TURN IT UP, BRING THE NOISE..POP

It’s been a hot minute since I posted on music so here is my lead for you this week.   San Francisco is ever morphing and ever changing. San Francisco’s music scene is ever- morphing and…

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TURN IT UP, BRING THE NOISE..POP

It’s been a hot minute since I posted on music so here is my lead for you this week.

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San Francisco is ever morphing and ever changing. San Francisco’s music scene is ever- morphing and ever changing. And happening this week  NOISEPOP is celebrating its 25 year run.

For those of you who aren’t familiar with The Noisepop Festival, it’s a Festival that takes over different venue showcasing bands, art, and film. It’s kind of a Where’s Waldo adventure in a way because you are the one with the pass or show ticket and you show up to the venue. Festival goers who have the week long passes make their way and venue hop checking out the different NOISE POP makers. This is a time to take in what the current San Francisco scene is music + culture+ ole skool + tech  + people reacting = This year’s Noise Pop has grown. I find it cool that it offers free and paid shows, this is always cool. So people can at least go do stuff on the cheap, you just have to get to the showcase spots. It’s also a special time in a band’s career to be playing at festivals like these because they are still accessible and there is a high probability you may be able to get a quick meet n’ greet. You get the new record and an autograph and support the band it’s a win win. The best part is that you may see a band you never heard of or had an impromptu experience of some kind that really blows your mind. (EVEN BETTER)

Upon perusing the Noisepop handbill of all the shows there was the film stuff, of course they were one day one off you had to be there showcases or podcast answer / question lectures that is something I am gonna need to get on top of for next year.

Bands on the bills are on touring, local, a mix bag of tricks. A good number of them are making their way to SXSW which happens in Austin, TX in March. So if you cannot make your way to SXSW and you live in the Bay this is a good showcase festival.

Noisepop also is connected and for those who are far away never fear they have a website, and I know that live podcasting of shows and interviews are happening so go and GOOGLE.

The rain has finally let up get out and go to something fun with your friends, make new friends. San Francisco will always be a potluck of music genres and experiences it’s what we each bring to the table to share. My wish for all of you this week is MUSIC + RAINBOWS + AND REALLY LIVING THE SAN FRANCISCO EXPERIENCE.

This week I have worked some shows and worked for a band or two, and it really always amazes me that the San Francisco stop is such a hi-light on tour. I can’t tell you that bands no matter what level they love playing San Francisco. There will always be something energetic, nostalgic, and memorable that this city offers artists. There is something that happens when you cross one of our two iconic bridges, and then making your way through the city, driving through the different neighborhoods finally making it to sound check.

http://www.noisepop.com/2017/

Other cool sites you should check out

http://www.jasonmyersexitheremedia.com/

https://www.bendersbar.com/events

http://juanitamore.com/

www.brokeassstewart.com

 

 

TECH-LEECH

 

THE VIEWS EXPRESSED BY CHECKMYCOAT BLOG ON WORDPRESS  ARE SOLEY OF THE AUTHOR AND MAY BE OFFENSIVE IF YOU ARE EASILY OFFENDED THEN STOP READING

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For the Checkmycoat readers all over the world following my blog, seems as if I have encountered a BITER in my midst. What is a BITER you ask? Someone who is a leech an art leech, in my case I am claiming this person is a TECH-LEECH: someone who codes and steals ideas. (you know who you are)

Let me refresh you on this. ART is all encompassing inspiration it pushes you to have an opinion. When you are inspired by a piece of art and you create something INSPIRED. Then there are those LEECHES that steal ideas without permission or for whatever personal gain. With that being said I am pissed.

I started to talk to different people about this situation I have found myself in.

One person I recently met who was in his 20’s said I got API’d. It sounded similar to a KO punch. Of course, I had no idea what this meant so I was like what is that? Basically, coder trolls from whatever rock they live under scour the internet and find IDEAS that creative people come up with and develop whatever shit they want to market. Companies pay creative types for this kind of work, and then it gets translated into code.  To be honest I was stunned and then I became pissed. I get it we live in a world where respect, reverence, and being decent has taken a back seat. It’s the insta – everything without looking up; mow everything down to get what you want THE WILD WILD WEST online (I get it) but at the end of the day you got to call a spade a spade and there is a difference between right and wrong. That is called short term satisfaction, and will give you the minimal quality of life experience, but to each his/her own. (You do you)

I spoke to some other friends who are also artists and we all agreed that YES it is FUCKED UP! But, if you put it out on the internet without LEGAL protection artists and/or anyone is basically at the risked of getting FUCKED by a TECH-LEECH, a BITER. All these rules and laws and permits and licenses have their place in business and politics because it is $, and it’s just how the NON-ARTISTS justify a place for the creatives with a whole bunch of paper rules.

FUCK THE RULES

FUCK TECH- LEECHES

FUCK PEOPLE WHO STEAL TO GET AHEAD

*It doesn’t get you there any faster

I was also reminded by my fellow artist friends that I am hyper creative and come up with shit all the time, but projects are like kids it gets personal when some outsider you don’t know messes with your stuff there will always be the reaction, and that is where I am at with this (THE REACTION). For now I am reacting on my blog, it will be interesting to see how the story unfolds on this and I will be keeping you all aware.

To all artists out there keep creating no one can be YOU! No one can be in your head! Stick up for each other, and if need be throw some digital molotovs.

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BY SHEPARD FAIREY