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 [...]

Mixtape: Previewing the 2011 Noise Pop Festival (Podcast #243)

Previewing the 2011 Noise Pop Festival This episode is presented by KQED.org. Long before we started The Bay Bridged, we'd look forward to February's annual Noise Pop Festival, and now, in the fest's nineteenth year, things are no different. That's a remarkable achievement, and this year's week of events brings together buzzworthy out-of-town bands and talented locals for stacked four band bills sampling some of the best in contemporary indie rock. Subscribe to the The Bay Bridged podcast! The Noise Pop Calendar, while extremely helpful, might also be a little staggering, which is why we've compiled this mix of sixteen [...]

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 [...]

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