Noise Pop Festival announces first bands for 2015, badges and tickets on sale this week

Our friends at Noise Pop announced the first batch of bands playing the 2015 edition of their iconic San Francisco indie music festival, and they're off to a great start. The lineup so far features a host of local Bay Bridged favorites (Giraffage, Cathedrals, Six Organs of Admittance, Tony Molina) as well as artists from far-and-wide (Caribou, Dan Deacon, Slow Magic, Surfer Blood). Early Bird festival badges are $125 and go on sale for TODAY at 11am PST – once those are gone, Regular Badges will go on sale for $150. Badges give you access to all general admission shows. [...]

Live This Month: December 2013 — an audio guide through SF concerts this month (Podcast #321) Download: Live This Month: December 2013 — an audio guide through SF concerts this month (Podcast #321) 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. It's December again, which means something of a slow down in the world of live music. Tours become more infrequent as bands avoid winter weather, and few albums are being released during a time when most critics are putting the finishing touches on their best-of lists. Likely to appear on more than a few of those lists [...]

Slow Magic releases remix of Gold Panda's "Brazil"

Slow Magic has released a remix of former tourmate Gold Panda's "Brazil", available for download via XLR8R. The track, from Panda's Half of Where You Live EP, is spacey, tropical, and laced with funked synths. Though Slow Magic will be on tour in Europe next month, he'll be making a stop in San Francisco at Slim's, opening for El Ten Eleven. Stream his take on "Brazil" and get full details on the show at Slim's below.   El Ten Elevan, Slow Magic Slim's December 13, 2013 9pm, $16 (all ages)

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Mixtape: Fifteen Highlights from South by Southwest 2013 (Podcast #302)

Mixtape: Fifteen Highlights from South by Southwest 2013 (Podcast #302) As discussed earlier today, we saw a ton of great bands at South by Southwest 2013. Here are fifteen SXSW discoveries from a number of genres. As you'll see, the first half of the mix (Side A, if you will) includes some of our favorite rock, punk and psych highlights from SXSW. The second half, by contrast, is all about electronic pop. We'd previously covered a few of these acts before, but we'll be watching all of them closely in the future. For more about these bands and all of [...]

Review: Teen Daze, The One AM Radio, Giraffage, Slow Magic @ Rickshaw Stop, 6/6/12

MacBook Pros and MIDI controllers were the weapons of choice at the Rickshaw Stop on Wednesday night, where fans of beat-laden electronic music gathered in droves to groove out to the sounds of Teen Daze, The One AM Radio, Giraffage, and Slow Magic. The all-ages show attracted a diverse crowd, including a 7-year-old birthday boy who's mother had brought him to his first concert. Although the crowd didn't start to fill in until around 10pm, fans who arrived early were treated to the most exciting performance of the night. Slow Magic is a mysterious no-name, no-face, drum and samples project, [...]

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