Noise Pop Film Fest: The Heart is a Drum Machine @ Viz Cinema, 2/25/10

When I had my serendipitous run-in with the filmmakers of Blood Into Wine, they mentioned that I should stay after that screening to check out their other film, The Heart is a Drum Machine. I’m really, really glad I did. Obviously, I love music. But sometimes I don’t see the forest for the trees. I’m […]

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Noise Pop Film Fest: Blood Into Wine @ Viz Cinema, 2/25/10

I’m a huge Maynard fan. Unfortunately, while my fandom for Reznor, Cantrell, and Cornell have taken me all over the place for shows….Maynard has been as elusive to me, personally, as he has been to the media. I’ve had conflicts galore, family emergencies, all sorts of things prevent me from ever seeing him much. Result: […]

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Noise Pop Film Fest: Echotone @ Roxie Theater, 2/24/10

Echotone means ‘tension in ecologies’, when there’s an overlap. Specifically to this film, it means the development of downtown Austin and it’s longstanding position as the Live Music Capital of the World. I lived in Austin for 7 years- from the day after I graduated high school (I hated my small town that much) to […]

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Goblin Cock, Warship, Mt. St. Helens Vietnam Band @ Rickshaw Stop, 2/26/09

Ah….Noise Pop. I generally can find one non-uber indie rock snob show to attend per festival. The Rickshaw is a place I only sporadically attend for shows….but occasionally, they pull a really good one out. I saw M.I.A. here, and it was one of the coolest shows I’ve ever seen. It’s tiny, the sound is […]

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Noise Pop: Holy Fuck, A Place to Bury Strangers, White Denim, Veil Veil Vanish @ BOTH, 2/29/08

It’s been a long time since I had been this excited about seeing a small show of up and coming acts. I’ve been listening to A Place to Bury Strangers incessantly since last October, and was so upset to miss their set in SF at the end of last year. So this set of 4 […]

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Noise Pop: Fu Manchu, Saviours, ASG, and Orchid @ Slim's, 2/27/08

It’s night one of my Noise Pop adventure, and I figured that there’s no better way to start it off than with some good ol’ American rock music. The night started off with Orchid, from here in SF, who looked and sounded like they had been teleported from 1976 Birmingham. The vocalist has a fantastic […]

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Noise Pop: Ghostland Observatory, Honeycut, The Gray Kid, and Land Shark @ Mezzanine, 3/3/07

Yay, the Mezzanine. It is becoming my second home. And it is girl’s night out. We walk in mid way through a set from Land Shark, who was not listed on the bill. I felt totally unprepared, for I usually go listen to everyone who I am going to see prior to a show. Not […]

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Noise Pop Festival: Autolux w/ Snowden and Malajube @ The Independent, 3/2/07

I have been waiting to see Autolux ever since they opened for Nine Inch Nails for part of the With Teeth tour that I didn’t attend, and I saw them on Justin Warfield’s, of She Wants Revenge, celebrity iTunes playtest. This distortion rock band from LA has a very different sound- they’re heavy and light […]

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