Noise Pop: Weyes Blood commands and quiets

Weyes Blood (photo: Kaiya Gordon) “I don’t want nothing but the truth!” shouts Hazel Motes in Flannery O’Connor’s Wise Blood. “And what you see is the truth, and I’ve seen it!” Ascending the stage in a Motes-inspired blue suit, Natalie Mering of Weyes Blood (pronounced “wise blood”) seemed like she, too, could bring the audience’s eyes to truth. In fact O’Connor’s disquieting, gothic humor greatly influences Weyes Blood, and that comes to life in eerie beauty on stage. Like the blood rushing Motes to new revelations, Weyes Blood commands and quiets. On Tuesday night, Weyes Blood took the stage at Swedish American [...]

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What’s Happening This Week? A Guide To Shows Around The Bay, Feb 20 ― Feb 23

Diet Cig is set to play Brick & Mortar this Wednesday night. Monday, February 20 Cloud Nothings, Kid Trails @ The Independent Start your Noise Pop week off strong with extraordinarily loud garage punk band Cloud Nothings. Tuesday, February 21 Weyes Blood @ Swedish American Music Hall Weyes Blood: mournful instrumentation, vocals drenched in a blue hue, and a name derived from the Flannery O'Connor novel Wise Blood. Tino Drima, Spooky Mansion @ Bender's Bar and Grill TBB writer Hailey Simposon explains Tino Drima "is a six-piece super-group of sorts, featuring members of O (fka Black Cobra Vibers), French Cassettes, and [...]

Live This Month: February 2017 — an audio guide to upcoming Bay Area concerts Download: Live This Month: February 2017 (Podcast #401) 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. The Noise Pop Festival turns 25 this month, which is the sort of anniversary that would make this year's fest noteworthy even if it somehow didn't include a top-notch of array of local and touring artists. But as shown by the six festival bands included in this mix -- Weyes Blood, This Will Destroy You, Uniform, Clipping., No Vacation, and Creeper Lagoon -- Noise Pop 2017 [...]

Weyes Blood, Half Waif to lead Noise Pop show at Swedish American Hall

(photo: Katie Miller) Weyes Blood (aka Natalie Mering) is on tour in support of her new LP, Front Row Seat To Earth. She will headline a Noise Pop Festival show on February 21 at Swedish American Hall with support from Half Waif, 20 Minute Loop, and Young Moon. Weyes Blood's latest album is out now via Mexican Summer. Stream Front Row Seat To Earth below: Front Row Seat To Earth by Weyes Blood Weyes Blood has also just released a collaborative EP with Ariel Pink. Presented by Marfa Myths, Myths 002 was released on January 27. Natalie Mering is front [...]

Weyes Blood brings winter to San Francisco

New York City-based artist Natalie Mering is rolling through San Francisco tonight with her solo project Weyes Blood. Though she's been honing her own brand of psychedelic piano music since 2006, Mering captures the full spectrum of her cold, melodramatic sounds on her latest album The Innocents. Released on Mexican Summer at the end of 2014, the record takes its name from the 1961 horror film of the same name, evoking the Gothic, haunting spirit of the cinematic feature through experimental noise, cascading piano and sudden distortion. The resulting drone-folk style is best encapsulated in the single "Some Winters," which [...]

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Live This Month: January 2015 — an audio guide to upcoming SF concerts Download: Live This Month: January 2015 (Podcast #354) 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. If you haven't adopted too many resolutions, consider adding this one to whatever you've already got lined up: resolve to go see more live music in 2015! As this month's podcast shows, January offers plenty of killer concert offerings, including a number of local bands with new albums. Tiaras is comprised of former members of stellar groups Ganglians and Blasted Canyons -- the new band isn't [...]

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