No Age

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Spin Presents

No Age

Grass Widow, Rank/Xerox, Crazy Band

Sat, February 26, 2011

Doors: 8:00 pm / Show: 8:30 pm

Rickshaw Stop

San Francisco, CA

$15.00

Off Sale

This event is all ages

No Age
No Age
No Age, comprised of Randy Randall on guitars and Dean Allen Spunt on drums, hail from LA and reside on Sub Pop records. They are classified as shoegaze, noiserock and punk, with a pedigree in hardcore. They have toured extensively, been featured on soundtrack and show, and can count Radiohead and Deerhunter as their fans. However, these descriptions simplify this project that has come together to create a whole that is far more than the sum of their parts.

No Age is a daydream wrapped in a bastion of sound that only becomes more real with each turn of the record. Sometimes while listening to songs such as “Glitter,” or “Teen Creeps” a feeling of familiarity begins to form—It is as if the music is from a favorite album that you have listened to since childhood and only now are beginning to appreciate. Then with a sudden awakening you are confronted with something new and strange that beckons to get under your skin. An itch that best is attended to with repeated sessions of eyes closed and headphones on. Or perhaps a live experience, surrounded by sweaty believers, cramming up to the stage and feeling your eardrums bleed.

With their first release, Weirdo Rippers, being a sample of the places they had been, and Nouns their sophomore album demonstrating the here and now, it was only fitting that their most recent, Everything In Between, would set the stage for the future. A future that leaves nothing behind and takes the journey further into the creation of blistering effects and layered noise that radiates outward from the unexpected.
Indeed it is unexpected to hear such strong and powerful noise from something so simplistic that it somehow exceeds expectations and delivers strongly with triumph. A vague description to be sure, but that is why No Age is an experience best experienced rather than described.

CHAD MITCHELL
Grass Widow
Grass Widow
Sublimely enjoyable from the first five seconds, Grass Widow quickly makes an impression and stays the hand that would change the channel. Three charming ladies, Lillian, Hannah and Raven, play and harmonize into a winning trifecta of delight. They present their garage rock simplicity while interweaving enchanting vocals that underscore their complexity and depth.
A recommend listen is “Fried Egg” off of their full length Past Time. A good beginning, though it is to be forewarned that it most likely will lead to a full time obsession.

CHAD MITCHELL

Grass Widow’s lyrics, matched with its cautiously joyous beats, reflect its vision of the world: a mysterious Ozlike land in which the surface looks radiant and colorful but with a thinly veiled underside that reveals a fearful and fateful ethereal reality.

Grass Widow mesmerizes with its bewitching tales and eerie, obsessive melodies. But at the core of its captivation are the vocal harmonies. “When we play live,” Maring says, “we’ll all be chiming in vocally, and we’ll make eye contact; it’s like we’re singing to each other.”
-last.fm
Rank/Xerox
Rank/Xerox
Unsigned punk bands may be dime a dozen in the North Bay, but find yourself signed to play a show with No Age at Noise Pop and you will find crowds dying to know your name.
Rank/Xerox is the name and they have that certain something that sets them apart from the sea of post-punk contemporaries. These something’s include enjoyable riffs and rhythm that shine both on their lo-fi recordings and live shows, earning them a definite place on the listening list.

CHAD MITCHELL
Crazy Band
Crazy Band
Crazy Band is a Los Angeles sextet that remains firmly planted in total obscurity—there is a lack of details on this band that is akin to a black hole of information even on the vast database that is the interwebs. After contacting the band to find out more, all that could be ascertained was that their name originated “from being crazy,” and that the album is going to be “dope.” Who is this band? I guess we’re all just going to have to see them to find out.

CHAD MITCHELL
Venue Information:
Rickshaw Stop
155 Fell St
San Francisco, CA, 94102
http://rickshawstop.com