Photos: Night School at Neck of the Woods

Night School (photo: Robert Alleyne) Saturday night saw multi-talented band Night School headline at Neck of the Woods, the band switching around on their instruments throughout the show. They were joined by Comfort, Night Talks and Madi Sipes & The Painted Blue. Our photographer Robert Alleyne was at the show and caught photos of all the bands that performed that night that you can check out below.

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Live This Month: June 2016 — an audio guide to upcoming SF concerts Download: Live This Month: June 2016 (Podcast #387) 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. Festival season has begun! In this mix, we've included songs from artists performing at an eclectic set of fests around Northern California, including the Huichica Music Festival, Deathstock II, Burger Boogaloo, and Asian Man Records' 20th anniversary celebration. June is also a big month for new albums from local bands, and we've got some great new songs in this mix from Night School, Whiskerman, Young Moon, [...]

Oakland trio Night School to release debut album ‘Blush’

Alexandra Morte and Baylie Arin formed Night School in the spring of 2013, shortly after becoming friends over shared orange peels at the park. The two musicians quickly discovered that their songwriting styles complemented one another’s well, and they set out to together capture some of the magic of 1960s pop groups such as the Crystals, the Shangri-Las, and the Shirelles — but while using far more distortion and reverb. Night School finished recording their first EP, 2014’s Heart Beat, a year into the band’s formation, and shortly afterwards absorbed Baylie’s friend Cheyenne Avant to round out the project on [...]

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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: Best Coast plays intimate set with The She’s, Night School

Photos by Martin Lacey California natives Best Coast aren’t known for subtlety. The lyrics, the songwriting, and the guitar tone – they all revolve around a simplified, overly sunny version of the West Coast – presumably inspired by lead singer Bethany Cosentino’s own life experiences. So it made sense when the band came out last night as a five piece to thicken the sound — a few details might have been lost, but that’s a small price for Best Coast to pay. Playing an extra small, nearly sold out (I heard there were some tickets available at the door) show [...]

Mixtape: Fourteen San Francisco Bands to Watch in 2015 Download: Mixtape: Fourteen San Francisco Bands to Watch in 2015 (Podcast #357) What does 2015 have in store for San Francisco Bay Area music? Using our very scientific prognostication tools, this mixtape seeks to answer that question, highlighting emerging bands in a number of genres that are poised to have breakout years. Some have upcoming albums or tours, while others are continuing to gain acclaim from their 2014 releases. Whatever the case, these are fourteen local bands to watch this year. Many of them are new to our podcast, and all of them are worth checking out in the [...]

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