Arts + Culture
Gypset glamazons are already well versed in the textiles of Madeline Weinrib: She’s known for bringing Indonesian ikat back into vogue with her lacquered trays for Barneys New York and boho-fabulous fabric heels for Manolo Blahnik. Starting in April, the design icon will show off her full range of talent with the opening of her first West Coast showroom in the San Francisco Design Center.
It’s the most wonderful time of the year for Bay Area underground music junkies. Noise Pop, San Francisco’s pared-down version of SXSW, returns for its 22nd installment with its most ambitious program of under-to-slightly-over the radar bands to date. The list of next-best-thing bands and multimedia options is expansive and increasingly intriguing each year.
Every year Noisepop brings some of the best underground, up and coming, and slightly over the radar bands together to perform on the stages of San Francisco's most iconic venues. Here's your chance to get in on the magic for free: Myspace is giving away two tickets to see Bleached perform on Friday, 2/28 at the Rickshaw Stop.
Bartenders, barbacks, bussers, bouncers, servers, DJs, dancers, doormen, coat check, hat check, clothes check, greeters, promoters, hosts, hostesses, sound guys, and other service industry workers enjoyed a special night of their own at acclaimed bar Churchill on the Church Street Corridor.
The shortest month of the year is almost over, but there are still a couple of rad events left to make sure February gets done right. Celebrate another year of Noise Pop with the smooth stylings of Dr. Dog, strut your stuff on the red carpet at the Nitey Awards, or bounce around to Girl Talk; whatever your mood, these are the hottest events of the week.
Known for her rich, powerful, contralto voice, Paula West has been delighting audiences with her smooth jazz vocals for over three decades. Although she's most known for her memorable jazz standards, West brings an eclectic song list to any venue, including contemporary American classics like "Mr. Tambourine Man." Now is your chance to see the stellar songstress right here in San Francisco, as she begins a month long reign at Feinstein's at the Nikko.
Before we get in the mood for the heaven-sent Noise Pop Festival next week (more to come tomorrow), let’s get in another mood. A weirder mood, perhaps. Like this:
This town knows music. On any given night, you can find whatever genre you're jonesing to hear, sing, or dance along with. Here's a taste of what happened in the San Francisco music scene over the past seven days...