popscene

Jorja Smith, a new British star in the making?

02/03/2017

While many were asleep, and some were tucking into burritos, a small army was packed inside Rickshaw Stop to welcome Jorja Smith on her San Francisco debut. Aaron Axelsen’s Popscene is known for bringing exceptional talent to the Bay Area, and nineteen-year-old Jorja Smith, who placed fourth on the BBC’s sound of 2017 list is Read More

Sumif brings Seasons cheer to Rickshaw Stop

12/24/2016

Friday night saw Aaron Axelsson’s Popscene close out another successful year with their annual Xmas Party. Sumif headlined the event, which helped cap a successful year for the San Francisco based electro-pop singer-songwriter. Her single, “Lay Down,” reached number one on Hype Machine during the summer and she sold out Brick and Mortar Music Hall Read More

Tonight! Let’s Dance – A David Bowie Tribute Party With Queen Bitch, Kendra McKinley, DJ Omar and More

02/12/2016

Very few people touched as many lives in as many different ways as David Bowie. You may know him as the legendary singer-songwriter that inspired generations of other artists, as the Goblin King, as a fashion and LGBT icon, as a video game pioneer, or simply as Starman. For us earthlings Bowie is more than an artist, Read More

Photos: Bag Raiders Bring the Heat to Popscene at Rickshaw Stop

09/15/2015

Electronic duo Jack Glass and Chris Stracey are used to playing some of the biggest clubs and venues around the globe and have been creating tracks together for nearly a decade. Even with years of performing under their belts and the relatively small size of the Rickshaw Stop, they seemed to be a little nervous during the first Read More

Cara Stricker

Song of the Day: “Waterfalls” By Aussie Electronic Duo Bag Raiders

09/09/2015

The long drought is over. Sorry fellow Californians I am referring to the over 3 year long hiatus from new music by Sydney’s DJ and producer duo Bag Raiders, we’re still fucked in the water department. Known for their impossibly happy synth electronic beats, the duo is set to headline Rickshaw Stop on Friday 9/11. Although Read More

Milky Chance Makes SF Debut at Rickshaw Stop

10/27/2014

Thursday night, rising star Milky Chance made its San Francisco debut in front of a sold out Popscene crowd at Rickshaw Stop. The electronic folk duo from Germany recently released their debut album Sadneccesary here in the U.S. (Check out our review to hear more about their music), after the album’s first single “Stolen Dance” Read More

Giveaway: 2 Tickets to RÜFÜS DU SOL Friday October 24th at Mezzanine

10/16/2014

Today we are teaming up with Columbia Records to give one lucky fan a pair of tickets to see RÜFÜS DU SOL at the Mezzanine Friday October 24th. RÜFÜS DU SOL is one of those hard to miss acts over the summer, with break out single “Sundream” and the fantastic new album Atlas recently being released Read More

Strange Talk Put on Insane Show at Rickshaw Stop’s Padded Room

05/19/2014

Friday as I was standing with our talented photographer Victoria Smith near the bar waiting for local opener The Hundred Days to finish their rocking set, I noticed a couple of guys trying to pay for drinks and a bartender that looked throughly unimpressed with their Australian chip-based cards. On closer inspection it was lead vocalist Stephen Docker and guitarist Read More

POPSCENE: The Lonely Forest, Semi Precious Weapons, Break Down Valentine

03/24/2014

Popscene, SF’s premiere indie music club, has taken over (most recently) the Rickshaw Stop on Thursday nights for a decade. Hosted by LIVE105 music director DJ Aaron Axelson, this particular Thursday night was filled with billowing synthesizer hooks and psychedelic electric guitar riffs, complete with melodramatic lyrics. This week’s Popscene: The Lonely Forest, Semi Precious Read More