Photos: Telekinesis at Cafe du Nord

Telekinesis (photo: Ian Young) Seattle's Michael Lerner, better known as Telekinesis, has been making feel-good indie power pop since 2009. He brought his band and songs from his latest album, Effluxion, to Cafe du Nord on Tuesday night. Nashville's SONTALK warmed up the crowd.

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Live This Month: April 2013 — an audio guide through SF concerts this month (Podcast #303)

Live This Month: April 2013 — an audio guide through SF concerts this month (Podcast #303) 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. We're due for an onslaught of anticipated new albums from Bay Area bands, and that outpouring begins this month with a number of the local artists we've included in this mix. Both Life Coach and Tartufi have gained members since their last records -- Life Coach recently became a duo with the addition of The Mars Volta's Jon Theodore [...]

Telekinesis – "Ghosts and Creatures"

Michael Benjamin Lerner, better known as Seattle-based Telekinesis, recorded his latest album in two weeks. Two weeks may seem like a small amount of time to record a (good) third album, but Dormarion was no rushed venture. Lerner spent the better part of last year writing songs for the album, which drops April 2 on Merge Records. The two week recording process was assisted by Spoon drummer Jim Eno in his Austin, Texas studio. The single "Ghosts and Creatures" rides a catchy synth wave, layered with dreamy vocals, and you can hear it below. Telekinesis plans to hit the road [...]

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Noise Pop Review: Versus, Telekinesis, The Love Language, Burnt Ones

Photos by: Agata Kamler For all of my interest in pushing things forward, I've recently felt something of a compulsion back to the familiar comfort zone of catchy rock-pop songs. Frills? Frills are overrated. Fuck frills. I'm not going to claim to speak for the rest of the crowd at Cafe Du Nord on February 23rd, but, over the course of the evening, we were treated to a whole mess of infectious songs and, by all appearances, everyone enjoyed it immensely. Drawing primarily from 12 Desperate Straight Lines, Telekinesis delivered a set showcasing the recent album's killer pop songs and [...]

Recommended at Noise Pop, 2/22-2/23: Merge Records bands, Admiral Radley/Typhoon, Dirty Ghosts, and more

We'll be offering our Noise Pop picks over the next several days. Then, as the festival proceeds, our writers and photographers will be reporting back from a whole bunch of Noise Pop events. Looking forward to something in particular? Let us know in the comments. Cafe Du Nord hosts a mostly Merge Records showcase on Wednesday night (8pm, $15), with resurgent indie pop pioneers Versus joining The Love Language and Telekinesis. The last band recently released 12 Desperate Straight Lines, a super-catchy album borne out of Michael Benjamin Lerner finding himself last July "with no band, a case of vertigo, [...]

First batch of Noise Pop 2011 performers announced: Yo La Tengo, Ted Leo, How To Dress Well, Best Coast, Wavves and more

How To Dress Well ‒ "Ready for the World" Telekinesis – “Car Crash” Best Coast & Wavves – "Got Something For You" Early bird badges are now on sale for Noise Pop 2011, and the festival has announced the nineteenth annual fest's first performers: Best Coast Dan Deacon Ensemble Daniel Martin Moore How To Dress Well Max Bemis Ted Leo (Solo) Telekinesis The Concretes The Stone Foxes Versus Voxhaul Broadcast Wavves Yo La Tengo Consider us excited. Two additional pieces of the initial announcement also have us intrigued. One is the Noise Pop Culture Club, a two-day daytime art/film/street fair/show [...]

Ticket Giveaway Wednesday: Papercuts, Goh Nakamura, Telekinesis

It's time for our weekly installment of Ticket Giveaway Wednesday. There are some great local and touring bands playing around the area - and you can see them for free! Thursday, June 25th - Papercuts, Port O'Brien, Still Flyin' @ The Independent Papercuts will be headlining an incredible all local evening over at The Independent on Thursday supporting their newest album, You Can Have What You Want. Joining them are west coast tourmates, Port O'Brien, who are getting ready to release a new album thisfall which was produced by Papercuts own Jason Quever. Still Flyin' will be opening the show [...]

Live This Month: June 2009 (Podcast #166)

[podcast][/podcast] Subscribe to The Bay Bridged's podcast to get each week's new episode downloaded free to your iTunes! Every month, we dedicate a week of our podcast to highlighting some of the great local and out-of-town bands performing soon in the San Francisco Bay Area. We've got a dozen great bands playing some excellent shows this month, so head out and see some live music! About the bands: Touring the West Coast behind their latest album You Can Have What You Want, Papercuts ("You Can Have What You Want") co-headline with Port O'Brien at The Independent on Thursday, June 25th. [...]

Photos: South by Southwest – Day 1

Although you may having been following our days over at the live blog - here are some added photos from the shows we check out. Telekinesis @ Mohawk - Austinist Party Telekinesis @ Mohawk - Austinist Party Marching Band @ Emo's Annex - IODA Opening Day Bash Shout Out Out Out Out @ Red 7 - Terrorbird/Force Field PR Party Loney Dear @ Red 7 - Terrorbird/Force Field PR Party The Thermals @ Red 7 - Terrorbird/ForceF Field PR Party The Thermals @ Red 7 - Terrorbird/ForceF Field PR Party Thao Nguyen @ Club DeVille - Bitch Magazine/Kill Rock Stars [...]

Ra Ra Rawkin’ Good Time at the Indie, and a Pretty Sweet Happy Hour

Words by: Jake Butler Photos by: Reid Williams So whoever read from us at the Bay Bridged that you should go to Happy Hour - I simultaneously love you and forsake you. Come Friday, I swung by to catch Tempo No Tempo, along with cohorts Maus Haus and Sugar and Gold. I was at Bender's on Tuesday and don't get me wrong, there was a solid size crowd, but on Friday it was wall-to-wall. When some friends came to meet me they were stuck in a one-out-one-in line. I felt bad for them because they were missing the alterna-indie-electro-R&B-soul-dance-rockin' show [...]

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