Noise Pop presents “No Place Like Home” livestream benefit series

This week, Noise Pop and Sierra Nevada Brewing Co. will be launching its "No Place Like Home" livestream series to benefit the Bay Area music community. Every Tuesday and Thursday evening at 7pm, you can tune in to local artist favorites, who have partnered with Bay Area venues to raise funds for those affected by COVID-19 and promote awareness of their vital cultural contributions. Streaming is free, with recommended $10-20 donations that will go to the artists, venues, and Noise Pop's Staff Relief Fund. Schedule: May 5 K. Flay, Finish Ticket, Zelma Stone Benefiting Bottom of the Hill. Donate here [...]

Rogue Wave’s “Aesop Rock” is a solid return

After a two-year hiatus, Oakland’s Rogue Wave released their new single “Aesop Rock,” a pleasing response to rapper Aesop Rock’s single “Rogue Wave” released in January. The catchy indie pop-rock tune has great guitar leads paired with bubbly synths and percussive motion that charges the song forward and begs a little repeat. For the release of the single, the band teamed up with San Francisco's The Tipping Point, a nonprofit that works to break the cycle of poverty in the Bay Area. It’s an important organization working to help community members get the resources they need when their needs are not being [...]

Rogue Wave celebrate 10 years of iconic album with 3 Bay Area shows

Oakland-based Rogue Wave is headed through the Bay Area for three shows starting in Santa Cruz tonight. The indie rock band, which Zach Rogue built out of the ashes of the dot-com bust, dabbles in emotional and musical dualities: joy-pain, loud-quiet, melody-chaos. They are celebrating the 10th anniversary reissue of their seminal Asleep At Heaven's Gate, which SPIN hailed as “a make-or-break manifesto that often trumps indie-rock’s big-leaguers.” Catch them at one of their three Bay Area shows: Rogue Wave, Business of Dreams Moe's Alley May 9, 2018 8:30pm, $18 Rogue Wave, Dear Boy The Independent May 11, 2018 9pm, [...]

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Rogue Wave dazzle with ’80s ‘Cover Me’ album at Rickshaw Stop

Rogue Wave (by: Debra Zeller) Hometown heroes Rogue Wave returned to the stage last night to celebrate their recently released Cover Me (an album of reinvented 1980s songs) and transport the sold out Rickshaw Stop back a few decades to the hairspray-laden, synth-heavy pop perfection of the '80s. The show was presented by Popscene and Noise Pop — the landmark San Francisco festival now in their 25th year. Before Rogue Wave enraptured the crowd with a great set of inspired nostalgia, DJ and Popscene co-founder Aaron Axelsen spun indie and well-known tunes from the era that brought us hair metal and [...]

Listen now: Zach Rogue and Courtney Jaye team up for new single, album in 2017

There's a haunting sweetness to "Forces of Decay," the first song from Rogue + Jaye, a new collaboration between Rogue Wave's Zach Rogue and country crooner, Courtney Jaye. The two initially met during a songwriting session in December 2013, but quickly found an easygoing harmony as a creative duo. The results will be heard when their full-length record Pent Up is released in 2017. Over her decade-long career, Courtney Jaye has spent time leaping across the musical map, moving between country, pop, and Americana. Her last album, 2013’s Love and Forgiveness was produced by Mike Wrucke (renowned for his work [...]

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The Bay Abridged: Apr 27 – May 10

In this recurring feature known as The Bay Abridged, our staff writers will provide short, witty recaps on shows they attended around the Bay Area. A scene check, a heat check, and sometimes more — stop by every other Wednesday for the most comprehensive and concise recap of last week's Bay Area concert scene. Not Yetis at VAMP (Oak) Apr. 29. Sporting giant Russian fur hats Not Yetis tore through a career spanning setlist with excellent AV narration to keep everyone up to speed. Like a Rutles movie starring GBV. Not Yetis play this Saturday in Petaluma with Rick's most [...]

Live This Month: May 2016 — an audio guide to upcoming SF concerts Download: Live This Month: May 2016 (Podcast #385) 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. Plenty of younger bands populate this month's set of concert picks, but May's highlights include a significant number of indie veterans. Take the Atlanta trio pictured above, The Coathangers, whose fifth album may be the group's best yet. Local vets Rogue Wave returned last month after a three year break between records with their sixth LP, Delusions of Grand Fur, while the new LP from former [...]

Rogue Wave, Cayucas headline 20th Street Block Party

Last year, the 20th Street Block Party served up a free afternoon of excellent music and cool neighborhood vendors. This year, the block party returns for another free day of fun on August 23rd. The band lineup is great, with performers including Rogue Wave, Cayucas, Melted Toys, Ray Barbee and The Mattson 2 featuring Tommy Guerrero, The Bilinda Butchers, Myron & E, 8th Grader, 1955, and San Francisco Rock Project. As was the case last year, the music will be accompanied by a wide variety of food vendors and activities. Find out all about this year's block party here.

Live This Month: July 2013 — an audio guide through SF concerts this month (Podcast #309)

Live This Month: July 2013 — an audio guide through SF concerts this month (Podcast #309) 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 kicks off this month in the Bay Area, and we're really excited to be bringing you the the third annual Phono del Sol Music & Food Festival on July 13th. This episode features new music from Phono del Sol performers Blouse and Painted Palms, two of the twelve great bands that will be performing all day. Speaking [...]

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