140-Character Live Music Power Rankings, Noise Pop Edition
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It’s Noise Pop week, and there’s no going back.
We’d be remiss to limit our Must-See Shows column to just five on this holiest of holy weeks. Instead, we present our double-gimmick, 140-character-or-less Noise Pop Power Rankings.
L.A. indie rock quartet has been described as “The Mamas and the Papas on acid.” What else do you need?
Dance, dance, dance. And dance. Don’t be surprised if lead singer Nic Offer joins your dance party in the crowd either. Just go with it.
Florida non-surfers bring the edge back to indie rock. High expectations for forthcoming second album, which is earning Pixies comparisons.
The Body, The Blood, The Machine remains one of the finest punk albums of the aughts. Bring a notepad, these guys educate the attentive.
Northwestern electropop extraordinaires bringing the disco back, one tripped-out dance-anthem at a time. Face paint optional.
Experimental folk rock at its airiest. They’ll take you to the desert and back. Their discography is deep — start with Roomsound.
Journeyman singer-songwriter turns phrases until they soak the soul. His latest, Maraqopa, is his best entry yet.
Local folk weirdos (and proud of it) have become synonymous with SF underground music. “Too Young to Burn” should be on your summertime playlist.
Reminds of the best dream pop rock of the ‘80s. “(Drunn)” is your point of entry, addiction will follow shortly thereafter. See also: Beach Fossils.
Welcome to the circle of trust. Or Triangle of Trust, as they call it. YACHT’s incredibly catchy electro pop is only part of the multi-discipline act’s show.
Legendary rapper is prepping for a superbusy spring and summer. Wu-Tang is reuniting for a Coachella appearance amidst a 20th anniversary “Enter the Wu-Tang” tour.
Free show! Which means get there early and prepare to stay late. Washed Out is worth the wait though. Chillwave with added rewards.
Our adopted chillwave champion son headlines (and sells out) the Indy twice in a row. Of course, he could sell out that venue for 30 days straight.
Joey Youngman is under the radar no more. The DJ/Producer has earned critical kudos from the house world’s most respected voices, and 2013 may be his tipping point.
Legendary poet is still making beautiful, inspired music. His 2012 album Old Ideas graced plentiful Year-End Best-Of lists. #stillgotit