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Wallpaper, John Vanderslice, The Limosines confirmed for Noise Pop 2010

It was just announced late last week that Bay Area based bands Wallpaper, John Vanderslice, The Limosines  alongside The Magnetic Fields, Mark Kozelek, Oakland's Rogue Wave and a bunch of others at the 2010 Noise Pop Festival.  The festival, which is now in its 18th year, will run from February 23rd to March 1st 2010 spanning 5 different venues in the city.

For the full lineup check out the Noise Pop site. Festival badges are now on sale for $150

-Nicole

   

Thee Oh Sees on Daytrotter

Thee Oh Sees

This week Daytrotter released 3 exclusive recordings from San Francisco's psych folk foursome Thee Oh Sees. Two of the recordings, Destroyed Fortress Reappears / Gold and Rudy Go Home are from 2009's Help, while the third recording, Mega Feast, has yet to be released. You can download all of the tracks here.

Thee Oh Sees will be back in San Francisco playing The Eagle Tavern on January 14th.

-Nicole

   

Bare Wires, Ash Reiter, Eats Tapes and lots more celebrate ATAs 25th

ATA

The community arts space Artists Television Access (ATA) will be celebrating their 25th Anniversary this weekend with two evenings of fantastic entertainment. Friday, December 11, 2009, 7:30 pm at a FREE film & video screening party that includes work by founders, staff and associates from early 80s to the present - 29 different artists in total.

Sunday, December 13, 2009 will be the 25th Anniversary Fundraiser Party. An all-day event with live music from a slew of Bay Area musicians, performances, installations, bbq and a raffle to win stuff from a bunch of local businesses. Bands lined up for the day The Lambs, Jeremy Dalmas and Friends, Young Prisms, Bare Wires, Ash Reiter, Kacey Johansing, Jefre Cantu-Ledesma & Paul Clipson, Eats Tapes, Psychic Reality and Rank/Xerox. 11am-10pm, $10. Visit their site for a full schedule.

-Nicole

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Oona on prime time

I have to admit that I haven't watched a lot of the music based prime time TV shows that I hear people talking about. I've never seen an episode of Glee and I think I could name you 2 American Idols, but my ears perked up this week when I heard that a song from Oakland based Oona was featured on So You Think You Can Dance last week. The soulful pop ballad Tore My Heart provides the foundation for a very mysterious and haunting choreographed dance. Since the show aired, the song broke the Top 100 iTunes singles which is a pretty big deal for any independent musician.It's good to know that the big media corporations are paying attention to independent artists in the Bay Area.

-Nicole

   

Silian Rail, Waste Band, Peter Stanley play Book Zoo

Book Zoo

James & Evander Presents: Peter Stanley, The Waste Band, & Silian Rail at Book Zoo.

All bands will be playing acoustic sets and there will be a reading by Andrew Macy. The best part is that it's free! Now that it's the holiday time, free is a good thing.

Saturday, December 5th. Book Zoo [6395 Telegraph Avenue Oakland, California 94609]. Free!

-Nicole