Posts Tagged ‘Noise Pop’

Psychic Ills @ The Hemlock 3/1

January 23rd, 2013


Psychic Ills have got that loose groove and terrestrial – 70’s guitar patterns that everybody wants. With muffled and slightly monotoned lyrical elements the quartet  amalgamate into a journey  of electronic experimentations, improvised jamming and various sonic endeavors. Post-punk, 70’s rock, psychadelic folk, minimal techno, and traditional music are all heard as influences into this band’s multi-faceted sound. Their 4th full-lenth EP since their debut in 2006, One Track Mind, will be out soon on Sacred Bones Records.

Psychic Ills, Mike Donovan, Folkazoid @ The Hemlock Tavern 3/1

$10/12 tickets

8pm doors


By Rhea Cutillo Posted in San Francisco , , , ,

Noise Pop Fest: Ramona Falls @ Brick & Mortar 2/27

January 16th, 2013


SF’s Noise Pop Festival brings music, art, films, and pop-up shops to venues across the city for 5 nights. The first – Wednesday, February 27th – Brick and Mortar has the pick – Ramona Falls, Harriet, Social Studies, and Mahgeetah.

Ramona Falls is the now-main-former-side project of Brent Knopf of Menomena. Prophet, his second studio album out now, emits an unabashed earnestness in exploring what the songwriter stands for and what it means for him. The album is a rebellion towards what he hid from before, or what he lacked to expose.

Harriet, with their debut EP Tell the Right Story, straddles the line between classic American songs and the sonic experimentation of electronic music. It is dark, abandoned, lustful, exposed.

Both Social Studies and Mahgeetah are up and coming San Francisco bands that have recently been rocking out major local music venues with their catchy melodies and crafty musicianship.

Noise Pop @ Brick & Mortar Music Hall

February 27th, 2013

7pm (doors)  21+

$12/14 tickets

By Rhea Cutillo Posted in San Francisco , , , , , ,

DIIV with Wax Idols @ Brick and Mortar 3/2

January 13th, 2013


DIIV, a rising Brooklyn indie rock band formed only a little over a year ago, has achieved a spot on a few top new tunes list for 2012 across the interweb with their debut album, Oshin. The band consists of Zachary Cole Smith, a guitarist from Beach Fossils, who teamed up with guitarist Andrew Bailey, bassist Devin Ruben Perez, and drummer Colby Hewitt of Smith Westerns. The Nirvana-influenced 4-piece craft a sound that is a blur between late-80’s underground Seattle songcraft and dream-pop instrumental. They play live on the final day of San Francisco’s Noise Pop Festival.

March 3rd @ Brick and Mortar

Noise Pop Presents DIIV, Wax Idols, Sisu

$13/15 tickets

Show @ 9pm


By Rhea Cutillo Posted in San Francisco , ,

John Vanderslice, The Dodos to Play Tiger Mountain and Noise Pop SXSW Day Party

February 16th, 2011

San Francisco and New York couldn’t be further apart geographically, but Tiger Mountain and Noise Pop are co-sponsoring an excellent unofficial SXSW showcase featuring artists from both The City by the Bay and The City That Never Sleeps. Read more…

By Dan Wisniewski Posted in News , ,