Review & Photos: The Fresh & Onlys, R. Stevie Moore, Plateaus, and Burnt Ones @ Bottom of the Hill, 2/27/13 (Noise Pop 2013)

Photos by Lauren Espina This week's Noise Pop 2013 festivities continued at Bottom of the Hill on Wednesday night with toe-tapping performances from San Francisco garage rockers Burnt Ones and The Fresh & Onlys, plus San Diego's Plateaus and D.I.Y. legend R. Stevie Moore. Each of the four bands is a quartet, providing for a well-rounded rock show. Burnt Ones warmed up the stage with an impressive rock 'n' roll set. Frontman Mark Tester relied on feedback from his amp to provide the set with gritty distorted guitar sound as he belted out his vocals to the crowd. Amy Crouch [...]

R. Stevie Moore – "No Escape from Loving You" (Sean Moore cover)

R. Stevie Moore ("a riveting genius") is set to release a series of cover tracks via Glowmobile Recording Company in early 2012. Keep your eyes peeled for more information on this release, and in the meantime, enjoy one of the tracks: a cover of "No Escape from Loving You", originally written by Sean Moore. R. Stevie Moore - "No Escape from Loving You" (Sean Moore Cover) No Escape from Loving You by Sean Moore

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Random, Happy Memories of 2011

Some years are great for shows – like 2008. Some are great years for albums, like 2009. But this was a great year for both, from the start. In the order I remembered them: Family Crest – My Living Room; 9/11 Duh. Can you believe this alterna-dad cream dream supreme? A stalwart and happy-go-lucky nonet of classically trained musicians show up at my house to play their lovely, life-affirming chamber pop on the anniversary of 9/11 and my teenage son sits in on clarinet? You just had to be there. But then we would have run out of pasta much [...]

Review: R. Stevie Moore, Ariel Pink, Kelley Stoltz @ The Makeout Room 8/29/11

Monday's double-header showcasing R. Stevie Moore and Ariel Pink's recent musical affair also featured local kaleidoscopic pop wizard Kelley Stoltz for the second night of a two-part "secret" show. The Makeout Room was in rare form, as the crowd - large, yet manageable - packed themselves in and eagerly awaited what we all expected to be a very special experience. It was, indeed! [nggallery id=110829-ariel-pink] With his first tour ever and an upcoming documentary this year, R. Stevie Moore is finally getting the exposure and respect that he's earned. If it's not for his monumental library of bedroom-recorded works that [...]

Recommended, 8/22-8/28: Magic Trick/Magic Bullets, R. Stevie Moore/Ariel Pink, Mikal Cronin, The Soft Moon/Craft Spells

Every Monday, we'll be offering you early picks for some of the week's best concerts. Do you think we omitted something worthwhile? Let us know in the comments! Be sure to visit our Local Concert Calendar for an expanded set of daily listings. Tim Cohen's Magic Trick releases album, Magic Bullets play final show Tim Cohen's other band, Magic Trick, releases its new album, The Glad Birth of Love, Tuesday on Empty Cellar Records, and the band celebrates its release on Wednesday night at the Rickshaw Stop (8pm, $8). The show is a packed one, and it also marks the [...]

Recorded for Japan: benefit compilation with Ariel Pink, Kurt Vile, many live tracks recorded in Brooklyn

Another fantastic benefit compilation to support Japanese earthquake relief efforts was released August 4th, featuring artists such as Kurt Vile, Ariel Pink, and R. Stevie Moore performing the appropriately titled "You Are Too Far From Me," with members of MGMT. Almost all of the songs on Recorded for Japan were actually recorded live in the Vacation Island studio in Brooklyn. Stream Recorded for Japan online, and make your donation to the Japanese Red Cross for a full album download. Recorded for Japan: 01 Beige: "Focus" * 02 R. Stevie Moore: "You Are Too Far From Me [ft. members of MGMT]" * [...]

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