synth pop

Photos: Miami Horror Worth the Wait at The Independent

06/05/2015

Miami Horror redefined high energy Wednesday night at The Independent with a raucous set that had the crowd dancing deep into the night. When I say the show was worth the wait I’m referring both to the 11:25 set start time on a school night and the fact that I have been trying to see Read More

Giveaway + Interview: Dustin Brown of NTNT on Portland Music Scene, Yeasayer and Being a SF Tourist

12/02/2014

Saturday December 13th, Portland-based NTNT will bring a little bit of the Pacific Northwest and a lot of synthed up indie pop to Neck of the Woods. They are sharing the stage with local act Scissors for Lefty and Dangermaker in what is bound to be a high energy, dance heavy billing. The only thing that 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

DWNTWN Brings Good Vibes and Dreamy Beats to Neck of The Woods

05/01/2014

Last friday night, up-and-coming LA-based DWNTWN brought its dreamy synth pop beats to San Francisco’s Richmond district. The dance floor practically vibrated with energy as they brought some of their Southern California vibes to the notoriously foggy Richmond District. The band started as the duo of Jamie Leffler and Robert Cepeda but now tours as a four piece Read More

St Lucia and Conway Take Over SF City Hall for Jack Daniel’s Live at the Landmark

04/19/2014

Thursday night San Francisco’s City Hall took on a new civic duty: thrilling a crowd of onlookers, as St Lucia and Conway filled the building’s intricate dome with an amazing night of music. It was a bit surreal. The bands took a stage set up right beneath the dome in front of a massive staircase. It Read More

Dale Earnhardt Jr Jr & Chad Valley Rock The Fillmore with Harmonies and Bubbles

03/05/2014

Saturday night  Dale Earnhardt Jr Jr and Chad Valley got the trampoline-like floor of The Fillmore bouncing to a blend of electronic beats, pulsing percussion and smooth vocal melodies. Opener Chad Valley, got the eventing started with its brand of synth pop accompanied by haunting lyrics. Many in the U.S. assume that Chad Valley is the singer’s name, but it’s Read More

Edward Sharpe & The Magnetic Zeros, Poolside to Play SF OysterFest May 10th

02/28/2014

Some good news this week for anyone looking forward to (not cheap) drinks and delicious oysters at this year’s San Francisco OysterFest. The organizers have announced the first two acts and things are looking pretty good. Indie folk band Edward Sharpe & The Magnetic Zeros is headlining and we also know that electronic pop duo Read More

5 Awesome Shows in the Next 2 Weeks (That Aren’t Yet Sold Out)

02/15/2014

This post is trying something a little different. Mostly I post photos and reviews of shows I went to and had a great time at, but today I wanted to help anyone in SF discover some great acts coming to town that you might not know you will love. We all know that Broken Bells Read More

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