Body/Head, Horsebladder, Burmese @ Rickshaw Stop Jason Lytle @ Brick and Mortar Music Hall Tuesday, Feb. 26, 2013 // Noise Pop Festival Opening Night Better than: The ambient soundtrack at your local Guitar Center. Noise Pop 2013 kicked off last night with something relatively rare for the 21-year ... More >>
After last week's announcement of the first batch of artists for the 2013 festival, Noise Pop is back already with more additions. New acts include Starfucker, the Thermals, and Califone, plus a few locals you might've heard of.
There's a chill in the air and the skies are intermittently cloudy, so it must be getting close to time for the Noise Pop festival, right? Well, yes: Today, organizers announced the first installment of the lineup for the festival's 2013 edition. The big names so far are Amon Tobin, Toro Y Moi, Rogu ... More >>
Norah Jones They may not all admit it, but everyone likes Norah Jones. And more universally than that, everyone gets down to Norah Jones. As we walk through Lindley Meadow on our way closer to the stage, we see couples of all kinds dancing, pecking, staring dreamily, or full-on making-out to the smo ... More >>
Admiral RadleyAdmiral Radley Typhoon Social Studies Fake Your Own Death February 23, 2011 @Bottom of the Hill Better than: Starting an indie rock supergroup with your co-workers called the Water Coolers. Every night at the Noise Pop Festival is a dilemma. The schedule holds a musical em ... More >>
Admiral RadleySea of BeasBuilt Like AlaskaBottom of the Hill10 p.m., $12-$14 Admiral Radley is an indie-rock Minotaur, bringing together the talents of Jason Lytle and Aaron Burtch (of the dearly departed Grandaddy) with Earlimart's Aaron Espinoza and Ariana Murray. The project started casually f ... More >>
Scott CarisNeko CaseTuesday, June 9, 2009The WarfieldBetter than: Fighting a cyclone.It looked like Guitar Center up there on stage last night before Neko Case strode up to the mic, with a dozen different guitars lined up for the cherry-haired songstress to pick up and play over the course of the ev ... More >>
Yours Truly, the Commuter (ANTI-)
Jason LytleI'll admit that I'm not totally sold on this song, but I'm posting it anyway because it's such a strange pairing. Former Grandaddy frontman Jason Lytle has used electronic flourishes in his music, but you'd hardly catch him lording over laptops and turntables at all-night parties. Meanwhi ... More >>
Hold Time (Merge)
Just Like the Fambly Cat
Boasting sharply written tunes and a fan in Morrissey, dios is converting the hordes with its indie rock
Ay, dios: Get to Grandaddy's show early, and you just might hear God. Er, god.
M. Ward's new album is damn fine folk -- from a guy who used to ignore folk music
16 Horsepower; Le Tigre; Wammies
The San Francisco rock scene is alive and well -- 90 miles from San Francisco