Noise Pop’s 20th St Block Party Returns to The Mission September 12th


Here we go again as the third annual incarnation of the hyper local event delivering great Bay Area music, vendors and food. Hosted by by Noise Pop and Ne Timeas Restaurant Group the event shuts off several blocks on 20th between Bryant and Harrison. The perfect excuse to get outside and enjoy what makes living Read More


Song of the Day – “Pulse” by Shigeto


Yesterday was a great day in my world. Michigan-based artist Shigeto announced a new EP and released the first track, “Pulse.” Starting off as an epilogue to 2013’s No Better Time Than Now, the track carries you from one musical world to another over seven sparsely lush minutes, hinting at Tropicália with its polyrhythms. Shigeto’s music was introduced to me by his Read More


Because They’re Fucking Rad: A Review of Day Wave @ The Phoenix Hotel


Earlier this month, Day Wave played a poolside show at the legendary Phoenix Hotel. Put on by Noise Pop and Boing Boing, and billed as the GOOD MEASURE tour, the band was touring in support of their recently released (and inaugural) EP, Headcase – a five song ditty from a five piece band, headed by Read More

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Outside Lands 2015: A Weird Slice of San Francisco Wrapped in a 3 Day Music Festival


This week I woke up sore and happy. After the pain of three days of music, friends, and even a little sun from time to time, I sat down to the monumental task of writing about Outside Lands. Like my thoughts on most things San Francisco, there is a lot more gray area than concrete opinions. Read More


The Suffers Prove that ACTUALLY, Tuesdays are the New Friday


While San Francisco always finds a good reason to party, most people don’t think of Tuesday night as the prime time to do it. The Suffers, a 10-piece feel-good ensemble from Houston, TX, might have just changed that with their blistering set at Slim’s on Tuesday. They’re pioneering a sound they call “Gulf Coast Soul”, Read More


Photos: Outside Lands 2015 Day Three Feat. Elton John, Benjamin Booker, Caribou + Many More


Although our feet and brains were exhausted from three jam packed days of music, we were sad to see this years Outside Lands Music Festival come to an end Sunday. Elton Johns two hour set of crowd favorites was a great way to end the festival. While we all wait for next year’s festival check Read More


Outside Lands Night Show: Win Butler, aka DJ Windows 98 at Rickshaw Stop


Thursday night, at the Rickshaw Stop, a figure appeared on stage whose identity was concealed by a suit of mirrors. The light shined off of this character, making him a human disco ball. As the crowd gathered to the front, assuming that it was Win Butler, aka DJ Windows 98, whom they were watching, Butler Read More


Photos: Outside Lands 2015 Day Two Feat. Kendrick Lamar, Tame Impala, Billy Idol + Many More


I hope you remembered to put on sunscreen Saturday because against all odds it was actually pretty hot. Taking advantage of the perfect August weather were some of today’s biggest acts across multiple genres. The highlight for us was King Kendrick and our photographer Pedro Paredes-Haz got up close and took some great pictures of Read More


Photos: Outside Lands 2015 Day One Feat D’Angelo, St Vincent, Wilco + Many More


Friday was a perfect start to Outside Lands 2015. Perfect weather and a great mix of new artists and old favorites. Our photographer Pedro Paredes-Haz was there to capture all our favorite acts of the day including: Natalie Prass Lake Street Dive Leon Bridges First Aid Kit St Vincent Wilco Chet Faker D’Angelo and The Read More


Ratatat Proves Mondays are the New Friday With High Energy Show at Regency Ballroom


On August 3rd, Ratatat made sure that everyone forgot that it was a Monday. The Brooklyn-based duo consisting of Mike Stroud and Evan Mast had planned on performing at the Regency Ballroom two days prior, until a broken down tour bus forced them to postpone. The assumption that a Monday show would bring a lower Read More

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