The Microphones, early show

Wed Feb 23 2022

6:30 PM (Doors 6:00 PM)

Swedish American Hall

2174 Market St San Francisco, CA 94114

$27.50

Ages 21+

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Noise Pop Presents - Noise Pop Festival 2022
The Microphones, early show

  • The Microphones

    The Microphones

    Music

    The old smell of air
    coming faintly through the spring
    crack in the snow above a hibernating bear’s winter den,
    the smell of long self-absorption,
    burrowing into one’s own chest, re-breathing the exhales of one’s own breath,
    the smell of squinting in the dark
    ruminating in dreams
    beneath layering years, the snow still falling. 

    In the dark smoldering
    slowly burning through all the old clothes, sifting through the ash,
    wiping old shedded fur from the eyes
    nosing out into the light. 

    In that brief moment when the airs of the past and present meet,
    at the mouth of the open bed,
    egoic solidity burns away in the spring wind, self becomes fuel,
    there is only now
    and the past is a dream burning off.
    Fragments arranged along the trail, crumbs consumed, dust blown,
    no route back. 

    Instead of shoring up the tilting walls of whoever I think I am, I push at the seams and try to tip it all over. I do not want to be well known by my name or an image or an idea that might trail me around. I do want to know well, and to share insights, about the workings of time and weather growing and eroding this one life. 

    It’s always just been autobiography. But mere memoir would be useless without penetrating beyond the surface of the reflecting pool, down to the bedrock stream bed, details washed downstream. 

    I used to call my recordings a different name. A small clump of albums from 1997-2002 were called “the Microphones,” including some popular ones. But the essence of this project has never really changed: me exploring autobiographically in sound and words with occasional loose participation from friends. The name it has been called has never mattered much to me. 

    In the summer of 2019 I played a little local concert under the old name for no big reason. The little flurry of weird attention around this announcement got me thinking about what it even means to step back into an old mode. Self commemoration would be embarrassing. I don’t want to go backwards ever. There is nothing to reunite. So I nudged into the future with these ideas and came up with this large song. It took almost a year to write and record, working constantly at home, digging through the archives, playing the same two chords forever on the same $5 first guitar. In it I have tried to get at the heart of what defined that time in my life, my late teens and early twenties, but even more importantly, I tried to break the spell of nostalgia and make something perennial and enduring. All past selves existing at once in this inferno present moment. The song doesn’t seem to end. That’s the point. 

     
  • Ragana

    Ragana

    Music

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Noise Pop Presents - Noise Pop Festival 2022

The Microphones, early show

Wed Feb 23 2022 6:30 PM

(Doors 6:00 PM)

Swedish American Hall San Francisco CA
The Microphones, early show

$27.50 Ages 21+

Swedish American Hall and Cafe du Nord are committed to producing safe events. The City and County of San Francisco have mandated all patrons attending events at The Swedish American Hall and Cafe du Nord on or after 9/15 are required to show proof of full vaccination (must be 2 weeks past final dose). Masks are also required.

*Policy is subject to change 

 

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Ages 21+
limit 4 per person
General Admission
$27.50 ADV - $28 Day of Show
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Will Call

Terms & Conditions

This event is 21 and over. Any Ticket holder unable to present valid identification indicating that they are at least 21 years of age will not be admitted to this event, and will not be eligible for a refund. For any event that is 18 or 21 and over. Any Ticket holder unable to present valid identification indicating that they are of age will not be admitted to this event, and will not be eligible for a refund.

The Swedish American Hall and Cafe du Nord are committed to producing safe events. The City and County of San Francisco has mandated all patrons attending events at the Swedish American Hall and Cafe du Nord are required to show proof of full vaccination (must be 2 weeks past final dose) prior to entry. Masks are also required. For more information, visit our Health & Safety page.

* Policy is subject to change

Support acts are subject to change without refund.

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COVID Warning: An inherent risk of exposure to COVID-19 exists in any place where people gather. You assume all risks, hazards, and dangers arising from or relating in any way to the risk of contracting COVID-19 or any other communicable disease or illness, whether occurring before, during, or after the event, however caused or contracted, and voluntarily waive all claims and potential claims against the Event Organizers, and their affiliated companies relating to such risks. You expressly agree to comply with all laws and the rules of the Event Organizers when attending the event.