Noise Pop 2013: Thursday Preview
February 26, 2013
Written by The Bay Bridged
Date: Thursday, February 28th
Number of Noise Pop Shows: 9 shows, 33 bands
Already Sold-Out: OBN IIIs, Fuzz, Blasted Canyons, G. Green at The Knockout — this one’s gonna rule!
Check These Shows Out: It’s a night of freewheeling psych at the Hemlock, capped by New York’s Psychic Ills; that band’s new LP, One Track Mind, arrived earlier this month. They’re to be joined by Mike Donavan of Sic Alps (who is currently working on a solo project), Chile’s Föllakzoid, and Portland’s Aan.
After label ups and downs, Free Energy finally released Love Sign earlier this year and they’ll be playing at the Brick & Mortar Music Hall. The band’s love of sincere, good time pop, should pair well with the garage pop of Warm Soda. After the show, Matthew Melton’s band heads down to SXSW and on a national tour.
THR!!!ER doesn’t come out for a few months, but Thursday’s your first opportunity to see !!! perform songs from the new album, over at the Great American Music Hall. If this song’s a good indication, the band continues to excel at immaculately constructed funk-punk-dance-pop.
Not A Concert: Tiny Telephone, led by our dear friend John Vanderslice, is celebrating fifteen years of making great records with an anniversary party and open house on Thursday night. There’s the promise of music, drinks, and plenty of good times during the well-earned party for this San Francisco treasure.