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Noise Pop 2013

Noise Pop announced its preliminary 2013 festival lineup, which includes a DJ set from Amon Tobin, Toro Y Moi, DIIV, Ramona Falls, Rogue Wave, Thao & The Get Down Stay Down, Free Energy, Jenny-O, Jason Lytle (of Grandaddy), OBN III, Bear Mountain, FUZZ, and Sinkane. Thoughts? [via email PR land]

The Bay Bridged put together an awesome mix of Christmas music by Bay Area bands because, let's face it, Christmas music is pretty inescapable these days. You may as well make it count. [via The Bay Bridged]

Window Twins, the side project of Fresh & Onlys' Tim Cohen and Exray's Jon Bernson, got their new album Wish reviewed and summed up as "a freeform adventurousness of an extemporaneous experiment, where the process is ultimately more important than the finished result." [via Pitchfork.com]

Rapidly rising San Jose rapper Antwon picked his top ten rap jams of 2012, so you can end the year by ripping your subwoofer to shreds. [via SFBG.com]

Downtown nightclub Rrazz Room, inside the Hotel Nikko, is suing the hotel alleging racism. According to the SF Chronicle, the proprietors of the Rrazz Room have filed a lawsuit in San Francisco Superior Court claiming the hotel and its general manager wouldn't extend the club's lease because the shows were bringing too many African Americans into the hotel. [via SFGate.com]

On the heels of Ty Segall's announcement (via the Bay Guardian) that he'll move to LA in 2013, esteemed indie record label In The Red has decided to reissue two of Segall's early recordings: His former band The Traditional Fools' self-titled album, as well as his 2009 joint disc with Mikal Cronin Reverse Shark Attack. Both will be out in January 2013. [via email PR land]

In line with those "Best Of" end-of-year lists, SF Weekly named its picks for the 20 best shows of 2012 in SF. Were you at any of these? [via SF Weekly]

SPIN named the 20 best metal albums of the year, and Oakland's High On Fire and Neurosis both snagged spots on the list. [via SPIN.com]