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]
For our column Jams We Love, we're turning you onto the songs that keep us going every day. To get into the the Christmas music game, we put together a list of fairly weird holiday songs so you can give yourself a break from Mariah's "All I Want for Christmas Is You," and other seasonal standards. Enjoy!
A key figure in the Bay Area's punk scene has died. Sarah Kirsch, who was in numerous bands like Pinhead Gunpowder (which also featured Green Day's Billie Joe Armstrong), Fuel, Fifteen, Torches to Rome, and more, passed earlier this week. Her ahead-of-the-curve presence will be missed. [via The Daily Swarm]
Another Bay Area native, jazz legend Dave Brubeck, also passed away this week (a day before his 92nd birthday).
Our sister company Chronicle Books is a treasure trove of amazing books and paper goods we are constantly lusting after. We just feel lucky to be surrounded by their kaleidoscope of inspiring titles on a daily basis. Whether you're buying secret presents for yourself this holiday season, or looking for something off-beat and edgy for the resident book lover in your life, here are seven gift ideas, from us to you.
For our column Jams We Love, we're turning you onto the songs that keep us going every day. Today, we're highlighting SF's very own Blackbird Blackbird. Mikey Miramag (BB's mastermind) released a dreamy EP titled Boracay Planet (on Lavish Habits, an imprint of local label OM Records) which we can't stop listening to during these cloudy days.
As praises continues to surface for their latest album Honor Found in Decay, Oakland metal heavyweights Neurosis talk about the biggest influences during their three decades in the music game. [via SPIN]
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