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Music, All Shook Down Premiere: Summer Peaks' New Single "Entwined" Is a Dreamy, Shimmery Delight

Premiere: Summer Peaks' New Single "Entwined" Is a Dreamy, Shimmery Delight

There are some songs that, for reasons inexplicable, sound like seasons.  East Bay quartet Summer Peaks, with their new single, “Entwined,” has a decidedly summer vibe. Blame it on the shimmery guitar riffs and chill, dream pop melody, or…
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Music, All Shook Down Live Review: Despite Interruptions, DIIV Powered Through Their Noise Pop Headlining Set

Live Review: Despite Interruptions, DIIV Powered Through Their Noise Pop Headlining Set

DIIV with Tennis System and Summer Peaks February 27, 2016 Brick and Mortar Music Hall DIIV’s first headline set of Noise Pop was a fight to the finish. The adversaries came early and often. Guitar and amplifier woes plagued frontman…
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Music, All Shook Down Live Review: A 42-Year-Old Goes Solo To A Carly Rae Jepsen Show

Live Review: A 42-Year-Old Goes Solo To A Carly Rae Jepsen Show

Here's what's fun/horrifying: being 42-years-old and sober, and heading out at 9 o'clock on a Saturday night to catch Carly Rae Jepsen, a teen pop star, at the Warfield. A Canadian Idol alumna who was most recently seen as…
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Music, All Shook Down 38 Local Acts For You to Catch at Noise Pop Music Festival

38 Local Acts For You to Catch at Noise Pop Music Festival

Hooray! Noise Pop starts today with a kick off party at Alamo Draft House. Arguably the coolest part about the annual festival, however, is its cadre of local bands/musicians. You'd think more music festivals would take advantage of local…
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Culture, The Exhibitionist SF IndieFest- Films, Music and Parties, Parties, Parties

SF IndieFest- Films, Music and Parties, Parties, Parties

Jeff Ross, the founder of the SF IndieFest, likes parties. A lot. So along with the shorts, features and international films at part of the festival from Feb. 11-25, there will also be opening and closing night parties (at…
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Music, All Shook Down Morning Music News: Noise Pop Adds to Their Lineup, Oscar Nominees, Donald Trump Theme Song, and More

Morning Music News: Noise Pop Adds to Their Lineup, Oscar Nominees, Donald Trump Theme Song, and More

The 10-day, 24th annual Noise Pop Music Festival just announced a handful of new acts to their lineup. The festival, which starts on Feb. 19 and runs until Feb. 28, will now feature sets by: Michigan producer, Sango; Bay…
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Music, All Shook Down Noise Pop Adds New Artists to the Line-Up; Includes Neon Indian and Metric

Noise Pop Adds New Artists to the Line-Up; Includes Neon Indian and Metric

If you thought Noise Pop's 2016 lineup was dope already (I mean, they've got Vince Staples, Carly Rae Jepsen, American Football, and The Mountain Goats, to name a few), then you're in for a treat because today, the masterminds…
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Music, All Shook Down Here's Your Noise Pop 2016 Lineup

Here's Your Noise Pop 2016 Lineup

What started in 1993 as a mere five-band festival featuring local Bay Area bands and artists has now, in its 24th year, turned into a big-time, big-deal event. This year's lineup, which was announced today, features a nice mix…
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Music, All Shook Down Noise Pop Festival Announces First Wave of 2016 Lineup

Noise Pop Festival Announces First Wave of 2016 Lineup

Noise Pop announced the first wave of its 2016 lineup yesterday, and even though no big headliners have been announced yet, you can still go ahead and color us effectively excited about this first slate. Noise Pop Fest isn't…
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Dining, SFoodie 20th Street Block Party Hits the Mission Saturday, Sept. 12

20th Street Block Party Hits the Mission Saturday, Sept. 12

We're smack in the midst of the most gorgeous weather San Francisco has seen all year and Saturday's 20th Street Block Party, might be the coolest, most interactive place to be out in the sunshine this weekend.  A full…
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Music, All Shook Down Treasure Island Night Shows and Comedy Tent Announced

