The Tripwire's Jenn Hernandez is back with day two of her experiences at the Noise Pop festivities. Check out her latest blog entry, where she discusses seeing John Vanderslice, Damian Jurado, The Submarines and Black Fiction.
For whatever reason I decided that it was a SPECTACULAR idea to work in between going to shows and school. Thus, I high-tailed it to my place of job goodness right after the opening night party on Tuesday, and then proceeded to pass the eff out when I got off at 8 am Wednesday morning. Needless to say, Diesel is lucky to have gotten me out of bed in time for a free happy hour (!!!!) before the night's shows began all around the city Wednesday night.
I, of course, was late, having had to finish laundry before coming out (a girl needs her unders), so I couldn't stay for too long in the Union Square shop drinking margaritas and smoozing with rock stars. However, the swanky and intimate event, held amidst men's pants and accessories, proved to be something worth checking out with great music being spun and free booze. DUDE. Hello.
Here is Zach from Rogue Wave spinning, and his wife holding their a-DOR-able daughter Wren; babies and happy hours should mix more often. Thursday night DJ Omar came out to scope out the landscape as well. He and I ended up wearing the same-styled shirt... awkwardness in hipsterland.
Hailing a cab in Union Square ended up being way harder than expected, so I popped onto a Haight bus and walked a few blocks to my destination for the night: John Vanderslice at the Independent. Last year when he released Pixel Revolt I tried unsuccessfully to see him play a free in-store at Amoeba, but missed him by minutes due to public transit issues (oh, MUNI... you devil you). Thus, I was stoked and fairly curious to see how he would translate on stage.
To read Jenn's full account of last night's Noise festivities, click here. Jenn will continue reporting daily on the sights and sounds of Noise Pop. Stay tuned.
By Jenn Hernandez