Reigning king of San Francisco garage pop Mikal Cronin
Noise Pop 2014 presents Mikal Cronin at The ChapelThe Chapel (777 Valencia Street, San Francisco, CA) Map it $13
Like the best artists, Mikal Cronin turns his inner turmoil into effervescent pop on MCII. "Shout It Out" splits the difference between the jingle-jangle guitars and pretty harmonies of The La's and the caterwauling catharsis of Neutral Milk Hotel. "See It My Way" delivers Blur-like stomp, while "I'm Done Running From You" channels the roughshod uncertainty of Green Mind-era Dinosaur Jr.