Treasure Island Night Shows and Comedy Tent Announced

Treasure Island Music Festival is less than two months away and the anticipation just got a little gnarlier with the announcement of seven intriguing night shows. On top of that, TIMF producers Noise Pop and APE have partnered with…
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Music, All Shook Down Tokimonsta and Gavin Turek Put the New Swedish American Hall to the Test Tonight

Tokimonsta and Gavin Turek Put the New Swedish American Hall to the Test Tonight

Friday night brings a big test for the beautifully renovated Swedish American Hall, when it hosts it's first electronic act for a sold-out evening. L.A.-based producer, Tokimonsta, will be co-headlining with singer Gavin Turek and the two are more…
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Music, All Shook Down Noise Pop Founder Kevin Arnold Featured in New Video Series

Noise Pop Founder Kevin Arnold Featured in New Video Series

Kevin Arnold, the founder of Noise Pop Industries, was featured in a new video series Ticketfly (SF-based Ticketmaster competitor) created to feature promoters around the country. Arnold started Noise Pop 23 years ago while he was still a database manager…
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Music, All Shook Down Live Review: Cathedrals Lead Midnight Mass at The Independent

Live Review: Cathedrals Lead Midnight Mass at The Independent

Cathedrals The Tropics Crashing Hotels DJ Turf Yard The Independent Feb. 27, 2015 Is that the light at the end of the tunnel? As Noise Pop 2015 drew to a close I could only steal a glance or two at…
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Music, All Shook Down Live Review: Caribou Brings Electronica to Life at The Fillmore

Live Review: Caribou Brings Electronica to Life at The Fillmore

Caribou Koreless Sunday, March 1, 2015 The Fillmore This was a special week in San Francisco. The Noise Pop Festival took over the city’s finest venues for the past week and a half, and if you were a live music…
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Music, All Shook Down Live Review: Tony Molina Brings Unapologetic, Headbanging Sincerity to the Rickshaw Stop

Live Review: Tony Molina Brings Unapologetic, Headbanging Sincerity to the Rickshaw Stop

Tony Molina Nude Beach Cold Beat Rickshaw Stop Thursday, Feb. 26, 2015 Better than: Staying in while surfing on the now-neutral internet. Nice to see you again, San Francisco. It's been one whole day since we last hung out together…
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Music, All Shook Down Live Review: Surfer Blood Catches a Sold-Out Wave at The Rickshaw Stop

Live Review: Surfer Blood Catches a Sold-Out Wave at The Rickshaw Stop

Surfer Blood Bestie Talking in Tongues Hot Flash Heat Wave The Rickshaw Stop February 26, 2015 Better than: Surfing in a wetsuit off the frigid coast of Northern California. Noise Pop 2015 is in full swing, and this writer is…
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Music, All Shook Down Live Review: Flight Facilities Take Off at the Regency Ballroom

Live Review: Flight Facilities Take Off at the Regency Ballroom

Flight Facilities catered to…
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Music, All Shook Down Live Review: A Less-Stoned Best Coast Grows Up (and Into a Great Live Band) at Bottom of the Hill

Live Review: A Less-Stoned Best Coast Grows Up (and Into a Great Live Band) at Bottom of the Hill

Best Coast The She’s Night School Phoebe Bridgers Bottom of the Hill Tuesday, Feb. 24, 2015 Better than: Drinking a Zima on Venice Beach. First, let me make it clear that the Best Coast of 2015 is not the same…
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Music, All Shook Down Moment of Truth: Mick Jenkins

Moment of Truth: Mick Jenkins

Mick Jenkins is the very definition of a conscious rapper. Mick and his crew, Free Nation, not only buck the money/hoes hip-hop trend, they preach the spiritual enlightenment of understanding the pitfalls of hip-hop’s social constructs. Only then can…
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