Magic Bullets, No Age @ GAMH 10/30

Magic Bullets hit the stage Friday night in support of LA lo-fi outfit No Age at the Great American Music Hall. The Bullets' sound borrows a bit from British crooner Morrissey -- seemingly whistful and longing yet remaining bright and upbeat. It was an excellent way to get the night started off. The boys played a brisk set comprised of new and old songs, and they also mentioned a new album out some time in the near future which hopefully will see the light of day before too long. LA noise rock trio Residual Echoes were up next. These boys [...]

Family Matinee at Bottom of the Hill w/No Age and White Circle Crime Club

Words by: Jake Butler Photos by: Nicole L. Browner My first show in San Francisco was an all ages show at Bottom of the Hill. Coming back for this afternoon show to close out my own personal Noise Pop experience brought things full circle in a sense. Making the trek from the East Bay was a bit daunting at first, as even with all my magical powers, I couldn't keep God's tears at bay (translation: it was dumping rain). My hesitation almost ruined the day for me, as I barely made it as the last badgeholder to be let in. [...]

Noise Pop: Sunday Preview!

It will be sad to see Noise Pop end, but they will indeed go out with a bang. Two shows punctuate Sunday's Noise Pop festival. At 1pm, No Age (LA) will headline a show at Bottom of the Hill with White Circle Crime Club (Belgium), Infinite Body (LA) and Veil Veil Vanish. No Age plays a raucous and infecting type of power-punk that's quite naturally produced in LA. If you want education about the more esoteric aspects of punk, check out this show, as they may soon be the master's. $12. No Age - "Teen Creeps" The last [...]

Episode 151: Noise Pop 2009 Preview (Part 2)

[podcast][/podcast] Listen to the podcast here. This is the second of two podcast episodes spotlighting the diverse mix of excellent bands playing during the 2009 Noise Pop Music Festival. We have twelve great local and touring bands in the episode, all of whom are performing during Noise Pop, which runs from February 24th to March 1st. You can listen to our first Noise Pop 2009 episode here. LA indie pop band The Submarines ("Waiting for a War") kick off the episode with a cover of a song by their current tourmates, The Morning Benders. Both bands will be co-headlining at [...]

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