Normally, four band shows are too much to bear. However, the good folks ay Noise Pop managed to piece together a complete package that more than impressed. We got to enjoy for distinct musical projects that both complimented each other, and still remained entirely unique. We ended up enjoying 4 straight hours of great music. [...] The post Noise Pop Review: Thao & The Get Down Stay Down, Sallie Ford & The Sound Outside, Before The Brave, Kacey Johanssing at Great American Music Hall, 3/1/13 appeared first on Spinning Platters .
Portland’s Thermals put the noise in Noise Pop with a unrelenting barrage of songs at the Rickshaw Stop.
Noise Pop Happy Hours are once of the better kept secrets of the festival. They all happen at Bender's Bar & Grill in the Mission- a great spot that serves some of the cheapest drinks of any music venue in town. They also serve tater tots. And who doesn't like tater tots? It also gets [...] The post Noise Pop Review: Francisco The Band, Kitten at Bender's Bar & Grill, 2/28/13 appeared first on Spinning Platters .
When Kim Gordon and Thurston Moore split up last year, my heart broke. I always felt that they were the perfect rock couple- Moore was the pop yin to Gordon's experimental yang. And, as expected, Moore's post Sonic Youth output has largely been filled with guitar pop. And Gordon has been largely quiet. So, when [...] The post Noise Pop Review: Body/Head, Horsebladder, Burmese at Rickshaw Stop, 2/26/13 appeared first on Spinning Platters .
Kitten are a beast of a band. They play a furious blend of punk and new wave, while their lead singer, Chloe Chaidez, is at the tender age of 17, on of the most dynamic and aggressive front people in rock. We recently took the time out to speak Chaidez about their recently released EP, [...] The post Spinning Platters Interview: Chloe Chaidez of Kitten appeared first on Spinning Platters .
Every year, for one week, the good people of Noise Pop with their epically refined tastes put together the best week of live music program of the year. And, of course, it could be highly intimidating as well. So, here is a well thought out guide to Noise Pop 2013. Tuesday, February 26th Body/Head, Horsebladder, [...] The post A Music Nerds Guide To Noise Pop 2013 appeared first on Spinning Platters .
Noise Pop is having it's 20th birthday this year, and is showing no signs of slowing down. What started out as a small, one night mini festival at The Kennel Club (now The Independent), had evolved into a week long event that takes over nearly every venue in San Francisco, and it's organizers have also [...] The post 10 Quick Questions with Dawson Ludwig: Marketing Director for Noise Pop appeared first on Spinning Platters .
EOTB takes over Noise Pop Festival’s Noise Pop-Up for the third year in a row on Friday, February 15th. This year’s event welcomes Seattle’s Dutty... (Visit my blog for more!)
Upon entering Bimbo’s 365 aka San Francisco’s classiest venue, I could tell that Atlas Sound (the solo project of Deerhunter frontman Bradford Cox) had its own diverse audience. I did not expect so many teens and pre-teens to be attending this unusual showcase. I guess I’ve underestimated Bradford’s reach when it comes to grabbing a youthful audience. Not that there’s anything wrong with that; I’m all for our youth to experience anything but what’s being force feed to them on the radio nowadays. However, what I definitely did not expect was the utterly bizarre opening acts for Atlas Sound [...]
The Bottom of the Hill is one of those venues where amazing things can happen. Its intimate space creates a setting where bands, their friends, and patrons can all rub elbows without the pretense of Rock Stardom bogging down a conversation. Many a band right on the verge of blowing up have graced the stage [...]
San Francisco's Noise Pop Festival has celebrated indie music and culture since 1993. This year marks its twentieth anniversary, and the lineup is appropriately epic: innovative up-and-comers join returning performers like Archers of Loaf , Bob Mould , and The Flaming Lips . The citywide takeover officially began on the 16th with Class Actress at Cal Academy of Sciences, but venues across San Francisco will be inundated with music lovers starting on the 21st. The entire week is filled with amazing artists and events; check out the full schedule [...]
For the last 20 years, the good folks of Noise Pop have turned a single show at Kennel Club (now known as The Independent) into a huge, weeklong festival that causes Bay Area music nerds to clear their calendar every year. In recent years, the fest has expanded beyond music- we have movies, craft fairs, [...]
Check out our list of recommended festival picks and tips for the 20th Anniversary of San Francisco's Noise Pop Festival.
Ben Gibbard is called out by Bob Mould at Noise Pop Closing the Noise Pop festival with solo acoustic shows from Ben Gibbard and Zach Rogue was the right choice. People flew in from Europe, skipped the Oscars, even skipped church for an a relaxing evening at San Francisco's Great American Music Hall. The young [...]
I want it to be understood that I’m fucking sick of irony…and I’m not being ironic here either. Crazy Band was…crazy. There. I said it. This almost entirely female band was fronted by a girl in sunglasses, a white security hat, overalls and tights who screeched incoherently into her mic. At one point the bassist [...]
After last weeks mayhem known as Noise Pop Festival, we got our photos in order including Stone Foxes, Bart Davenport, Judgement day and a hell of a lot more.
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One of the best parts of Noise Pop is when they come up with something especially unique. This collaboration might be one of the most surprising, if you don't follow either Kimya Dawson or Aesop Rock on Twitter. But if you did, you would know that they've been recording together for several months now. To [...]
Best Coast and Wavves played the final night of their Summer is Forever tour as part of Noise Pop on Saturday night. It was a sold-out affair that proved to be one of the biggest draws of the festival. Some might say it was oversold. Others might agree, but are presumably still too high to [...]
Melted Toys - Portals One of my favorite SF bands riding the coveted buzz train right now is Melted Toys. Although “Lost Connection” was my... (Visit my blog for more!)