Noise Pop Music Festival brings powerful sounds to Bay Area

Last month marked the beginning of San Francisco’s indie music, arts and film festival Noise Pop, hosted by San Francisco’s multitude of concert venues like Great American Music Hall and Rickshaw Stop. In its 22nd year, Noise Pop boasts an array of emerging artists, while also showcasing critically-acclaimed bands. Thrown
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Concert Review: Grouplove

I’ve said it before, and I’ll say it again: crowds just aren’t what they used to be. With the exception of handful of people, crowds at concerts just don’t rock out and bounce around as much as they used to. It can be disheartening for a band too, where the
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Marina and the Diamonds dazzle at The Fillmore

Madonna. Britney. Marina. Indeed, British pop princess Marina Diamandis has earned her place in that list among the world’s premier female pop stars. A glorious, sparkling diva, she is every bit the archetypal mesmerizing songstress. Her act, Marina & the Diamonds, may in fact prove to be even better than
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Mayer Hawthorne brings a bit of Motown to the Fillmore

A neo-soul artist with charismatic style and a smooth falsetto is not hard to come by, but a white 33 year old ex hip-hop DJ from Michigan turned Motown artist becomes more of an anomaly. On June 16th Mayer Hawthorne and The County brought their catchy tunes and flashy suits to the Fillmore in San Francisco.
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Zion I of Oakland leads progressive hip-hop gala

The world of hip-hop is becoming more diverse each day. Rappers are exploring new styles and expanding their palette more so than ever before. From collaborations with artists of different genres, to mixing modern sounds with traditional methods, rappers and M.C.s are shattering the borders of rap stereotypes. Sure, there
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Yeasayer evoke a dynamic rawness with their live show

Odd blood and period blood. This perverse potpourri is what the audience was treated to when Yeasayer stepped into the hallowed halls of San Francisco’s Fillmore last Thursday night. Touring in promotion of their latest record, Odd Blood, they entranced a full house with their enthusiastic alt-pop. But it was
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