Win tickets to see One Hundred Percent with Ume and Black Map at Rickshaw Stop

We recently premiered One Hundred Percent's newest video, for their All Teeth and Nails b-side "Rainy Day Radio", and now the self-dubbed "loud band from San Francisco" is playing tomorrow night at Rickshaw Stop in support of Austinities Ume and local supergroup Black Map. Want to win a pair of tickets to catch this lineup full of hard-hitting, guitar-driven rock and roll? Full details on how to enter this ticket giveaway are below, followed by a taste of each band's latest release. To enter for a chance to win tickets to see Ume, Black Map, and One Hundred Percent at [...]

Ume announces co-headlining tour with SF show on 6/13/12

Austin-based rockers Ume will rumble through San Francisco on June 13 with co-headliners The Life and Times. Ume have gained significant points around the blogosphere for combining raw rock guitar stylings with the polished, ethereal vocals of lead singer and guitarist Lauren Larson. A little more Live 105 than contemporaries like Cleveland's Mr. Gnome, Ume are caught in an interesting dilemma: too big of a sound to be neatly slotted in as indie rock, but with no where else to go since alternative (radio) rock mostly sits gasping for air in the gutters of pop culture. If this sounds like [...]

By |May 10, 2012|Tags: |

Noise Pop 2012: Cursive with Ume, Virgin Islands, Taxes @ Great American Music Hall 2/22/12

As a sort of bandwagon Cursive fan — I've only given their 2009 release Mama, I'm Swollen a proper listen — I was a little hesitant reviewing this show. It felt like I was going in blind, especially considering the lineup included three opening bands, all of whom I'd never heard before. To make matters worse, I was attending by myself. By the end of the show — and my first experience with the cathartic, fist-in-the-air sing alongs Cursive do so well — it felt like I'd been through a potent group therapy session. Things started a little stiff but [...]

By |February 24, 2012|Tags: , , , |

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 [...]

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