for their set in the sunshine on Saturday, June 17. When I caught up with one of Never Young’s principal songwriters Nikolas Soelter (disclosure: he's also a writer for The Bay Bridged), we spoke about the band's love of playing live and what’s next for Never Young. The origin of the group goes way back [...]

Announcing the 2017 Phono del Sol Music and Food Festival: Thee Oh Sees, The Coathangers, Jay Som lead an amazing musical lineup! Phono del Sol — the Bay’s beloved community-centered nonprofit music and food festival — is back for amazing seventh year in Potrero del Sol Park. Come hang with music fans of all ages on Saturday, June 17, and take in the summer vibes with an incredible lineup of indie rock, punk and hip-hop sounds that’s sure to keep your ears happy all day long. Phono del Sol 2017 features a ton of national and local heavy hitters, including the return of garage-punk giants Thee Oh Sees, Atlanta noise-punks The Coathangers, Oakland-based indie favorite Jay Som, acclaimed SF singer-songster Sean [...]

Never Young craft a noisy, urgent sucker-punch in “Beta Male Erotica”

Never Young are one of our favorite local bands to turn up all the way when we just want to scream into a pillow and thrash away all our feelings. Each and every day, this becomes more true. Take today, when we share their new track "Beta Male Erotica." Urgent and aware, it's a righteous gut punch to a "very specific and often unsuspecting type of misogynist," says founding member Christopher Adams. "Sad things start to resonate the romance washed away/I'm choking on misogyny while the singer masturbates," are the words that paint a poetic picture of an anxious scene [...]

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Mixtape: New Alternative — The Bay Area’s emerging noisy rock sound Download: New Alternative: The Bay Area's emerging noisy rock sound (Podcast #390) The post first ran on The dream of the '90s may be, as the TV show says, alive in Portland, but the sounds of the '90s are finding new vitality in the San Francisco Bay Area indie music scene. In recent years, a significant number of new bands have emerged citing alt-rock leaders like Sonic Youth and My Bloody Valentine, and the grunge scene as inspiration for their noisy indie rock. The stellar local label Father/Daughter Records has released a number of albums by local alternative-inspired [...]

Premiere: Never Young and Gay Henry partner for “New Villain” video

We're excited to premiere up-and-coming local noise rock group Never Young's latest video for their song "New Villain" from their NY Singles EP. For the video, the band teamed up with Gay Henry, aka Guy Henry Mueller — a drag artist from Guerneville who recently relocated to Minnesota. As Nik of Never Young told me, the premise for the video came out of a few phone calls: He lives in Minnesota now so we just bounced around ideas over the phone and he came back with this. He does performance art under the name Gay Henry; lip sync'd drag performances [...]

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Makthaverskan, Wild Moth, and Never Young at Thee Parkside next week

Makthaverskan (Photo: Hilda Randulv) Sweden's Makthaverskan bring their sound to San Francisco on their fall North American tour with a stop at Thee Parkside on Friday, October 2. Formed in 2009, Makthaverskan has come out with two full-length releases on Sweden's Luxury Records. The band has since then encountered rising attention in the US, notably due to the band's laudable female-lead vocals infused with a distinct pop and post-punk touch. Featuring local acts Wild Moth and Never Young to open up the evening, the show offers a variety of up and coming artists not only from the other side of [...]

Weekend Plans: Big Ups heads to Bottom of the Hill

Photo by Tiffany Yoon The latest show offering from the local wunderkinds of Professional Fans comes in the form of Weekend, Big Ups, and Never Young performing at Bottom of the Hill this Friday. Headliner Weekend hails from Brooklyn, but is signed to Oakland label Slumberland Records (Pains of Being Pure At Heart, Joanna Gruesome). Weekend culls from heavily instrumental acts that sound like introspective guitar-led forays into the (inevitable) apocalypse, ie: Mogwai and Porcupine Tree. Below you can see Weekend performing a full KEXP set in a church: Big Ups' frontman Joe Galarraga oscillates between a deadpan baritone and a snarling scream. The effect is a [...]

Never Young and Happy Diving announce West coast tour

This July, likeminded local punk bands Happy Diving and Never Young set off on a West Coast tour together. The two week jaunt kicks off in Oakland on July 15th with a solid melting pot of rock getups including Meat Market, Mall Walk, and Lofter. While traveling to 11 coastal cities, Never Young will be carrying their self-titled EP released earlier this year via Father/Daughter Records, as well as a special tour cassette with three new songs. The tour wraps in San Francisco on July 24th. Tour dates: 7.15.15 - One Fam, Oakland, CA w/ Meat Market, Mall Walk 7.17.15 [...]

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: The Bay Bridged Happy Hour with Couches, Stalls, and Never Young

You know it's gonna be a good show when the sound guy tells you to take it down a notch three minutes into your set. Yeah, that's how loud Never Young was to open The Bay Bridged-hosted Noise Pop Happy Hour event at Benders Friday night. Things didn't get any more mellow after the band's set of blistering noise rock either, nor did I wish it to. I mean, something had to take my mind off the passing of Leonard Nimoy, and what better way to cope with superficial pop culture icon mourning than an evening full of garbled vocals, [...]

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