Noise Pop 2012: Wednesday Preview

Date: Wednesday, February 22nd Number of Noise Pop Shows: 7 shows, 24 bands Already Sold-Out: A handful of Craigslist sellers are offering up tickets to see South African electro-rap-weirdo geniuses Die Antwoord, so there are still chances to see the duo perform songs from their new album, Ten$ion, at the Regency Ballroom. Meanwhile, Grimes' new record, Visions, has been racking up tons of accolades, and Claire Boucher is topping a great Rickshaw Stop bill with oOoOO, Born Gold, and Yalls. Grimes – "Oblivion" oOoOO – "NoWayBack (featuring Butterclock)" Check These Shows Out: The Fresh & Onlys are in the middle [...]

Noise Pop: Way Behind the Music @ The Makeout Room 2/24/11

Anthony Bedard (Hank IV) at Way Behind the Music, Noise Pop 2011 from The Bay Bridged on Vimeo. By far the quirkiest event on Noise Pop's schedule this year was Way Behind the Music, a showcase of readings of musicians' memoirs by local musicians, writers and comedians, sponsored by the literary festival Litquake. With such a curious description, choosing Way Behind the Music as my one night off from live music was destiny. Work being read and performed came from a variety of authors -- from Marilyn Manson to Gene Simmons and Justin Bieber -- and the execution went above [...]

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