What’s Happening This Week? A Guide To Shows Around The Bay, Oct 16 – 19

Monday, October 16 Zola Jesus @ Starline Social Club From our friends at Noise Pop comes the first of two shows — we have tickets to give away to this one. Nick Murphy @ The Fox Theater Meet the new incarnation of the former Chet Faker at the Fox. Violence Creeps, Turquoiz Noiz, Outercourse, Dancing Plague of 1518 @ Hemlock Tavern Fact of the Day: The Dancing Plague of 1518 was a real thing. Nothing But Thieves @ Great American Music Hall For tastes that lean a little more radio-friendly (nothing wrong with that!), this rising Brit quartet should do [...]

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: Screaming Females at the Hemlock

As I watched Screaming Females casually blow the minds of the 100 or so fans gathered in the very hot, very smelly, and very dark back room of the Hemlock Tavern, I had a pretty controversial thought. Is Screaming Females one of the last great rock bands? No, I thought. That's not right, although it occasionally felt as if I was seeing an even more seasoned group than I was, one that had perhaps performed throughout the 90s college rock circuit in its prime alongside bands they are constantly compared to -- like Dinosaur Jr. and The Breeders for instance. But maybe, I concluded, [...]

Tonight: Screaming Females play Bottom of the Hill in support of Albini-recorded 'Ugly' LP

With seven years as a band and over 700 live performances under their belt, New Brunswick's Screaming Females show no signs of slowing down. The band released their fifth (and first Albini-recorded) LP Ugly this month on Don Giovanni Records, and the record is already being heralded as one of the best albums of the year: fourteen tracks billed as the “perfect combination of raw energy and honed musicianship,” and definitely their tightest and strongest record yet. Screaming Females – “Expire” Screaming Females' live show is fire; Marissa Paternoster shreds and wails vibrato into the mic, while King Mike’s fast [...]

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