Noise Pop 2012: Saturday/Sunday Preview

Date: Saturday, February 25th and Sunday, February 26th Number of Noise Pop Shows: 10 shows, 38 bands Already Sold-Out: Hopefully you already got tickets if you wanted to see Surfer Blood's hooky fuzz-pop, and, given that the band's next album is on a major, they might never play an Independent-sized venue again. Meanwhile, Atlas Sound's touring behind the excellent Parallax, joining SF's Seventeen Evergreen and others at Bimbo's. Atlas Sound – “Te Amo” Check These Shows Out: The Dodos always deliver great live shows, and Sunday night, they'll be closing Noise Pop atop a very strong bill. They're well-paired with [...]

Mixtape: Twenty Bands at Noise Pop 20 (Podcast #271)

Mixtape: Twenty Bands at Noise Pop 20 (Podcast #271) Noise Pop 20 is just weeks away. From February 21st through the 26th, over one hundred bands will take over SF's venues for six days celebrating independent music. True to form, this year's Noise Pop Festival includes an eclectic mix of veterans and emerging artists, and you'd be wise to buy your tickets soon, because many shows are starting to sell out. To get familiar with many of the bands performing at Noise Pop this year, here's the first of two mixtapes showcasing music from performing artists. To find out when [...]

Mixtape: Twenty Years of Noise Pop (Podcast #269)

Mixtape: Twenty Years of Noise Pop (Podcast #269) In February, the Noise Pop Music Festival turns twenty by gathering over one hundred local and touring bands from across the indie spectrum for a week of exciting concerts all over the City. Two decades of championing independent music is an accomplishment worth celebrating, and this mixtape collects twenty bands that have performed at Noise Pop events in years past. As you'll hear, a whole bunch of big names graced Noise Pop bills before achieving fame, as past festivals hosted early performances by bands like Spoon, Death Cab for Cutie and Mates [...]

Noise Pop 2012 tickets for sale, new performers added: Wye Oak, Dodos, The Soft Pack

This week, Noise Pop added a few more big names to their list of confirmed performers for the 20th Anniversary Noise Pop Festival: The Soft Pack, Wye Oak, and San Francisco's very own Dodos. Badges and tickets are available to purchase now through Ticketfly. This past Monday, Noise Pop launched the "12 Days of Noise Pop" contest, with 12 sets of tickets to different festival events being given away daily. "Like" Noise Pop on Facebook to follow the contest.

Taking Stock of November: Seventeen of our favorite songs from the blog last month

If you're anything like me, you know how difficult it can be to keep track of all of the new music that's constantly floating around the Internet. Here's our latest month-in-review mix collecting some our favorite new (or new to us) songs recently posted on the website. Gathered in the mix are seventeen new tracks from Bay Area bands that were posted on in November, with links below to download each of them individually. The Bay Bridged - Best of the Blog November 2011 Mixtape Tracklisting: 1. Fine Steps - "Tomorrow for All of Today" 2. Churches - "Save [...]

The Dodos – “So Cold”

"So Cold" is a previously-unreleased song from The Dodos, who will be performing on Late Night With Jimmy Fallon on November 29th. Word is that Neko Case will be joining them to perform "Don't Try And Hide It" on the show. Listen to both of the aforementioned songs above and download "So Cold" for free after the jump.

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Indie shows coming to Redwood City: Dodos and Release the Sunbird perform at Club Fox on 10/22/11

For a while now, I've been badgering friends on the Peninsula about the lack of good venues south of the City. Seriously, what's up with that? Blackbird Presents is aiming to help fill that void by bringing indie shows to the Fox Theatre and Club Fox in Redwood City. If you ask me, there's a lot of potential here, and they're kicking it off with a strong first outing: The Dodos and Release The Sunbird are coming to Club Fox on Saturday, October 22nd (8pm, $15/20, 21+). Tickets are on sale now.

New Video Roundup: The Dodos, Part Time, KIT, Speculator, Lumerians

A ton of new music videos have dropped recently. Here are five new ones from Bay Area artists that are definitely worth checking out. The Dodos' latest video from No Color arrived just before the band plays at the Henry Miller Library tonight. "19" comes from Part Time's excellent synth-pop album What Would You Say?. Part Time performs with Pamela, Surf Club, and Permanent Collection at Thee Parkside on September 15th. KIT's instrument-smashing 16mm clip for "Out of Ruins" was directed by Steven Andrew Garcia. The song is off the band's latest album, Invocation. Earlier this week, we wrote about [...]

Recommended, 6/27-7/4: El Rio Fourth of July, Neko Case/Dodos, Ty Segall, Sonny and the Sunsets/Calvin Johnson, Lumerians

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. The Bay Bridged Presents: Fourth of July at El Rio! Okay, so there are a bunch of good shows coming up, but wherever you plan to spend your time this weekend, make sure to cap it off with the Sixth Annual El Rio Big Time Freedom Fest at El Rio on July 4th (3pm, $8, 21+), featuring [...]

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