Noise Pop 2010: Atlas Sound, Geographer, Magic Wands, Nice Nice @ GAMH

Photos by: Nicole Browner As Noise Pop 2010 entered its closing weekend, packing or selling out many high profile venues in the city, badge holders, photographers, and various press folk were confronted with all kinds of competing choices. Friday and Saturday's lineups featured a smattering of sterling singer songwriters (John Vanderlice, Mirah / Thao, Laura Gibson, Mark Kozelek), including a murkier permutation of this breed in Atlas Sound, the solo project of Deerhunter's Bradford Cox. Cox's musical and personal backstory continues to elicit attention concerning his dual persona as introverted bedroom recording recluse and front man for one of the [...]

Noise Pop 2010: Friday Preview

As the week ends, Noise Pop 2010 only gets bigger for the weekend, with Atlas Sound returning to the Great American Music Hall with Nice Nice (Portland), Magic Wands and Geographer. Nice Nice - "Ark Drum" Also on Friday night are two outstanding all-local bills, sounding vastly different from each other. In the school of rambunctious folk rock, consider The Mumlers, Sonny and the Sunsets and The Ferocious Few with The Growlers at Cafe du Nord. You know the Ferocious Few if you travel through Mission BART stations, or from their explosive set at Rock Make last year; [...]

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