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Noise Pop 2013: YACHT, Shock, and Future Twin at Slim’s

March 6, 2013
When I went to see YACHT, a couple years ago during the Treasure Island Music Festival, it was playing outdoors in the afternoon, and...

Noise Pop 2013: Califone, ‘Scene Unseen,’ and DIIV

March 5, 2013
Will 2013 be the year that Noise Pop began downsizing? Or, is the festival simply adjusting its focus towards smaller, rising acts? Either way,...

Noise Pop 2013: The Crystal Ark at the Mezzanine

March 4, 2013
"Dude, a satchel? That's the gayest shit I've ever seen.""What?" I asked."Your purse," he said, pointing to my camera bag, as his apparent girlfriend...

Noise Pop 2013: The Thermals and Dirty Ghosts at Rickshaw Stop, Bender’s happy hour

March 4, 2013
I first learned of the Thermals in 2005 from the DVD series, Burn to Shine, in which bands play a house that's set to...

Noise Pop 2013: !!!, White Arrows, the Mallard at Great American Music Hall

March 1, 2013
It's hard to be Nic Offer. Not because he's a tortured artist struggling with celebrity or some other cliche, but because he busts it...

Noise Pop 2013: R. Stevie Moore is cool, plays Bottom of the Hill

February 28, 2013
R. Stevie Moore is cool. When was the last time you saw a 60-odd-year-old* man standing on stage shouting "where my bitches at" and...

Noise Pop 2013: Cruel Summer, Lake, and the Blank Tapes at Hemlock

February 28, 2013
It's a low-key kind of Noise Pop year compared to the past three or four, without the huge, attention-grabbing headliners of yore  (looking at...

Just chill

On the cusp of headlining Noise Pop slots, Toro Y Moi releases an album equally inspired by J Dilla and his new Bay Area home

Which Noise Pop show is right for you?

February 21, 2013
It’s all about choice, people. Noise Pop is a well-oiled festival machine at this point — now in its 21st year — cranking out...

Actual pain

King Dude on Chelsea Wolfe, breaking down the 'Django Unchained' soundtrack, the return of Cannibal Ox, and a new band for Ty Segall