Dreamdate playing at the Knockout tonight, new record out

Dreamdate is awesome, a Mission Mission favorite, and they’re perfect for this weather! They’re releasing their new record, Melody Walk. Clean White Lines has a video here. Cover’s $6, show is at 10 PM. Don’t miss it.

Weapons of the Future, Tokyo Raid play the Knockout tonight

If you’re looking for something to do tonight there’s a show at the Knockout, which is bound to be fun:

Show starts at 10 PM. Check them out: Weapons of the FutureTokyo Raid.

Rock ‘n roll.

Springtime means barefoot splashing in possibly hazardous Dolores Park pond

Ciudad de Rad has this adorable video of kids puddle splashing in Dolores Park. We don’t exactly have harsh winters, but this still means spring is here, right?! Click to watch:

Looks like fun! Although on second thought, I might have some health and safety questions about this particular giant sandbox…

Hang your bike on the crosswalk sign

That’s one way to keep your bike safe (maybe) from drunk St. Patty’s Day celebrants.


Now Here’s a Great Bike Lock

Ice cream van

I’ve always wondered what they do with ice cream carts at night; storing them in the hallway like a bike didn’t seem like a reasonable option. Imagine tripping over them in the dark and waking your roommates with those bells…

Noise Pop’s Culture Club should happen all the time

The day after having our minds and eardrums blown by No Age (and company), we got to see them talk with designer Brian Roettinger of Hand Held Heart at Noise Pop’s Culture Club at Public Works. They went into detail on their album art design process, including a history of record covers through the ages and lots of stories about their time growing up in the LA punk scene, and then they showed us this great slide of David Letterman holding their album:

We think Noise Pop should host Culture Club more often! What better way to recover from a show than seeing your favorite artists up close talking about their work? Allan’s first Culture Club suggestion was a panel of all those new bands with “surfer” in their name, or who use surfing and hanging at the beach in their music and imagery. Are they really all surfers? Do they listen to Dick Dale and the Del-Tones? We want to know!

So, Noise Pop, can you guys make this happen? Invite every cool band that plays in town to hang out the next day and talk about their process or their extracurricular activities or whatever? Hey readers, what do you guys want to see and hear?

In other news, my bike’s brake was stolen while parked on Mission outside of Public Works! It wouldn’t have saved my brake (who steals a used brake?), but Public Works would really benefit from more bike parking. So, Public Works, can you get some bike racks?

Oh and if you want to watch No Age’s rad performance on Letterman, check it out.

[Photo by Honey Jets]

Grass Widow kicks Rickshaw Stop’s ass, covers my favorite Wire song

Grass Widow were one of the openers for No Age the other night at the Rickshaw Stop. They totally held their own playing in between two more aggro bands (Rank/Xerox and No Age), and won me over forever by covering Mannequin by Wire. Here they are playing the same cover at Bottom of the Hill a few months ago:

Seriously, check them out next time they’re playing San Francisco (they’re locals!), before everyone discovers them and they blow up or something. Hey Noise Pop, thanks for putting together such an awesome line up.

Putting 11 People Onstage at Bottom of the Hill Is Awesome

I caught two nights of Noise Pop at Bottom of the Hill. Those are a lot of Bottom of the Hill hours. So it was pretty cool when Typhoon, a band I knew nothing about, was the most memorable. They had 11 people on stage — two full drum kits! The Tens noticed some other details as well:

The keyboardist dressed up as the internet. One drummer had a ponytail.

Read on.

Remember, there are still three days of Noise Pop so don’t miss out. I hear there are like, ten people in Battlehooch so maybe you can see a bunch of musicians crammed onto the Bottom of the Hill stage, too.

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